intro boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military

aircraft combined. additionally, boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. as a major service provider to nasa, boeing operates the space shuttle and international space station. the company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. boeing has customers in more than 90 countries around the world and is one of the largest u.s. exporters in terms of sales. boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. we continue to expand our product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. our broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of our commercial airplane family; integrating military platforms, defense systems and the warfighter through network-centric operations; creating advanced technology solutions that reach across business units; e-enabling airplanes and providing connectivity on moving platforms; and arranging financing solutions for our customers. headquartered in chicago, boeing employs more than 160,000 people across the united states and in 70 countries. this represents one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces anywhere. more than 83,800 of our people hold college degrees--including nearly 29,000 advanced degrees--in virtually every business and technical field from approximately 2,800 colleges and universities worldwide. our enterprise also leverages the talents of hundreds of thousands more skilled people working for boeing suppliers worldwide. corporate offices: 100 north riverside chicago, illinois 60606-1596 *********************************** new releases boeing next-generation 737 carbon brakes earn faa certification delta air lines receives first set of brakes, first 737-700 seattle, aug. 04, 2008 -- boeing [nyse: ba] announced that it earned certification last week from the u.s. federal aviation administration for its new carbon brakes designed for the next-generation 737. the brakes, supplied by messier-bugatti, also entered service last week when boeing delivered a next-generation 737-700 to delta air lines -- the first of 10 737-700s the airline will receive over the next several years. carbon brakes weigh 700 pounds (320 kg) less than high-capacity steel brakes for next-generation 737-700, -800 and -900er (extended range) airplanes; and 550 pounds (250 kg) less than standard-capacity steel brakes for next-generation 737600s and -700s. reduced weight contributes to reductions in associated fuel burn and co2 emissions depending on airline operations. delta air lines is coupling lighter-weight carbon brakes with drag- and emissionsreducing blended winglets (wing tip extensions) to improve operating and fuel efficiency simultaneously on its next-generation 737s. delta's stated goal is to have greater flexibility to serve more markets with existing aircraft, further enhancing the largest international expansion in delta's history. carbon brakes are the most recent enhancement that boeing is offering on its nextgeneration 737. since its entry into service, boeing has introduced product

enhancements that improve performance, navigation precision and passenger comfort on the next-generation 737. *********************************** boeing team to design new spacecraft power generation system for darpa st. louis, july 31, 2008 -- a team led by boeing [nyse: ba] advanced systems has been awarded a defense advanced research projects agency (darpa) contract for the first phase of the fast access spacecraft testbed (fast) program. darpa's fast is a multiphase effort to design and develop a ground test prototype of a new high power generation subsystem (hpgs) for spacecraft. during phase 1, boeing will develop a complete plan for a demonstration system. team members include dr technologies, northrop grumman astro aerospace, texas a&m university, spectrolab inc. (a boeing subsidiary), and key suppliers. "boeing is honored to work with darpa in developing this revolutionary system that will enable highly mobile spacecraft and ultra-high-power payloads," said tom kessler, fast program manager for boeing advanced network and space systems. "boeing brings unique experience in high-power spacecraft and electric propulsion to this team as we help darpa advance this promising technology." the boeing hpgs is an innovative integration of solar-concentrator, powerconversion, and heat-rejection systems supported with an ultra-lightweight structure and deployment system for pointing toward and tracking the sun. when combined with electric thrusters, the boeing hpgs will produce a lightweight power and propulsion system capable of providing responsive spacecraft maneuverability for on-orbit servicing, space-based situational awareness, and high-power payloads such as communication and radar systems. boeing's experience includes more than 70 percent of the spacecraft ever flown with more than 15 kilowatts at beginning of life, and six operational high-power solar concentrator spacecraft, including 13 missions using 9 kilowatts for electric propulsion to help the spacecraft reach geosynchronous orbit. upon darpa approval, the boeing team will perform phase 2 work to include fabrication, assembly and testing of two hpgs test articles to validate performance characteristics in simulated space environments. an on-orbit demonstration of the system may be conducted following the ground test program. ********************************** boeing submits combat aircraft industrial-participation proposal to indian government new delhi, aug. 04, 2008 -- the boeing company [nyse: ba] today submitted a comprehensive industrial participation (ip) proposal to the government of india in support of the company's medium multi-role combat aircraft (mmrca) offer to the indian air force of 126 f/a-18e/f super hornets. the proposal was submitted in response to the mmrca request for proposals, which asked all competitors to provide an ip plan as part of their offering. boeing's proposal firmly supports the indian government's goal of a vibrant indigenous aerospace industry. it also foresees india playing a key role in enhancing boeing's global competitiveness and growth through a series of strategic partnerships with indian industries. "the boeing company has been, and will continue to be, a true partner to india," said chris chadwick, president of boeing military aircraft. "to that end, our ip

