Boeing updates timing of C-17 production
oeing has adjusted slightly the timing for ending C-17 Globemaster III production and closing its Long Beach, California, C-17 final assembly facility after a successful two-decade production run of the world’s premier airlifter.
Based on current market trends and the timing of expected orders, Boeing anticipates completing C-17 production in mid2015, an adjustment of approximately three months from an initial estimate of late 2015. The company announced plans to end C-17 production in September 2013.
Boeing expects inventory–related charge of approximately $50 million, which will be recorded in the first quarter, as a result of this announcement.