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. For Boeing customers, the impact varies. Some, like American Airlines, are anxious to replace inefficient older models in their fleet, while others view the delay in deliveries as a financial reprieve.

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