December 2006/January 2007
Volume 05, Issue 8
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Cover Story

Great job!

Who’s got the best job at Boeing? In this photo essay, meet some people who proudly make that claim—and are working together to meet their customers’ needs and to improve their teams’ processes


Great job!Bob Ferguson PHOTO
Building the future todayBob ferguson photo

Main feature

Building the future today

The programs in IDS’ Network and Space Systems business are “game changers” for just about everyone: the warfighter, the astronaut, the intelligence community, the average citizen—and Boeing employees. Here’s a look at what markets the business is in and why it’s poised to succeed


Commercial Airplanes

Focus on the plan

What’s Online Work Instructions about? It’s a new, Boeing-designed paperless system that’s making life easier for Commercial Airplanes mechanics and inspectors—and it’s saving Boeing and its customers time and money. Also in BCA coverage this month: why Nippon Cargo Airlines’ plan to buy freighters illustrates how Boeing works to help its customers succeed; why Boeing is part of a joint venture in China; and what the 787 Program and other development projects did to address an emergent shortage of engineers with composite skills.


Focus on the plan Jim Anderson photo
Keep the fuel flowingNASA PHOTO

Integrated Defense Systems

Keep the fuel flowing

Here’s a look at what the Support Systems business of IDS is doing to keep tanker aircraft flying and relevant. This month’s IDS stories also cover how Boeing is applying its knowledge in U.S. Air Force Distributed Mission Operations training initiatives to programs for U.S. coalition teammates; why Boeing is offering two alternatives for assessment of future rotorcraft needs to support the U.S. Army’s Joint Heavy Lift program; and how Employee Involvement has helped the Boeing facility in San Antonio dramatically improve performance.