May 11, 2016: Boeing is in the strongest position it’s ever been but Boeing cannot stand still, says Dennis Muillenburg, chairman and CEO of The Boeing Co. Customers want high value and low costs.
“Our goal is to set a higher bar for ourselves and be the best in aerospace,” Muilenburg told an international group of aerospace analysts at the company’s annual investors’ day. “You’ll see us emphasizing more and more ‘one Boeing.'”
Note: Boeing is holding its annual investors’ day (really a half-day) today, with presentations by: Dennis Muilenburg , Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greg Smith , Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy, Ray Conner , Vice Chairman and Commercial Airplanes President and Chief Executive Officer and Leanne Caret , Executive Vice President and Defense Space & Security President and Chief Executive Officer. We’ll report on the presentations by Muilenburg, Smith and Conner, but not the DSS unit.
Muilenburg said Boeing will lead with innovation, including more modern factories, as evidenced by the new wing production plant for the 777X wing analysts viewed Tuesday.
Over the next five years, Boeing will turn its goals into reality, he said. Achieving these goals will allow Boeing to “break through” to achieve double digit margins.
The two part strategy is building “strength on strength,” including growing the commercial airplane business; improving the defense business; and grow the services business. “Disciplined innovation,” executing plans already in place and sharpening “winning value” for customers are key to the progress during the next five years, Muilenburg said.
Muilenburg said improvements in production will lower costs. Growing services in a growing market will add to the company’s profits.
The CEO said that Partnering for Success is a long-term program to reduce costs, finding new ways to add value.
I still believe Boeing is making a mistake by not making the B77X more efficient using better technologies. For example, IMHO it still weighs too much.
The A350XWB platform is built for the future (ie. such as the potential hypothetical A350-1100), etc.
Difference between standing still and going backward is?
Lot of spin, nothing concrete
Is that the sound of the riveting machines you can hear in the background ?
But it does seem the bold leap of the 787 has been replaced by a cold reality.
That’s all great, but how about an all-new narrowbody product?
Enplaned, I think that will be the end result, after lots of kicking and screaming..
An upgrade of the 737-7.5 might bring in a few hundred sales extra in the backlog and regain some kind of family concept for the 737MAX.
The -9 is a small but heavy stretch of the -8, incapable of effectively competing with the A321s.
So probably Boeing will bite the bullit eventually, with a smart 797 NSA/MoM, 160-250 seats concept.