some people really have to wake up! this topic of course goes too far and boeing will never disappear (sorry have no figures for that)! but boeing's future is very very gloomy! you have airbus overtaking boeing (boeing without a reasonable answer respectively strategy to fight back!)(yes i do know that they're wokrin on the 7E7 but they've also worked on the sc and 747x and so on); besides this is not a development that recently started but this has been going on for quite a time now! thus boeing introduced vague projects like the sc, 747x and so on...
i know i'm posting this article for the 3rd time but it clearly shows in which crisis this company is right now!
and please it makes no sense to show boeing related (sales) figures! look at the development of the market share (of sold civil a/cs) within the last year (just look how airbus managed to catch up!)!!!! you clearly can observe that airbus is catching up (sorry again no figures about this, but this is a fact that can't be denied!)
I don't want to be misunderstood, I'm certainly one of the biggest admirers of Boeing and it's aircrafts, but you simply have to admit or accept the fact that they've overslept a lot things and that they have quite a challenge ahead if they really want to return where they were 10 years ago!!!!!!!! and time is certainly not on their side!
cheers from austria