Column: For the sake of Washington's economy, Boeing needs strong tailwinds in 2020
Last updated 1/2/2020 at 9:35am
As we launch into 2020 and the ensuing decade, Boeing faces very strong head winds which are major concerns for those of us living in the Pacific Northwest.
Things are vastly different now. In my first column of 2019, I wrote that Boeing was poised to have its best year ever. It had strong tail winds propelling it.
It would build upon a very successful 2018. Its 737 Max was selling like hot cakes to hungry airlines and plans were in the works to expand production at the Renton assembly plant. The new composite wing 777X would fly its maiden test flight and go into service in 2020.