Boeing Warns Of Forward Losses On 787, 777X Programs
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August 5, 2020 - by Scott Hamilton for leehamnews.com
In another demonstration of the negative impact of the COVID-19 crisis, Boeing warned that two flagship airplane programs could face forward losses.
Neither the 787 nor the 777X are in forward loss positions yet. A forward loss means Boeing won't make money on the program.
Despite the 787 incurring more than US$30bn in deferred costs, Boeing hasn't taken a write down. The deferred costs have been burning off since 2015. Other programs have been subjected to forward losses, including the 747-8, VC-25 (Air Force One) and the KC-46A tanker.
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