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Maurita B. Sutedja The Boeing Co.
Dennis A. Muilenburg The Boeing Co.
Gregory D. Smith The Boeing Co.
Phil Musser The Boeing Co.
Douglas Stuart Harned Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. LLC
Robert M. Spingarn Credit Suisse Securities (NYSE:USA) LLC
David Strauss Barclays Capital, Inc.
Samuel J. Pearlstein Wells Fargo Securities LLC
Ronald J. Epstein Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Noah Poponak Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
Cai von Rumohr Cowen and Company, LLC
Carter Copeland Melius Research LLC
Doug Cameron The Wall Street Journal, Inc.
Tim Hepher Reuters
Jacqueline Klimas POLITICO LLC
Marcus Weisgerber Government Media Executive Group LLC
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Operator

Good day everyone, and welcome to The Boeing Company's First Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call. Today's call is being recorded. The management discussion and slide presentation plus the analyst and media question-and-answer sessions are being broadcast live over the internet. At this time, for opening remarks and introductions, I am turning the call over to Ms. Maurita Sutedja, Vice President of Investor Relations for The Boeing Co. ahead. go Please

Maurita B. Sutedja

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Dennis A. Muilenburg

you, morning. Maurita, and Thank good

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Gregory D. Smith

morning Thanks, Dennis, and good everyone.

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for it turn I'll over closing to that, comments. with Dennis back So

Dennis A. Muilenburg

employees with driving productivity. able a continued not momentum suppliers. strong the customers and remains these Greg. quarter the and results the Thank partnership been on on would you, build team focused our and without have strong our hard our to achieve both and dedication further We to first for With year, which of great work growth

taken actions market commercial liabilities, expanding less to airplane This cyclical. production spending, development in and our our we've labor also strategically stability In our business. includes our own is our contracts pension addition research remaining reduce creating in with our I decisions, earlier dynamics which strong my disciplined in cyclicality mentioned remarks, services rate de-risking business, to the and phasing long-term

on our have our continuing and We to enhance growth investment executed acquisitions strategic that organic plans. and growth returning by strategy robust accelerate of long-term and complemented value shareholders,

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Operator

Doug question go Bernstein. comes first with Our from Please ahead. Harned

Douglas Stuart Harned

morning. Good you. Thank

Dennis A. Muilenburg

Doug. morning, Good

Douglas Stuart Harned

LEAP ramp inventory specifically, stand most two insulate in with your your comfortable the engine such on you Spirit in service delays, from cash supplier program where MAX, do the as you on to programs? to from guess the where detail and more any that fuselage? XXXX, you there describe delivery other then that the challenges on And be And the you I current on Could ability are risk could new than And greatest airplane free into build? XXXX? early getting schedule see in flow

Dennis A. Muilenburg

Doug. Hey,

that Let feel Greg, in. at and add free a me cut then, to anything take

Gregory D. Smith

Yeah. Sure.

Dennis A. Muilenburg

has have first of operationally performance very customer field. on in in we're MAX, the program. all, Reliability the The program. the airplane high, for well is Hey fleet is the the feeling bullish pleased about very that gone effective. field of the introduction again The well. been MAX performing The with we're so intros

to all the XXX mainline On that systems side, hit the into commitments. customer our gone factory feathering We're production has of delivery of the overall well. continuing

notice MAXs You we quarter. first XX delivered the in that

MAXs. expect XXX on about XX% XX% That's plan. right to our deliveries year this We of be will

in to some vigilant know eye confident Now And as continuing noted and eye to Spirit, the delivery been your our up, very meet we're chain. And We points going there's a hit top close and supply some to keep but those there's very close all on that. They point, with be working we're We're our keeping pressure while there ever issues ramp are engines, closely we're challenges our marks. a we'll all our chain. partners. supply of we up well, on with that commitments. to our LEAP challenges are We're on ramp customer of. we're continue we're will that delivery on responding been fuselages continuously in

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time big again, very that Now close development it's out, keep point Doug, we've as we any program, eye got you on. a one a

team the that with on on track great remains the we profile profile and management. to to, daily intensity, track, the R&D So your committed the XXXX focus, but program cash is great working remains on getting point development spend

So add? you but our vigilant got program. Greg, to we're confident again on want ever development you anything

Gregory D. Smith

No.

