June 2009
Volume 08, Issue 02
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Pas de deux

For more than 50 years, Boeing and the country of France have shared ties across the commercial and military worlds. From Air France's first DC-3 purchase in 1939 to enduring industry partnerships that keep aircraft flying across the globe in the 21st century, Boeing and France have developed and maintained an alliance that has benefited both over the decades.

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Pas de deuxPHOTO ILLUSTRATION: BRANDON LUONG/BOEING; AIRPLANE PHOTO:
GAIL HANUSA/BOEING; EIFFEL TOWER
PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK.COM
Working in paradiseBob Ferguson/Boeing

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Working in paradise

Integrated Defense Systems employees in Hawaii appreciate the blue water, white sands and tropical breezes of their workplace setting. But it's the challenging, high-tech work they do that really motivates them.

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Commercial Airplanes

Innovation aloft

A new passenger cabin interior, based on the 787 Dreamliner, plus a suite of performance improvements will make the Next-Generation 737 even more popular with airlines and passengers.

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Innovation aloftBOEING
Grace under pressureGETTY IMAGES

Integrated Defense Systems

NO MARGIN FOR ERROR

About 1,000 Boeing Global Transport & Executive Systems employees, who are located at nine sites around the world, provide service to Boeing’s most visible customers –- the U.S. Air Force 89th Airlift Wing, Special Air Missions Group, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. The team provides maintenance, modifications, upgrades and support for the Boeing fleet of aircraft that carry the nation’s senior leadership on critical missions around the globe.

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Shared Services Group

That's a good sign

At the Boeing paint hangars in Everett, Wash., you'll find graphics not only on the airplanes, but also on a new collision avoidance system, which has been highly effective at preventing painting platforms from coming in contact with airplanes.

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That's a good sign WILL WANTZ/BOEING
The 'you' in safetyGail Hanusa/Boeing

Special feature

The 'you' in safety

Employees across Boeing are excelling at workplace safety by making it a personal responsibility to create a safe workplace for themselves and their colleagues. Here's a look at some of the many teams whose safety records reflect the success of their efforts. Also in this month's special features: why the first step toward resolving an ethical or other work-related issue should start with leaders and managers, and how the Boeing Store helps protect company trademarks, promote the Boeing brand and offer reasonably priced merchandise.

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