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Printed Badge Lanyard Navy

This sturdy lanyard displays the Boeing signature in white on a navy blue necklace, and has a shiny chrome retractable badge reel. Features a convenient breakaway feature for your safety. Imported.

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

With the launch of its superjumbo, the A380, Airbus made what looked like an unbeatable bid for commercial aviation supremacy. But archrival Boeing responded: Not so fast. Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner has already generated more excitement–and more orders–than any commercial airplane in the company’s history. This book offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the first all-new airplane developed by Boeing since its 1990 launch of the 777. With hundreds of photographs, Boeing 787 Dreamliner closely details the design and building of Boeing’s new twin-engine jet airliner, as well as the drama behind its launch. Here are the key players, the controversies, the critical decisions about materials and technology–the plastic reinforced with carbon fiber that will make this mid-sized widebody super lightweight. And here, from every angle, is the Dreamliner itself, in all its gleaming readiness to rule the air.

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Review by Michael Persico:

Waited for more than a year for this book to arrive. It did not disappoint me. It is a Guy Norris book which means it is well written and well researched. I read it in few hours and loved it. The only reason I did not give it five stars is because I would have like more tech stuff. But bravo, learned a load.

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787 Dreamliner Printed Lanyard

Keep your badge safe and show your pride. Lanyard has breakaway feature and utility attachment for USB drives, phones, or other small devices. Features imagery of the 787 Dreamliner. Boeing logo on reverse. Imported.

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Boeing versus Airbus: The Inside Story of the Greatest International Competition in Business (Vintage)

The commercial airline industry is one of the most volatile, dog-eat-dog enterprises in the world, and in the late 1990s, Europe‚??s Airbus overtook America‚??s Boeing as the preeminent aircraft manufacturer. However, Airbus quickly succumbed to the same complacency it once challenged, and Boeing regained its precarious place on top. Now, after years of heated battle and mismanagement, both companies face the challenge of serving burgeoning Asian markets and stiff competition from China and Japan. Combining insider knowledge with vivid prose and insight, John Newhouse delivers a riveting story of these two titans of the sky and their struggles to stay in the air.

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Boeing versus Airbus: The Inside Story of the Greatest International Competition in Business (Vintage) Reviews

Review by Ben Rothke:

Common wisdom states that Boeing is a commercial airline powerhouse, manufacturing the world’s best planes with state of the art manufacturing processes, led by a first rate management staff. On the other side is Airbus, a bit-player whose survival has only been sustained via state-supported welfare programs, whose sponsors pour endless funds into this money-losing effort. In Boeing Versus Airbus: The Inside Story of the Greatest International Competition in Business, John Newhouse shows how both perceptions are erroneous. Boeing is far from being the world-class company most perceive it to be, and Airbus in fact makes some pretty good airplanes.

The issue of Boeing vs. Airbus is one with significant consequences, and with a significant amount of interviewing and research, John Newhouse has written a fascinating and rewarding work on this most important topic.

For anyone with an interest in the aviation industry, Boeing Versus Airbus is a most enjoyable and fascinating book. In chapter after chapter, the book details what goes on behind the door or Boeing and Airbus.

Newhouse lays it on the table in chapter 1 when he notes that when Airbus outsold Boeing in 2004 and 2005, the root cause of this historic juxtaposition was that Boeing’s troubles were the result of a number of factors; from their arrogance, a tendency to rest on their laurels, taking their customers for granted, combined with a corporate culture enmeshed in politics.

Boeing then realized the depths of its problems and attempted to change its course. This, combined with bad-luck and mismanagement at Airbus, contributed to Airbus finding itself a distant number two in 2006. So much so that Airbus NA President Henri Courpron lamented that Airbus failed to manage being number one. Airbus made the same mistake Boeing made earlier; they got caught looking back, not ahead.

Newhouse notes that the success of Airbus was not that it is inherently lucky or unlucky. Rather, Airbus was building very good airplanes and doing in a less expensive manner than Boeing, and with a much smaller workforce. Airbus basically took pages from Boeing’s playbook and beat them at their own game.

Chapter 3 details what has long been a thorn in Boeing’s side – government subsidies to Airbus. For years, Boeing has complained that government subsidies gave Airbus an unfair advantage. Boeing has brought this issue up with various US government officials and has also taken this issue to the WTO. Newhouse notes that most of the arguments on either side of the subsidies question were complex, often more than a little contrived, and often unconvincing. It is Newhouse’s opinion that Boeing was mistaken in constantly bringing up the subsidy issue, especially when the situation and timing was irrelevant.

