Take this week's news, for example. We started off on a high note, with Bloomberg confirming that Delta
Warning: Whiplash ahead
Ah, well. We knew there would be delays. And there's always the hope that the U.A.E. will fill Delta's place in line and keep the 787 revenues flowing. Except there's just one problem: Boeing itself. In its latest installment of a long history of delays, Boeing announced Tuesday that 787 supplier Alenia Aeronautica has developed "issues" with the horizontal stabilizers that it builds for the Dreamliner. Boeing immediately yanked the emergency brakes on production and told suppliers including United Technologies
Boeing, of course, reassured customers that include AMR
Statistics tell us that even the most hellacious airplane trips generally end safely back on the tarmac, however. And so it is that after a truly turbulent week, Boeing ended on an up note Friday. According to a joint press release with Russia's Rostechnology, the ink is now dry on Russia's commitment to buy 50 Next Generation 737 airliners, with an option for 35 more.
So you see folks, even at Boeing, it's not all bad news.
But does the good news outweigh the bad at Boeing? Click over to Motley Fool CAPS now, and cast your vote.
Fool contributor Rich Smith does not own shares of any company named above. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.