Hello, I’m Ray Conner, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. On behalf of the men and women of The Boeing Company, I'd like to congratulate your team on this historic milestone. You’ve successfully brought together the best of American Airlines and US Airways to create one of the world’s premier airlines. Together, you will create a strong infrastructure for future success and develop a fresh culture that combines the best values and principles from each company heritage into the new American.
At Boeing, we look forward to helping American succeed by delivering superior value through our products and services to your team and your passengers. Like you, we connect the world and enrich people’s lives by bringing them closer together through flight. Customers, like you, inspire the Boeing team to constantly find ways to be even better. We know you operate in a tough business environment and that’s why we want to bring you the most innovative and cost-efficient products possible.
We take great pride in the fact that our airplanes, including the 737 MAX and 787 Dreamliner, will serve as a critical part of your company. We thank you for your trust and I can assure you that our team will work very hard to build and deliver the more than 200 airplanes you have on order with us. Over the years, your feedback — good or bad — has been invaluable. It has challenged us to become a better company. I look forward to building on that relationship for years and decades to come.
Again, congratulations to all of you and the new American. I’m confident that you will bring a new standard of service to the flying public and that your complementary networks will offer more choice and better service for passengers as they travel and explore the world.