Boeing is to simplify the structure of its Commercial Airplanes Group in an effort to build on last year's improved financial performance. Two of the group's three units - single-aisle and twin-aisle programmes - will be merged, with the Commercial Aviation Services (CAS) unit remaining untouched.

The move is part of a wider reorganisation of Commercial Airplanes Group operations. The consolidation of civil programmes within a single organisation, to be led by Jim Jamieson, is described as "one of the most significant changes". Jim Morris takes over as head of Airplane Components, which sits beneath the two units.

Source: Flight International