EBACE: BBJ president hands over the reins

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Boeing Business Jet president Steven Hill will hand over the reins of his BBJ unit to programme chief pilot Capt Steve Taylor, concluding a 35-year career with the US airframer.

Under Hill's tenure, which began in August 2004, Boeing launched the BBJ 3, 787 and747-8 VIP, and now the BBJ C.

While chief pilot, Taylor was the liaison to the worldwide community of BBJ pilots, gathering their input and preferences as aviators, as Boeing worked to continuously enhance the flightdeck of the specially modified 737s.

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The pair of executives joked at Monday's briefing as they made the public transition of leadership of the BBJ unit, which was launched in 1996.

Upon concluding his final remarks ahead of the question and answer portion of the briefing, the departing Hill quipped to the assembled journalists:"All the hard questions are for Steve [Taylor]."