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: Joe
Felock is an experimental F-15 and F/A-18 test pilot. He is among Boeing
flight-test aviators who in addition to possessing first-rate flying skills,
have impressive technical qualifications. Felock, shown here suited up
for a test flight, holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical
engineering. Behind him is an F-15K. (Photo by Bob Ferguson)
issues of Challenge are also online.
A message from Chief Technology Officer
High-tech jet drivers
Many of today's Boeing test pilots are not just
aviators. They have strong engineering backgrounds and make important
contributions to the test-flight team.
Boeing is gaining presence in the burgeoning unmanned-systems market that has
become a multibillion dollar opportunity. Check out the programs that Boeing
is involved in.
An engineering team in Puget Sound is working
at full speed to prepare the 747-400 for conversion into the Large
Cargo Freighter, which will be used to transport 787 assemblies.
What dreams may come
Engineers talk about what attracted them to a
career in aerospace and why it is so challenging--and so much fun--to
work for Boeing.
Acosta's winning formula
Jumping into the deep end of uncertain waters isn't a comfortable sensation
for must of us. But it's a familiar one for Phantom Works' Julie-Ellen Acosta,
vice president of Structural Technologies, Prototyping and Quality.
tech to the shop floor
Since the mergers of the late 1990s, Boeing has been burdened by a hodgepodge
of duplicative processes and systems. Common systems and processes are now
being deployed across the company to create a common, forward-looking information
technology architecture and core of common systems to be used by all business
stands ready for Uncle Sam
One goal continues to loom large for the U.S. Department of Defense: ensuring
everyone has access to accurate information and data in real time. See how
Connexion by Boeing's in-flight broadband service is helping advance the military
work to protect Apache combat pilots
Imagine trying to land an Apache Longbow helicopter in poor visibility, on
a shifting landing zone, while under threat of attack. Innovative simulator
enhancements are now helping pilots train for these specific scenarios by creating
full-mission, high-fidelity experiences.
battlefield information to the soldier
Future Combat Systems, the U.S. Army's transformational program, is accelerating
to deliver newfound capabilities...and information plays a key role.
in air-system demand
Now part of Boeing Phantom Works, the Advanced Air Traffic Management team
continues its work to help meet growth in air-system demand.
Airplane's Jim Morris, vice president of Engineering
and Manufacturing, Commercial Airplanes
C-130 AMP virtual reality design center team