Boeing Frontiers
November 2003
Volume 02, Issue 07
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"Our industry is more than just part of the global economy. It is an essential element of society. Ensuring it prospers is our responsibility."

—Alan Mulally, Boeing
Commercial Airplanes president
and CEO, in a column
appearing in the Oct. 7
issue of Air Finance Journal
"The steps they’ve taken to improve productivity and reduce costs [are] definitely why they’re profitable."

—Robert Toomey, an
aerospace analyst at RBC
Dain Rauscher,
commenting in the Oct.
14 Chicago Tribune on
Boeing Commercial
Airplanes’ financial
performance amid the
reduced deliveries in the
"Do not let the criticisms of this agreement mask the fact that the Boeing lease agreement is what is best for America’s national security, economic growth and job creation."

—U.S. Rep. William O.
Lipinski (D-Ill.) on the
U.S. Air Force’s KC-767
tanker leasing
agreement, in a letter to
the editor appearing in
the Oct. 2 Chicago Sun-Times
Transporting large pieces by air will allow us to dramatically reduce flow time. We’re committed to doing things differently to create value for our customers.”

— Mike Bair, senior vice
presidentblack of the 7E7
program, Boeing
Commercial Airplanes, about
a decision announced
Oct. 13 to adopt air
transportation as the
primary method of 7E7 parts
delivery from suppliers to
final assembly


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