It's no secret that Boeing has been having a tough time selling 747s. But for how long will the company keep trying?
Despite the quarterly loss, Boeing is doing fine. But with airlines starting to slow orders for new planes, will future Boeing earnings look worse?
Airlines tend to follow each other, so expect more carriers to defer orders for big jets in the near future.
Russian and Chinese manufacturers have not yet produced airplanes that rival Boeing or Airbus in quality. But over time, because of considerable government funding, that could change.
Boeing has factories spread across the U.S. in a manner that transcends party politics. This deal will go through.
With oil prices at relatively depressed levels, Airbus will do its best to ensure that jumbo jets hang in there but over the long term more fuel-efficient aircraft should rule the day for sustainability's sake.
One example of the many ways in which politics and the business of travel intersect. Another big question we have to ask: Where is that $25 billion coming from?
Getting two countries back on the right footing with each other often starts in the travel industry. The more access and routes travelers have to Iran, the quicker the situation can start slowly improving.
The deal — if it goes through — would come at a key time for Boeing as demand for the four-engine jumbo jet falls off.
$25 billion in sales could certainly sway politicians in Boeing cities to drop opposition to the Iran deals. At least Boeing hopes so.