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November 21, 1998 | ELIZABETH DOUGLASS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite rosy projections from Boeing and strong hints of future orders, pessimism is growing about the future of the company's 717 jet, a project considered key to the survival of commercial plane production in Long Beach. To the dismay of Boeing and local employees, the new 100-seat jetliner has not landed an order in nearly six months. And this week, the 717 was snubbed by a major customer, International Lease Finance Corp.
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November 21, 1998 | ELIZABETH DOUGLASS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite rosy projections from Boeing and strong hints of future orders, pessimism is growing about the future of the company's 717 jet, a project considered key to the survival of commercial plane production in Long Beach. To the dismay of Boeing and local employees, the new 100-seat jetliner has not landed an order in nearly six months. And this week, the 717 was snubbed by a major customer, International Lease Finance Corp.
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