The Boeing 777 is an amazing piece of hardware for a number of reasons. It’s one of the first aircraft to heavily incorporate computerized design to reduce testing time. It’s a two-engined aircraft that’s proven so reliable that it’s been certified to fly previously four-engine-only routes. It’s pretty amazing. But did you know each one (like previous Boeing aircraft as well) are hand-made — like a Ferrari, or a Lamborghini?
We leave you this week with the above video, which was created by Boeing to tell everyone a little bit about not the 777, but rather about the people who build it. In roughly seven minutes, we get a little peek into what makes those thousands of people go, from their childhood dreams to their introduction into the mechanical world. All of this comes together in carefully-coordinated teamwork — and a product that many cross-continental travelers bet their asses on every day.
What I see are a bunch of folks who like what they do and care to do it well — whether people are watching or not. That’s just awesome. Enjoy.