Boeing to stop C-17 output ahead of schedule

Apr 08, 2014 | 06:04 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Boeing, C-17 Globemaster III, aerospace, aluminum, titanium, Dennis Muilenburg, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Boeing Co. is ending output of the C-17 Globemaster III earlier than originally planned, cutting off production of one of the largest per-plane consumers of aerospace aluminum and titanium.

Boeing, which last year said it would end production of the giant military transport late next year, disclosed this week that output at its Long Beach, Calif., plant will instead end in mid-2015.

The early shutdown means that three planes Boeing had expected to produce before the program ends "won’t be built," according to a company spokeswoman in Long Beach.....

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