The Biz Buzz

Get the most up-to-date news, insights and analysis of Tacoma, Pierce County and South Puget Sound business.

NOTICE: The Biz Buzz has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved The Biz Buzz.
Visit the new section.

Boeing sub hunter program faces cut

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Dec. 31, 2008 at 12:32 pm |
December 31, 2008 12:32 pm

A sub-hunting version of Boeing’s popular 737 airliner could see its production schedule slowed if the Defense Department has its way.

The department’s proposed 2010 budget cuts $940 million from the program to build the P-8A subhunting aircraft in order to fund completion of a third DDG-1000 destroyer, Bloomberg News reports.

The DDG-1000 was partially funded by Congress last year.

The budget proposal, of course, is subject to amendment by Congress and the new administration.

The first prototype examples of the P-8A are being built on a special assembly line at Boeing’s Renton plant.

Commercial 737s are produced on another assembly line there.

The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for Report violators to