A communications manager with two decades of public relations and marketing experience, Katherine Sopranos honed her skills working with such organizations as the Tribune Company and The Northern Trust Company. Katherine Sopranos also dedicated more than five years to Boeing, where she served as a communications specialist for executive and internal/corporate communications. Her responsibilities included editing Boeing News Now and managing Boeing Frontiers.
The largest aerospace company in the world, Boeing manufactures jetliners and aircrafts for commercial, space, and government use. Among its many aircrafts is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which debuted in 2004. Built with increased efficiency, the 787 Dreamliner comes in three models, the 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10, which can accommodate 242, 280, and 323 passengers, respectively.
The airplane utilizes up to 30 percent less fuel and releases fewer emissions compared to other midsized planes. Additional features of the 787 Dreamliner family include increased cargo capacity and the ability to travel at similar speeds to the quickest twin-aisle planes on the market to date. Boeing expects to produce 3,300 units over the course of 20 years, selling its final models by 2030.