December 2007/January 2008
Volume 06, Issue 08
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Keeping promises

Commercial Airplanes is closing in on an unprecedented streak: three consecutive years with at least 1,000 orders. In this Q&A, Scott Carson, BCA president and CEO, discusses the task of delivering on the promises the business unit has made to its customers—while balancing many other important tasks, such as managing its global supply chain, completing the 787 Dreamliner and strengthening relationships with employees and customers.

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Main feature

People power

Boeing Human Resources offers a tremendous array of services to help support the company’s business needs. Here’s a look at how some of these services are helping employees, business programs and Boeing—and profiles of some HR teammates.

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Commercial Airplanes

7,000 and counting

The Boeing 737 recently passed the 7,000-order mark. Not bad for an airplane that Boeing launched almost reluctantly more than 40 years ago with an order for just 21 airplanes. Also in BCA coverage this month: A look at a new quality-related approach that focuses on correct processes; a look at how a BCA organization helps startup airlines prepare for long-term success; and more.

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Integrated Defense Systems

A special mission

Because the C-17 Globemaster III it can be converted in minutes into a high-tech, flying intensive care unit, it’s one of the closest friends a wounded soldier can have in today’s war environment. Other IDS-related articles in this issue: How a Boeing-developed video system will help the European Space Agency’s newest cargo spacecraft dock with the International Space Station in February; and who's speaking out about how the KC-767 will best meet the U.S. Air Force's aerial tanker requirements.

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Special features


Two recent developments in Italy illustrate how Boeing is working with top technology providers around the world—and helping strengthen a nation’s aerospace industry in support of Boeing’s cross-enterprise efforts.

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