Skip to comments.Boeing delays Dreamliner deliveries by six months
Posted on 10/10/2007 12:56:06 PM PDT by Axlrose
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Boeing Co. said Wednesday it would delay first deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner by six months after running into assembly problems, confirming recent speculation that its ultratight testing phase would make scheduled deliveries impossible.
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One A380 crash and its over for Airbus.
No worries, just tweaking it instead of rushing it out the door like the A380.
Yeah, you can smell the socalists panicking that their project is about to fail.
The A380 only has a market where people hate America.
Can you imagine being on an airplane with 600 people who don’t feel a need to shower daily?
They should have learned the lesson of overpromising and underdelivering that Airbus experienced.
Boeing is still in a great position, but this will give the Airbus sales people a little ammunition when making excuses for their own problems.
As long as Boeing doesn't keep having problems with schedule slippage, they will still come out of this looking very good compared to Airbus, but they really need to get the problems worked out and stick with the revised schedule.
This is SOP for Boeing. Keep making the schedule tighter and tigher—all the while insisting they will make it. Finally, when they slip, they slip big. And everyone is shocked!
THere is too little competition for commercial aircraft. Its a shame M/D was swallowed up. Any chance Lockheed starts some commercial designs?
Considering the L-1011 nearly bankrupted them; they lost $2.5 billion on the Tristar, it's highly unlikely that LM would venture into the commercial market to compete against Boeing and Airbus.
The competition is coming from smaller, nimbler companies making increasingly larger jets, notably, Brazil’s Embraer.
film at 11?