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7E7 Article In Time Magazine This Week

Tue Oct 21, 2003 1:52 pm

Time Magazine has an article this week on the 7E7. It seems to really cast a negative light on the companies future, claiming that they are in such dire straits that if they don't build the 7E7 the company could very well go under in the commercial sector. Interesting read.
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RE: 7E7 Article In Time Magazine This Week

Tue Oct 21, 2003 2:07 pm

Boeing will be fine. The naysayers need to go away. They've just hit a rough patch, due to the poor economic conditions in the USA, S11, myopic foreign policy and partly their own arrogance in the 90s (the jetBlue sales campaign, for example).
Firings, if well done, are good for employee morale.
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RE: 7E7 Article In Time Magazine This Week

Tue Oct 21, 2003 2:32 pm

Well didn't Boeing take a lot of risks to build the 747 back in the day? And things worked out for them at the end and they changed commercial aviation for the better for doing so. Sometimes companies have to take big risks, and it's Boeing's turn again. Boeing feels that the benefits of the 7E7 far outweigh the risks. I think a super-efficient mid-sized airliner is just what the cost-conscience airline industry needs right now, and it would really help the whole industry work better and grow.

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RE: 7E7 Article In Time Magazine This Week

Tue Oct 21, 2003 4:19 pm

If the burning Bush get his way, to give $ millions and millions to the military,
Boeing could make more fighterplanes/767 tankers etc.....
B survives anyway, if not, they could join Lockheed-Martin.


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RE: 7E7 Article In Time Magazine This Week

Tue Oct 21, 2003 11:10 pm

I think Boeing will build the 7E7.

There is a good reason for this: the potential for a huge military order. While building 100 aerial-refuelling tankers based on the 767-200(ER) design might be good, I think Boeing would be better off kiboshing that idea, do life extension program that upgrades the entire KC-135E fleet to KC-135R standards, then build the 7E7 in both commercial and military variants off the same production line. That way, Boeing can phase out the production jigs for the 767 and use 7E7 production jigs in the former 767 production area.  Smile
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RE: 7E7 Article In Time Magazine This Week

Wed Oct 22, 2003 12:01 am

United 717 heavy, you're facing the wrong way. Any chance you can powerback to get off of my deice pad?

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