Qantas to Boeing: Um, thanks, but no thanks

Boeing (NYSE: BA) already has its share of self-created problems. Its new flagship, the 787 Dreamliner, has had its launch delayed five times, which continues to eat into the aircraft company's earnings.

The fall-out from the Dreamliner mess is spreading. The Wall Street Journal reports that the delay is hurting aircraft leasing companies. The paper says that they account for about one-sixth of the 787 orders. Whether they will start to cancel those orders is unclear.