Friday, September 4, 2015

Boeing delivers 8th and Final C-17 to Australia


 The FINAL C-17, ship #279, is in the Paint Shop right now. I don't know how long before she gets finished, checked, and flown to her new owner.

Really sad, as that aircraft will mark the end of 80 years of aircraft production in Long Beach.


Full details here at the Press-Telegram

7 comments:

  1. Just like Toyota leaving Torrance. It's just a matter of time until viable business will flee Kalifornistan for greener pastures.

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    1. Yeah, no real reason to stay here unless you have to maintain a business presence for corporate reasons.

      The huge building that has the "Fly DC Jets" sign on top of it has been converted to a facility for Mercedes Benz, but it's not clear exactly what they'll use it for.

      http://www.presstelegram.com/business/20140604/mercedes-benz-marks-start-of-construction-on-long-beach-facility

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  2. Why would anyone with a business do it in California? But I agree that it's very sad.

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    1. Well, I'm sure for some companies there are compelling reasons, but damned if *I* can think of any.....

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  4. Can't blame them for leaving... Costs are through the roof, and all Kali wants is to raise their taxes...

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  5. It's sad when a long-time business shuts down. It was devastating to the St. Louis economy when Boeing bought McDonnell-Douglas & moved some of the jobs to Seattle. That coincided with the closing of the Chrysler assembly plant, and the area is still struggling to recover.

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Keep it civil, please....