Boeing Frontiers
April 2003
Volume 01, Issue 11
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Commercial Airplanes

'Best care in the air''Best care in the air'

Midwest Express, a long-time favorite with business travelers, has a new name, Midwest Airlines, and a new flagship aircraft, the Boeing 717.

The Milwaukee-based airline formally inaugurated the new name on March 1 after taking delivery of its first 717 during a ceremony at the Boeing facility in Long Beach, Calif., the previous day.



INTERIOR designImagine this: You're a 5-foot-nothing woman. Lugging your stuffed-to-the max carry-on bag, you've just boarded a flight from Seattle to London. You're too busy trying to get to seat 23E to look around. You just want to get to your spot in time to nab space for your things in the overhead bins.

You head down the aisle and reach for the pivot bin's latch. Surprisingly, you can actually reach it—without having to climb on the seat. The bin opens downward; you hoist your heavy bag into the hold. Instead of struggling, your bag goes in easily. You close the bin, sit down, fasten your seatbelt and take a deep breath.


Bhutan test flights confirm 737 capabilities

Bhutan test flights confirm 737 capabilitiesNestled high in the Himalayan mountains in the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan, Paro International Airport is possibly one of the most difficult airports in the world to fly in and out of, as it is 2,130 meters (7,000 feet) above sea level and surrounded by challenging valleys and 5,500- meter (18,000-foot) mountain peaks.

Located between Tibet to the north and India to the south, the Kingdom of Bhutan is roughly the size of Switzerland. The current population is approximately 750,000. Buddhism has been the predominant religion since the 7th century and is inculcated deep in daily life. The Bhutanese treasure their rich natural environment and ecosystem, which includes animals like the takin, snow leopard, golden langur, blue sheep and tiger. Bhutan is home to an estimated 770 species of birds and more than 5,500 species of plants.


The 5 o’clock shadow

The 5 o’clock shadowWhen it comes to understanding what the people of Boeing do each and every day, the shadow knows.

Every year for the past six years, Boeing has brought in children of all ages to "shadow" adults in the work place. With events such as career day, family day, Take Your Children to Work Day, and now Job Shadow Day, Boeing has built a partnership with the educational community that is sure to shed light on the world of work.




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