think captured into mid-body And I watching work in the in team closely. watching the we it coming Having you risk off we're the well. they upfront knocking that it the you're down factory real-time. place de-risking right think any paying is components but on and did that now the factory and some have I seeing the of

Douglas Stuart Harned

higher you're year so? step the to look it's final related assembly, next process cognizant at the you any any as points there when wing this of risk or be wing, seeing that in joined, we Are whether timing should

Dennis A. Muilenburg

on wait fully the into be and I airplane, points get into think, be static as getting flight of into once is that we program will test we first key assembled year airplane get Doug, important. next schedule the will the tests

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and points in getting be delivery next of XXXX. we wait head visible first to into year course those as then will So

Douglas Stuart Harned

Okay. Great. Thank you.

Dennis A. Muilenburg

bet. You

Operator

with next Please ahead. LLC morning. Spingarn from Credit Our Suisse Credit - question Robert Spingarn go is Good (USA) M. Securities Rob Suisse.

Gregory D. Smith

Morning.

Dennis A. Muilenburg

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Dennis A. Muilenburg

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Dennis A. Muilenburg

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Dennis A. Muilenburg

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Operator

Our next Barclays. question's from David Please with ahead. Strauss go

David Strauss

morning. Good Thanks.

Dennis A. Muilenburg

Morning, David.

David Strauss

on up follow to Wanted XXXX.

to build exactly is of How forecast following of So going a that breakeven big burn, to continue key how getting to over grow XXXX and that, on continuing within here, delivered Thank cash next free inventory that key assuming from you in flow the you. the flow's Tanker, cash that grow? the are your for to on I then flowing cash years? to to what for assume cash reversal closer And terms from flow forecast allowing couple your cash for positive. that is

Gregory D. Smith

Yeah, I start mean, Tanker, with I'll David.

know, you to delivering As year. start going we're this here

So it beyond the important And really growth from from a year-over-year you when is cash XXXX. look from perspective that, modest there. XXXX into it's then at

the a the So on program this perspective. of but from year is kind cash transitional obviously also

is when think been about talked XXXX, lot forecast. the taken I you into look you of account our a what what's in at

the there. as we're slow in into aircraft line blanks combined static taken firing, say of that from I'll is we're account those rate. So with inventory and mitigation into well having the the production obviously, ramp-up building risk as on efforts putting the the also kind that

So cash growing about all taken is kind talk that of as we of continued flow. consideration into

obviously pieces Dennis up XXX significant. the going in moving rate well, up XXX there around rate, as about other in going are talked up slightly. Now XXX just

around you on that got growing combined said, consideration, forecast, bounded around our that into those cash with taken we've we'll I in of flow. kind our of all XXXX. and take the So headwind have But into commentary consideration like some to

David Strauss

to of are delivery Greg, aircraft in in the XX XXXX? get of like equivalent terms actual inventory, production thinking flow you the first the you XX XXXX by time in

Gregory D. Smith

mean than then bit aircraft flight the got little and a that it's I out less got David. you and that, test think points. aircraft I again, be static operating the you getting will test

delivered So won't in the be near term. obviously those

XXXX. advances in that coming you've got kind on the and production the the ramp-up along rate So inventory of built-up with

that XXXX, all XXXX of that timeframe. taking into So that within consideration kind

David Strauss

Thanks.

Gregory D. Smith

Okay.

Operator

Pearlstein to Next with go Wells we'll Fargo. ahead. go Please Sam

Samuel J. Pearlstein

morning. Good

Gregory D. Smith

Good morning.

Dennis A. Muilenburg

Hey, Sam.

Samuel J. Pearlstein

you Can how you cetera? and on bit And any tariffs a the and sanctions customer that's titanium, really impact the et do about little about chain? you're how how the aluminum, it's environment discussions impacting supply and then thinking things, talk whether also the

