It’s NOT your Father’s BOEING

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Boeing names aerospace industry leader to head AvionX

Boeing to Establish New Aerospace and Autonomy Center

H3 103 year old company is making moves

H4 Hires Aerospace to head AvionX

H5 Aurora Flight Sciences links with MIT

An American multinational corporation, that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanesrotorcraftrocketssatellites, and missiles worldwide and is  103 years old, is a description  of hidebound organization, Over so much time and with so many products its likely profile  is stultified and silo- dominated.







William E. Boeing’s 1916 producer of seaplanes in Seattle is now Dennis Muilenburg’s agile  global aerospace company now headquartered in Chicago. What’s the evidence of the 2019 innovative organization. Here is a representative graphic of Boeing’s current structure:

and Boeing lists these within the Key Organizations page:

We took steps to strengthen our capabilities in areas such as data analytics, avionics, actuation and additive manufacturing—high-value work that benefits from our internal expertise and global scale. We launched our Boeing HorizonX innovation cell and formed partnerships with several companies whose technology can change the competitive landscape. We acquired Aurora Flight Sciences to bolster our autonomous-flight portfolio

and here is a listing of its subsidiaries/division (not 100% clear which are wholly-owned and which are within the Boeing structure:

The above two links herald that they are not done.

The above two links herald that they are not done.

Boeing named Brendan Curran president of Boeing AvionX, an organization formed last year to pursue the development and production of avionics and electronics systems.

Curran brings a wealth of experience to AvionX having been president of Crane Co.’s Aerospace & Electronics Group; vice president of Business Development, Strategy and Partnerships for commercial engines at Pratt & Whitney; vice president and general manager of Repair and Supply Chain for Hamilton Sundstrand: vice president -Business Development- commercial aviation services of Bombardier.

In this newly-created position, Curran will work across Boeing’s matrix organization bringing service/product proposals to commercial, defense and services businesses. The long term goal to further grow Boeing’s share of the mature aftermarket services sector.

Having come from companies already in that space, Mr. Curran, from his offices in Plano, TX, should know where the opportunities lie.







Boeing announced plans to open the new Boeing Aerospace & Autonomy Center in Cambridge, Mass., becoming the first major tenant of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology‘s (MIT) new mixed-use district in Kendall Square.

Under the agreement, Boeing will lease 100,000 square feet of research and lab space inside a new 17-floor building at 314 Main Street in Cambridge. The new center will house employees from Boeing and subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences, who will focus on designing, building and flying autonomous aircraft and developing enabling technologies.

The investment in the new center follows the recent creation of Boeing NeXt. This new organization unites researchers and projects across the company to shape the future of travel and transport, including the development of a next-generation airspace management system to enable the safe coexistence of piloted and autonomous vehicles. Employees at the center will help develop new technologies in support of Boeing NeXt programs.

“Boeing is leading the development of new autonomous vehicles and future transportation systems that will bring flight closer to home,” said Greg Hyslop, Boeing chief technology officer. “By investing in this new research facility, we are creating a hub where our engineers can collaborate with other Boeing engineers and research partners around the world and leverage the Cambridge innovation ecosystem.”















Avionics and autonomous vehicles will contribute to the Boeing future.























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