By Brendan Kearney and John McDermott,
Boeing’s top executives heaped praise on the North Charleston 787 complex during the company’s annual investor meeting held on Kiawah Wednesday morning, while broadcasting sharp challenges, including to its suppliers and main competitor, Airbus.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner, shown in Tokyo earlier this year, was on Kiawah Island today to address analysts. He said the company’s 787 battery fix was the equivalent of “three years of work in three months.” (AP/Itsuo Inouye/File)
“We’re glad you could see it for yourself yesterday,” CEO Jim McNerney told the gathered analysts, referring to Tuesday’s tour of the local factories. “It’s a big deal. It took a long time, but we’re on the other side now.”