Boeing is realigning its Phantom Works organisation and Customer Services business unit as part of a wider company reorganisation.

The Phantom Works, which leads research and development work for the company, will be headquartered in Seattle rather than at its present St Louis base.

The move, which is seen as a reflection of the group's increasing commercial and space research work, also sees the appointment of David Swain as Phantom Works president, as well as senior vice president of Engineering and Technology.

In other developments, Boeing's Customer Services business unit is to be renamed Commercial Aviation Services to reflect its wider role, which includes overall responsibility for customer support as well as Boeing Business Jets, FlightSafety Boeing International, Aviation Partners Boeing and Boeing NetJets. It also has responsibility for Boeing Airplane Services which will combine with Airline Logistics Support.

Source: Flight International