Friday, 24 January 2014
Dream Destroyer still in REM mode
The Boeing Dreamliner was supposed to be the apogee of subsonic passenger aircraft. It firmly remains a work in progress. Its like a luxury sedan, fantastic when it works but so disappointing due to continual nagging deficiencies that place it on hold. IMHO the key reason the Dreamliner has had such a troubled takeoff is Boeing's spiteful biting its nose off to punish Seattle Unions. First the move of HQ to Chicago. Next outsourcing almost everything. The Dream liner is to big to fail so Boeing will find a way to make it work. But instead of being a triumph it will be a bitter hubris pill for shareholders to swallow.