TomB
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Boeing Replaces 787 Chief

Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:46 pm

The Wall Street Journal is reporting in their February 25-26, 2012 edition that:

Boeing named Larry Loftis vice president and general manager for the Dreamliner program. The current head of the 787 program, Scott Fancher, takes over as vice president and general manager of the 777 project.

I gather that Jim Albaugh decided that he had to place his best production manager, Larry Loftis, on the 787 program as the 787 program will continue to have a huge impact on the reputation and profitability of Boeing.
 
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RE: Boeing Replaces 787 Chief

Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:26 pm

Quoting TomB (Thread starter):

I gather that Jim Albaugh decided that he had to place his best production manager, Larry Loftis, on the 787 program as the 787 program will continue to have a huge impact on the reputation and profitability of Boeing.

With the 787 proceeding towards a production program, Loftis' experience with production issues and costs will be useful. With the 777 potentially transitioning to a developmental program, it makes sense for Francher to go there.
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RE: Boeing Replaces 787 Chief

Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:33 pm

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 1):
With the 787 proceeding towards a production program, Loftis' experience with production issues and costs will be useful. With the 777 potentially transitioning to a developmental program, it makes sense for Francher to go there.

Agreed.

Shanahan and Fancher were necessary to get the program across the finish line and into serial production and delivery. Now that they have crossed that line, they need someone with solid production management skills to tackle the production ramp.
 
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RE: Boeing Replaces 787 Chief

Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:24 pm

Makes absolutely sense for me: A production expert to run the 787 as production ramp up is key now and Scott move to the 777 which is ahead of a major upgrade to lead it in the next century.

Well done in my opinion.

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RE: Boeing Replaces 787 Chief

Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:59 am

Quoting flyglobal (Reply 3):
Makes absolutely sense for me: A production expert to run the 787 as production ramp up is key now and Scott move to the 777 which is ahead of a major upgrade to lead it in the next century.

Well done in my opinion.

Regards

Flyglobal

uups, of course I meant: lead it in the next decade. next century would even be for the 777 a bit too much.

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