Dennis A. Muilenburg

very we're and none close heard Sam, be another hot This I for both vigilance around something a trade tariffs, keeping senior-level You announced continue countries. Obviously statements and to fact now the topics on. the And is have of is while topic. potential seeking have about you is engaging China world. dialogue. bet. are both continuing initial with this in will from encouraged both And those made countries relationship. that engaged important been the by is to guess, indicator. dialogue aerospace countries, we've have negotiations on daily implemented. productive one that the both actions the daily Yeah, leadership positions administration of to next eye U.S.-China We're the been frankly know right as to governments actions and negotiated this severe We some positive is we're find might trip that a week just The think very

know to in us. this a So very that we're We not policy environment. We But a is on engaged front. surprise important. very is global operate trade staying

tells we're we're Over with some of there on China. the continuously, proceed. and close the well, build any suppliers, alternative seeing process been between you team we many other We're We and production just very where we're ever that of I matters a to daily from stay engaged outcome daily our right and and and fact discussions going sources, on have But governments think to a aluminum And our positive guess. for the customers so close And chain. chain, you one mentioned, that to a material hourly effect with basis, managing continuing the can system might risk. continues issues anything just now. material continuing More costs, remain is titanium for these supply points. with and as broadly going vigilant. we're we've kind that supply as it years you customer hopeful and that the our to we meet to very deal you again run chain supply U.S. we're our very effectively stay our see our deliveries, to our testing to is we're not on, pressure that's And it, to continuous engaged basis, we're

Samuel J. Pearlstein

anything should might Is the you few with bit you there like some additional buffer? a carrying little inventory do usual. levels terms feel the of up I there we ended some ago were about think getting than in more issues years titanium, to terms and regard of same a where in

Dennis A. Muilenburg

see a that took years don't long-term ago, there. No, were we few we Those any really changes actions those actions. Sam,

actions. And still that have supply maintain Greg, to to portfolio. to those inventory manage we're world. that going of you from balance right the that's diversify around benefiting continue anything allowed add? the So levels, our us frankly to chain, some And we're actively

Gregory D. Smith

No.

right. You're absolutely

the inventory, You won't Sam. any see on impact

Samuel J. Pearlstein

Thank you.

Operator

America ahead. is go Bank from question of Lynch. with Please Merrill next Ron Our Epstein

Ronald J. Epstein

morning, guys. Good Hey.

Dennis A. Muilenburg

Ron. Hi,

Ronald J. Epstein

than the Or markets on XX, least sense of guys the some like that? air stages the at early rate's encouraging the up XXX indicators large Because it starting of market. we any have in at aircraft do that? to see got freight finally segment there hit That, gone to XXXX, are kind XXXs? other that And seems we see XXX, that we're see what's of Can It's really you recovery that bigger really mean on stuff market, pick-up your that the I hard. the starting there? market heels or of look improving health not?

Dennis A. Muilenburg

market as last for couple the see we re-strengthening down cargo year-to-date. had Ron, saw of years. you We strengthening been know, Yeah, a freight year, and some further

across strength at traffic this think I I far We mentioned do That's X.X% levels. grow growth year sign. general encouraging in another it So seeing in increases fueling as We're E-commerce, the We're that that. growth trade long-term through see of of world. so around market. seeing we and the my February. regions in comments, some freight e-commerce, is all see levels transport also

we're for for XXXX. per ANA. from a growth XXX But freighters, part intent to three So from our Qatar X.X to as we into two just past as factored additional including as XXX-Fs, this well noticed, of letter the of in see birds this also increase quarter, you rate as month longer-term That's increased decision orders what's production the XXX seeing trend.

strength good order XXXs we're I on UPS indicator. is another think in So the freighters. seeing those larger And

the delivery to a our production freighter on good going And strength market rates. say a that is encouraging. lineup. So really product I fundamental again, would be, lineup we're schedules to demand and support production our maintain very approach in is But the our balanced

scales So fact with growing portfolio different with got we're that pleased need. airplane can satisfy the we've a that

Ronald J. Epstein

that leading you that mean a see in passenger pick-up I passenger for in segment? indicator do potential But jets for as demand,

Dennis A. Muilenburg

into that some more growth. would in is GDP growth, that marketplaces say market entering world I'd I support two trade first many the Those seen don't know population based growth we growth, that passenger the time. I that be But travelers see we've have cases the that catalysts. that fact passengers. somewhat common of GDP can ripple rising independent as a passenger growth of something see just indicator on are for a

being continued can to our market far and single increased taken even XX% less in pairs million passenger the to that based growth on see while So passenger long-term estimates, And seeing is factors. We're world's We're new this year so almost trend X% than sustained has seeing of seeing passengers being flight per in we by a the freighter we market, alone. and why connected. XXX an be and global year strong more say life. new market I'll growth see a independently helpful of other passenger Asia their city network population we're more grow. that's traffic the And

that lot cargo can see what beyond you of by has a growth So might driven be passenger growth. headroom

Ronald J. Epstein

guys. Yes, great. Thank you

Operator

ahead. Our is Please next with from question Noah Sachs. Poponak Goldman go

Noah Poponak

morning Good Hey. everyone.

