March 2010
Volume 08, Issue 10
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Welcome to the family

The 747-8 Freighter made its first flight on Feb. 8 from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., and Frontiers celebrates that event with 10 pages of photos of the newest member of the 747 family. First flight came one day shy of the 41st anniversary of the first flight, from the same airfield, of the initial 747-100 in 1969. With a redesigned wing and the fuel-efficient engines developed for the 787 Dreamliner, the 747-8 Freighter will give air cargo operators significantly improved operating economics when it enters service at the end of the year.

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Welcome to the familyBob Ferguson/BOEING
Competitive advantageAssociated press

Special features

Competitive advantage

Boeing employees, those hired locally at Boeing sites around the world, as well as employees based at sites in the United States, are part of an integrated work force of diversity and talent that is essential to the company’s success in global markets. They are the many faces of “One Boeing.” Meet some of these men and women from around the world in this Frontiers photo essay.

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Commercial Airplanes

Delivering on the Dream

All Nippon Airways of Japan will be the first airline to put the 787 into service, but making sure the Dreamliner is ready for that mission when the first planes are delivered involves far more than a successful flight-test program. Much has to happen behind the scenes, and this is a process that begins early in the development phase of the airplane, with Boeing working closely with the customer.

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Delivering on the DreamBob Ferguson/BOEING
Training dayBob Ferguson/BOEING

Defense, Space & Security

Training day

When a Missouri National Guard company received orders to deploy to the Middle East to maintain Apache helicopters, the call went out to Boeing’s Training Systems & Services, which offers a range of training solutions and instructions. For two weeks, at a base in South Carolina, these Guard soldiers learned from Boeing maintenance experts about the company’s AH-64D Longbow and how to keep ‘em flying in support of critical warfighter missions.

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Engineering, Operations & Technology

The ripple effect

Boeing employees around the world are continuing to help the company meet its aggressive environmental targets following the certification a year ago at all major Boeing manufacturing sites of the international ISO 14001 environmental standard. From Wichita, Kan., to Australia, the ISO 14001 certification has played an important role in helping Boeing and its employees produce measurable environmental improvements.

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The ripple effectAndrew Henshaw