Boeing Names Nohavec Chief Financial Officer, Connexion by Boeing

The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today announced that Curt Nohavec, 49, has been named chief financial officer for Connexion by Boeing.

A 25-year Boeing veteran, Nohavec previously served as director of Finance for the Technical Services and Modifications business within Boeing Commercial Airplanes, to which he was appointed in November 2001. In that role, he was responsible for the financial management of the organization, including estimating and pricing, cost management, and financial planning activities. Nohavec received his undergraduate degree in Finance, and his master's degree from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash. He also attended the Executive Development Program at the University of Illinois.

Connexion by Boeing is the market-leading initiative to bring commercial broadband data services to commercial and executive aircraft during flight, allowing passengers to have access to e-mail, the Internet, firewall-protected intranet access, e-commerce, television, news and entertainment content and transmission and receipt of data. Aircraft operators also benefit from in-flight access to aircraft and crew data. Boeing is also studying the potential applicability of the Connexion broadband in-flight data services for enhancing aviation security.

The Connexion by BoeingSM service is currently available to the executive services market in the U.S., which includes operators of private and government aircraft. Connexion by Boeing also remains on track with leading European carrier Lufthansa to equip its long-haul fleet beginning with a demonstration installation in late 2002/early 2003. For additional information, visit the Connexion by Boeing web site.