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Boeing: 787 reliability 98% but still needs to improve

The Boeing (BA) 787's reliability has improved to 98%, says company VP MIke Fleming, but it's still not good enough.

"We're not satisfied with that reliability level of the airplane; the 777 today flies at 99.4%...and that's the benchmark that the 787 needs to attain," Fleming says.

Fleming's comments follow a series of 787 incidents over the last year or so, the latest of which involved smoke risking from the battery.

Meanwhile, Boeing and General Dynamics (GD) have agreed to pay the U.S. Navy $200M each in aircraft and services in order to settle a 23-year legal battle over the 1991 cancellation of the $4.8B A-12 stealth aircraft program.

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    The Boeing (BA) 787's reliability has improved to 98% of the time the 787
    the 787 re design battery is still catching fire when the 787 is sitting on the ground


    Boeing is paying late fee, performance shot fall fee and out of service fee to the airlines
    Air India receiver 500 millions and POT airlines receiver 33 millions


    The Engines for 787 and 747-8 are restriction to void lightning storm see
    Boeing 787 Engines' Ice Risk Spurs FAA to Warn Airlines - Bloomberg‎
    Bloomberg L.P.


    The NTSB report on the battery is due out this years


    The 787 was stated on 3-28-2003 and only 114 aircraft has been delivery to date


    Boeing yet to get the 787 program back on Schedule
    Boeing now has class action law suite for making false claims to investors about 787-8
    Boeing told investor is would assembly 10 787 per months using 800 to 1200 employee


    Its cost Boeing 5 millions a day to operate the programs
    the break even point was 1100 aircraft and that was before all the problems


    Boeing Dreamliner Lawsuit Dismissal Upheld on Appeal - Bloomberg‎
    Bloomberg L.P.


    The Irony about the Airbus product line is that parts are being build in plants once own by Boeing


    The A380, A320, A330, A340, A350, and A380 are in production
    and the A350 will deliver in 2016


    The Boeing 737 MAX,may be deliver in 2017, 777-X may be delivery in 2020, 787-10 is still on the drawing board are not in production


    That OK the Boeing stock price is not connect to delivery or sell of Boeing aircraft's
    once again Airbus has out sold Boeing
    Airbus outsold Boeing in 2013 - sources | Reuters
    27 Jan 2014, 12:06 PM Reply Like
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