It was reported that the 777x build site short list will be down to a few top sites by the end of the week.
The NSA spy scandal is reported to be the reason BA lost out on the south american jet deal which went to Saab,
The yearly delivery count is now 624 planes with delivery to Cathay Pacific of an updated 747-F with new GENEX- 2B engines. New software changes for 747 will come after that and then the horizontal fuel tanks for the 747i in early 2014.
BOE789 (787-9) flew back to Boeing Field today from Roswell, New Mexico where it has been since the 12th of December flying "test flights". Rumors abound about the flights and the "very short" crew with "large black eyes and gray skin". (: )
The triple play of coldest Novembers (2008, 2012, 2013) are on the left including the last two years, while the warmest November was twelve years ago back in 2001 with the average monthly temperature being just a bit over eight degrees warmer than this year’s outcome, an impressive range.
For official temperature records, we had a couple cold ones. Baltimore’s high of 32F on Sunday November 24th tied with 1880 for the coldest high on that date. Dulles also had a high of only 32F that day, which beat the 1971 record of 36F.
November 2013 didn’t feel like November with several wintry blasts after a briefly mild beginning. The month averaged 3 degrees F below normal (exactly the same as last year, tying with 2008 too for coldest of the 2000s), and we achieved several cold weather milestones. November 2013 saw three days with high temperatures below 40F (11/24, 11/25, 11/3o), which was the most since 1956. The two-day period one week ago (Sunday, the 24th -Monday, the 25th) was the coldest since 1970. The high temperature of 34 that Sunday (Nov. 24) was the coldest high in November since 1987.
Large corporations spend a lot of time creating long range plans. They update them each year. The move of HQ to Chicago was the start of a plan to spread operations out of Washington state. You can't be a global supplier in a competitive global environment by having all your production in one area. Airbus also realizes that and the location in Alabama shows it. And dont start that #$%$ about being the best of the best in making planes. That was claimed by the U.S. auto industry, the TV and Radio industry, etc., etc. It is an arrogant, self serving attitude that has been proven wrong for decades. So wake up and smell the coffee. Your not in kansas anymore ,Dorothy,
Just curious, What is a waman?
You just don't get it. This isn't high school. You dont get do-overs. Fair to you may look very unfair to others. There are many places in the U.S. and elsewhere who would consider the contract proposal more than fair given the state of the global economy and the competitive forces. If you want your version of the contract, what are you going to provide that will fight those external forces trying to take market share? Work harder? Longer? Smarter? Find ways to reduce labor costs?
Appears to be 1.55 a share expected by analysts.
With increased deliveries and reduced costs, they should be able to beat that number again this quarter.
The small number of rework 787 planes left in Everett helps lower costs. The increase in line loading in Everett and Charleston should help support another EPS increase in Q1. Customer financing seems to be improving. If the FED does not throw a monkey wrench into the works, things should go well.
The Department of Defense announced 16 new defense contracts worth a combined $712.1 million on Tuesday. Boeing won two of them. The larger of the two awards, worth $82 million, is a delivery order under an existing contract to provide "integrated fleet support" for U.S. Air Force C-32A and C-40B/C transport aircraft, and will run through Dec. 3, 2014.The smaller award, worth $70 million, consists of a fixed price contract to supply U.S. Navy and other customers with:
12 encapsulated Harpoon all-up round tactical anti-ship missiles.
Five Harpoon Grade B exercise missiles.
Two encapsulated Harpoon certification training vehicles and shipping containers.
100 Harpoon improved fuse booster kits.
50 Harpoon improved fuse kits.
Two Harpoon blast test vehicles.
Associated hardware and containers for the missiles.
Only about 3.4% of these materials will be going to the U.S. Navy. The bulk of the contract is destined for buyers in Australia, Canada, Egypt, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Deliveries should be completed
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Boeing executive said Tuesday the company is narrowing its options as it searches for a place to build the 777X passenger plane.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner also told employees in a message that the machinists union's rejection of a new contract proposal that would have the planes built in the Puget Sound area was disappointing.
"It was a rejection, plain and simple, and we now have to turn and face the reality of the union leadership's final decision," Conner said.
Local union leaders have said they didn't see the point of bringing the latest offer to a vote because it was too similar to one that was previously rejected. Of particular concern, union officials balked at Boeing's insistence that workers move from a traditional pension plan to a 401(k)-style retirement plan.
Conner said Boeing has received 777X proposals from 22 states covering 54 sites. The company is looking to narrow its options this week to "a handful" of sites, Conner said.
Boeing has begun narrowing the list of potential state finalists to manufacture its new 777X aircraft after Machinists union leaders rejected new contract terms last week. Boeing hasn’t withdrawn its proposal to its largest union to keep production of the aircraft in its Seattle commercial hub, as District 751 leaders contend, Ray Conner, president and chief executive officer of Boeing’s commercial airplane unit, said today in a message to employees. “It was a rejection plain and simple, and we now have to turn and face the reality of the union leadership’s final decision,” Conner said.
The 787-9 can be built on existing 787-8 lines, They also have potential for more lines once the existing EWC rework has been competed. There are only a few left to be reworked. Some of that space will remain for special but some will be available for other use.
It was 12 degrees this morning here on the cape. Snow started about 2 hours ago. Very light but will increase later this afternoon. It has warmed up to a balmy 25 degrees. 15 squirrels lined up on the deck waiting for daily supply of peanuts. Gotta go feed them. Some of them appear to be plotting an invasion (: ).
A total of 58 have been delivered so far this year.
47 are Everett built. 11 are charleston built.
there are 7 ready for delivery (3 charleston, 4 Everett)
thre are 7 in Prod. test (3 in Charleston, 4 in Everett.)
Delivery is dependent of customer financing.