This problem will undoubtedly be resolved. However, another short term negative is the defense cuts engendered by sequestration. The "conundrum" in my mind comes from analysts estimates for 2013. They have risen in the past 90 days without a hitch. While I can see leaving 2014 estimates unscathed or even raising them as production ramps up, I think that a downward revision to 2013 would be inevitable. This might not affect the stock price as investors look to the long term. Then again, the price might just be holding up because of the strong market in general. I was looking for a lower entry point and am reluctant to "chase" BA here but, so far I've been very wrong.