Thursday, November 21, 2013

Oops. Wrong plane in ad

A group encouraging Washington state to keep up its fight to secure work on the new version of the Boeing 777 jetliner had an "oops" moment in an ad that appeared in Wednesday's edition of the Seattle Times. At the top of the full-page ad, under the all-caps text "The Future of Washington," is pictured not a Boeing jet, but rather an A320 built by rival Airbus. Washington state supporters are concerned that Boeing may place production of the plane in another state after a union rejected a contract with significant labor concessions. (Source: Reuters, 11/20/13) Gulf Coast note: Airbus is building an A320 assembly line in Mobile, Ala. Previous: Union rejects Boeing contract; 777X decision a blow to Seattle