Volume 03, Issue 7
Inside Boeing gets 10th anniversary makeover
Site evolving into employee portal
Users of inside.boeing.com, the default home page on the Boeing intranet, this month will experience a brand new look and feel to this site. Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the Inside Boeing Web site is evolving toward the next phase of Web technology: the employee portal.
Although its functionality remains the same, Inside Boeing will mirror the look of the MyBoeing employee portal, which presents information in a way that users can personalize. Employees will be able to log on to the portal directly from Inside Boeing. By clicking the "Logon" button at the top of the page and going through Web Single Sign On, employees can easily reach the portal to access personalized information and TotalAccess services.
The Inside Boeing makeover brings Boeing one step closer to a single enterprisewide look and feel. It also introduces (or reintroduces) Inside Boeing users to the experience of using a portal. Inside Boeing has long been a starting point to the Boeing Web, but it's a one-size-fits-all approach. Portal users, on the other hand, get focused information that they can personalize. By linking with various Boeing databases, a portal identifies users when they log on and automatically provides them access and information targeted to their unique roles and requirements.
To learn more about changes to Inside Boeing and ways to maximize your work experience using the MyBoeing portal, check out these 10 Minute Trainers on the Boeing Web.
The New Look of Inside Boeing: http://inside.boeing.com/10minute/inside2004/
Introducing MyBoeing: http://inside.boeing.com/10minute/portal_intro_v5/
Customizing MyBoeing: http://inside.boeing.com/10minute/portal2004/
services slated to be accessible from home
MyBoeing Express is slated for launch in January, members of the TotalAccess team said. Through MyBoeing Express, active U.S.-based Boeing employees will be able to reach to their personalized HR- and payroll-related information and services from the Internet using their TotalAccess password. With the launch of MyBoeing Express, employees will have secure use of their personalized information-via Web or phone-anytime and anywhere.
Additional details will be announced as they become available.
PRIMARIS ON TRACK TO BE FIRST U.S. BUYER OF 7E7S
Primaris Airlines will become the first U.S. airline to order the new 7E7 Dreamliner, Boeing confirmed last month.
Las Vegas-based Primaris announced plans to purchase 20 737-800s and 20 7E7-8s, with options for an additional 25 737-800s and 15 7E7-8s. Contract negotiations are expected to conclude later this year, Boeing said in a press release. Deliveries of the 737-800s will begin in 2007 and the 7E7-8s in 2010.
"We have said from the start the 7E7 airplane will serve existing airlines but also be a catalyst for new business models, those with entrepreneurial vision taking new approaches to redefine the industry," said Mike Bair, Boeing vice president and general manager, 7E7 Program.
Primaris, which currently operates a charter service, becomes the fi fth member of the 7E7 launch team. The carrier intends to build a route structure serving domestic and international business travelers starting in 2005.
$767 MILLION FOR J-UCAS DEMO PROGRAM
Under the J-UCAS X-45C Capability Demonstration Program, Boeing will build and demonstrate three X-45C air vehicles and two mission control elements, and integrate a common operating-system technology.
The first X-45C fl ight is scheduled for early 2007, with initiation of Operational Assessment taking place that same year. The assessment will focus on the X-45's ability to conduct suppression of enemy air defenses; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and strike missions for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.
THREE 747-400SFS, TAKES DELIVERY OF 2 747-400FS
"The 747 Special Freighter advancements are going to keep us very competitive and enable us to operate more efficiently in the marketplace," said Yutaka Yoshino, JAL senior vice president and general manager, Cargo and Mail.
Conversion of the first JAL airplane will begin in December 2005. It will be delivered to the airline in May 2006.
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