Boeing opened the Paris Air Show with some bold statements, such as a claim that its 747-8 Intercontinental had superior trip and seat-mile economics to the Airbus A380, and backed up its declarations by announcing a slew of new orders. Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Jim Albaugh and Air Lease Corp. Chairman and CEO Steven Udvar-Hazy at the commitment signing for 33 777s, 787s and 737s. Photo: By Geoffrey Thomas. Addressing media at Le Bourget, Boeing Commercial ...

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