Boeing has lost a lot of experienced people. Boeing probably would not exist were it not for Defense contracts.
Same is for EADS. Labor is too high for commercial work. Boeing spun off spirit and spirit is barely making money, it is the foreigners that work at spirit are bringing down costs. But is is cheap work good work? Do foreign Engineers do agood job, in somethings yes and something no? A plan has a million parts just imagine anyone goes wrong is still a good design. Bye GOD how on earth can a company track so many parts and assemble them just right. Boeing has many many interesting products. But I am little negative because Boeing is moving away from R&D and becoming a very ordinary company. I think Russia will take the lead in future.