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Participants
Matthew Wlech Vice President of Investor Relations
David Calhoun President and Chief Executive Officer
Brian West Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Doug Harned Bernstein
Myles Walton UBS
Sheila Kahyaoglu Jefferies
Ron Epstein Bank of America
Noah Poponak Goldman Sachs
Kristine Liwag Morgan Stanley
David Strauss Barclays
Cai von Rumohr Cowen
Peter Arment Baird
Hunter Keay Wolfe Research
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Operator

Thank you for standing by. Good day everyone and welcome to the Boeing Company's Third Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call. Today's call is being recorded. The management discussion and slide presentation, plus the analyst question and answer session are being broadcast live over the Internet. [Operator Instructions]. opening introductions. for time, this remarks and At I'll call over to Mr. turn the Welch, Relations Investor President the Matt of for Vice Boeing Company. Mr. ahead. Welch, go please

Matthew Wlech

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David Calhoun

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Brian West

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David Calhoun

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Operator

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Doug Harned

Thank you. Good morning.

David Calhoun

Doug. Hi,

Doug Harned

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David Calhoun

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David Calhoun

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Doug Harned

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David Calhoun

we that in Doug, I've Yes. fact, feel the have them involved been points very in so, case I and proof strongly that is, yes. and

Doug Harned

you. Okay, great. Thank

Operator

Next, we go a have with line please of Walton Myles UBS, ahead. the

Myles Walton

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David Calhoun

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Myles Walton

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Brian West

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Myles Walton

I'll to thanks. it you. All leave Okay. right.

Brian West

you. Thank

Operator

is question with please Sheila ahead. Kahyaoglu next Our Jefferies, go from

Sheila Kahyaoglu

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David Calhoun

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David Calhoun

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David Calhoun

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Sheila Kahyaoglu

you. thank Okay,

Operator

to Next, go ahead. Bank Please of line a America. go of the with Epstein Ron we

Ron Epstein

Hey, morning, good guys.

David Calhoun

Ron. Hi

Ron Epstein

guys in give can you had XXXX, are why you're the of confident effective you that completed saying just you on reasonably the to there? XXXX. end Most going color just next would be year. confidence at fair, some year be the late that's gives you think us airplane the have to this the the would case? guys, Dave, around into not slipping be you developments, Maybe What

David Calhoun

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Ron Epstein

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David Calhoun

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Ron Epstein

Okay.

Operator

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

Noah Poponak

Hi. Good everybody. morning,

David Calhoun

Morning.

Noah Poponak

to to the of with you You regulator you at for the tell for now have Dave, sight. line -- those just were FAA's deliveries. to us required uncertainty are were you're conducting Are but the and do are you mentioned still this required resume then actions potential the some -- are point? rework? here you to you having the there sight mentioned inspections. FAA there's know mentioned you about or everything discussion still new in on looking inspections Can what actions find you found and the issues inspections going the I up it's XXX,

investment feels uncertain. I very for the think, community, this timeline

us just have some you to us even some uncertainty you degree If tell could there if is help here just everything of -- visibility. know some

David Calhoun

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Noah Poponak

done tip is detail possible searching is a or You're done for the additional the FAA still issues? FAA inspection,

David Calhoun

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Noah Poponak

like So it's now down component issue. input to this that it just Is sounds correct? titanium

David Calhoun

tent. the a correct. That's That's long in pole

Noah Poponak

a Okay. Alright, lot. thanks

David Calhoun

Yeah.

Operator

Our ahead. Please next Stanley. with go Morgan Kristine question is Liwag from

Kristine Liwag

Hey, good morning, guys.

David Calhoun

Good morning.

Kristine Liwag

the and aircraft XXX -- on inventory Dave, MAX inventory.

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David Calhoun

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Kristine Liwag

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David Calhoun

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Kristine Liwag

you. Thank

David Calhoun

Yes.

Operator

Next with we'll to move Barclays. Please David ahead. Strauss go

David Strauss

into XX MAX taking Good market I out like there follow-up %. deliver A you you're China, Dave, is look at adjusting what XX not more market even can't If for question. that morning. the year-to-date, something delivering for Thanks is aircraft? of on my reason share deliveries, MAX. %, the share MAX is narrow-body --

share of So would about levels? that is FAA issue, MAX market should a issue see terms it is it when share, -- market or issue? an we when to Thanks. -- rework, would with you expect in is talked When it see back XX you delivery an getting to %

David Calhoun

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David Strauss

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David Calhoun

to It more yes. will more skewed be be 'XX. to Ought 'XX, to skewed

David Strauss

All right.

David Calhoun

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David Strauss

Thanks very much.

David Calhoun

Yup.

Operator

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

Cai von Rumohr

Yes. Thanks so much.

percent are So for inventory of China? Dave, approximately what XXX in planes are the

David Calhoun

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Brian West

it's third. Cai, a roughly

Cai von Rumohr

That's very helpful.

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David Calhoun

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Cai von Rumohr

Excellent, very thank much. you

David Calhoun

Yup.

Operator

Peter ahead. Arment please to Next, Baird, with go go we'll

Peter Arment

morning, Good Dave, Brian.

David Calhoun

morning. Good

Peter Arment

he Brian, over there. for one he's maybe seem And getting lonely maybe

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Brian West

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Peter Arment

Is any on like there burn any that. what there on on color the Is follow-up line? -- just and advanced looks down the a

Brian West

activity accomplish delivery some the burn not preparing headwind, that flow we because we're generation have a lot that. can't year that airplanes. cash free for it's much we but We that but that specifically, we're going don't to large deliver a between X the down years, and so on of going It's so more this do to have based and the from know naturally the to timing order

Peter Arment

Thanks, Appreciate the calling. Brian.

Operator

Keay And Wolfe go Please our next Hunter question Research. with from ahead.

Hunter Keay

And XXX quick require to assuming the of Thank the start in you. delivered 'XX you how rework right tax you have gave Thank you What pretty X delivering again, for the I inventory for green FAA penciling be for getting many me of now, are many on, could refunds cash guide? those flow XXX good the the have morning. additional light free XXXs how in then, quickly? that and ones.

David Calhoun

answer me the Let second question.

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Brian West

to something, a On not in that taxes. the we could We but a execute suite when underwriting lot. not positive, it's expect factor case, from so negative our

Hunter Keay

Got it. Thank you both.

Brian West

Yes.

Matthew Wlech

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