EVERETT — The head of Boeing’s 777X program, Bob Feldmann plans to retire at the end of the year. His number two, Eric Lindblad is taking over the program.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes President Ray Conner praised Feldmann in an email to employees Friday morning.
“Since he was named leader of 777X design and development, the program has met each stage of development on time to the day of the schedule established before program launch,” Conner said.
Lindblad has been with Boeing 31 years and currently is the 777X program’s deputy general manager.
When he joined the program, he oversaw the 777X’s advanced composite-material wings, which are produced at Boeing’s Everett plant. Prior to that he briefly oversaw the 747 program. He has a broad range of experience on existing and new commercial programs at Boeing, and a successful track record, Conner said.
Lindblad is well suited for “leading our next great airplane through the final development phase and entry into service,” he said.