all that different expertise coming together as one.” That philosophy also helps explain the success of Boeing Australia. n email@example.com AUGUST 2015 47 modeling and simulation research. “It’s a fantastic system that helps us get our current production costs lower as we learn,” explained Dickinson, the managing director of Boeing Aerostructures Australia. “It helps us design better on the next airplane, and it helps us focus our research in the areas that provide the biggest opportunities.” The partnership allows employees to move back and forth between the research organization and Boeing Aerostructures Australia, he said, providing flexibility for the business to accommodate changes in work demands and creating development opportunities for employees. Edwards added that this partnership is an advantage that springs from the open and collaborative culture at Boeing Research & Technology– Australia. “We want and, in fact, very deliberately build that culture around mixing the different disciplines of the team with one another so it’s not just chemists working together or structural engineers working together or robotics engineers working together,” Edwards said. “They’re all actually working on solutions with Photos: (From far left) Boeing Aerostructures Australia 787 operators Ryland Robinson, foreground, Aiden Pears, middle, and Clifford Parks inspect a 787 flap jig; Boeing employees work on the Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft at Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley.
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