I did a small research on the production gap Boeing has to bridge after the rate cut that will take effect in 2018.
- Boeing would need an additional 171 orders to close the gap until 2020
- In order to close this gap Boeing will need about 40 orders per year, which is achievable
- To close the gap, without cutting rates Boeing will need about 60 orders per year
- A combination of cutting rates after 2020, while ramping up Boeing 777X production is most probable
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