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that can hamper entry into an airline’s fleet operations. To facilitate that, the centers operate around the clock and provide on-site security screening so departing airplanes can fly directly to an airport, pick up paying passengers and freight, and immediately generate revenue for the airline. “Our team knows and understands the competitive landscape and the reputational stakes,” said Tom Maxwell, vice president at the Everett Delivery Center. “That means delivering planes on time and exceeding customers’ expectations for quality and performance—all while keeping a prominent focus on safety each time a team member steps on the flight line.” Or as J.T. Duncan, a flight-line lead mechanic at Boeing South Carolina, explained: “It takes a team of dedicated professionals to get the airplanes ready for our customers. As customers familiarize themselves with our facility, our team and our capabilities, they will see that our commitment is strong and consistent with the high levels of support they’ve come to expect from Boeing.” n debra.j.arkell@boeing.com, wilson.chow@boeing.com, timothy.r.deaton@boeing.com, terrance.scott@boeing.com THE ‘BEST OF BOEING’ Sweeping curves and light-filled spaces lend sophistication to Boeing’s new de-livery centers, but they posed challenges for the project teams that oversaw fire, security and construction issues under tight deadlines. In Everett, Wash., the fast-paced schedule was a constant source of pressure. But Pam Turk, the Everett Site Services project manager, also had to resolve how to fit mechanical and elec-trical systems into the Everett Delivery Center’s uniquely shaped space. PHOTOS: (Below, from top) Expansive glass brightens the interior of the Everett Delivery Center; the Everett center’s second-floor reception area. GAIL HANUSA/BOEING (Right) Boeing South Carolina’s new delivery center features a three-story atrium. ALAN MARTS/BOEING 20 BOEING FRONTIERS / DECEMBER 2013–JANUARY 2014


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