Super 737

Happy New Year!

I’m back at work after taking a well-earned rest and spending some quality time with my family. I’m ready to get going on an exciting year, and I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you here in the blog.

In December, as I was making my way home from a quick trip to Los Angeles (more on that soon), I had a chance to fly on one of our Next Generation 737s, and it made me think about what an ongoing success this airplane is. In this video, you’ll learn why I’m so excited. And a big thanks to the folks at Sea-Tac International Airport for letting us use their facility!

Comments (8)

Paul Thompson (Frederickson WA):


Happy New Year! Love your blog. Keep spreading the optimism and good cheer. Go Boeing!

John Madison (Seattle):

Flew round trip from Seattle to Las Vegas over New Year's week on 2 of Alaska's 737-800 and 737-900 aircraft. The planes took off and arrived on time, or better, each way, proving their reliability. The blended winglets look great on these planes and not only provide increased efficiency, but a very easily identifiable Boeing Brand symbol on the tarmac or in the air. Considering the significant backlog for these, airline customers like the many benefits these Next Generation 737's provide. As an employee, it makes me proud.

Oliver (Vienna, Austria):

I wish you a happy new Year and all the best to Boeing for 2011!

Oliver (Vienna)

Denis Zotov (Moscow, Russia):

Happy New Year, Randy. You're probably so excited because the 737 practically sells itself and you don't need to work to make those sales happen!
Jokes aside, this is definitely great news for the airplane. It is nice to see Boeing do so well even with the increasing competition in the single-aisle sector.

Paulo M (Johannesburg, RSA):

It's incredible. I don't think many people notice the tiny improvements Boeing is always making on its planes - 7% is hugely respectable.

One stitch a day saves nine in time.*

KEVIN PROHN (Everett, Wa):

Great story Randy.I love these real world stories you do.Wow, it would be really cool if some how you could do a story on the men and women who fly these
wonderful 737's.Maybe sit up front with the crew on a flight.
Any way keep up the great work ,and keep smiling better days are comming for BOEING AIRCRAFT soon!

Norman (Long Beach, California, United States):

8,500 and growing, this kind of success is earned and I think production of the 737 will keep on going well past the end of this decade with the improving world wide economy and the interest in replacing the earlier 737NGs with newer 737NGs that have a significant improvement in fuel economy and in improved interior.

Bob (Kailua-Kona):

So sad for Boeing these days..........I am invested, and was a big fan, but the "Dreamliner" though fantastic in the dream state, has become I think Boeing's last hurrahf!! Much to my disappointment, the 747-8 as well, no orders of significance, while the A380 just keeps on racking them up. Again, sad for you Boeing, I was hoping your history and experience would prove the critics wrong. Not so. The myth of the American "dream to reality" is proving just that. Probably good for America, good dose of humility. Regardless, would still love to see the company pull a rabbit out of a hat.

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