Dan Mooney, Boeing Commercial Airplanes' vice-president for product development, is now head of the 747 programme.

Mooney began assuming his new responsibilities in mid-June, but the new appointment took full effect on 1 August when Jeff Peace, who had worked for Boeing for 28 years, retired as vice-president and general manager of the aircraft.

Mooney was previously chief project engineer on the 767 and before that the 757-300. He joined Boeing in 1980, at the Helicopters division in Philadelphia. His successor to the product development position has not been named.

Mooney reports to Ross Bogue, vice-president and general manager for 747/767/777 aircraft production and Boeing's Everett, Washington facility.

Source: Flight International