SAE 2013 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition

September 24-26, 2013

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Palais des congrés de Montréal
Todd V. Zarfos Todd V. Zarfos
Vice President of Engineering for Commercial Aviation Services and Senior Chief Engineer of Support
Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Presentation title: Boeing's Initiatives Leading to a Sustainable Future

Boeing Commercial Airplanes is at the forefront of designing products and services that meets the expectations of our customers from an environment and sustainability perspective. We are committed to improving the environmental efficiency and performance of the world wide fleet by finding new opportunities to reduce fuel burn, emissions and noise of our products. The environmental breakthroughs will touch all aspects of the airplane lifecycle including airplane modifications, enhanced operational efficiency and supporting the aviation industry's goal of greatly improved airspace efficiency. Boeing's efforts in these important environmental initiatives will be highlighted during the panel discussions.

Todd Zarfos is vice president for Engineering Functions and the Washington State Design Center and senior chief engineer of Airplane Systems within Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He was appointed to this position in July 2013. Zarfos is responsible for engineering functional organizations and the Washington state design centers for all commercial airplanes, as well as the continuous improvement and utilization of the technical workforce and for supply chain management for technical services. In his role as senior chief of Airplane Systems, he is responsible for driving technical excellence within the airplane systems community while also ensuring the technical integrity and success of Commercial Airplanes' development and production programs.

Prior to this position, he was senior chief engineer of Support and vice president of engineering for Commercial Aviation Services responsible for developing, deploying and integrating engineering and technology strategies to meet Commercial Aviation Services' business goals and commitments. He also provided oversight for design, certification and product integrity for all CAS business and product-development efforts.

Previously, Zarfos served as vice president of 747-8 engineering and senior chief engineer of Airplane Systems. In this role, Zarfos led the development activities for the 747-8 program, culminating in the certification and entry into service of the 747-8 Freighter and Intercontinental airplanes.

Zarfos has served in other key leadership positions throughout his career at Boeing, including vice president of engineering for the 747, 767 and 777 programs, vice president of Product Development for Boeing Commercial Airplanes and chief project engineer for the 777 program. During his role as 777 CPE, he led the development and certification of the 777-300ER and the 777-200LR airplanes, as well as the successful launch of the 777 Freighter.

Zarfos began his Boeing career in 1985 and spent his early career supporting various avionics development programs. He assumed positions of increased responsibility leading up to his first executive assignment as chief engineer of Systems for Airplane Programs, followed by the director of Airplane Systems.

He holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota and a master of science in electrical engineering from the University of Washington. Zarfos is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).