Underwater tribute

I want to give a shout out to our friends at the Seattle Aquarium for coming up with a unique way to celebrate Boeing’s centennial. As you can see in the photo below, they took the tribute underwater into their giant Window on Washington Waters exhibit.

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Inside the giant tank at the Seattle Aquarium.

It has been my pleasure to serve on the aquarium’s board of directors for the past 7 years. The work being done there is both impressive and important. I look forward to our continued partnership.

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Here’s me at the opening of the harbor seal exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium a few years ago.

50 and counting

We talk a lot about the 787 passenger experience. But here’s a stat that shows you just what the 787 means to our airline customers.

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ANA’s 50th 787. All photos by Tim Stake.

ANA took delivery of its 50th 787 today, and relayed this message to media in attendance. Compared to 767, the Dreamliner saves the airline $98 million a year in fuel. That’s an endorsement that speaks directly to any airline’s bottom line.

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ANA also says its passenger surveys show travelers most often mention the calmness of the 787 and its quiet takeoff—as well as the larger windows.

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As the launch customer of the 787, ANA has been with us all the way on what has sometimes been a very long road. We couldn’t be happier to see them take their 50th Dreamliner. Congratulations!

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New livery

We had a lot of reasons to celebrate a recent delivery to Belavia. The airline took its first 737-800 purchased directly from Boeing, which came with a new fresh, modern livery.

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Airline employees, media and citizens of Belarus greeted the airplane when it landed today at Minsk National Airport.

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The new livery is the result of a collaborative effort between Belavia, Boeing and the design firm Teague. Before creative concepts were drawn, Boeing’s Airline Partnership Marketing team and Teague provided guidance and training through a series of brand workshops.

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The logo was inspired by the cornflower (“Valoshka” in Belarussian), which is a national symbol of Belarus— representing beauty, friendship and prosperity. The airplane’s interior combines a blend of cornflower blue, light grey and white with the Boeing Sky Interior lighting.

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The airline’s rebranding is closely timed with an expansion of its fleet and route network. Belavia is one of the fastest growing regional airlines in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

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Congratulations to Belavia on this special airplane. You can see more in the video below.

100 million served

Now that almost 450 of our 787s have been delivered, we’ve passed an impressive milestone. More than 100 million passengers have now flown on a Dreamliner (approximately 109 million to be a little more precise).

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The fleet has now accumulated 1.3 billion revenue miles, saving over 9 billion pounds of fuel in the process.

And just as impressive, the 787 has now opened 120 new nonstop markets that didn’t exist before this airplane went into service. We’re excited that our customers are flying routes we never expected.

You can always follow the fleet on our 787 Flight Tracker.

Seafair Sunday

It wasn’t the best weather we’ve ever had for Seafair weekend in Seattle. But the 737 MAX still made its debut at the summer festival on Sunday above the crowds on Lake Washington— along with Amazon’s 767 Freighter. All photos by Paul Gordon.

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