KlimaBXsst wrote:The one thing which is certain is:
during the last 12-13 years, Boeing has been very risk adverse when it comes to new airliner designs.
I am not sure if this lack of innovation was a result of of the McDonnell Douglas Merger, or something else externally in terms of America and Boeing’s struggles with rudderless leadership.
Neither. It was all about driving out cost and increasing revenue from the existing product lines as a result of the delays and expense incurred from the 787. Wall Street and the investors wanted to squeeze out maximum profitability which meant very little appetite to innovate and invest in something new, regardless of the impact from 1997 or a rudderless C-suite.