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787 Update - new delays and staff changes
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Publish-date-icon December 11, 2008
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The AirInsight team of Scott Hamilton and Addison Schonland review today's news from Boeing with Flightblogger Jon Ostrower. The announced delays were no surprise. We have been expecting them. But what listeners might find interesting is Jon's assessment of how to tell real progress - when the first 787 moves outside the factory permanently. We also discuss the leadership changes. The 787 program is clearly eating up inordinate amounts of Boeing resources.

One question at the end listeners might want to think about - the apparent paucity of senior management awareness at Boeing. How come it seems we keep having these six month delays? What do the leadership know and when do they know it? The frequent delay announcements must be hurting the company and program. But of course rather than cancel a 787 order, airlines can make money by demanding compensation.

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