An editorial opinion by Dr. Loren Thompson was published in Aviation Week and Space Technology entitled “Why Boeing’s CSeries Concerns are Justified.” AirInsight fundamentally disagrees with that opinion and offers this rebuttal to the specious arguments presented. Dr. Thompson’s words are in italics.
“The one thing these critics all have in common is that they are not responsible to Boeing’s shareholders and stakeholders. Boeing’s management is, and what it sees in the C Series is a government-subsidized attempt to subvert its most important product line: the single-aisle 737 jetliner that has dominated commercial air travel for half a century. In fact, 737s are so ubiquitous that on average, one takes off every 5 sec. around the clock. Boeing would like to keep it that way by continuously improving the product.”