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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing 777X Wind Tunnel Testing Under Way
    Market Outlook News Releases Boeing 777X Wind Tunnel Testing Under Way Seattle December 09 2013 Seattle Dec 9 2013 Boeing announced today that low speed wind tunnel tests have begun for the Boeing 777X a major milestone in aircraft development This is the first major development milestone for the program since we launched the program last month said Terry Beezhold vice president and chief project engineer of the 777X program Wind tunnel testing will validate our performance models and generate a vast amount of data that our engineering teams will use to design the aircraft in this phase of development Testing started on Dec 5 at QinetiQ s test facility in Farnborough UK Wind tunnel models allow experts to test many different configurations for the aircraft Low speed tests measure aircraft performance with a variety of high lift surface settings to simulate takeoff and landing conditions The low speed model currently being tested is a 0 05 percent scale model of the baseline 777X measuring about 4 22 meters 166 inches long with a wing span of 3 92 meters 154 inches Hundreds of sensors are embedded in the model to measure pressure to determine the in flight loads as well as provide valuable diagnostics of the aerodynamic performance of a given design Low speed testing at the QinetiQ facility is expected to last approximately five months Testing also will be conducted next year at the Boeing Transonic Wind Tunnel in Seattle to further validate 777X high speed performance projections We are on track to complete our top level design in 2014 and reach firm configuration in 2015 said Beezhold The 777X family includes the 777 8X and the 777 9X both designed to respond to market needs and customer preferences The aircraft introduces the latest technologies in multiple places

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2013/December/Boeing-777X-Wind-Tunnel-Testing-Under-Way (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing Delivers C-17 Cargo Compartment Trainer to Royal Australian Air Force
    BOEING GENERAL INFORMATION PUBLICATIONS FRONTIERS AERO VELOCITY CAREERS NEWS MEDIA ROOM NEWS RELEASES BOEING MEDIA ROOM CURRENT MARKET OUTLOOK FEATURED CONTENT MULTIMEDIA CONTACT US News Releases Boeing Media Room Current Market Outlook News Releases Boeing Delivers C 17 Cargo Compartment Trainer to Royal Australian Air Force Full scale facility simulates day and night operations Brisbane November 25 2013 Boeing NYSE BA has delivered a full scale C 17 Globemaster III Cargo Compartment Trainer CCT to the Royal Australian Air Force RAAF ensuring that RAAF loadmaster training can be cost effectively completed in Australia instead of in the United States The CCT is a fully functional replica of a C 17 fuselage in a dedicated facility at RAAF Base Amberley It can realistically simulate both day and night operating and loading conditions for loadmaster aeromedical evacuation and aeromedical specialist training The facility at Amberley also includes classrooms loading vehicles simulated cargo and other training assets It is the third operational Boeing C 17 CCT the two others are located at Altus Air Force Base in the United States The C 17 program has delivered a substantial capability to Australia this CCT represents the final component of that program said GPCAPT Warren Bishop Air 8000 program director It will add significant value to the RAAF providing the capability to train pilots and loadmasters in Australia The RAAF operates six Boeing built C 17s that support military humanitarian assistance and peacekeeping missions around the world A unit of The Boeing Company Boeing Defense Space Security is one of the world s largest defence space and security businesses specialising in innovative and capabilities driven customer solutions and the world s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft Headquartered in St Louis Boeing Defense Space Security is a 33 billion business with 58 000

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  • Boeing Australia - K. Gillis
    Hipwood M Brabrook B Robinson T Nichols M Davidson G Morris S Carpendale J Baker J Stacheel B Madley Leadership Kim Gillis Vice President and Managing Director Boeing Defence Australia Kim Gillis is vice president and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia Named to this position in June 2011 Gillis manages all Boeing Defence Australia businesses and functions at the organisation s 15 sites across the country and four international locations His duties include the establishment and execution of new and existing programs achieving corporate objectives and implementing corporate strategies that position Boeing s defence activities in Australia for continued success Prior to being named to his current position Gillis was Boeing Defence Australia s chief operating officer In this role he was responsible for the organisation s day to day operations alignment and integration with Boeing Defense Space Security BDS and compliance and governance He was appointed to this position in March 2011 Gillis joined Boeing in September 2010 as chief operating officer of International Operations and Compliance for BDS Prior to Boeing Gillis was general manager systems for the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation DMO and was responsible for a staff of 6 000 with an annual expenditure budget of AU 7 billion In this role he led the reform agenda for DMO acquisition and sustainment in an environment of significant change as a result of major Defence wide reforms As a senior program manager he successfully managed and executed multibillion dollar projects involving integrated teams of professionals in Australia and overseas Prior to this role Gillis was vice president for Military Projects for the Austal Group where he was the capture team lead and project manager for the U S Navy Littoral Combat Ship the Joint High Speed Vessel program and the Royal Australian Navy Armidale Class patrol

