With the Wideband Global SATCOM satellite system, the Boeing
Space and Intelligence Systems team has created a breakthrough
in satellite communications (SATCOM) for the U.S. Department
of Defense and other U.S. government agencies. WGS represents
a quantum leap in capacity: One WGS satellite provides the capacity
of 10 satellites it will replace.
A stronger chain
Boeing is helping its supplier partners be more efficient, so
that both parties can better meet customer needs and capture
new business. This package of stories investigates what Boeing
is doing to help partners be more Lean—and to ensure they’re
meeting Boeing’s expectations.
Connect the dots
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration this year enacted new
regulations governing ETOPS (extended operations). Here’s
why this change is important to Boeing. Also in BCA coverage
this month: Meet the Boeing organization that’s helping
Chinese officials and airlines develop China’s aviation
system, in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
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Integrated Defense Systems
Here’s what we know
Teams across Boeing are using the Collaborative Environment
portal on the Boeing intranet to share knowledge—and to
increase productivity. Also in IDS coverage this month: Why one
employee’s work on winning and managing a new demonstrator
program in the United Kingdom has both professional and personal
meaning, and more.
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AST: One last hurrah
With its unmistakable hump, the Airborne Surveillance Testbed
was a unique, specially modified Boeing 767 that was a key part
of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Strategic Defense Initiative.
The aircraft was retired in 2003 and recently was dismantled.
Yet it generated knowledge that’s still used by Boeing