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Boeing announced its 4Q and year-end 2009 results today. Here is a link to the press release. The earnings call is at 10:30 EST. We’ll have our usual running account when the time comes. Here are some initial… Read More
Update, Feb. 1: The newspaper The Hill, which covers Capitol Hill, reports the USAF plans to award a contract for the KC-X this summer, sticking (more or less) to the timetable originally projected. Secretary Robert Gates also plans… Read More
Airbus and Boeing are bitter rivals when it comes to government support for their respective airplane programs but they are united when it comes to the proposed funding for Bombardier’s CSeries, according to this article in The Wall… Read More
Reuters has this report that the FY2011 defense budget once again proposes chopping the Boeing C-17 from procurement. The C-17 has been cut from several successive budgets, with Boeing and its supporters able to override this in Congressional… Read More
In what might seem to be stating the obvious, an audit criticizes the Airbus management of the A400M, according to this German news report via Business Week. What is most interesting is the audit’s assertion that EADS can… Read More
We wonder what took Boeing so long to make this obvious point: France is protectionist in its defense purchases and should quit complaining about the KC-X competition in the US. See this Reuters story.
Boeing told Washington State that incentives had nothing to do with its decision to locate 787 Line 2 in Charleston (SC)–that it was all about the unions. This article in the Charleston Post and Courier reveals that incentives… Read More
Here is the link to the article and some photos.
Here is a very interesting story about flying with a big hole in a Boeing 747 fuselage–on purpose.