April 2010
Volume 08, Issue 11
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Phantoms of the future

WaveRider will streak across the sky at more than a mile per second. Phantom Eye will remain on station at 65,000 feet (19,800 meters) for up to 10 days. SkyHook will lift payloads of up to 40 tons (36 metric tons) in remote locations. These are just a few of the scores of cool projects in various stages of development by Boeing’s Phantom Works organization.


Phantoms of the future MICK MONAHAN/Boeing

New Frontiers

NASA has shifted its focus from returning astronauts to the moon to using commercially developed services to transport astronauts to low Earth orbit. For space pioneer Boeing, it’s an opportunity to design a Commercial Crew Development spacecraft that can be sold not only to NASA but to other customers.


New Frontiers john rankin/bOEING

Good pedigree

Boeing’s AH-6i light attack helicopter for international customers is descended from the OH-6A Cayuse, which has a long tradition of success with U.S. Special Operations. But the AH-6i has taken much from the Apache, including an advanced integrated glass cockpit.


Good pedigree mike GOETTINGS/BOEING

Delivers like no other

The U.S. Marines are the chief operators of the Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey and are integrating its tilt-rotor capabilities into routine training. That training includes dangling from a rope below a moving Osprey.


Delivers like no otherBob Ferguson/BOEING