Help from above
Boeing has been a major player in the satellite business for
45 years and recently reached an industry milestone of 2,500
years of accumulated satellite on-orbit service. Here's a look
at this business, its products and its operations—which
became even more successful after tapping the know-how from around
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A neat trip across Boeing
Thanks to a spirit of collaboration, there’s a traveling
Foreign Object Debris exhibit now making its way across Boeing.
The exhibit’s organizers hope the display heightens employees’ efforts
to prevent FOD.
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Buzzing with activity
When Airplane Programs Finance teammates in Commercial Airplanes
talk about "buzz," they're referring to the energy
emanating from Lean focals who have helped Finance people cut
waste and create new resource capacity. Also in BCA coverage
this month: Meet four teammates on the 747 program were there
at the start of this program—and are still contributing
as Boeing recently delivered its 1,400th 747.
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Integrated Defense Systems
Always on the lookout
The Boeing-developed SBInet system is intended to help U.S.
Customs and Border Protection execute its mission more effectively.
It also shows how border security is a new Boeing market for
network integration. Also in IDS coverage: A look at how a radio
frequency identification (RFID) system helped the F-22 receiving
team in Seattle cut costs and eliminated error; an introduction
to a team of 95 engineers in St. Louis that design unique tools
used to build Boeing jet fighters; and much more.
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The know-how for know-how
Meet Martha Ries, the head of Boeing's Intellectual Property
Management organization. She leads a team that aims to identify,
protect and best use the company's intellectual property to achieve
a competitive advantage. Also in this month's special features:
The Boeing team in Rome is recognized for a job well done, and
two Boeing companywide functions team up to support employees
in this month's Earth Day events and activities.
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