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/Boeing-In-Australia/Subsidiaries/Boeing-Defence-Australia/Leadership/Kim-Gillis (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - D. Edwards
    BOEING GENERAL INFORMATION PUBLICATIONS FRONTIERS AERO VELOCITY CAREERS NEWS MEDIA ROOM NEWS RELEASES BOEING MEDIA ROOM CURRENT MARKET OUTLOOK FEATURED CONTENT MULTIMEDIA CONTACT US K Gillis D Edwards M Hipwood M Brabrook B Robinson T Nichols M Davidson G Morris S Carpendale J Baker J Stacheel B Madley Leadership Darren Edwards Chief Operating Officer Boeing Defence Australia Darren Edwards joined Boeing Defence Australia as chief operating officer in August 2011 In this position Edwards is responsible for the day to day operations of Boeing Defence Australia alignment and integration with Boeing Defense Space Security and compliance and governance Prior to this role Edwards was the director of Supply Chain Management for Tactical Aircraft and Weapons Support He was responsible for providing global sustainment support to several military aircraft weapons systems and ground support equipment including the F A 18 F 15 AV 8B T 45 and F 22 He led a team of more than 400 employees with expertise in product support logistics supplier management and manufacturing engineering His previous director level positions were in strategic partnerships for learning training and development and operations supplier management and procurement for the Boeing Service Company He was also logistics manager for an international proprietary program His experience spans supplier management information technology material management distribution business excellence quality environmental health and safety and facilities management Before joining Boeing in 2001 Edwards held numerous command and logistic appointments with the Australian Defence Force Command appointments included operational command of an independent logistics unit command of a state logistics unit and command of the Australian Army s largest deployable maintenance unit He was also responsible for the Army s electrical and mechanical engineers training career development and strategic capability planning Edwards holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration Integrated Logistics from the Royal Melbourne

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/Boeing-In-Australia/Subsidiaries/Boeing-Defence-Australia/Leadership/Darren-Edwards (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - M. Hipwood
    ROOM CURRENT MARKET OUTLOOK FEATURED CONTENT MULTIMEDIA CONTACT US K Gillis D Edwards M Hipwood M Brabrook B Robinson T Nichols M Davidson G Morris S Carpendale J Baker J Stacheel B Madley Leadership Michael Hipwood Director of Finance Boeing Defence Australia Michael Hipwood was appointed Boeing Defence Australia s Director of Finance in July 2012 In this role Hipwood leads all financial contractual and business management operations and sets the strategic direction and management framework for contracts and pricing taxation and financial planning and analysis Hipwood holds a Master of Business and a Bachelor of Arts He is also a Certified Practicing Accountant Hipwood joined Boeing from global IT firm Mincom where he was the Chief Financial Officer and General Manager of Finance During his time with the company Hipwood managed a global team of 35 employees based in Australia the United States Chile Brazil Columbia Russia and South Africa and provided Mincom with key financial leadership in preparation for the company s acquisition by multinational engineering company ABB Prior to joining Mincom Hipwood was the Chief Financial Officer at Queensland Government owned corporation LinkWater In this role he was responsible for overseeing the finance function and managing a

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/Boeing-In-Australia/Subsidiaries/Boeing-Defence-Australia/Leadership/Michael-Hipwood (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - M. Brabrook
    RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY ABOUT BOEING GENERAL INFORMATION PUBLICATIONS FRONTIERS AERO VELOCITY CAREERS NEWS MEDIA ROOM NEWS RELEASES BOEING MEDIA ROOM CURRENT MARKET OUTLOOK FEATURED CONTENT MULTIMEDIA CONTACT US K Gillis D Edwards M Hipwood M Brabrook B Robinson T Nichols M Davidson G Morris S Carpendale J Baker J Stacheel B Madley Leadership Murray Brabrook General Manager Integrated Logistics Boeing Defence Australia Murray Brabrook is the general manager of Integrated Logistics for Boeing Defence Australia In this role he manages a diverse portfolio of military aircraft support supply chain management services land systems support and specialist technical services His responsibilities include delivery of programs such as the Boeing Aerospace Support Program at Amberley encompassing the Super Hornet and C 17 projects the F A 18 Classic Hornet modification and maintenance program at Williamtown the Technical Support group and the Boeing Australia Component Repairs facility in Melbourne He also leads the Training Systems and Services group which designs and delivers industry leading training products and services for Australian and international defence customers and includes the Army Aviation Training and Training Support project at Oakey Prior to this appointment Brabrook was the F 111 program director In this position he led program execution including the Fuel Tank Refurbishment program the F 111 Minor Upgrade program and all the F 111 software upgrades as well as all engineering maintenance and lifecycle customer support activities He joined Boeing Defence Australia in August 2001 as software manager for the F 111 program and held various positions of increasing responsibility until March 2005 when he was appointed senior manager of Air Mobility Programs In this role he had leadership responsibility for B707 C 17 and Nomad projects Previous to this Brabrook worked for BAE Systems in Melbourne as a project manager on the Eurofighter program He holds

