As Vice President of Boeing Test & Evaluation, Lynne Thompson Hopper is responsible for laboratory and flight test operations, in support of validation and certification of Boeing commercial and defense products. Named to this position in 2018, Hopper leads about 5,000 engineers, pilots, mechanics and technicians, who test and evaluate new Boeing aircraft, modifications and upgrades to existing aircraft, and who provide test support to Boeing businesses.
Prior to this position, Hopper served as vice president of Engineering, Modifications & Maintenance for Boeing Global Services. In that role, she was responsible for fleet engineering services, modifications to aircraft, logistics products and support, Aircraft-on-Ground (AOG) services, forward base deployment with operators around the world, and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facilities in San Antonio, Cecil Field and Shanghai.
Previously, Hopper was vice president of Material Services for Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA), where she was responsible for commercial aviation's most comprehensive aircraft spare-parts sales, services and distribution network, serving customers worldwide. Concurrently she led Commercial Aviation Services’ data analytics team.
Hopper also previously served as vice president of BCA Customer Support, where she managed the health of the world’s largest fleet of commercial jetliners – more than 13,000 airplanes. She oversaw a complete set of Boeing technical resources, helping more than 800 operators maintain their fleets throughout the life cycle of their airplanes.
Hopper led the development of regulatory-delegated authorized representatives for Commercial Airplanes from 2004 to 2007 and has held leadership positions in 737, 747 and 757 Airplane Systems, and in Airplane Safety and Airworthiness.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford.