I found this interesting article in the Seattle Times about Boeing's turbulent year. Seeing how there's a similar type article in this forum on Airbus, I decided to post this.
Quick summary for those that don't want to read the whole thing.
Good things for Boeing:
-Navy 737 contract
-Launch of 7E7
-Raising production rates by 25% or more for 737, 747, 777 in 2005
-General turn around in aviation industry
-Boeing hiring again
Bad things for Boeing:
-Continued dominance of Airbus in both orders and deliveries
-767 Tanker scandal
-Sale of Wichita fabrication plant
-Moving assembly line for 777
-Expanding moving assembly line for 737
-Prototyping 7E7 assembly process
Overall, 2005 will determine whether Boeing will ever be able to be No. 1 again.