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Boeing (BA) reportedly is set to launch a larger, 323-seat version of its 787 Dreamliner to meet...

Boeing (BA) reportedly is set to launch a larger, 323-seat version of its 787 Dreamliner to meet demand for long-haul travel within Asia and elsewhere, with a formal announcement likely at next week's Paris Airshow. The arrival of a new 787 version has been anticipated, as Singapore Airlines made a provisional commitment to buy the $300M plane; other airlines also could be part of an early pool of buyers.
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  • combie
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    The -8 is a failure, the -9 is a mess, yet they are going to launch another model!
    They have no production system yet and are still hand building each plane and when they started the 787 it was "3 day cycle and out the door with a new plan"
    Until they can make a 787-8 properly, they should not be telling their customers they can build a new model.
    14 Jun 2013, 09:05 AM Reply Like
  • BlackjackBill47
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    Go Boeing! I have had Boeing stock since October 1966. Two shares in 1966 at $60-5/8, split to over 56 shares at $102/share.
    14 Jun 2013, 10:06 AM Reply Like
  • BlackjackBill47
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    I like to play Blackjack. Unlike the stock market, you can compute the optimum strategy to play Blackjack.
    14 Jun 2013, 10:20 AM Reply Like
  • healthythoughts
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    Long BA!
    14 Jun 2013, 11:11 AM Reply Like
  • bruce wilhelm
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    787-10 will be a winner. Airlines will be lining up for it. But I am waiting for the 777X9. That is going to be some plane.
    17 Jun 2013, 03:07 PM Reply Like
  • combie
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    The 787 will suffer until Boeing decides to spend billions on Charleston to get people there that actually know how to build airplanes. They will feed you stock holders a line of BS, but the place is a mess! It will catch up to Boeing soon enough and they will have to stop production and fix the mess or Airlines will not take delivery.

     

    The following is the latest--In an effort to improve its production process for building its 787 Dreamliner, The Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) has begun completing assembly of the planes on uncovered tarmac at its Everett, Washington, plant. According to an exclusive report from Reuters a minimum of 16 787 fuselages have piled up in Wichita, waiting to be shipped to Washington.

     

    According to the Reuters report:

     

    The unusual shifts [in processes], details of which have not been previously reported, are partly a response to unfinished jobs building up as 787s move along the assembly line and partly an effort by Boeing to speed up the factories.

     

    Boeing has had to work through other problems with assembling the 787. In April workers in Washington discovered that several fasteners installed at the company’s plant in South Carolina fell to the ground when they tried to connect the fuselage to the wings.

     

    Boeing currently builds 10 Dreamliners a month and has targeted production for this year at 110 units, nearly double the 65 planes it built in 2013. That production target has been met so far in 2014. But to meet the demand workers in Washington are working mandatory 10-hour shifts and weekends to complete the assembly work that should have been accomplished in South Carolina.
    9 Aug, 10:44 PM Reply Like
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