New Boeing Dreamliner touches down at Manchester Airport
The new Boeing Dreamliner 787 lands on the tarmac at Manchester Airport during it's tour of the world on April 24, 2012 in Manchester, England. The Boeing Dreamliner 787 is made of composite materials and uses 20% less fuel than equivalent aircraft. Thompson Holidays were the first UK company to buy the new 787. (Getty Images)
Willie Walsh has always been one of the most outspoken chief executives in the aviation industry but now having steered British Airways and Iberia back into the black, the Irishman is proving there is metal behind his words.