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Boeing’s 2013 Profits Soar Despite Four-Month Dreamliner Grounding

Excerpt from Wall Street Journal

Jan 08, 2014 3:00 pm

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The Dreamliner remains one of the most fuel-efficient jets, which continues to drive demand despite a rocky start. Boeing also calculate profits based on future profits, which takes its books from a 2013 loss to high.

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The Boeing logo is seen on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane in Long Beach, California March 14, 2012. Lucy Nicholson / Reuters


Boeing Co. showed in 2013 that having burning batteries aboard its most-advanced aircraft wasn’t necessarily bad for business.

Despite a series of embarrassments, including the temporary grounding of its flagship 787 Dreamliner after two battery incidents, Boeing’s commercial-jet business had one of its best years ever.

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