May 2008
Volume 07, Issue 01
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A thunderous start

Final assembly on the first P-8A Poseidon aircraft for the U.S. Navy began in Renton, Wash., on a stormy day in late March. In this article, Poseidon teammates explain why this program is important to the customer—and to Boeing.

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Built to endure

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of Israel. During this time, the nation and Boeing have seen their partnership grow and prosper. Here’s a look at why Israel is important to Boeing.

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Commercial Airplanes

Three issues, one solution

Thanks to a cross-functional team at the Boeing Fabrication facility in Auburn, Wash., one solution helped improve three disparate processes. Also in BCA coverage this month: Meet an engineer who's committed to improving the flying experience for everyone, including those who have disabilities.

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Integrated Defense Systems

Lighter in space

Boeing is sharing with NASA composites expertise from its many programs in support of the agency's future goals for manned space flight. Also in IDS coverage: A St. Louis paint shop team finds ways to become more efficient, a Boeing team in the UK ensures that Chinook helicopters are ready to serve, and more.

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Special features

One company, one tech plan

Boeing has implemented a companywide technology-development strategy that represents another step toward making Boeing the world’s best-integrated and most competitive aerospace company. Also in this month's special features: Boeing demonstrates for the first time that man can fly in an airplane powered by environmentally friendly hydrogen fuel cells only, and much more.

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