April 2008
Volume 06, Issue 11
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Space for career growth

To inspire college students to join the aerospace industry after graduation, Boeing recently hosted about 240 Denver-area undergrads at the Third Space Exploration Conference.


Space for career growth AIAA PHOTO

Tried and true methods

To finish a long list of tasks before the delivery of Japan's first-ever aerial refueling tanker, the KC-767 tanker team turned to some "old school" tactics—including Post-it notes on a wall—to increase visibility on remaining work. It helped the team rally to get the job done.


Tried and true methodsBoeing photo

Looking out for future growth

The Boeing-developed SBInet system has brought advanced security technology to a section of the United States–Mexico border. It's intended to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection execute its mission more effectively—and it shows how border security is a new Boeing market for network integration.


Looking out for future growth THOMAS GOERTE L PHOTO

Tag of progress

Since the F-22 receiving team in Seattle implemented a radio frequency identification (RFID) system for raw metal tubing, they've cut costs and eliminated error. Meanwhile, both Integrated Defense Systems and Commercial Airplanes are exploring new RFID applications that benefit customers, suppliers and internal teams.


Tag of progressMarian Lockhart photo

A life with 'structure'

In St. Louis, you'll find a team of 95 engineers that design tools—not the kind you can buy at hardware stores, but unique and sometimes highly sophisticated tools that are used to build Boeing jet fighters.


A life with 'structure' RICHard RAU PHOTO

Looking inward

Boeing is modernizing Integrated Defense Systems facilities in the Puget Sound region. The goal: Create collaborative, user-friendly work areas—in response to employee survey results—and support the company's strategy for better asset utilization.


Looking inward Boeing Archives photo

Among the stars

Boeing's satellite business and its people create products that provide essential services and many conveniences—and have demonstrated how Boeing teams can improve their operations by tapping knowledge from around the enterprise.


Among the stars Bob Ferguson photo