July 9, 2012 - 7:29pm

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner took to the podium for the first time yesterday as BCA boss and, in the process, laid to rest any thought that the company has been dragging its heels on follow-on development of the 787-10X and 777X.

“We’re not backing away from the airplanes one bit,” said Conner. “We’re more committed now than ever. We just don’t want to get into specifics…When we get the aircraft right we’ll move forward.”

July 2, 2012 - 10:00am
Jim Albaugh

A rather brief, trying but largely proud chapter in the rich history of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) came to an end last week, when Jim Albaugh announced he would leave the company, three years before its mandatory retirement age.

June 26, 2012 - 4:53pm
Raymond Conner, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Boeing named a new head of its Commercial Airplanes unit while announcing Tuesday afternoon that Jim Albaugh has decided to retire from the company on October 1. Raymond Conner, 57, formerly Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ senior vice president of sales and customer support, assumes Albaugh’s CEO position immediately.

May 21, 2012 - 1:20pm
Lufthansa 747-8I in Frankfurt

The Boeing 747-8 will achieve its pre-delivery guarantees on fuel burn “in a year or two,” Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Jim Albaugh told attendees at the company’s May 15 Investors’ Conference in St. Louis.

April 30, 2012 - 3:40pm

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Jim Albaugh argued for reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank April 27 during a brief speech celebrating the rollout of the first 787 Dreamliner from Boeing’s new final assembly facility in North Charleston, S.C.

April 16, 2012 - 10:40am
Boeing-Embraer accord

Embraer left no doubt about its lack of interest in challenging Boeing any time soon in the hotly contested narrowbody market segment, when the two companies announced last week they had entered a loosely defined “cooperation agreement” calling for a joint effort to “enhance operational efficiency, safety and productivity, improve customer satisfaction and create value for both companies and their customers.” Specific areas of cooperation incl

February 24, 2012 - 12:45pm

Boeing Commercial Airplanes has named Larry Loftis vice president and general manager of the 787 program, replacing Scott Fancher, who has accepted two new assignments on the 777 program.

“Today we are announcing two leadership changes intended to better align our organization for the challenges ahead,” Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said late Thursday.

November 13, 2011 - 12:12am
Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Jim Albaugh

Despite his keen interest in moderating his company’s backlogs, Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Jim Albaugh said the company decided “about six or nine months ago” to boost Boeing Capital’s market exposure, primarily because the company’s customers have expressed a desire for more financial support. Not long ago the company had made a strategic resolution to draw down its exposure to aircraft financing.

September 19, 2011 - 10:30am

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) hosts a Christmas-season luncheon each year at which it reports on the state of the industry and forecasts future performance. This year, AIA feels pressed to state its case by November 23, the date a 12-member “super committee” of the U.S. Congress is due to recommend ways to curb government spending by $1.5 trillion.

September 2, 2011 - 11:30am
The new Boeing 737 MAX will involve “the simplest re-engining possible,” acco

Boeing made its plans to re-engine the 737NG official on August 30, when it announced board approval to proceed with development of a CFM Leap-1B-powered version of the world’s best selling commercial airplane, dubbed the 737 MAX. However, the company has yet to decide where it will build the new family of airplanes.