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Mark Jenks to head Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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Chicago, Ill., USA - July 27, 2015, Chicago, Ill., USA - Boeing has named Mark Jenks as the new head of its 787 Dreamliner program, replacing Larry Loftis who will retire at this month’s end.

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Mr. Jenks is currently Mr. Loftis' deputy and has worked on the 787 since the program began. He led the development of the second model in the Dreamliner family, the 787-9.

Mr. Jenks joined Boeing in 1983 as an engineer. Before joining the Commercial Airplanes division, he held several leadership roles within Boeing’s defense and space businesses, including with the International Space Station in Huntsville, Al., and managing the Boeing Helicopters Division Developmental Center in Philadelphia.

Mr. Jenks joined the Sonic Cruiser program in 2001 and was responsible for identifying advanced technology requirements.

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