Long gov’t shutdown may impact Boeing

Oct 03, 2013 | 12:09 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Boeing, James McNerney, government shutdown, Dreamliner, Jmaes McNerney, Federal Aviation Administration, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Boeing Co. hasn’t been significantly impacted by the U.S. government shutdown, but a prolonged closure might slow deliveries of its commercial aircraft, the company said.

"Going forward, (the shutdown’s impact) is going to depend on how prolonged it is," a Boeing spokesman in Chicago said. "That’s the key for us."

James McNerney, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the Chicago-based aerospace giant, was reportedly one of the organizers of a conference call between the Obama administration and the Washington-based Business Roundtable, during which President Obama urged corporate executives to convince Republican congressmen to end their impasse with the U.S. Senate and the White House.....

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