Lynne Hopper was named vice president of Engineering for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in March 2019. In this role, she is responsible for effectiveness and efficiency of the engineering function across Commercial Airplanes. She is responsible for engineering design, producibility, delegated compliance, safety, and customer support activities for all commercial airplane models. As the Commercial Airplanes Engineering leader, Hopper also is accountable for identifying and implementing best practices and ensuring that the right engineering skill sets, processes and tools are in place for designing, integrating, building, testing, certifying, delivering and supporting Boeing airplane products.
Hopper also serves as a member of the Boeing enterprise Engineering leadership team and oversees export compliance and intellectual property activities in Commercial Airplanes.
Previously, Hopper was the vice president of Boeing Test & Evaluation, where she was responsible for laboratory and flight test operations in support of validation and certification of Boeing commercial and defense products. Named to that position in 2018, Hopper oversaw about 5,000 engineers, pilots, mechanics and technicians, who test and evaluate new Boeing aircraft, modifications and upgrades to existing aircraft, and who provide test support to Boeing businesses.
Prior to that position, Hopper served as vice president of Engineering, Modifications & Maintenance for Boeing Global Services, where she was responsible for fleet engineering services, modifications to aircraft, logistics products and support, Aircraft-on-Ground (AOG) services, forward base deployment with operators around the world, and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facilities in San Antonio, Cecil Field and Shanghai.
Previously, Hopper was vice president of Material Services for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, where she was responsible for commercial aviation's most comprehensive aircraft spare-parts sales, services and distribution network, serving customers worldwide. Concurrently, she led Commercial Aviation Services’ data analytics team.
Hopper also previously served as vice president of Commercial Airplanes Customer Support, where she managed the health of the world’s largest fleet of commercial jetliners – more than 13,000 airplanes. She oversaw a complete set of Boeing technical resources, helping more than 800 operators maintain their fleets throughout the life cycle of their airplanes.
Hopper led the development of regulatory-delegated authorized representatives for Commercial Airplanes from 2004 to 2007 and has held leadership positions in 737, 747 and 757 Airplane Systems and in Airplane Safety and Airworthiness.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford.