Boeing remains bullish about the prospects for more sales of its F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet overseas, as the end of production in late 2016 starts to loom.

Chris Raymond, vice-president, business development and strategy for Boeing Defense, Space & Security, says the type is still being pitched to several countries, with potential interest in Malaysia, Europe, the Middle East and possibly also the USA.

“We have to evaluate all these competitions against the timing of the assembly line,” says Raymond. “You don’t want to stop, but you’ve got to be thoughtful about what delivery schedules will be and what the status of the line will be at that time, because you’ve got to factor this into your pricing.” […]