On the Cover: Boeing
Phantom Works engineering technician Dave Dietrich removes aerospace
hardware "grown" from powdered nylon materials in a revolutionary
advanced manufacturing process called Selective Laser Sintering. The
technique allows engineers to "grow" complex-shaped and hard-to-find
parts of several materials u sing 3_D imagery and a laser instrument. Photo
by Bob Ferguson
The A160 Hummingbird offers range and endurance unprecedented in the
history of helicopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle design. Read more about
Boeing's Concept Exploration UAV pioneering efforts in the Advanced
Boeing Commercial Airplanes engineers Don Furlong and David Space
look over the 747 interior mockup in Everett, Wash. (See "Dream
Job" for complete story.) Photo by Bob Ferguson
A message from Chief Technology Officer Jim Jamieson
Breaking the mold
Boeing engineers and technologists are constantly
looking for ways to improve engineering and production cycle time,
performance, quality and affordability. Here are some examples of amazing
advanced manufacturing technologies that are transforming the way Boeing
makes its products.
A warehouse near Los Angeles could be housing the future of flight. Inside
the building, Concept Exploration -- a Boeing-acquired company --
has everything it needs to design and build the unmanned aerial vehicles
of the future.
The walls that traditionally have separated Engineering
from Production are being eliminated throughout Boeing. In their place
are cooperation and partnership.
Here's looking at Yu
Meet Jeanne Yu, the leader of a team charged with
determining how to give 7E7 passengers the best airplane flying experience
Energy in a bottle
As a 13-year-old boy earning pocket change in Gardena, Calif., John Tracy
found there was more to working in a butcher's shop than wielding a
meat cleaver. He learned from his boss an enduring truth about good
business: The customer is always right. Always!
Eyes on the X-45 prize
Understanding engineers, customers and the bottom line, Darryl Davis
has successfully guided Boeing through a dynamic Joint Unmanned Combat
Air System program.
Dream Job: Why engineers find Boeing a great place
Technologists and engineers offer their perspectives on why Boeing is
a great place to work.
A new step forward
Take a look inside the founding and focusing of Boeing Technology with
this organizational and strategic overview.
Suppliers on board
"Doing the impossible is one of the things
Boeing does best," asserts a commercial that has aired on major
U.S. television. Now, see how how high-tech firms are becoming collaborators
on accomplishing these missions impossible.
Boeing strives to work with the best technological
talent and collaborate in developing new aerospace technologies. See
how the company stays actively involved in global research and technology
as it continues to build a broad theater for its activities.
Connexion by Boeing has headed out to sea. Maritime
testing of the mobile communications system goes well in the North
The age of experience
Boeing is curbing brain drain in a new experiment,
recruiting retired engineers for urgent and complex technical projects.
Boeing technical employees continued to receive honors form their industry
peers in 2004. See who was recognized and read about Boeing's Special
Invention Award recipients in this article.
A look at the Distributed Server Optimization Team
Take a look at how this team keeps cutting-edge information technology
services operating at peak efficiency at Boeing.