TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 2, 2017 â Boeing (NYSE: BA) has partnered withÂ nonprofit organizationÂ Docâs Friends to help build an interactive hangar and education facility for a company-manufactured B-29Â Superfortress bomber aircraft dubbed “Doc,” GovCon Executive reported Sept. 25.
Doc’s Friends said Sept. 23 Boeing has granted a gift to support theÂ $6.5 million project and was on hand to help break ground on the future 32,000-square-foot B-29 Doc Hangar and Education Center at theÂ Eisenhower National Airport in Wichita, Kansas.
“This gift not only highlights the revolutionary advances in technology that were embodied in the B-29 but also recognizes the countless individuals who designed, built and flew this magnificent machine,” saidÂ Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeingâs defense, space and security division.
“Itâs our hope that visitors of every age will come away with a better understanding of history as well as a greater appreciation for the opportunities that lie ahead in aerospace and beyond,” Caret, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017, added.
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