We'll always have Paris

As the 2013 Paris Air Show comes to a close, I wanted to share some final thoughts on the past week. For all of us at Boeing, this show will be remembered as the place we launched the 787-10. It was a proud moment for us and we can’t thank our customers enough.

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A large model of the 787-10 on display after our launch event.

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I can’t wait to see this fly for real.

During the week, we had customer announcements for 442 airplanes. While I always say this is just one week out of 52, it’s our pleasure to have so many customers use this high profile platform to share the good news.

We also got some valuable face time with our customers and suppliers—including some comic relief when Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary ended his boycott of air shows to fly in and formalize a huge 737 order.

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Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary had everyone laughing at our media chalet.

Finally, we had the chance to once again demonstrate the capabilities of our products with a 787 in Air India colors taking part in the flying display each day—and a Qatar 787 on static display.

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The Qatar 787 on static display outside the Boeing chalet.

While we’re ready to head home, it’s been a fantastic two weeks in Paris thanks to the amazing sites, sounds and of course— the food.

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A stunning sight at the Sacré-Cœur.

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A gorgeous heirloom tomato salad.

I’ll leave you with this video below of the 787 in the flying display. Hats off to our Boeing pilots who make it look so easy. Au revoir from Paris!

 

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