Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Boeing's Woes

The Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" is officially in development hell. The program is two years overdue with massive cost overruns and no real promise that Boeing doesn't have even more production issues left undiscovered. Has Boeing over reached its own grasp? Maybe they should rename the plane to the PipeDreamliner.

For years Boeing flirted with returning to the supersonic arena with a successor to the much missed Concord but they always said that it was too complex of a problem to tackle. Seems like they were right given the issues they've had engineering something far more mundane.

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