Year in review

As we head into the Boeing holiday break, I want to thank all of you for following the blog this year. 2015 proved to be a very interesting and busy year for us. Here’s a look back at some of my favorite moments in photos. My best to you and yours for a safe and happy New Year.


December: Rollout of the first 737 MAX.


December: The 100th 787 built at Boeing South Carolina rolls out of the factory.


November: The 100th delivery of the 747-8, thanks to a double delivery to AirBridgeCargo.


October: The newly expanded Seattle Delivery Center marks its grand opening.


October: The first 737 with our new Space Bins is delivered to launch customer Alaska Airlines.


September: First flight of the KC-46A tanker.


September: ANA rolls out their R2-D2™ ANA Jet in Everett.


September: A triple 777 delivery to Emirates.


August: The first autoclave for 777X wings heads to our new Composite Wing Center in Everett.


July: The latest 747-8 Freighter to be painted in Seattle Seahawks livery rolls out of the paint hangar in Everett.


June: The 787-9 in the flying display at the Paris Air Show— and rehearsing for the air show in the video below.


May: Flyaway of the 100th 767 Freighter. FedEx later placed the largest single order in the history of the 767 program with an order for 50 more freighters.


April: Employees of American Airlines celebrate their 787 fleet.


March: The ecoDemonstrator 757 during its initial test flight.


March: Cargolux decked out their newest 747-8 Freighter with a special decal honoring Joe Sutter, the Father of the 747.


February: The 100th 777 Freighter was delivered to China Southern.


January: Manaus Airport in Brazil became the 100th airport Cargolux operates to with the 747-8 Freighter.

Comments (7)

AR (Florida):

And a Merry Christmas to you, Randy.

Andrew P Boydston (Boise ID USA):

Thank you Randy for sharing your Boeing experience. You have taken time and effort keeping Boeing followers in touch. I read this journal almost daily. I see the pinnacles during the year. I also see the enthusiasm for a family who builds the best, and leaves average for the rest. Thank you also for allowing people an outlet for expression, and contribution within your Journal. I make mistakes with writing grammar but you are faithful in posting my faults. You have improved my life so much, I can't express in words, only in better diction. I love aviation and its promise and can't wait for 2016. My eagerness is only eclipsed by the journey you share, hence the name "Randy's Journal". Merry Christmas, and a fantastic Boeing New Year. I've got your six even though I am just Winging It. Andy

Norman Garza (Long Beach, CA):

It has been a big year with a lot of orders and deliveries not to mention spectacular imagery. I know 2016 will be great with lots more to come, more to see, more to hear and more to do.

Have the Merriest of Christmases and Holidays and have a great and safe new year!

Thiagarajan K Rengasamy (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia):

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016. Looking forward ahead for another successful year for Boeing in 2016!

Frank (Frankfurt, Germany):

Hello boeing blog, randy's journal, readers...

What is the cabin size/width on the upper deck of a 747(-800)?

There are a lot information about an Airbus A380 lower and upper deck, but I haven't found a specific number for a Boeing.

Alberto Maya R. (Medellín / Colombia):

Hello Randy!!
Happy New Year.
When in this 2016 will be the exact date for conmemorate the first Century of Boeing?
Best regards,
Alberto Maya R.
Jan 4 / 2016

Randy Tinseth:

Hello Alberto and Happy New Year to you as well.

While we'll be marking the Centennial throughout this year, the exact date is July 15.

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