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Boeing Opens New Laboratory to Build New Aircraft Solutions

Boeing recently announced that it will open a new laboratory in downtown Vancouver. The lab’s new agile software development team will be focused on data analytics-driven software solutions.

The new space will see the rapidly conceiving, building, and scaling of internal MVP prototypes that help airlines and other aircraft operators increase efficiencies and drive costs out of their businesses.

“The expansion represents a natural extension of Boeing Vancouver’s analytics, software development and professional consulting work,” said Boeing Vancouver president Bob Cantwell.

“As one of the largest analytics groups within Boeing, we are well suited to house the new Vancouver Labs, which will focus on delivering data-driven solutions at a rapidly increased pace over traditional development.”

The Vancouver Lab in Yaletown is hiring and complements Boeing Canada – AeroInfo’s facilities in Richmond, BC, which today employ 200 software engineers and data scientists.

By leveraging data science insights, reducing traditional enterprise development cycles and working with customers in a consultative manner as products are developed, the Vancouver Labs will work to deliver innovative solutions to Boeing’s global customer base at an accelerated pace.

The Vancouver Labs are designed as an open concept space to maximize collaboration and creativity among multi-disciplined teams with skills in UI/UX design, data science, consulting, and Agile software-development. The space features a custom mural from local artists Pellvetica.

“We’re delighted another tech giant is expanding its work in B.C.,” said Amrik Virk, B.C. Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services. “Boeing Vancouver is tapping into an amazing talent pool with a long history of delivering great innovations that have made the world a better place.”

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