Boeing's (NYSE: BA) fifth delay of its 787 Dreamliner launch may give it more problems than earnings being pushed out to future years. Some customers are planning to use the delay as a way to get better deals from the airline maker. The actions by airlines could permanently undermine Boeing's financial results now and for several years.
According toThe Wall Street Journal, "Boeing is coming under pressure from its customers to offer fresh concessions." It is hard to imagine how Boeing has much leverage under the current circumstances.