Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) says it will cut 1,500-1,700 engineering and technical jobs this year, because non-recurring development work on the 747-8, 787-9 and KC-46 Tanker programs is slowing down and the 787-10X and 777X projects that might have taken up the slack are not yet approved. The layoff notice follows a similar announcement last month affecting machinists. Boeing says machinist ranks will be thinned by 800 through the end of the year, mostly because post-production ...

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