Jun 10, 2013
>That's Boeing and the American need for short-term profit.< Boeing? Short-term profit? Give me a break. About every decade, they come up with a new commercial airliner and they bet the net worth of the company on it. They're not going to make money on the Dreamliner for several years. They ended out acquiring at least one of their suppliers in the process, and it's the first commercial airplane (other than the ones they inherited from McDonnell Douglas, which are no longer in production) where they are doing final assembly other than in the Puget Sound area. Big investment, big risk, long-term profits!