Boeing’s on Life Support, as NASA Going for Artemis1 Launch Ends Up Only Going for Lunch—Again
Has there ever been a more iconic corporate failure to equal the self-inflicted demise of Boeing? We’ll take a look at the Boeing Artemis1-NASA launch problems in a moment, but first a little history.
Boeing once had a lock on American commercial aircraft production
Their only international competitor was Airbus, a British-French heavily government subsidized producer of commercial planes. And they got an order or two in the U.S. from time to time, but not enough to shake anyone up in Seattle.
But the wise learn to pay attention to close competitors because they keep you honest and on your toes. Sadly, that wisdom was ignored at Boeing. Through several administrations they chose to put profit ahead of engineering and forgot that even abandoned chickens sometimes come home to roost.
Abandoned chicken #1: In 2001 Boeing moved its corporate headquarters to Chicago
Corporate claimed it was a strategic move to be closer to their customers. But the fact is that the steak-houses, opera, art museu…