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  • Boeing struggles to find buyers for early version Dreamliners [View news story]
    Those early ones, (up to line 48) have tear-able pedigree and had much trouble with trace-ability and control of parts from the sub-tiers. Boeing convinced themselves those planes are fine, but the customers all know what went on and Boeing will "discount" for quite a while. They still have supply chain issues to resolve.
    Aug 29 10:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing poised to boost 737 production, analysts grow wary of demand ceiling [View news story]
    The real concern is the supply chain, it is fragile now and last time Boeing tried to increase the 737 rate when they should not have they collapsed under a weak supply chain and had to shut down production for 3 months.
    They have the exact same issues now, plus Boeing has pissed off most all their main suppliers with their big "manage by MBA" leaders forcing all suppliers to cut from 15% to 20% no matter if they are making money or not!
    Boeing just said you will drop your price or we will bid out your work.
    Aug 20 09:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing's Operational Performance Stays Strong, Outlook Looks Bright [View article]
    I just hope the fragile production system can hold up and keep all you investors happy! Boeing has not fixed it's supply chain and it could crash at anytime which would not be good for the future.
    Aug 10 09:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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. [View news story]
    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.
    Aug 9 10:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing to build 787-10 in South Carolina [View news story]
    Perfect! They can't make rate on the -8 so lets build another model there!
    Plus, they still have customers that will not accept a plane from SC.
    But, hey, it will get better one day!
    Jul 31 11:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing -2.5% on costs related to new Air Force tanker plane [View news story]
    In today's earnings conference call, CEO Jim McNerney said the charge reflected wiring problems.

    Now that is some typical McNerney BS to the stock holders! He should come clean as to the other 15 major problems the Tanker has that started with late engineering releases because Boeing would not put the right resources on the Tanker.
    They had to many issue on the 787 at the time.
    The Air force is one pissed off organization with Boeing even though Boeing has to eat the over-runs.
    Jul 23 01:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Airbus outdoes Boeing at Farnborough [View news story]
    At Farnborough it is all about orders and not much about profits. Neither Boeing or Airbus has ever sold a plane at "list" price and they almost give away planes to show orders. Just a numbers game. both companies are at capacity and anything they sell is years out these days so it does not mean much. one little glitch in the economy and the cancellations will flood in.
    Jul 17 11:13 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing's South Carolina 787 plant catches up on 72% of work [View news story]
    But is it better for our country and the future of manufacturing in America?
    Right now, it only seems better for an elite group of leaders and stock holders!
    Jul 7 10:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unexpected Rivals Could Benefit From Boeing's 'Mistake' Not To Build A 757NG [View article]
    Boeing has one foot on an egg, Their supply chain is so fragile that any little issue will cause a catastrophic production failure. They have been on the edge of a major failure for 5 years and the only thing keeping them from falling apart for a year or more is the great people working their butts off to keep parts flowing. They are expediting way to many parts from way to many suppliers.
    Jul 7 10:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing's Stealth Taxpayer Subsidy [View article]
    No company in America can affect the trade deficit with every delivery like Boeing. Got to keep the playing field level with Airbus.
    Jun 3 08:49 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing's South Carolina 787 plant catches up on 72% of work [View news story]
    I love Boeing, the old Boeing that worked on employee relationships more than stock holder value and they still made boat loads of money!
    Yes, I sold my stock, both mine and what the company gave me over the years, just had other places to invest for now. No big deal and my story has always been the same.
    I do not like the leadership at Boeing now and want to see Boeing and corporate america to change back to what made them great. Corporate America cannot sustain this way of life and sooner or later the wings or wheels will come off and America will be a suburb of China and the rest of the world that is now building a middle class not destroying it!
    Jun 2 12:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing's South Carolina 787 plant catches up on 72% of work [View news story]
    Good, keep at it.
    Worked on all those planes and proud of them, just not proud of the leadership directions.
    What they are doing today has no affect on you or your stock holdings, BUT, does have a huge affect on the future of the company. May not hurt you this year or even next, but it wheels will come off the cart and Boeing will suffer for the decisions they are making today.
    You as an investor are lucky to have the airplane business in an "take orders" position right now, but any glitch in the world economy and all that can go away in weeks.
    Just be careful.
    I have no Boeing stock now and hope my pension does not suffer, but not much us retiries can do about it now days.
    May 30 11:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing's South Carolina 787 plant catches up on 72% of work [View news story]
    No hero needed, leadership will do what they want to maximize stock holder value and their bonuses, no matter what the long term affects are.
    Health over profits. Life is good on the retirement side and don't really care what Boeing does as long as the pension checks keep coming!
    Just like to comment when all the talking heads do whatever they can to keep a positive spin on Boeing stock.
    May 29 07:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing's South Carolina 787 plant catches up on 72% of work [View news story]
    40 years at Boeing, Retired because I do not agree with the leaderships business models, and yes, I was high up enough to make a difference but did not want to take on such a monumental task.
    Stock price is great and I own lots, but that is not the point or the reasons for my comments.
    Boeing is making tearable decisions that will destroy the company a few years down the road. This whole "manage by MBA" will cost in the long run and the ONLY thing keeping Boeing out of trouble right now is the orders coming in, but that could change in a heart beat and it can all turn to trouble before any of us can get out!
    The only ones really making out are the leaders giving themselves huge pay for a job that any high school senior could do in the current environment.
    I know exactly what is gong on inside and before it all comes apart, I will be out, just hope the rest of you see it coming!
    May 28 05:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analysts: Boeing investor day bullish, frustrating [View news story]
    Unions are not the problem, McNerney is the real problem.
    Any 3.0 senior in High School could look good as CEO of Boeing with the current orders coming in.
    In not for those orders, the board would be getting rid of McNerney!
    The decisions being made will gut the technical Boeing community and leave Boeing with nothing but in-experienced people trying to figure out how to build the new technology coming at them. Boeing will fall apart just like the last time they aloud all the senior people to leave, only difference this time is Boeing is forcing them out!
    Bad business decisions, but stay long!
    May 22 10:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment