Frontiers Magazine Provides Boeing Employees with Aviation News

A corporate communications professional, Katherine Sopranos provided media and public relations support to companies, including The Northern Trust Company and The Boeing Company. At the latter, Katherine Sopranos held the role of communications specialist for executive and internal corporate communications. Her main responsibilities involved supporting Boeing International, leading development workshops, and managing Frontiers Magazine.

Written for Boeing employees, Frontiers Magazine was derived from the company’s former newspaper, which ceased publication in 2002. The periodical utilizes journalistic standards to share timely information about topics ranging from product launches and updates and market challenges to industry professionals and company activities. The company offers both print and online formats for the 11 issues it produces each year. December and January are combined into one issue. The magazine serves as a complement to Boeing’s internal online publication Boeing News Now.

In the February 2015 issue of Frontiers Magazine, the company discussed the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, an aircraft with the ability to take flight in the same fashion as a helicopter. Flying quickly like a fixed-wing aircraft, the Osprey is useful for humanitarian and military missions. Other topics covered in the February issue include the global reach of the C-17 Globemaster III and Boeing’s partnership with China, a leader in the aviation industry.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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.