Dennis A. Muilenburg

Hi, Noah.

Gregory D. Smith

morning. Good

Noah Poponak

XXX you end year, what us outlook? in XXXX, end embedding the about to with can you're your Greg, through unit the share margin that the change flow cash accounting in XXXX cash of of

Gregory D. Smith

the you've mean got seen ramp-up you've in year-over-year. production how that deliveries you've and mix the I about there smooth the Dash as we system lot improvement into obviously and a planned the we've Well, in X the talked has seen entered

some hit year up and start the so As that making pick you've us there, throughout seen mix well as XX, deliveries, to again pace the our next significant here year. Dash milestones into first will

production. getting certified the factory. overall as improving flow obviously but the And done cash talked the of supplier including and being fantastic into biggest You then And cash course about system these flow team's getting doing we've the certainly airplanes impacting got really the the those the smoothly. not additional that the only one. and them and elements, and productivity job are of the that But big improving on the production the a step-down in deferred mix time is

Noah Poponak

had you Sequentially a faster of fewer units. pace Okay. but decline deferred on

quarters. you your compared first looks But what it flow of So is total good also than the cash seasonality quarter quarter cash to guidance higher jump the to have a implies pretty margin normal. just few quarter little cash the sequential last was flow,

through had the quarter to move trying that slows if like figure you're sequential several nice, year. I'm if change So that you basis down the as hundred of looks in keeps out or going assuming that points the you

Gregory D. Smith

I so I to that due the a and you directly flow cash and ties profile system through production we you some chain in will in step-down year. to mean of saw of flow. we've the cash because in as and of said mix the some on expect the to and different I cash difference like why we you, I mean seeing think to increase I the overall back that of and balance on of productivity, the move the variants the you to elements program was the about improving. No, three and But productivity continued supply got ties improve primarily XX pricing. here blocks think talked I lot the and step-down through at kind overall you're these keep Look directly that bringing mix that's the the

nonrecurring XX side, well, think the like into productivity the not recurring that's team reaching but there in on supply on the Dash helping factories also I things the executing extremely back is improving only our chain the So the overall helping and side. but like

going on You're improvement XXX the to to forward. going continue see

Noah Poponak

you. Thank Okay.

Gregory D. Smith

You're welcome.

Operator

and von Please is Cowen next Company. ahead. Cai go from with Rumohr Our question

Cai von Rumohr

much. very Yes. Thank you

there excludes increases profitability has really Were some any given good bogey. lower looks it we to bit to commercial on R&D, give in sharply terms program year your were us one R&D your quarter, even than number to the get like in low lastly, expected. conservative? Could color of that that if any certainly Is little in rates? perhaps very your there block you looked the so So in ramp sizes? was And full it accrual increases that a

Gregory D. Smith

Yeah, Cai, ramp that primarily profile expected articulated on tied is the to that XXXX. earlier again to the Dennis it's and

in and as any spending, we of we're regards opportunities R&D and spending as more we'll level on spending of the them that see certainly with plan, we what focused capture are if company. that's to level we of So look,

achievable. challenging come the that for elements from there have out we timing targets do team some there's but So in they're But quarter-to-quarter.

So back little we R&D. in expect to half a richer do the be

increase XXX on we the As across and really rate then XXX. saw but an extended block programs. as kind changes, units extensions, And as far far board the the all booking we XXX of slightly by as then very

a productivity and that them around the that, program of best of the efficient So out be our be energy of had do for same number the sharing supply and of doing objective. the we've taking time it. good entire best getting these into practices the at on that years allowing overall last there's practices great and again, more across on and out leveraging us core here. chain and to continues lot the for but and performances to the and focus benefit I performance, path But and sharing Team's continuing company focus plenty a to job more think

Dennis A. Muilenburg

machine, of Yeah, point Cai, to set there, another sustained Greg's goal we And the teen that's margins is of enterprise just last towards quarter productivity and we what on make that goal our our step focused you margin reinforce effort a in drive all longer-term to expansion across to just see fundamental relentless we businesses. on. mid that and progress expect whole the this that progress business longer-term have to

Cai von Rumohr

much. very you Thank

Dennis A. Muilenburg

welcome. You're

Maurita B. Sutedja

for analyst's we Operator, time have one question. more

Operator

And with Copeland Research. Please from Melius that will be go ahead. Carter

Carter Copeland

quarter. Nice guys. morning Good Hey.

