Signing off for 2012

This is the last day before the annual Boeing holiday break, so I wanted to say a huge thanks to all of you for reading this blog during 2012. And my, what a year it has been.

It started with the 787 Dream Tour—and ended with a flurry of deliveries that was truly remarkable. Yesterday, the 787 program set a new record by delivering 7 airplanes in less than 24 hours. That included deliveries to United, ANA, JAL, LOT, Air India (from Boeing South Carolina) and two 787s to Qatar.

Obviously, it was a big year for Boeing in terms of both orders and deliveries. Final totals will be released in January. We couldn’t have had this success without our employees, partners and customers. Thanks to all of you.

As I head off to spend some quality time with my family, I’ll leave you with some of my favorite photos from 2012. Here’s wishing you the best in the New Year, and I’ll see you right back here in January.

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A little creative marketing during the Dream Tour stop in the UK.

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The Dream Tour wows the crowd in Manchester.

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Posing with a 747-8 model on a helipad in Sao Paulo.

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Qatar’s 787 makes doing a spectacular “touch and go” at the Farnborough Airshow.

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“Mind your head.” Low ceilings in a pub near the Farnborough Airshow.

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It’s hard to spot me—but I had the pleasure of joining the Renton team to celebrate the 10,000th 737 order.

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Hanging out with Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson during his visit to the 747-8 simulator.

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I had to end with a food pic! This is me enjoying spicy prawns in Hong Kong.

Comments (7)

Thiagarajan K Rengasamy (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia):

Dear Randy

Merry Chritsmas and Happy New Year 2013 to you and family. Best wishes and Happy New Year 2013 to Boeing too for another glorious year in 2013

Daniel Dng (Toronto, Ontario, Canada):

Congratulations on another fine year!

Norman (Long Beach, CA):

It has been a big year in 2012 for Boeing, 10,000 737 orders, major design incorporations where added to the 737MAX and the first 787 deliveries where made to a lot of airlines this year.

I see 2013 as another big year with a possible launch of the 787-10X and an improved and updated version of the 777 being put on the horizon for next year and of course with the two 787 production lines open we will see a lot more Dreamliners in the skies around the world by this time next year.

Congrats on a great year, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and I'll see you in January.

Steve Beach (Amityville, NY GKN Aerospace):

Have a great holiday. Enjoy your time with your family. Your blog is something we all look forward to reading over here on the East Coast. We are a major supplier to Boeing so it really makes it special to see/ hear / read about all the latest and greatest Boeing happenings. HAPPY NEW YEAR !!

Andrew Boydston (Boise, ID USA):

Congratulations Randy, on Leading The World's Largest Airplane Company for 2012! I share with you my humble blog, that awards Boeing this cyber honor! Good Job Boeing.:)

http://liftndrag.blogspot.com/2013/01/re-abcs-of-drafting-and-passing.html

Paste and copy for you enduring smiles.

cc: Warm regards to John Leahy

Evan (Albany):

Happy New Year to you Randy and thanks for the entertaining posts all year. Truly enjoy your blog.

Freddy Hagens (Kirkland, WA):

Hey Randy isn't Sao Paulo awesome? When can I join you on your next trip down there? I speak portuguese! :-)

Looking forward to Boeing selling more than Airbus to the LATAM group.

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