An experienced corporate communications manager, Katherine Sopranos has served with The Northern Trust Company, the Tribune Company, and The Boeing Company. Katherine Sopranos’ accomplishments at Boeing included overseeing public relations and strategic communications for the 787 Dreamliner.
Introduced in 2004, the 787 Dreamliner was created to meet the needs of the modern aviation industry. Over the past decade, these planes have completed more than 160,000 revenue flights for over 20 million passengers. Using state-of-the-art technology, the 787 Dreamliner reduces its environmental impact by using 20 percent less fuel than similar-sized aircraft and lowers waste by manufacturing the fuselage as a single section. Additionally, the onboard health-monitoring system ensures that the plane regularly checks itself and reports any problems.
Another main component of the 787 Dreamliner’s mission is customer satisfaction. The planes, depending on the model, can carry up to 323 passengers and travel up to 7,020 nautical miles. The innovative engines from General Electric and Rolls-Royce enable the planes to travel at Mach 0.85, which equals the top speed of the fastest twin-aisle airplanes. Moreover, its interior features a higher humidity than similar aircraft, creating a more comfortable trip for passengers.