Boeing's Duel With Complacency

At the Paris Air Show, Chairman Lewis Platt talks about the ongoing battle with Airbus, the search for a new CEO, and corporate ethics

Boeing Chairman Lewis Platt has been a steady and calm force during some turbulent times at the world's largest aerospace company. Since the abrupt resignation of CEO Harry Stonecipher in March for having an affair with a female executive, Platt has been one of the most visible nonexecutive chairmen in Corporate America. He has been Boeing's (BA ) point man in the case against Airbus receiving subsidized government loans for aircraft development, known as launch aid, and he's heading the CEO search. He even makes sales calls -- he'll be doing that in Asia next month.

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