Challenge is a
semiannual editorial supplement of Boeing Frontiers magazine that focuses
on engineering and technology and
is distributed to all Boeing employees.
On the Cover:
Amy Leonard, who works on Future Combat Systems in Houston, Texas, personifies
the energy and enthusiasm of Boeing's engineering and technical work force.
She is one of the Faces of Technology across the enterprise. (Photo by
issues of Challenge are also online.
A message from Boeing Chief Technology Officer Jim Jamieson
Field of dreams
One enterprising Boeing group is looking for and developing the best engineering
candidates it can find. Long Beach, Calif.-based Engineering Enterprise
Solutions is setting the stage for a strong Boeing future by recruiting
students and graduates who will play a key role in Boeing’s workforce.
Explore Space and Intelligence Systems and find out why it is one of the
hottest places to be for ambitious Boeing engineers.
The Faces of Technology
Behind many great aerospace achievements over the past 90 years there
are teams of Boeing engineers and technologists, says Jim Jamieson, Boeing
senior vice president and chief technology officer.
Blowing into the 21st century
Philadelphia’s wind tunnel: the goal was to make it one of the best
wind tunnels in the world. Today, its everything those planners dreamed
Ssshhh, we're flying a plane
Equipped with a modified engine and placed with microphones and other
sound-measuring equipment, the Quit Technology Demonstrator Two aircraft
is the focus of a remarkable research and development program to reduce
cabin and community noise.
Looking at things differently
Tomorrow’s engineers will be freed from competing processes, systems
and tools and will be able to design 24 hours a day from anywhere in the
Boeing is quietly developing the autonomous and intelligent technologies
that promise to bring the robots of science fiction to life.
When the Boeing 777 entered service in 1995, it dramatically advanced
the state of the art by being the first airplane ever to be 100 percent
digitally designed in three dimensions using computers. That technology
as well as others are now being integrated into some military products.
An officer and a gentleman
Former U.S. Air Force Major General Dick Paul has developed some efficient
weaponry to fight for Boeing’s future. See how this Boeing leader
is using old-school diplomacy to help Boeing win now-world technology
These employees are continuing to build Boeing’s technical reputation
inside and outside the company by receiving new awards from their industry
Portrait: The Laser and
Electro-Optical Systems Modeling and Simulation Team