Dennis A. Muilenburg

Carter. Thanks, morning. Good

Gregory D. Smith

Carter. Thanks,

Carter Copeland

if points Greg. quick of can, couple I a Just clarification

others unit in any BGS the anything or just you versus what a offsetting XXX commented of a in profitability the should think means have I is you what positive we did to then the that mix. in help was BGS, Can expect that On contribution you us, terms? on around of mix programs understand new good from since and And program, all favorable material other sense? us,

Gregory D. Smith

top of mean there. not see margin as variability line and contracts, portfolio of is only lot Yeah, objectives so a start I'll breadth productivity. line for as quarter-over-quarter, Dennis but articulated, know, this overall well ourselves to you bottom going and I maybe like drive to a just set we've a a you're but

kind some around. really businesses we We've of operational again of time arms opportunities some I'll brought So and together aspects grow the the at the the their backroom the, business of team's same top of say core line. two leveraging these talked as getting the

continue and to to good deliver time that, there's same see there, the to think we margins going is you're to do opportunity net-net to customers. better objective variability in value the those but our So some grow at

just like I kind So of quarter-over-quarter. said watch

You're But there. to going for contract some in mix just expansion business. expect and really that margin see that's overall, variance

biggest we've On quarters versus obviously is difference program the early builds. here from unit, prior talked more no XXX what the have we

fundamentals saw taking looking seeing and a place you opportunity. the lot when the say on at further unit comparison that versus after unit quarter. unit it's for again So and program, you of the improvement basis in unit look And productivity cleaner I'll you're

of and them continuing on place, productivity they're that they're cash impacting to in therefore obviously, initiatives at So chip focus a we've lot unit the them teams and had profile. and the impacting away

Carter Copeland

the XXX of either program Is there anything outside in material direction?

Gregory D. Smith

really, not No, Carter.

Carter Copeland

lot. Thanks a Okay.

Gregory D. Smith

welcome. You're

Operator

And the ahead ladies question-and-answer analysts' to completes Vice session. and The Musser, I Please return Boeing Phil you for Company that will Mr. introductory gentlemen, by President now remarks Senior of Communications. go

Phil Musser

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Operator

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Doug Cameron

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Dennis A. Muilenburg

very that question, under partners to Hey, We're year. still China towards is with is long a drive our and point yeah, closely Construction initiated. to way. new of Zhoushan time, in preparation goal to capability you we've closure. been been this to morning. of driving we're operational Hey, has beginning delivery end building Chinese The for towards a have We're working underway, the Doug. engaged that site center finishing as in Good your out. so

We're stride. on something that to it and capability, So we're in track will open the term. in be near

Operator

Our with go Reuters. is Tim Please next Hepher from ahead. question

Tim Hepher

you Can me? hear Dennis. Hi,

Dennis A. Muilenburg

Yeah, Tim. morning. got you, Good

Tim Hepher

Hi. Thank very much. you Good morning.

amongst sanctions problems. of You the mentioned some about where various were the geopolitical you talking issues

important we understand hands. your an one course, out that Of is of Iran, is completely and

said You've U.S. policy. But will follow be to do. must very what presumably planning you clearly you

must have believe, sell them. that I'm the not XXX-XXXERs some plans contingency You due delivered were to I if for XX supposed month. mistaken, this to one first you originally the be was

does deal a bearing target to you production tell XXX So roughly next when been have have that order? mind you further, have collapse, that year Iran and whether if last would you the you involved just how you year? adjusted incorporated aircraft had production many examine to your said us And chance in cut that would could this Thanks.

