April 2005 
Volume 03, Issue 11 

"Clearly, the performance we've seen over the last 15 months is what we expect to continue to deliver to you all going forward."

—James Bell, Boeing President and CEO, at a March 9 investor conference in New York, speaking about how Boeing remains focused on execution despite a recent leadership change. The 15-month reference relates to Boeing’s stock price, which increased about 50 percent during this period.

"This is no flash in the pan. The industry has been completely transformed."

—Binit Somaia, of the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation, a Sydney-based consulting firm, speaking on the growth of airline travel in India in the March 3 Wall Street Journal. Boeing estimates that sales of new aircraft to India will be worth at least $35 billion over the next 20 years, making it the fastest-growing civil aircraft market after China.

"If Europe refuses to end its aircraft mercantilism, litigation that exposes its subsidies to broader public and taxpayer scrutiny is the best recourse for the cause of free trade."

—An editorial in the March 10 Wall Street Journal.


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