- President/CEO: Jessica Sirianni
- Headquarters: Corson Avenue and East Marginal Way, Downtown Seattle
Seattle’s number one corporation is Federated- Boeing, maker of high-tech avionics, aircraft and aerospace systems. FB is the largest employer in the metroplex, with plants and facilities all over Seattle. Federated- Boeing produces aircraft ranging from the massive Boeing 828 to tiny aerial drones, including helicopters, tilt-rotor craft, jet planes, military fighters and the largest line of remote-piloted aircraft in the world. The company also builds ships and other types of vehicles.
Of course, FB’s still small compared to giants like Ares and Mitsuhama, two companies with which it regularly deals. Both megacorps have tried to buy out FB at various points and failed, and both have dealt with the corporation as a competitor and a sub-contractor. Federated-Boeing maintains its independence for the moment, but the possibility of a hostile takeover never really goes away.
Federated-Boeing does a lot of contract work for various governments with whom it has pull, including the UCAS, the CAS and the NAN. Internecine fighting and spying gets pretty heavy with projects like the company’s Raven and Eagle fighter planes, but FB somehow manages to keep its secrets long enough to come out on top.
> Jessica Sirianni, the current CEO, was born and raised in Redmond. She fought her way out of the Barrens with nothing more than her own drive and determination, and destroyed anyone who got in her way as she rose through the ranks of Federated-Boeing. Since getting the top spot, she’s adopted an aggressive business strategy. Anyone who messes with Federated-Boeing these days messes with Sirianni, and you don’t want to be on her drek list.
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Division Name: Boeing Assembly Plant
Division Head: Joan Barstow
Chief Products/Services: Commercial and military aircraft, including the commuter tilt-rotor, the 797 commercial airliner and the Eagle vectored thrust fighter
Business Profile: Federated Beoing adapted quickly to the governmental changes in the Northwest. Separate negotiations with the Salish-Shidhe Council secured the company's major plants and facilities, as well as the continued supply of vital aluminum and special airspace privileges. Concessions made to the Council are not a matter of public record, but informed speculation asserts that the Council is now well-supplied with Federated Beoing products.
Security/Military Forces: Federated Boeing's security personnel are well-armed and well-supplied with state-of-the-art aircraft. It is rumored that they can field a flight of their own Eagle fighters in defense of their holdings.
A rectangular, 70-story skyscraper with tinted windows that form huge corporate logos.
Most of Federate Boeing's military and experimental aircraft are made in these huge factory buildings and their smaller research labs. Security is understandably tight. Thus, Tourists, who are usually granted privileges at other Federated Boeing facilities, are confined to a single air museum just inside the main gates.
The huge Federated-Boeing complex in eastern Auburn consists of factories, research labs and other facilities focused on the development and construction of the corp’s military and experimental aviation projects, making this facility the most top-secret Boeing complex in Seattle. The corp takes advantage of Auburn’s relative isolation to provide heavy security on the entire facility. Visitors must have passes just to go through the main gates, and security checkpoints are scattered throughout.
Federate Boeing's Everett factories have been in operation for nearly 90 years. Throughout that time they have been constructing most of the company's large passenger aircraft. There are ten factories currently in operation, five under the roof of the largest building in the world including the assembly line that makes the mammoth Boeing 828.
Surrounding the factories and the runways of Paine Field is housing for approximately 20 percent of the company's workers. The rent-free housing, uniformly provided with many free services, is designated for workers Federated Boeing considers too valuable to live away from the facility. The cost of maintaining the housing and security measures are worth it in this era of employee abductions and assassinations between rival megacorporations.
<<Rumors are that engineers have discovered a flaw in the wing supports of the huge 828 and are supposedly urging for a recall of the planes before something terrible happens.>>
Federated-Boeing’s Everett factories build the company’s huge aircraft and spaceplanes. There are ten factories in the facility, five of them under the roof of the largest building in the world, including the assembly line of the mammoth Boeing 828.
Surrounding the factories and runways of Paine Field is “Boeingville,” housing for about 25 percent of the corporation’s employees. The company supplies apartments and houses free of charge to certain employees, complete with free entertainment and utilities. Federated-Boeing Security provides round-the-clock police services for the corporate neighborhoods, making them some of the safest and cleanest in Seattle.
