08 BOEING FRONTIERS / MARCH 2013 SNAPSHOT A good day to fly From the flight deck of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Engineering test pilot Mike Bryan gives a thumbs-up after completing a more than two-hour flight on Feb. 9 from Boeing Field in Seattle. Boeing Test & Evaluation partnered with Commercial Airplanes to conduct limited flight testing on ZA005 following approval by the Federal Aviation Administration. During the flight, the crew monitored the performance of the main and auxiliary power unit batteries to gather information that could be used to better understand the recent 787 events that are under investigation. PHOTO: PAUL GORDON/BOEING QUOTABLES “Six years ago, when we started sustainable biofuel work, people thought we were crazy. But we’ve continued to prove them wrong.” – Billy Glover, vice president of Boeing’s Global Business Development and Policy, part of Commercial Airplanes, speaking to employees in Renton, Wash. He noted there have now been more than 1,500 commercial passenger flights that were powered using biofuels. Boeing News Now, Feb. 13. “We may not build the big military planes that some of Boeing’s larger sites are known for, but the work done here plays an important role in defending freedom.” – Mark Miklos, chief engineer and mission assurance manager at the Boeing site in Heath, Ohio. See story, Page 28.
Frontiers March 2013 Issue
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