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magazine! I hope you enjoy this source of supplemental technical
information about Boeing- and Douglas-designed airplanes.
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of the magazine.
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than is possible with the printed magazine. We send that version
primarily to operators of Boeing and Douglas airplanes.*
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magazine is published quarterly by Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group
and is distributed at no cost to operators of Boeing commercial
air-planes. Aero provides operators with supplemental technical
information to promote continuous safety and efficiency in their
daily fleet operations.
Boeing Company supports operators during the life of each Boeing
commercial airplane. Support includes stationing Field Service representatives
in more than 63 countries; furnishing spare parts and engineering
support; training flight crews and maintenance personnel; and providing
operations and main-tenance publications.
continuously communicates with operators through such vehicles as
technical meetings, service letters, and service bulletins. This
assists operators in addressing regulatory requirements and Air
Transport Association specifications.
Aero no. 7, the photo at the top of page 39 was incorrectly labeled
"Long Beach modification center." It should have read "Recovery
and modification services." We regret the error.
published in Aero magazine is intended to be accurate and
authoritative. However, no material should be considered FAA approved
unless specifically stated. Airline personnel are advised that their
company’s policy may differ from or conflict with information in
this publication. Customer airlines may republish articles from
Aero without permission if for distribution only within their
own organizations. They thereby assume responsibility for the current
accuracy of the republished material. All others must obtain written
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