Day 3 of the Farnborough Airshow ended with the final performance of the 787 for Qatar Airways. My congratulations to our great Boeing pilots, Captains Mike Bryan and Randy Neville, for putting on 3 performances none of us will soon forget— and to the entire 787 team for building such an incredible product.
The 787 makes one final “touch and go” at the show.
Earlier in the day, we gathered for another sales announcement - this time with our customer Avolon. The leasing company made a commitment for 10 737 MAX 8s and 5 737 MAX 9s, as well as 10 737-800s. As the orders and commitments keep stacking up this week, the 737 MAX continues to grab all the headlines.
The 737 MAX in Avolon livery.
A little over a week ago, I was talking about the demand for 34,000 new commercial airplanes over the next two decades. Today, we released our Pilot and Technician Outlook that showed the need for 460,000 new commercial airline pilots and 601,000 new maintenance technicians over the same time period. That’s why we’re expanding our training technologies and the reach of our partnerships to develop a global flight school network to better supply aviation talent for the future.
I’ll wrap up today’s journal entry with a fun (perhaps cheesy) video I put together here on the grounds of Farnborough. Enjoy!