December 2020

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New Study Finds Low Exposure Risk to COVID-19 Inside Commercial Airplanes
On October 19th, the Department of Defense U.S. Transportation Command released a six-month study on air travel safety. Findings from the study, the most comprehensive on commercial cabin airflow to date on in-flight virus transmission, show airborne particles spread less within commercial airplanes than in conventional indoor places — such as homes, offices or businesses. You can read the full report here. To learn more about how Boeing is working across the industry to ensure safe air travel please visit our Confident Traveler Initiative website.

Boeing Supports COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Boeing teammates are busy supporting passenger and cargo carriers with guidance as they prepare to fly vaccines around the world. Boeing teams are working within industry standards to ensure the upcoming demand for vaccines is met while using safe, compliant procedures, particularly with vaccines that may require unique transport environments.

777X Folding Wing Tips Land on Popular Science List

On December 1st, Popular Science recognized the Boeing 777X folding wing tips as one of the Top 100 Innovations of 2020. The folding wing tips are designed and assembled by the Boeing team at the St. Louis site.

Boeing selected for Air Force’s Skyborg Program

Boeing was one of three companies selected to “create prototypes for the Air Force’s Skyborg program and have a mere five months to build the first test vehicles of the autonomous combat drone. As part of the Skyborg program, the Air Force hopes to build a family of low-cost, attritable drones that can be reused, but are cheap enough that losses in combat can be financially and operationally tolerated.”

Happy 25th Birthday Super Hornet!
First flight, 25 years ago, on November 29, 1995, of the first Boeing F/A Super Hornet at St. Louis International Airport. Today, Block III Super Hornets are in flight test. Boeing will deliver the first Block III Super Hornet to the U.S. Navy in 2021. Did you work on the Super Hornet program at Boeing or during military service? Let us know by responding to Rachel Peterson (email: rachel peterson)


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