Boeing 787s require 13 months of rework, concludes UBS

UBS Securities, in a research note issued today, estimates that the Boeing 787s delivered so far spent an average of 13 months getting rework done, with three delivered in April reduced to 9-12 months. Writes UBS: On average,… Read More

Odds and Ends: ExIm Bank, 777X, Winglets, 737 MAX

ExIm Bank: The fight between Delta Air Lines and the ExIm Bank continues. As readers know, Delta is behind the move to block ExIm Bank financings of wide-body airplanes to international customers. We’ve a link to a Wall… Read More

IAM approves Boeing contract 74%

IAM 751 tonight approved a new, four-year contract with The Boeing Co, extending labor peace to 2016. The union and the company negotiated the contract nearly a year early, an unprecedented move in Boeing-IAM relations. The vote passed… Read More

Albaugh announces more than 600 commitments for 737 MAX

At an appearance with Goldman Sachs today, Jim Albaugh, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, announced there are now more than 600 commitments for the 737 MAX. Announced what we reported weeks ago: Boeing selected 68 inch fan for… Read More

Boeing did Charleston to thwart union: news report, citing Boeing documents

In the first documentation to be revealed, Bloomberg News reports that Boeing did in fact establish the second 787 assembly line in Charleston (SC) to thwart the union–and, from Puget Sound’s perspective, locate the next new airplane in… Read More

IAM 751 vs Boeing on 787 Line 2

Dashing off a quick note here, since we’re still on hiatus. IAM 751 successfully achieved a complaint and hearing from the National Labor Relations Board filed a year ago against Boeing, alleging that the October 2009 decision to… Read More

Keeping Boeing in Seattle

Update, Aug. 26: Bloomberg’s story; the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s story; Charleston Regional Business Journal. Update, Aug. 25: KING 5 TV Seattle (NBC) reported today that Boeing will file for permits tomorrow to expand the Charleston, SC, plant in anaticipation… Read More