NEW YORK Jan 30 Boeing Co reported
profit dipped in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, and
said its 2013 forecast "assumes no significant financial impact"
from the grounding of its 787 Dreamliner passenger jet by
Earnings at the aerospace and defense company fell to $1.28
a share from $1.32 a year ago, excluding a special tax gain, it
said on Wednesday, but results beat estimates of $1.19 a share.
Revenue for the quarter rose 14 percent to $22.3 billion.
Aviation safety agencies in the United States and Japan are
investigating what caused lithium-ion batteries to burn on two
787 jets earlier this month, prompting regulators to ground the
Boeing said it is continuing to build the Dreamliner, but
has halted deliveries, and analysts have raised concerns about
the cost of the grounding and fixing the battery problem on
about 125 jets that Boeing has built so far.