August 2006 
Volume 05, Issue 4 
Special Features


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: The BCA Technology team stands in an interior mockup of the 787 at the Customer Experience Center in Tukwila, Wash. Photo by Bob Ferguson

Previous issues of Challenge are also online.


A message from Boeing Chief Technology Officer Jim Jamieson

The initiative to win
By improving the yield of Boeing’s R&D investments and the efficiency and effectiveness of its development programs, the Development Process Excellence initiative is helping Boeing better execute existing programs and win new ones

Flying into the future
BCA Technology, the breakthrough team at Commercial Airplanes, is drawing on the best technical talent to build a 10-year technology plan for Boeing.

The new Phantom Works
Here’s what’s next for the organization that brought us the X-43, a range of unmanned air vehicles and Future Combat Systems.

Professionals … every one
Here’s a look at some of the 47,000 engineers and technologists across the enterprise who make Boeing the greatest aerospace company in the world.

Virtual virtuosity
The integrated battlespace is here. Future Combat Systems—the U.S. Army’s modernization program that will link soldiers, manned and unmanned ground and air vehicles, and sensors—is becoming a reality.

Adding discipline to the team
As the senior vice president of Engineering, Operations & Technology, Jim Jamieson is leading efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Boeing’s engineering, operations and technology functions. In this interview, Jamieson shares his perspective on his new organization and the role it will play within Boeing.

The airplane doctors
Sophisticated systems constantly monitor the health of airplanes—military and commercial—to deliver preventive care and quick cures.

Intellectual property: the new gold
To a high-technology aerospace company such as Boeing. intellectual property is like gold—and needs to be properly safeguarded. Rob Gullette, vice president of Intellectual Property Management, explains why and how Boeing aggressively protects and leverages its intellectual resources worldwide.

Portrait: The Product Lifecycle Management team


Challenge staff
Publisher: Jim Jamieson
Editorial director: Dave Phillips
Editor: William Cole
Designer: Cass Weaver
Photos by: Bob Ferguson (except where noted)

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