Magnificent Flying Machines with Skill and Pride,

Boeing Builds Jets That Dominate the Skies

When six-year-old Ellis Clark hears the whine of a jet and spots the stubby shape of a 737 overhead, he brags to his playmates, "My dad makes those!" So do many other dads in Seattle, where Boeing, the world's most successful aircraft company, has its home. And those workers share the pride that their children feel. Says Dean Thornton, president of Boeing's commercial-airplane division: "Out of 100,000 Boeing employees, there's not one who doesn't get goose bumps when he sees a 747 in the air. This isn't like making toothpaste."

Thornton and his colleagues have reason to be proud. Boeing's cruise...

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