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Frontiers May 2013 Issue

TABLE OF CONTENTS BOEING FRONTIERS / MAY 2013 5 26 TAKING THE HEAT An innovative engine nozzle about the size of a Smart car and made of a ceramic matrix composite that can withstand very high temperatures has been ground-tested by Boeing and its partners. It’s part of a Federal Aviation Administration program to accelerate new technologies that will help reduce aircraft fuel burn, emissions and noise. The next step will be flight testing of the nozzle on Boeing’s 2013 ecoDemonstrator jetliner, a 787. PHOTO: BOB FERGUSON/BOEING Inside 07 LEADERSHIP MESSAGE For years, Boeing has been advocating for trade reform to allow U.S. companies to better compete in the global market. Now, after nearly four years in the making, new U.S. trade rules will have far-reaching effects on aerospace, says Kathryn Greaney, vice president of Global Trade Controls. 08 SNAPSHOT/ QUOTABLES 16 WHY WE’RE HERE 17 CUSTOMER PROFILE 41 MILESTONES 46 IN FOCUS 38 A ‘FATIGUING’ PROJECT Boeing is working with a group of airline pilots to better understand the effects of pilot fatigue during long commercial flights, and whether technology exists that can detect symptoms of fatigue in real time before it affects pilot performance. PHOTO: MARIAN LOCKHART/BOEING


Frontiers May 2013 Issue
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