The Boeing 787 and Global Collaboration

The Boeing 787 and Global Collaboration

The Boeing 787 and Global Collaboration

The Boeing 787 and Global Collaboration

Boeing is embarking on a journey to introduce a new product which will change the aerospace industry; the 787 Dreamliner. The 787 has set numerous sales records in its first year and continues to be groundbreaking as it moves toward the rollout of the first airplane.

Since 1916, Boeing has been at the frontier of human flight. The 787 Dreamliner continues that voyage. It is truly a world airplane. Because of Boeing’s global business approach and its strategic partnerships around the world, talented people from many countries are making important contributions to building this innovative airplane. The Boeing Dreamliner provides a business solution for airlines everywhere — offering unsurpassed operational flexibility. Exciting improvements in passenger comfort will change flight forever. The Dreamliner continues the Boeing tradition of advancing commercial aviation, and providing the platform for the future.

The talk will focus on the challenges of setting up an entirely new business model, a new suite of tools and processes to digitally build the airplane, a new set of materials and with a timeline one year less than has ever been achieved in commercial airplanes.

Steve Murphy
3D Implementation Leader
The Boeing Company

Steve Murphy graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1986 and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1987. He joined The Boeing Company in 1987 as a Structures Analyst in the Boeing Aerospace Company, then moved to Commercial Airplanes a year later. During that time he has worked on all BCA airplanes including the 737, 747, 757, 767 and 777. He has held multiple jobs including the manager of the Knowledge Based Engineering Team. For the last five years he has been on first the Sonic Cruiser, which became the 7E7 and is now a few months away from first flight as the 787. He has held numerous positions on the program including the Engineering Process Leader, the CATIA V5 PLM Implementation Manager and the Process Implementation Leader. He is currently responsible for the implementation of the new all digital tools and processes into the 787 program around the world.

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