proposal draws upon the company's vast pool of human talent, technical expertise and aerospace and defense resources, to both support india's defense modernization drive and to help spur growth of a world-class indian aerospace industry." to help meet the mmrca ip requirements, boeing assembled a formidable industrial lineup that includes the super hornet industry supplier team (16 leading aerospace and defense companies with combined revenues of over $454 billion), and boeing's indian ip partners (37 public- and private-sector indian companies). "we are already establishing the groundwork that will lead us to success in this large undertaking through early engagement of indian industry, both public and private," said vivek lall, boeing integrated defense systems vice president and india country head. the alliances began forming in earnest in november 2006, when boeing hosted a conference in bangalore at which 25 of its key suppliers were introduced to more than 25 india-based aerospace and engineering services companies. "boeing is proud of its record of successfully implementing ip programs in excess of $29 billion in more than 30 countries," said ian thomas, president of boeing india. "these have brought long-term economic and industrial benefits to our customers around the world, and created jobs and growth opportunities for boeing. and many of the companies that helped boeing meet those ip obligations have evolved to become enduring partners in the global boeing supply chain." earlier this year, boeing reached an agreement to form a joint venture with tata industries limited, part of the tata group, one of india's largest business conglomerates. in december 2007, boeing signed a memorandum of understanding (mou) with hindustan aeronautics limited, which is adopting boeing's lean and bestmanagement practices. boeing has also signed an mou with international engineering firm larsen & toubro for joint exploration of business opportunities in the indian defense market. *************************************** boeing airborne laser team begins testing laser with chemical fuel st. louis, july 28, 2008 -- the boeing company [nyse: ba], industry teammates and the u.s. missile defense agency have completed installing the high-energy laser aboard the airborne laser (abl) aircraft and have begun testing the laser with its chemical fuel at edwards air force base, calif. the tests involve flowing the laser's chemicals through the laser to confirm sequencing and control. once these tests are completed, the test team will fire the laser aboard the aircraft on the ground for the first time. "the airborne laser team has done a great job preparing the high-energy laser for these fuel tests, which will lead the way toward achieving 'first light' of the laser aboard the aircraft," said mike rinn, boeing vice president and abl program director. "once again, we made and demonstrated enormous progress toward ushering in a new age of directed-energy weapons." repeated laser firings aboard the aircraft will demonstrate lasing duration and power at levels suitable for the destruction of multiple classes of ballistic missiles. the laser will then be fired through the aircraft's beam control/fire control system, including the nose-mounted turret. this will be followed by functional check flights of the entire abl weapon system. the test campaign will start with the first airborne intercept of a ballistic missile in 2009. the abl aircraft consists of a modified boeing 747-400f whose back half holds the

high-energy laser, designed and built by northrop grumman. before being installed, the high-energy laser completed rigorous ground testing in a laboratory at edwards. the aircraft's front half contains the beam control/fire control system, developed by lockheed martin, and the battle management system, provided by boeing. boeing is the prime contractor for abl, which will provide speed-of-light capability to destroy all classes of ballistic missiles in their boost phase of flight. *******************************

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