Lynne Hopper was named vice president of Engineering for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in March 2019. She also serves as a member of the Boeing Enterprise Engineering leadership team.
In this role, she leads 12,500+ engineers across the world who design, produce, certify and support Boeing Commercial Airplane programs and products. Hopper confirms products are safe, designs are efficient, and that products and services meet customer needs. Hopper also ensures that all products are producible and meet compliance requirements, and that customers can safely and efficiently operate them.
As the Commercial Airplanes Engineering leader, Hopper is accountable for Commercial product design practices and creating a learning organization focused on a strong Safety Management System.
Previously, Hopper was the vice president of Boeing Test & Evaluation, where she was responsible for laboratory and flight test operations in support of validation and certification of Boeing commercial and defense products. Named to that position in 2018, Hopper oversaw 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 that position, Hopper served as vice president of Engineering, Modifications & Maintenance for Boeing Global Services, where 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.
Hopper also served as vice president of Material Services for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, 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.
As vice president of Commercial Airplanes Customer Support, Hopper 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.