With both sides still deadlocked, Boeing concedes that the continuing machinists’ strike will affect deliveries of “25 to 30” aircraft if it continues to the end of September.

Details of the potential delivery losses were revealed by Boeing’s chief financial officer, James Bell, speaking to financial analysts. Bell also said the company had made a contract offer to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), but the difference between the company’s offer and the IAM’s demands is about $1 billion.

The loss of around 30 deliveries looks increasingly likely as no talks were scheduled as Flight International closed for press late last week. The company meanwhile continued its “orderly shutdown” of the 737, 747, 767 and 777 production lines.

Source: Flight International