Dennis A. Muilenburg

deal. aircraft the XXX manage our the Tim, Iranian effectively production we're and around Yeah, understand very and continuing to risks skyline overall implications

to again done process. to the foremost, restate continue First important per we government's that it's lead here, is that being and follow and U.S. everything

XXX build is from U.S. news the plan us. deliveries marketplace represent not Iranian scheduled for strength been government the still the have or a production skyline the standpoint, confidence dependent some part again do in opportunities plan. those seeing airplanes, production the the line going of in to standpoint a you government's to that to lead orders. deliver place you, steadily XXX-XXXERs and positioned. this can process. the ensured the And from dependent orders volume to mitigation product on XXX well bridge, do we're we with out the increased if we that we're into to bolstered is I with tell we've XXX no U.S. that are deferred in If and And those are marching good we those our not that have confidence for the we're on freighters aircraft. only We for Iranian fruition, put we've for line. that we skyline those work of has fill the the The And do fundamental have of Again, and we've we in line continued the that, so ultimately and come that think production management through and follow year, we're outlined risk remainder that that systems our sales both XXX while rate

announced to production a the that the as for already we've the and So track bridge earlier, XXXX. the program system represents delivery I we're skyline, that position on think plan, said delivery we rate solid to

Operator

Klimas question POLITICO. with Next ahead. from is go Please Jacqueline

Jacqueline Klimas

you guys can Thanks Hi. space little hoping how space or of doing space program budget prioritization the Boeing's for increase in and a whether about on so the is much its investment the this. business bit administration's and segment. talk I'm focus proposed impacting

Dennis A. Muilenburg

Yeah, the Jacqueline. for question Good morning thank there. and you

leadership had to in segment field. the it as President Pence's has also exploration expect step. National is We under system continued has the support for invented, support on strong CST-XXX launch of includes Vice the We on we're of Commercial that that been and in funding was business milestones future. flight the that as an encouraged to by of forward. We're as space really our Starliner, we're through and that important lead human continue since reinstitution important in our those particular administration and do see deep NASA we it strong think to That in the for exploration. a very investment topic. leadership think the those our programs is see going that important along to our the country, space continue And among do seeing human I administration's key Boeing encouraged well marching a space as to and one the as NASA programs, funding and President well. that space Program leadership Trump, We're and funding very Space with We Council program and from support areas where role by for invest Crew area. and we're sustained space segment encouraging. guidance, continuing And

Phil Musser

Great. Operator, we have media. time for one more from question

Operator

from that And be with will Defense Please One. ahead. Weisgerber Marcus go

Marcus Weisgerber

two Louis for thanks years narrative of mostly the Good pretty fighter end question. grim, the ago on morning, was to taking St. and production. about Dennis, alluding my

I you. Now for in of the was you the defense wondering sitting actually years how and United have of politics Super defense the deal the you kind is reflect can President of a business on your States outlook Thank business. Hornet. if the the in turnaround and recent changing recent budget

Dennis A. Muilenburg

of encouraged we're I your again all, question budget. say endure first the to I'd and of from strength a for Yeah, there. of sequestration think Marcus, damage macro after standpoint, the both now a our by that of and expectations defense defense thanks encouraged having for the several bolstered U.S. we've years reemerging business the challenging parties, future seeing that that budget that defense budget, has is of year supported seen. we're something our plans going strength And by we're forward. by And

Now in St. individual the particular for strong domestically both to there been Louis, programs support has and internationally.

of the international well a been to we're a to has line. And the we're the upgrades as and business. quality most testament that encouragingly to and weapons there, product. in Hornet is there F-XX programs progress F-XX And Our our based as domestically. growth Super business, includes sales fighter which it's strong of see is number think F-XX perhaps the on fleet seeing And the continuing I

You producing is great capability to very for airplane program program looking And have that can U.S. And day doing continuing customers that's forward. is hear customers The we're are them supportive. that our to need. forward fleet our going a and the important. we Navy that grow what every in

good questions decade. years some F-XX into as lines Navy F-XX of as far you about production the example and As We in XXX we a line. the see And can that Life that for noted, Super new Hornet request see for both now now Hornets had the one couple ago, a the the Super next we extending plan, Extension fleet. is future Program Service five-year well existing defense production

about the we're lines So for fighter the bullish future.

Phil Musser

Media if e-mail. Thank us much. concludes for of Thank media, XXX-XXX-XXXX you Dennis. you please for or very the our members questions, contact Relations via you, That at call call further have Again, our today. earnings team