A resident of Chicago, Illinois, Katherine Sopranos is well versed in media relations and corporate communications. Katherine Sopranos spent much of her early career as a freelance writer and editor before taking on roles as media relations manager at the Tribune Company and communications specialist at Boeing. At the latter, she managed communications for Boeing International and the Boeing 7-Series.
With nine aircrafts within its family, the Boeing 7-Series ranges from the 707 to the 787. The latter, also known as the Dreamliner, was unveiled in July 2007 as part of a celebration noting the success of the 7-Series. Leading up to the reveal, other aircrafts from the 7-Series took flight from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, and headed to Boeing Field in Seattle. Cars with airplane enthusiasts lined the road in anticipation of seeing the aircrafts take flight. In addition, photographers gathered to capture images of the planes leaving the field.
As the event took place, Boeing announced an order from Air Berlin for the purchase of more than two dozen 787-8 aircrafts. The contract was a $4 billion sale and included the option to acquire 10 more as well as the purchases rights for an additional 15 aircraft.