07 February 2009

Virgin Vents at Boeing

Slamming both Boeing's management and its Unions, Sir Richard Branson let them have it with both barrels yesterday at formal acceptance of the V Australia first 777.

Accompanied by a motley crew of V staff and senior management with Steven Udvar-Hazy in tow (V is leasing its first 2 777s from ILFC) Branson wasted no time in letting Boeing feel his vent of rage.

With the delay of the aircraft essentially about 5 months late - it is clear that the 58 day strike at Boeing did a heck of a lot more damage than Boeing has let on. This has affected customers down the line and Boeing has lost more than just 2 months of delivery capability.

Boeing needs to pull up its socks and get back to work much faster.

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