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.
A little creative marketing during the Dream Tour stop in the UK.
The Dream Tour wows the crowd in Manchester.
Posing with a 747-8 model on a helipad in Sao Paulo.
Qatar’s 787 makes doing a spectacular “touch and go” at the Farnborough Airshow.
“Mind your head.” Low ceilings in a pub near the Farnborough Airshow.
It’s hard to spot me—but I had the pleasure of joining the Renton team to celebrate the 10,000th 737 order.
Hanging out with Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson during his visit to the 747-8 simulator.
I had to end with a food pic! This is me enjoying spicy prawns in Hong Kong.