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Welcome to Aero magazine! I hope you enjoy this source of supplemental technical information about Boeing- and Douglas-designed airplanes.

The articles you see here are full reprints of the articles in the printed version of the magazine.

By posting Aero to the World Wide Web each quarter, we hope to reach many more readers than is possible with the printed magazine. We send that version primarily to operators of Boeing and Douglas airplanes.*

In the interest of helping Aero to remain an effective communication tool, we welcome your comments on the articles or the Web site itself. I look forward to hearing from you.

Leslie Nichols
Aero magazine

*Please note: The printed version of Aero is not available by subscription


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Publisher Steve Smith Editor-in-chief Leslie Nichols Art Director/Designer Anita Nelson Web Site Designer Rich Satow Contributors Mike Moodi, Ellen Whitford Copy/Production Editor Sean Maguire Quality Check Judith Baughn, Daniel Sheldon, Elizabeth Hayes Photography Randy O’Brezar, Greg Thon, Ed Turner, PhotoDisc©. Special thanks to Don Conrad of Alaska Airlines and Jeff Mayhew of APS Aviation. Printing GAC

Aero magazine is published quarterly by Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group and is distributed at no cost to operators of Boeing commercial air-planes. Aero provides operators with supplemental technical information to promote continuous safety and efficiency in their daily fleet operations.

The Boeing Company supports operators during the life of each Boeing commercial airplane. Support includes stationing Field Service representatives in more than 63 countries; furnishing spare parts and engineering support; training flight crews and maintenance personnel; and providing operations and main-tenance publications.

Boeing continuously communicates with operators through such vehicles as technical meetings, service letters, and service bulletins. This assists operators in addressing regulatory requirements and Air Transport Association specifications.

In Aerono. 7, the photo at the top of page 39 was incorrectly labeled "Long Beach modification center." It should have read "Recovery and modification services." We regret the error.

Information published in Aero magazine is intended to be accurate and authoritative. However, no material should be considered FAA approved unless specifically stated. Airline personnel are advised that their company’s policy may differ from or conflict with information in this publication. Customer airlines may republish articles from Aero without permission if for distribution only within their own organizations. They thereby assume responsibility for the current accuracy of the republished material. All others must obtain written permission from Boeing before reprinting any Aero article.

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