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/Boeing-In-Australia/Subsidiaries/Boeing-Defence-Australia/Leadership/Murray-Brabrook (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - B. Robinson
    RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY ABOUT BOEING GENERAL INFORMATION PUBLICATIONS FRONTIERS AERO VELOCITY CAREERS NEWS MEDIA ROOM NEWS RELEASES BOEING MEDIA ROOM CURRENT MARKET OUTLOOK FEATURED CONTENT MULTIMEDIA CONTACT US K Gillis D Edwards M Hipwood M Brabrook B Robinson T Nichols M Davidson G Morris S Carpendale J Baker J Stacheel B Madley Leadership Brian Robinson General Manager Tactical Derivative Aircraft Boeing Defence Australia Brian Robinson was appointed Boeing Defence Australia s general manager of Tactical Derivative Aircraft in February 2011 after serving as the director of this division from April 2010 In this position Robinson is responsible for executing the 737 Airborne Early Warning Control AEW C project work subcontracted to Boeing Defence Australia by Boeing Defense Space Security s 737 AEW C Program in Seattle in the United States Prior to this appointment Robinson was the program director for AEW C System Acquisition for the Australia Wedgetail Turkey Peace Eagle and Korea E 737 programs and the Wedgetail Aircraft Modification and Wedgetail In Service Support subcontracts Before this he was the project manager for the AP 3C Orion Avionics Upgrade Project at Avalon Victoria Robinson joined Boeing heritage company Aerospace Technologies of Australia in 1989 where he was the flight operations manager and production test pilot for the F A 18 production and modification programs and Army Nomad modification program During this time he also worked as aircraft maintenance manager and quality manager Before joining Boeing Robinson served in the Royal Australian Air Force RAAF for more than 20 years where he held various command and staff positions He served in fighter squadrons as a squadron pilot fighter combat instructor and squadron commander and also in operational requirements and Staff College positions Robinson has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees an Advanced Diploma of Aviation and

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  • Boeing Australia - T. Nichols
    Brabrook B Robinson T Nichols M Davidson G Morris S Carpendale J Baker J Stacheel B Madley Leadership Terry Nichols Director of Business Development Boeing Defence Australia Terry Nichols was appointed Boeing Defence Australia s director of Business Development in March 2011 He is responsible for leading the Business Development function which develops and executes strategies to create shape and capture new business for Boeing Defence Australia Prior to this position Nichols was the senior manager of Strategy Business Development for the Integrated Logistics Defence and Government Services and Tactical Derivate Aircraft divisions of Boeing Defence Australia During this time Nichols has led a restructure of the Boeing Defence Australia s Business Development organization revitalized the national corporate strategy and focused new business growth In this time Boeing Defence Australia has successfully secured several major aircraft and C4ISR sustainment contracts and is actively persuing a growth strategy Previously he was involved in expanding the scope of its Army Aviation Training and Training Support contract and established a strategic partnership with Thales for the Land 121 Phase 4 campaign for the Australian Army s future acquisition of light protected mobility vehicles Other positions Nichols has held within Boeing Defence Australia since joining the company in March 2006 have included program manager for Engineering and Technical Services Business Development Manager for Sustainment Operations and Training and Proposal Training Operations Manager for major tenders related to Defence Communications and Land Systems Before Boeing Nichols held several roles within the Australian Defence Force ADF serving in a variety of operational artillery units and senior army headquarters organisations While he was executive manager of Defence Capability Development for the Australian Army s Training Command he received a commendation for exemplary performance for the introduction of new capabilities into the ADF and was a representative on

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/Boeing-In-Australia/Subsidiaries/Boeing-Defence-Australia/Leadership/Terry-Nichols (2014-01-05)
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