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Boeing needs more parking spaces

THE WEEK THAT WAS

WINNER: Florida tourist industry

State sets records in 2012 for number of visitors (89.3 million), overseas visitors (10.2 million) and Canadian visitors (3.6 million).

LOSER: Citizens Property Insurance

State-run insurer finds new ways to waste customers' cash. Gov. Scott blasts executives' "foolish" behavior.

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner fleet has been grounded for five weeks and the company faces a new problem: where to store 787s that continue to roll off the assembly line at its factory near Seattle. Boeing is producing 787s at a rate of slightly more than one a week. Since the 787 needs special permission to fly, Boeing is trying to make room for new planes by finding space for other models that for one reason or another cannot be delivered immediately to customers. When Mary Kirby, the editor of an aviation magazine, attended an industry conference in Washington last week, she drove by the airplane plant and was shocked to find "parked Boeing 787s are everywhere." Two likely storage destinations for planes are Pratt & Whitney's Southern California Aviation in Victorville, Calif., and Marana Aerospace Solutions in Marana, Ariz.

New York Times

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Boeing needs more parking spaces 02/23/13 [Last modified: Friday, February 22, 2013 3:04pm]

    

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