Boeing Employee Information Hotline at 1-800-899-6431

This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.

Merchandise | Corporate Governance | Employee/Retiree/Emergency Information | Ethics | Suppliers

Feature Story

Master player for Feature page - duplicate this player for individual business unit pages, features, etc.

Boeing 'PCADS' system ready to fight fires from the air

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center, wildfires burned nearly seven million acres of land in the United States in 2011. In Texas alone, more than 1,500 homes were destroyed.

For the past several years, Boeing has been testing and perfecting a system – Precision Container Aerial Delivery System (PCADS) – that could help firefighters battle wildfires by allowing cargo planes to not only drop more water on the fire in less time, but to do it with precision.

Click on the video above to view the complete story.