How SC won the Boeing deal

This 5-page story (when printed out) picked up by several SC newspapers tells how Boeing selected Charleston for Line 2 and it paints a very different picture than the one in the previous post of the Everett Herald… Read More

Boeing talks a sham: newspaper

Update: Boeing spokesman Tim Healy provided this response to us when we asked about the article: “We were utterly serious about reaching an agreement. And we told the IAM quite precisely what we needed from them and when.”… Read More

Dueling Messages: Boeing vs IAM

The spin wars continue. Earlier today Boeing issued a message to employees explaining, from its perspective, why a deal with the IAM could not be reached. A few hours later, the IAM 751 responded. We have both after… Read More

787 Line 2 aftermath

Update, Oct. 30: We’ll be posting our post mortem Monday, Nov. 2. This isn’t the post mortem we’re working on but there is a lot of traffic to this site today, obviously looking for some thoughts, so here… Read More

Wake up call? C’mon

The Seattle Times called Boeing’s decision to locate 787 Line 2 in Charleston a “wake up call.” So did a few others. C’mon. Boeing has been leaving Puget Sound (Seattle) for decades, step-by-step. We predicted in April Line… Read More

In other news: Northrop hints at exiting KC-X competition

We were waiting for this: see this story.

It’s South Carolina

Note: be sure to check below the jump regularly as reaction comes in and is posted below. We have now posted reactions from SPEEA, Snohomish County and IAM 751. We also have Boeing’s internal message to employees. Update,… Read More

787 Line 2 Update, Oct. 28

Update, 11:30 AM PDT: The Boeing Board of Directors is to make the decision on siting Line 2 today or tomorrow–we have somewhat conflicting information. We’re trying for some clarification. Original Post: A flurry of activity erupted last… Read More

Freudian slip?

We’ll see how long it takes for this to get corrected. The headline is “Former Boeing CEO McNerney named to IBM board.”

US questions China aviation subsidies

Here is a story we wrote for Commercial Aviation Online October 26: The US Trade Representative (USTR) has filed a series of questions with the World Trade Organization (WTO)¬†over national, multi-industry state subsidies in China, including the development… Read More