On the other side, Airbus has long contended that Boeing receives similar government support, albeit in a different manner. Airbus maintains that US technology flows back and forth between the military and civilian sectors, with Boeing as the main beneficiary.

Chapter 4 digresses someone from the direct Boeing/Airbus conflict and discusses the issue of low-cost carriers (LCC), such as Southwest Airlines and JetBlue. The deregulation of the airline industry was a double-edged sword, in that it caused huge growth, and huge orders for Boeing and Airbus. But mismanagement by the major carriers combined with the low-cost of the LCC, created numerous headaches for both Boeing and Airbus.

Newhouse also notes that legacy union rules have hurt the major carriers and directly helped the LCC. Since the LCC are not saddled with austere work rules, they are able to offer quicker turn around times on their flights, in addition to other secondary benefits.

In various parts of the book, Newhouse clarifies some longstanding notions about Boeing. First off, when most people think of Boeing, they tend to think of a world class organization. Yet this is not the case. Boeing, while it makes great airplanes, has not always been a company without production problems. Similarly, most think that the 747 is Boeing’s most profitable aircraft. But according to Newhouse, it is the 767-300 (extended-range version) which is indeed Boeing’s most profitable aircraft.

Overall, the story of Boeing vs. Airbus is a never ending and ever changing battle of pure competition, combined with good timing and good luck. This battle has been, as Newhouse aptly describes a “seesaw battle between the world’s two remaining manufacturers of big airliners; mighty Boeing and the arriviste Airbus, both massive corporations and emblems of national pride”.

One of the recurring themes in the book is the dynamic nature of the industry. As the book was going to press, Alan Mulally who was executive vice president of the Boeing Company, and president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, left the company to become President and CEO of the Ford Motor Company. Ironically, the January 1, 2007 issue of Aviation Week and Space Technology named Mulally as its 2006 Person of the Year.

This dynamic made 2006 Boeing’s year in which they sold a record 1,044 commercial airplanes worldwide, eclipsing Airbus for the first time in six years. The 2006 orders were worth approximately 4 billion at list prices. Nonetheless, Boeing’s orders fell just short of the Airbus industry record of 1,055 planes in 2005.

The story of Boeing vs. Airbus is a fascinating one and Newhouse has done an excellent job in detailing that. Anyone with an interest in the airline and aviation sectors, including aviation enthusiasts will find this book a fascinating and timely read.

Review by R. Bengelink:

As someone who was in Boeing management through this time period, I found the book to be disappointing. It appears to me that Newhouse set out to extend his very useful “A Sporty Game” to show how Airbus not only came from behind, but totally overran Boeing in the commercial airplane market. Then, when he had that story almost ready to publish, the Airbus speeding train started to come off the tracks. So, instead of waiting for the train wreck to play itself out, he patched in some of the latest events and rushed into print – leaving a very muddled story for the average reader. In my view the book would have been much more interesting and useful if the author – and publisher – had had the patience to wait another 18 months or so for the situation to settle down, and then built the book around a more balanced story line.

By the way, to try to tell the story of Boeing leadership through this period without honestly describing the key role that Alan Mulally played in the entire approach to the post-777 airplane development strategy has led to a very distorted picture.

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787-8 Snap-Together Model

Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ newest jetliner is the 787 Dreamliner, a super-efficient airplane. An international team of top aerospace companies is developing the airplane, led by Boeing at its Everett facility near Seattle, Wash. The 787-8 Dreamliner will carry 210 to 250 passengers on routes of 8,000 to 8,500 nautical miles (14,800 to 15,700 kilometers). This reproduction of the 787-8 is produced from Boeing-approved scale drawings. Made of precision molded plastic with a weighted body and special wooden-base stand featuring an engraved plaque. Finished in a high-luster, pearlescent finish and accurate decals. Some assembly required. 1:200 scale. Length: 11″. Wingspan: 12″. Imported.

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You Can’t Order Change: Lessons from Jim McNerney’s Turnaround at Boeing

The first book to explore the unique leadership style of Boeing‚??s acclaimed CEO

Jim McNerney was one of Jack Welch‚??s top prot√©g√©s at General Electric and a finalist to replace the retiring Welch as CEO. McNerney lost that competition in 2001, but since then he has emerged as one of the most effective leaders of his generation.

