All about the future
Boeing’s Phantom Works organization, part of Defense, Space & Security, has a fairly small number of employees (about 2,000) but scores of projects in various stages of development, from toaster-size nanosatellites to the 410-foot-long (137-meter-long) SkyHook, a neutrally buoyant aircraft. As Phantom Works leader Darryl Davis puts it, those employees are working on some “pretty cool stuff” -- projects with intriguing names such as Phantom Ray, Phantom Eye and WaveRider. The goal of Phantom Works is to meet the evolving needs of customers while turning good ideas, advanced concepts and technology into superior products and services that are profitable for Boeing.
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The power of one
For many Boeing employees, volunteering is a powerful way they can help make a difference. Meet some of these volunteers in this article, and also view an Earth Day photo essay showing how employees are helping to protect the environment every day.
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The big move
Following its trailblazing success in producing single-aisle
717 and 737 commercial jetliners on a moving assembly line, where
the planes are lined up nose to tail, Boeing has implemented
this assembly method for its much larger, twin-aisle 777. As
a result, employees at the Everett, Wash., plant now assemble
a 777 with some
3 million parts more quickly and efficiently
than ever before.
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Defense, Space & Security
Learning the ropes
The Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey has become workhorse for U.S.
Marines, who are incorporating its unique tilt-rotor capabilities
into their training. A Boeing photographer recently took photos
for Frontiers of Marines practicing special insertion,
extraction and other techniques from the back of a moving or
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Engineering, Operations & Technology
From directed-energy weapons to lighter and far more efficient
batteries, numerous advances are being made by Boeing teams in
the Platform Systems and Subsystems technology domain. It’s
the largest of eight technology domains established by Boeing
to help ensure new technologies are ready when they are needed
-- and provide the company a competitive advantage.
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