Dec. 09/Jan. 10 Frontiers
Volume 08, Issue 08
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Ready for flight

With the new 787 Dreamliner and the 747-8 Freighter programs preparing for first flight, Boeing will soon embark on the biggest simultaneous flight-test programs in its history. It’s an especially exciting time for the many Boeing pilots who have trained and prepared for what comes next -– several thousand hours flying the new planes before they are certified and turned over to customers.

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Ready for flightgail hanusa/BOEING


The good citizen

Boeing leaders weigh in on what it means to be a good corporate citizen. Whether it is the quality of the products we produce, the services we provide or the volunteering we do to help others, Boeing is committed to making a difference.

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Think tank

For these Boeing employees, a day in the office sometimes means jumping into the world’s largest indoor swimming pool as they prepare the way for future astronauts to visit the International Space Station. The pool, designed by Boeing and used by NASA, holds 6.2 million gallons (23.5 million liters) of water and is used to simulate the weightless conditions experienced in space.

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Meet the inventorsPAUL PINNER/BOEING

Engineering, Operations & Technology

Meet the inventors

Throughout the Boeing enterprise, many talented employees are hard at work on the next scientific or engineering breakthroughs that will help drive the company’s success. Recently, Boeing honored almost 100 of these men and women for their patented inventions or for innovative replication of previous inventions. Meet some of these big thinkers.

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