You Can‚??t Order Change tells the amazing story of McNerney‚??s turnaround at the world‚??s leading aircraft manufacturer, which had faced a series of tough problems. Boeing is extremely hard to run, with more than billion in annual revenue and 161,000 employees. A new product like the 787 Dreamliner costs billions to develop over many years, with global production hurdles and little margin for error.

Peter Cohan interviewed people who worked with McNerney throughout his career to explain why his consensus-driven style sets him apart. The title comes from a McNerney quote about the importance of winning hearts and minds with a clear vision of future success.

McNerney combines Midwestern integrity and humility with the brilliance and drive of a Harvard Business School and McKinsey alum. This book reveals his approach to accountability, growth, cost cutting, leadership development, customer focus, and other universal challenges.

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Review by Loyd E. Eskildson:

Prior to McNerney’s 7/1/05 takeover, Boeing was ethically challenged and facing an obvious need for greater fuel efficiency of its products. When McNerney took over, Boeing stock was at .68; it now is at .86. The company is two years behind on promised deliveries for its new 787, as well as other new plane programs. A recent two-month strike, and major supplier problems (a record 70% of the 787 was outsourced) largely account for problems. Employee unions are also upset over Boeing’s use of contract employees.

Cohan derives his material from second-hand sources that know or have studied McNerney. That is probably a major the reason the book lacks any great insights.

A major future problem for Boeing is that other nations, especially Japan, have long pursued aviation knowledge to permit their future competition with Boeing. Some believe that the 787’s outsourcing (achieve lower costs, foreign airline participation, and faster development) will finally allow this. Cohan does not address this issue.

Cohan’s emphasizing McNerney’s focus on cost reduction, reducing time-to-market, improved ethics, increased fuel economy is not helpful to anyone knowledgeable about the industry and Boeing’s recent problems. Neither is Cohan’s 40,000 ft. overview of how Boeing is improving. Readers looking for such details would do much better reading material about the Toyota Production System (which Boeing is trying to follow) – especially works by the original TPS developers. Even following Boeing through several years of Business Week, Fortune, etc. articles is better than “You Can’t Order Change.”

Bottom Line: My beef is not with Mr. McNerney – I’m sure he is a fine manager, though he doesn’t walk on water as Cohan sometimes alludes. The problem is that Cohan just didn’t put much effort (or value) into this book.

Review by Kerry S.:

Very disappointing read. The author failed right off the bat to endear readers to McNerney. It is hard to root for someone with a Yale and a Harvard pedigree, born to a health care executive. What made McNerney persevere? Did doors open easily for him? We don’t know because the author does not cite anywhere that he directly interviewed McNerney. Most of the advice is general and can be applied to any situation. For example “McNerney carefully assesses his own company’s strengths and weaknesses”. Ok. This is Business 101. And if you haven’t taken Business 101, it’s common sense. This book fails to provide any practical advice and ironically is very loosely linked to any theories or concepts of change, which is why I checked this book out. If you must, read it at the beach then toss.

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Signature T-Shirt Short Sleeve; COLOR: NAVY; SIZE: XL

Now in new colors! The world-famous Boeing signature is the focus of this classic design. Heavyweight, 100% preshrunk cotton; seamless knit collar and taped neck and shoulder seams for comfort; double-needle-hemmed sleeves and bottom offer durability. Colors in order as pictured are harbor blue and in-set: chocolate, cardinal, austin, saffron, navy blue, royal blue, sand/prairie dust, and moss. Made in U.S.A.

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Review by Dan Sparkman:

Boeing logo t-shirt. Military green. Nice feel and Boeing logo is cool. Quality of t-shirt seems good. Very happy with product.

Review by Stepuptothemike:

A great all around T-shirt. Good Materials. Boeing logo on the inside tag. Perfect for the Boeing fan. Well priced under !

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747-8IC Snap-Together Model

The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental is one of the new high-capacity 747s that offer airlines the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large passenger airplane. This latest member of the 747 family meets airline requirements for a passenger airplane that serves the 400- to 500-seat market between the 555-seat Airbus A380 and the 365-seat Boeing 777-300 Extended Range airplanes. This reproduction of the 747-8IC is produced from Boeing-approved scale drawings. Made of precision molded plastic with a weighted body and special wooden-base stand featuring an engraved plaque. Finished in a high-luster, pearlescent finish and accurate decals. Some assembly required. 1:200 scale. Length: 15″. Wingspan: 13.75″. Imported.

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