Boeing and Machinists End Strike

by: Matthew Potter
November 2, 2008

Category: Boeing, commercial aviation, Military Aviation, production program | RSS 2.0

The Machinist Union ratified the new contract with Boeing yesterday. Excite News reports that the contract which settled an 8 week strike was approved by almost three quarters of the union members. The strike had slowed production of Boeing’s civil aircraft and there is no report of when full production rates will be re-achieved. Boeing has suffered lately with delays to their newest aircraft, the 787 Dreamliner. It also still continues to sell significant numbers of 737 and 777 aircraft. The largest military contract that Boeing desires is the KC-X tanker which would purchase 767 aircraft for that role, the contract remains in stasis as DoD waits for the next administration.

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