September 2009
Volume 08, Issue 05
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Boeing’s newest bird

The 702B, the latest satellite developed by Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems, promises to open new market opportunities to Boeing for satellites that are smaller and don’t require as much power. It builds on the proven technology of the bigger 702. The initial customer for the 702B, Intelsat, has ordered four, the first of which is scheduled for launch in 2012.

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Boeing’s newest birdJIM SANTONI/boeing
An award well deservedGail Hanusa/Boeing

Commercial Airplanes

One part, one touch

A 777 interiors warehouse team in Everett has streamlined the process of packaging parts, dramatically cutting down on the number of times parts are handled, from the time they are packed by the supplier to when they are installed on the 777.

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Integrated Defense Systems

Busy Hornets

A Boeing-led team that included two F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets completed a round-the-world trip in 82 days as part of an effort by Integrated Defense Systems to bolster international sales. The jet fighters performed at air shows and took potential customers and VIPs on demonstration flights.

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An award well deservedKevin Flynn/Boeing
ABCs of financemarian lockhart/bOEING

Boeing Capital Corporation

ABCs of finance

Curious about the world of aircraft financing? Boeing Capital Corp. offers what has become a very popular overview course. A wide range of employees are learning that financing millions of dollars for a commercial jetliner is not unlike borrowing money for a home mortgage.

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Leaders in innovation

From protecting the environment and making a safer workplace to cutting energy consumption, waste and cost, Boeing employees using the tools of Lean+ are achieving dramatic results throughout the company. Frontiers goes behind the scene, on programs such as the C-17 in Long Beach, Calif., and the 737 in Renton, Wash., to tell the story.

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Leaders in innovationGail Hanusa/Boeing