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Dan Catchpole |
Published: Monday, February 24, 2014, 1:57 p.m.

Boeing 777X exec to talk about systems engineering

EVERETT — The head of systems engineering and integration for Boeing’s new 777X jetliner is scheduled to speak at the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance’s March 5 breakfast meeting.

Boeing executive Paul Lambertson will talk about what systems engineering means to the company and why it is important for suppliers to better understand the thinking within aerospace manufacturers such as Boeing.

Broadly speaking, systems engineering refers to an integrated, holisitc approach to designing and managing complex systems — such as modern commercial jetliners — for their whole life cycle.

Despite the complex topic, Lambertson “skillfully articulates the art and science of systems engineering, and can effortlessly explain why it is important to any organization,” PNAA Chairman J.C. Hall said in a news release from the group.

PNAA is a nonprofit devoted to promoting the aerospace industry in the region, through educational and networking events and by informing members and participants of important industry changes and business opportunities.

Lambertson will discuss:

  • Why systems engineering is important to better understand the thinking within aerospace OEMs;
  • What systems integration and systems engineering are and why they are important;
  • Why organizations need to change their investment profile to better utilize systems engineering;
  • Understanding the juxtaposition among military and defense acquisition and now commercial; and
  • Aerospace and defense critical thinking trends in terms of systems engineering across the industry.
Lambertson was named 777X systems engineering and integration leader last August. Previously, he was the chief engineer of systems engineering for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Prior to joining Boeing in 2010, Lambertson served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, performing a variety of management and senior leadership positions and logging more than 3,000 flight hours.

Lambertson earned a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a master’s degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a master’s degree in systems engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

The breakfast meeting costs $50 for PNAA members or $75 for non-members and begins at 7:30 a.m. in Room 116 of Everett Community College’s Corporate and Continuing Education Center located at 2333 Seaway Boulevard, Everett.

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