Summit Notebook

Would you send a postcard of Boeing’s new Dreamliner?

December 16, 2009

BOEING/787

For some fans, Boeing’s first test flight of its new 787 Dreamliner this week was apparently a virtual postcard.

AUDIO – Cash is king

December 17, 2008

And for Boeing Co’s customers, saving cash is becoming increasingly important.

Boeing may see benefit from strike as demand slows

November 4, 2008

An eight-week strike by machinist workers at commercial aircraft maker Boeing delayed production and may cut profit by hundreds of millions of dollars.
But a major aircraft leasing company in the Gulf Arab state of Kuwait – and a Boeing client – sees one possible benefit to the company.
A global industry downturn is forcing manufacturers to slow down growth plans and control capacity, Ahmad A. Alzabin, chairman of Kuwait-based Alafco Aviation Lease and Finance Co. told a Reuters summit.
“Probably with Boeing they’ve been somehow more fortunate with the strike that was going on for two months. This absorbed some of the excess capacity that had happened.”