The new U.S. Department of Defense budget request could provide breathing room for Boeing production in St. Louis.
The budget includes an order of 16 F/A 18 Super Hornets for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, which are produced in St. Louis.
Aviation analyst Richard Aboulafia said the additional jet orders would be welcome news for Boeing, but the manufacturer still has several long-term problems. He also said Boeing remains in competition to land a key F/A 18 contract with Kuwait, which could secure more jobs at the St. Louis manufacturing operation.
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