Boeing Ponders Fate Of Super Hornets, Growlers

By Amy Butler
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
December 16, 2013
Credit: Boeing

F/A-18 E/F manufacturer Boeing has until March to decide whether to put its own funding toward continuing production of the Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft without further U.S. Navy orders or face closure of the St. Louis line.

The company announced in September it would close its Long Beach, Calif., C-17 transport production line after years of intermittently relying on company funding to underwrite the work there while limping along on sporadic international orders.

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