If that were completely accurate, why increase production rates? Delivery dates do have thier own issues such as financing arrrangements, but if the delivery dates were set up when production dates were lower and increasing the rates of production has not been pre-planned with the customers, BA would be filling the parking areas for no reason and carrying finished goods inventory for nothing. Eventually they would be parking planes in
They delivered 13 737's so far. But this should be a lot higher by now. The planes are built and many have had first flights. So it does not seem to be production related. About the only other reason that would cause this is that the customers were not prepared to take them yet. I believe the coming week should see the deliveries climb. Tuesday is usually a high delivery day.
Actually, the production has not been an issue. There are at least 9 737's that have taken first flights.
Probably more. I understand the 787 issues and it will take awhile to resolve them (but they have been working on it for awhile and may have it resolved soon.)
23 planes are in pre-flight or flight test.
2 are ready for delivery (Both for Qatar in Charleston)
15 are in final assembly (5 in Charleston).
Charleston lines are now loading per schedule.
Wing inspections and mid body section production have been holding things up but may be improving.
Line loading for the rest of the month will reveal if things are getting back on track.
The Boeing Co., Defense, Space and Security, Kent, Wash., has been awarded a $10,814,354 modification (001) on an existing indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (F19628-01-D-0016) for trade studies and analysis for the Japan AWACS mission computing upgrade DMS 3.X requirements planning and hardware procurement to procure end of life hardware. This contract action is implemented as a modification to delivery order #0097 under the AWACS modernization and sustainment support basic contract. Work will be performed at Kent, Wash., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2014.
From the nyc787 site:
The 787s affected are aircraft LN 151 to LN 193 inclusive. Boeing said that some of the 43 aircraft have cracks and some do not while others have yet to be inspected. .. most of the aircraft have been built or are under going final assembly. Some of the wings that are still in Japan are assigned to the later line numbers. According to the Journal, Mitsubishi changed the way it manufactured the wings. However this process creates a problem which "stems from fasteners used to connect aluminum shear ties on the wing ribs to the carbon fiber composite wing panel, according to two people familiar with the situation."
"The fasteners were over-tightened without the use of manufacturing fillers, compressing a gap in the structure and in some cases caused hairline cracks of less than an inch. If left unchecked can cause unintended stress on the jet's structure and could lead to further damage. 'We understand the issue, what must be done to correct it, and are completing inspections of potentially affected airplanes. We are addressing affected airplanes as required,' said the Boeing spokesman."
Of the 43 aircraft that are affected, 7 have flown production flights and 18 have completed final assembly. There are a further 14 undergoing final assembly both at Everett and North Charleston. Another 11 are waiting to enter final assembly. These 11 all should enter the final assembly process over the next 5 weeks or so.
A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people has lost contact with air traffic control and was still missing two hours after it was supposed to have landed in Beijing, the airline said Saturday morning.
The airline told NBC News that a search-and-rescue mission was under way for Flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200, and that relatives of those on board were being notified.
The flight from Kuala Lumpur, carrying 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members, had been scheduled to land at 6:30 a.m. in Beijing (5:30 p.m. ET Friday). But Subang Air Traffic Control in Malaysia reported that it lost contact at 2:40 a.m. (1:40 p.m. ET Friday).
we need more positive news. The news about the pension to 401 shift was great for thier financials but the market failed to react. The deliveries have started slowly this month. BA has delivered 10 planes while airbus has delivered 17. But this should change by month end (hopefully) and shift back to BA leading.
And in the next two weeks they should have a high number of 787's ready and.or delivered.
The 767 has been dormant. All the production orders are for Fedex but nothing appears to be moving.
Final count was 50 planes. That makes 95 for the year so far.
620 to go to hit the low end 715 forecast and 10 months to do it.
They aleady raised the dividend,
CHICAGO, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] Chairman, President and Chief Executive Jim McNerney announced today that the Boeing board of directors authorized an additional $10 billion for the company's share repurchase plan and declared that the company's regular quarterly dividend will increase by approximately 50 percent to 73 cents per share.
The $10 billion repurchase authorization approved today is in addition to the approximately $0.8 billion remaining from the 2007 stock repurchase authorization. Repurchase activity for 2013 is complete and is expected to resume in January 2014.
The dividend declared today is payable March 7, 2014, to shareholders of record as of February 14, 2014.
Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz. was awarded a $1,156,446,681 modification (P00007) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0055 for full rate production of the AH-64E Apache helicopter, seventy-two remanufactured helicopter systems, ten new helicopter systems, and for refreshing five crew trainers , refurbishing one crew trainer, and integrated logistics support, peculiar ground support equipment, initial spares, over and above, and engineering studies. Fiscal 2013other procurement funds in the amount of $380,043,678 and fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $494,322,830 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is June 30, 2016. Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.
According to the NYC787 site we could see 12 787's delivered this month (and maybe 14).
3 are ready for delivery now (all in Charleston). There are 19 in pre flight or flight test. 4 of those are Charleston built and the rest are in Everett built.
Charleston final assembly line still has position 4 empty and failed to load postion 1. Everett loaded positon one on schedule. The mid body section manufacturing is still an issue and NYC787 site figures it may be resolved next month.
It appears that BA delivered 48 planes in February. That makes 93 planes so far this year. Only 622 left to go to meet the low end target of 715 planes with 10 months to go.
After checking the sites again this morning I found that the additional deliveries were actually older planes that were resold. The count stands at 47 with one of those delivered today. Hope they can get a few more in before today is over.
After checking several sites, I found there were some deliveries not previously accounted for.
The delivery count thru today is actually 56 planes. This places them in a much better position to hit or exceed the low end goal of 715 for the 2014 year.
As of 2/27 the delivery count is up to 44. One day to go. Only 3pm on the left coast so they may get another today.
If your observations on the legislature are correct, would it not be likely that the veto would be overrided?
Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Nevada appear to be on Tesla's short list for a huge factory.No northern states the list.