On hiatus

You’ve no doubt noticed that our blog has been on hiatus for a while. Over the past few months, we’ve been discussing a revamped look and approach for Randy’s Journal.

When we started this blog in 2005, Twitter didn’t exist and many of our other social media channels were still years away from launching. With so many new ways to share Boeing’s stories these days, we want Randy’s Journal to provide perspective you won’t find anywhere else.

As you can image, any new look involves some IT challenges. So while there’s no hard schedule for our re-launch, we’ll spread the word once everything is in place.

Stay tuned!

Touchdown in Seattle

Less than one week after completing its first flight at Boeing South Carolina, the first 787-10 made a cross-country trek on Thursday to Seattle’s Boeing Field. The airplane will now begin comprehensive flight testing based out of Puget Sound. Enjoy the photos of the arrival in Seattle from photographer Craig Larsen.

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787-10 first flight

The first flight of a new airplane is one of the most exciting moments here at Boeing. And I hope you were able to tune into today’s webcast of the 787-10’s first flight at Boeing South Carolina.

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The 787-10 takes off on its first flight.

While the weather forecast looked dire all week, the storms ended and our pilots were able to get the airplane up a few minutes earlier than planned.

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Air to air photo of the 787-10 during its maiden flight.

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Flying over the Ravenel Bridge in Charleston.

For four hours and 58 minutes, Captains Tim Berg and Mike Bryan put the 787-10 through its paces by performing tests on flight controls, systems and handling qualities. Both said the airplane handled beautifully.

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Thumbs up after a successful first flight.

Thanks to our employees, our customers and our suppliers for helping us reach this milestone. Please enjoy the highlights webpage featuring more photos and video.

List price update

Today, we updated the catalog prices for our commercial airplanes. List prices for all models increased by 2.2 percent over July 2015 prices. The adjustment reflects the higher costs for wages, goods and services.

As always, our goal is to ensure that Boeing is offering the right products at the right price, setting the standard for value and service for our customers all over the world.

Rollout in Renton

This has been a huge week for the 737 MAX program. Flight testing wrapped up on the MAX 8, we gave you a first look at the proposed MAX 10X, and today— the first MAX 9 rolled out of the paint hangar in Renton.

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The first 737 MAX 9. All photos by Marian Lockhart.

Thousands of employees gathered to mark the milestone. The airplane will now go through system checks, fueling and engine runs before starting its own round of flight testing.

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The MAX 9 is scheduled to enter service in 2018. To see more on how this airplane enhances our MAX family, check out this webpage.

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