High-end customer base helps BBJ chart path through recession
Boeing Business Jets announced in May at EBACE that its then-president Steve Hill would be retiring in July after 30 years at Boeing and that BBJ chief pilot Steve Taylor would be taking over as president. One of Taylor’s first tasks as president, he related to the author at that time, was to find someone to replace himself as chief pilot. As it turned out, amid some downsizing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Business Jets itself, he’s found it prudent to fill the roles of both positions for the time being. Meanwhile, BBJ appears to be riding out the recession.