Everybody everywhere has seen a Boeing. The 737 is the best selling airliner ever: 2,100 in the air and more coming. Buffs say Boeing are boring; Boeing can afford to stay above it all, says Malcolm Wheatley.
Bill Blansett is at the sharp end of America's battle to cut its $6 billion monthly trade deficit. The manufacturing director at Boeing's Everett plant has the task of dealing with a large slice of a $91 billion order book, the largest in the civil aerospace business.