Spectre32 said:Boeing still has the whole defense side of there business that booming. All airbus has is it's commerical airliners.. .. plus lets not even get into Boeing Space stuff.
Is it? IIRC, Boeing failed to win the prime contract for either the F-22 or the F-35. There are no other fighter contracts on the horizon, and there are no serious development efforts underway for a new U.S. bomber either.
Boeing is second bannana to Lockheed Martin in the defense sector and is primarily pitching modifications for military use of the 737 (it just won a 737 based anti-submarine patrol aircraft contract) and the 747 (in cargo and tanker and anti-ballistic missile laser configurations).
I'd say Boeing is pretty much in a 7E7 or bust situation.