June 2011
Volume 10, Issue 2
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787 Dreamliner and 747-8 Intercontinental, Space Shuttle, Sea-based X-band Radar (SBX)

Download photos of the 787 Dreamliner and 747-8 Intercontinental flying together, the Space Shuttle Endeavour blasting off from Kennedy Space Center on a mission in July 2009, and the Sea-based X-band Radar (SBX) vessel in Seattle's Elliott Bay last month.

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Homeward bound

In July 1972, NASA awarded North American Rockwell, a Boeing heritage company, a contract to build the first of the space shuttles. Today, nearly 40 years later and having blazed important trails in the exploration of space, the shuttle program is coming to an end. It has shaped many Boeing careers and left a remarkable record of accomplishment. Even though the journey is almost over for the shuttles, Boeing engineers already are working on what could be next. This commemorative issue includes a pull-out poster featuring highlights of the program.


Homeward boundNASA
Leading by designMarian Lockhart/Boeing


Leading by design

Since the Next-Generation 737 entered commercial service in the late 1990s, Boeing engineers have continued to find ways to increase its value to customers through greater efficiency, performance and reliability. Now being tested is a package of improvements that will give 737 operators another boost in performance, including significant savings on fuel. It’s all part of the never-ending effort to make sure the workhorse 737 stays ahead of the pack.



Ready for the show

The world’s aerospace community this month heads to Paris and the biggest air show of them all, where a number of Boeing products will be on display. Making sure these get to the show on time and ready for safe public display is no small undertaking. This job falls to Boeing Test & Evaluation teams, who are responsible for everything from aircraft routing to providing a safe display area.


Ready for the showJim Anderson/Boeing
Reading, writing & robotsBob Ferguson/Boeing

Special Features

Reading, writing & robots

Student teams from around the globe design, test and then compete their robots in a Boeing-sponsored event that is not only fun but helps inspire young people to choose technical, scientific and engineering careers. The excitement of the competition is captured in this photo essay of the recent robot “finals” in St. Louis.




The Boeing Company is nearly 100 years old and has grown from a small seaplane-making business on the shores of Seattle’s Lake Union to an aerospace giant with operations around the world. Whether the focus is on commercial jetliners, military aircraft or conducting leading-edge research and development, the company’s strategy for success in today’s global economy is a “One Boeing” approach -- marked by collaboration and partnerships that provide customers the best products at affordable prices.

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