Seattle Royal Aeronautical Society

The Transformation of the 777 – The World’s Most Capable Twin-Engine Jetliner

Location: Museum of Flight, 9404 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, Washington 98108-4097, Tel.: 206-619-5442

Date: Sept 16, 2008

Time:  6:00PM

Elizabeth Lund spoke about The Transformation of the 777 – The World's Most Capable Twin-Engine Jetliner where she discussed the transformation of the Boeing 777 – from the introduction of its market-driven design in 1995 to the recent debut of the 6th major model, the 777 Freighter. She talked about the technology and innovative concepts that have driven the airplane's market success, made it the world's most passenger-preferred jet, and changed the way airplanes are designed, built and operated. She also talked about the radical redesign of the 777's manufacturing system from a traditional manufacturing model to a moving production line.

Speaker Profile: Elizabeth Lund, vice president of Product Development for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, is responsible for leading preliminary design of new and derivative airplanes and systems, and environmental performance strategy where she also manages the overall research & development plan across Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and supports the Product Strategy and Advanced Technology organizations within Boeings Commercial Airplanes and Phantom Works divesions.

Since June 2005, Ms. Lund has served as director of Boeing 777 Manufacturing in Everett, Wash. In Nov. 2006, she and her team started using a moving assembly line to build the long-range twin-engine airplane family.

Prior to that, Ms. Lund was the director of the Boeing Interiors Responsibility Center (IRC). The IRC designs, manufactures, assembles and integrates a wide range of interior systems for production, aftermarket and spares for Boeing commercial jets. She also served as the director of Business Operations and Supply Chain Management for Boeing's Fabrication Division, where she was responsible for strategy development, work statement management, strategic work placement, and integration of division wide initiatives.

Elizabeth joined Boeing in 1991 as a payloads engineer and has held various assignments in Engineering, including 737 deputy chief project engineer, 737 airplane level integration leader, 737 interiors chief engineer, and senior manager for multi-model passenger and attendant seats.

She holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tulsa as well as a master's degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri.