Rik Anderson of Seattle Weekly wrote an article dated November 29, 2006, detailing Boeing’s involvement in the torture flights. Below is an excerpt of the article:
“According to Grey and others, a wholly owned Boeing subsidiary called Jeppesen Inc. cleared the airways and runways for the CIA, providing landing and navigation assistance, scheduling flight crews, and booking hotels for them. Jeppesen is a unit of Boeing’s Seattle-based Commercial Aviation Division. “
Read the full article here: Seattle Weekly
Frontline on PBS has produced a story on the CIA’s torture flights. The piece is available on their website, along with other excellent resources on extraordinary rendition.
The CIA’s extraordinary rendition is an extrajudicial program in which suspects are kidnapped and transferred to secret locations. Quite often, the suspects are taken to prisons in countries where they are subjected to torture and inhumane treatment. In order for this program to take place, the CIA depends on corporations to provide services for the flights. One of the major corporations that the CIA relies on is Jeppesen Dataplan, a subsidiary of the Boeing Company.