> That’s all fabulous if you like living in a gilded cage. FB Security has checkpoints and automatic gates at all of the entrances of the corp’s private neighborhoods, requiring a company-coded credstick for access. You live in a FB apartment (or house, if you’re important enough), shop at the company store, your kids go to the company school and the whole family sometimes spends its entertainment credits going out to the company-owned restaurant or movie theater for an evening. All “fringe benefits” provided to you gratis by the company, but specially designed so you can never really leave.
> The reason for all the “generosity” can be summed up in one word: security. Federated-Boeing isn’t a true megacorporation, but they’re pretty damn close and they’re prosperous enough to be the target of other corps and megacorps. The only way FB can maintain its edge is by holding on to its best personnel, protecting them from subversion and extraction attempts on the part of corps like Ares, Mitsuhama, Sikorsky-Bell and Saeder-Krupp. With its corporate communities, FB maintains an image as the kindly company taking care of its own, while at the same time protecting its interests.
> The FB Matrix host contains the top-secret design specs and similar intel on the planes being built at the facility, but the overlooked gem is the Green host system handling administration for FB housing and other facilities around the factories. You can pry all sorts of stuff out of the database about Federated-Boeing employees, enough to arrange a fairly trouble-free extraction.
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Some of the company's smaller aircraft, such as its military reconnaissance tilt-rotors and remotely piloted vehicles, are made at Federated Boeing Field. This is also where aircraft built at other facilities are painted and given final tests before being delivered to buyers.
Most of the special alloys and metals needed for Federate Boeing aircraft are forged here. The raw materials for the foundry are delivered at nearby docks then trucked into the factor for unloading into the maw of the huge forges. Considerable research takes place here as metallurgists mix various metals and experiment with new techniques in hopes of creating an alloy lighter and stronger than known before.
This plant produces most of the metals and alloys used by Federated-Boeing facilities in Seattle. Raw materials are delivered to the Tacoma docks, then trucked to huge foundries that crank out the aluminum, steel, tungsten and titanium alloys used in Federated aircraft and aircraft parts. Considerable research takes place at the metalworks, as metallurgists experiment with new mixes to produce lighter, stronger materials.
Security at the complex is fairly tight, though concentrated around the labs and other sensitive areas. Most of it consists of checkpoints, with maglocks and key cards required to get through. Federated has security personnel on duty 24 hours a day, and uses trained critters as watchdogs at night—mostly hell hounds, which seem to enjoy the environment of the metal foundries.
> The pressure is on in the metallurgy department. With corporations like Ares doing amazing drek creating new alloys in microgravity on board the orbitals, Federated- Boeing is starting to fall behind the SOTA. I hear they’re doing some interesting stuff with foamed aluminum and that they’re starting to go pretty far afield in search of new techniques, including tinkering with alchemy to produce new materials.
> Whatever Federated-Boeing is working on, Saeder- Krupp is interested in it. I was approached by certain parties representing SK who wanted to know more about research at the metalworks. I never deal with dragons, so I turned them down.
The manufacture of remote control vehicles is the main product here. The size of the vehicles range from the diminutive Bug Eye surveillance tilt-rotors to the huge Herd Animals.
At this facility, Federated-Boeing manufactures remote piloted vehicles (RPVs) ranging from tiny drones to huge Herd Animals (remote-controlled cargo planes that fly to nations on the Pacific Rim). The facility has R&D labs for developing and testing new drone designs, and word has it FB is investing cred in robotics development as well.
One of the R&D projects involves anthropomorphic robots and remote drones. FB is planning to expand further into the remote-system market with advanced robots for a variety of tasks, including some military applications.
The Federated Boeing Shipyards manufacture the company's military and commercial hydroplanes and hovercraft. The factory and business offices are located in the 20-story building on the edge of the west waterway.
These sprawling shipyards, which manufacture the company’s military and commercial hydroplanes and
hovercraft, are built on and around Harbor Island and its surrounding waterways south of Seattle Center. A twenty-story building on the edge of the west waterway houses the factory and business offices. Fed-Boeing supplies hovercraft to the Salish-Shidhe Council, several ferry companies and many other corporations, including Lone Star, Ares, Aqua Arcana and Ingersoll & Berkley.