July 2007
Volume 06, Issue 03
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Cover Story

Knowledge transfer

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.

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Main feature

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.

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Commercial Airplanes

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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Special Features

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 programs.

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