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CEO: W. James McNerney Jr.
Address: 100 N. Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606
The world's largest aerospace company is getting its wings clipped by the economic downturn. Profits in 2008 nosedived to $2.7 billion, a 34% drop, as the company faced aircraft cancellations by customers.
In other signs of the not-so-friendly skies, Boeing has suffered production delays on its new 787 Dreamliner, a mid-sized, twin-engine jet, and grappled with a two-month machinist strike that ate into fourth quarter earnings. - S.K.
Industry: Aerospace and Defense
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