February 2010
Volume 08, Issue 09
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Slipping the bonds

It’s not often an all-new Boeing jetliner makes that magical first flight. It happened Dec. 15 when the 787 Dreamliner completed its takeoff roll at Paine Field near Everett, Wash., and lifted off into an overcast morning. Several thousand Boeing employees were there to watch history being made. They cried, cheered, and pumped fists and arms in the air -- and took a lot of pictures. In this issue, Frontiers celebrates the 787’s first flight with 10 pages of photos taken by employees and by Boeing photographers.

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Slipping the bonds DAVID QUERUBIN/BOEING
Partnering with Indiawill wantz/Boeing

Special feature

Partnering with India

With a fast-growing economy, middle class and world standing, India is an increasingly important market for the aerospace industry. Building partnerships and strengthening ties with this dynamic country is crucial for Boeing’s continued success in the world’s second-most populous nation. Although India has been a longtime customer for Boeing’s commercial airplanes, Boeing and India have the potential to build a lasting defense partnership, too. (Boeing employees logged on to the Boeing intranet can click here to view a related video.)

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Photo gallery

Boeing and the Blues

Roaring overhead in tight formation in their Boeing F/A-18 Hornets or crisscrossing the sky with spectacular maneuvers, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels know how to thrill air-show crowds with their precision and teamwork. Boeing has a long association with the Blue Angels. Each year, before the Blues’ air-show season begins, a Boeing Shared Services Group team produces the Blue Angels’ yearbook. Several of the photos taken as part of the work on the 2010 yearbook by the Boeing team are featured in this gallery.

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Boeing and the BluesRON BOOKOUT/BOEING
Bordering on the extreme MIKE GOETTINGS/BOEING

Defense, Space & Security

Bordering on the extreme

Summer temperatures often soar above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius). Shade is tough to find. And then there is the local wildlife to contend with. Welcome to the home of Boeing employees working on the SBInet program to secure portions of the southern land border of the United States with cameras, sensors and other technology that must be placed atop towers in a remote desert environment.

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Engineering, Operations & Technology

Engineering excellence

By working together across distances and business units, Boeing engineers are helping the company succeed in ways that would not have been possible only a few years ago. It’s all part of a re-emphasis on technical leadership as Boeing further strengthens its Engineering function.

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Engineering excellenceJim Anderson/Boeing

Shared Services Group

Talent search

Boeing’s well-regarded internship program helps the company attract and develop diverse entry-level talent in critical areas such as engineering, while encouraging a new generation of workers to consider making Boeing part of their future.

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