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Frontiers February 2013 Issue

of contents Historical Perspective Fifty years ago this month, a Boeing jetliner smaller than the 707 made its first flight from Boeing’s Renton, Wash., factory. The sleek, three-engine 727 was a risky bet for Boeing at the time, but the plane went on to become one of the best-selling commercial jetliners ever and featured significant innovations. PHOTO: BOEING ARCHIVES BOEING FRONTIERS / FEBRUARY 2013 5 12 14 Smart moves Employees are using technology and other new learning tools to develop the right skills to help the company remain competitive and innovative. In this Q&A with Frontiers, Norma Clayton, vice president of Learning, Training and Development, explains how employee learning is changing. PHOTO: RON BOOKOUT/BOEING 22 Target acquired In St. Charles, Mo., just a short drive from Boeing’s plants near St. Louis where F-15 and F/A-18 fighters are built, Boeing employees are making smart bombs even smarter. St. Charles is the home of the company’s Weapons & Missile Systems program and the operations are a model of efficiency and assembly-line innovation. PHOTO: RON BOOKOUT/BOEING


Frontiers February 2013 Issue
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