Boeing adding weeks to delivery estimates for every model

11/19/2008 | Wall Street Journal, The

Every jet in Boeing Co.'s 3,700-strong pipeline is being pushed back by up to 10 weeks as the company reboots operations following a machinists' strike. Sources tell The Wall Street Journal that Boeing will delay deliveries rather than overstress production lines, fearing that too quick a ramp-up could lead to manufacturing errors. For Boeing customers, the impact varies. Some, like American Airlines, are scrambling to replace inefficient older models, while others view the delay as a financial reprieve.

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