Launching an airplane is always a special time. And it doesn’t get more special than launching it during an air show. We did just that today in Paris as we did away with the “X” and formally launched the 787-10.
There were smiles all around at today’s launch of the 787-10. ALC Chairman and CEO Steven Udvar-Hazy (left) and Boeing Commercial Airplanes President & CEO Ray Conner celebrate.
Not only will this be the most efficient jetliner in history, it’s going to be a passenger favorite.
The 787-10 under a night sky.
We couldn’t have gotten to this point without our customers Air Lease Corporation (ALC), GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), International Airlines Group/British Airways, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines. We thank them for their support.
Here’s a look at models of the 787-10 featuring our customers.
During today’s event, I couldn’t help think about the first time I saw Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner help launch an airplane. It was early in my marketing career, and Ray was the sales director for Thai Airways at the time the airline launched the 777-300. It was a proud moment then— and another proud moment today.
I also want to thank Korean Air for their commitment to order five 747-8 Intercontinentals and six 777-300ERs. As I predicted, widebodies continue to dominate the headlines at Paris.
A 777-300ER and 747-8I in Korean Air livery.
I’ll leave you with a lovely photo I took this evening in Paris on the way to dinner— showing the French flag waving in the warm breeze under the Arc de Triomphe.
A warm night and comfortable stroll along the Champs-Élysées.