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  • States look to attract Boeing with tax incentives [View news story]
    Just happened to be leaked. Imagine that. Not that they wanted to put pressure on the machinist union or anything.
    Dec 6, 2013. 06:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Pentagon has highlighted a "lack of maturity" in Lockheed Martin's (LMT) F-35 program, saying in a report to Congress that some of the testing is behind schedule and that the fighter jet still faces problems with software development, weapons integration and the helmet used. The jet is also banned from flying withing 25 miles of lightning storms, as the fuel tank could explode if hit. [View news story]
    do you really think 50 year old planes should still be protecting the greatest nation on earth ? do you think they last forever ? look into the cost of keeping these old planes flying. i think you would be surprised. there structure weaken over time. china has seemned to of pirated some of our tech for the next gen fighters. its funny how they are now test flying to almost exact planes to our f-22, f-35. now idk about you, but that is the last country i want to have superior weapons to us. you are talking about the 2nd most advanced piece of machinery that has ever flown for this country. OF course there are gonna have bugs to work out. you dont think the f-15,f-16's didnt have bugs when they first flew? of course they did. there was just not this min. to min. wall to wall disection of it because they kept it secret. with the internet and 24hr news now adays, everything everywhere is reported on, every second of the day.
    Jan 13, 2013. 01:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing (BA) has made a revised offer to the union representing its 23K engineering employees on Friday, coming on the same day the U.S. government ordered a review of the firm's 787 Dreamliner following a string of mechanical and electrical problems. Meetings are slated for the coming week to renew a contract that expired in November. Federal mediators had joined the talks in December after the talks appeared at an impasse. [View news story]
    The last time Boeing couldn't come to an agreement with that union, it set them back months. It also hurt boeings suppliers as well. So they don't want to let them strike or lock them out. There's enough money to go around.
    Jan 11, 2013. 09:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Examining Precision Castparts' Disappointing Quarter [View article]
    i work for there highest grossing division. wyman gordon. a forge company. we are swamped with work. we are hiring. fasteners doesnt seem to be picking up like everything else. i wouldnt say there losing customers. what i would say the case is, is that they dont like to expand what they already have to meet the demand. they just want to keep buying other companies. my question is. why not expand what they have to cover the demand instead of buying other companies.
    Aug 7, 2012. 05:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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