ODENSE, Denmark, Sept. 15, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Danish company Sky-Watch today signed an agreement that will enable Boeing to explore assisting the company in its development of a new type of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) under a project supported by the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation. The goal of the “Smart UAV” project is to develop a new generation of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAVs that will combine the advantages of existing rotorcraft UAVs with those of fixed-wing aircraft for longer range and endurance. Sky-Watch and the Technical University of Denmark’s National Space Institute and Department of Environmental Engineering are collaborating on the project, and Boeing will explore ways to assist Sky-Watch in the effort. Boeing and Sky-Watch signed the agreement today at an event at UAS Denmark, the unmanned aerial systems industry group based at the Hans Christian Andersen Airport in Odense. Boeing joined the group in 2013 and learned about fellow member Sky-Watch through UAS Denmark. “Today’s agreement is evidence that Danish companies like Sky-Watch are leading innovation that can attract the attention of global companies; that organizations like UAS Denmark are helping make valuable industry connections; and that a company like Boeing is well served by taking a diverse look at Danish industry in creating collaborations and technologies for the future,” said Susan Colegrove, Boeing’s director of International Strategic Partnerships for Europe. To achieve the goals of the “Smart UAV” project, Sky-Watch will contribute expertise from development of its HUGINN X1 quad-rotor UAV and from Sky-Watch Labs, the company’s research and development department. Boeing will contribute expertise in VTOL and fixed-wing technologies from its research and development organizations, as well as from Insitu, a Boeing subsidiary that is an industry leader in unmanned aerial system solutions.
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If Boeing can beat the low end delivery target for the year, it should have upside potential of 10-20%.
Short term (end of quarter) it should increase but have to wait to see how the delivery number progresses. Long term, it should do very well if the production and delivery increases match.
It appears that BA is slightly ahead of the deliveries in August But the 737 deliveries have picked up from the August number thru the 12th of the month, They have the potential to deliver at least 66 planes this month. And since this is the last month of the 3rd quarter, the need to close it out with very good numbers.
The 787 numbers should be good. And they have a number of 777 and 747's available to deliver.
Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $9,594,477 for firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0109 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) for non-recurring engineering required for the variable frequency generator-generator control unit update in support of the V-22 aircraft for the U.S. Navy.
SEATTLE, Sept. 10, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the fifth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India, on schedule, on Sept. 9 as part of a contract for eight aircraft to support the Indian Navy’s maritime patrol requirements.
The aircraft arrived at Naval Air Station Rajali, after a flight from Seattle’s Boeing Field, and joined the four previously delivered P-8Is.
“The P-8I program is progressing on schedule, and the aircraft are providing the capabilities to meet our maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare requirements,” said Vice Admiral RK Pattanaik, India Deputy Chief of Naval Staff. He added that the partnership between Boeing and India has been very professional to date.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received its first commercial order for the 502 Phoenix small satellite from HySpecIQ of Washington, D.C. The satellites will carry the commercial remote sensing industry’s first high-resolution hyperspectral payload, capable of providing spectral imaging fidelity that far exceeds what is currently available.
Boeing will deliver a complete satellite system initially consisting of two satellites, available for launch in 2018; command and control operations; image processing; and data storage of collected imagery. The contract includes options for long-term operations and maintenance.
Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is being awarded $9,451,005 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0061 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) for the procurement of standby flight display components for the V-22 aircraft for the U.S. Navy. This order provides for replacement of obsolescent components no longer available due to diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages.
KONYA, Turkey, Sept. 9, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered on schedule on Sept. 4 the third Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Turkish Armed Forces, further increasing the country’s self-defense capabilities. The AEW&C aircraft was delivered at Konya Air Base, the fleet’s main operating base. Boeing is scheduled to deliver the fourth aircraft for the program in 2015. In addition to the four aircraft, the Peace Eagle program includes ground support segments for mission crew training, mission support and system maintenance.
A senior official of one of Boeing Co.’s (NYSE: BA) largest customers, the United Arab Emirates’ Emirates airline, said on Friday that the company could continue to buy aircraft from Boeing even if the U.S. Congress does not renew the lending authorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which expires on September 30. Last year Boeing received loan guarantees worth $7.9 billion from the Ex-Im Bank, and some $900 million of those guarantees were used for Emirates.
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Boeing is building a laser cannon for the U.S. Army, and the new weapon has now proved it will be as capable at sea as on land. The High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD)—basically a high-energy laser mounted on top of a big truck—was successfully used to blast some UAV drones and 60mm mortars out of the Florida sky earlier this year, Boeing announced Thursday.
This test was done in a windy and foggy environment, an essential step to proving the technology is useful for naval deployment. The HEL MD used a 10-kilowatt laser—a much less powerful version of what it will eventually fire—to “successfully engage” more than 150 targets at Eglin Air Force Base, a Department of Defense weapons testing facility on the Florida Panhandle. In other words, it disabled or destroyed them.
Today Boeing announced the delivery numbers thru August. August deliveries totaled 61 planes.
total for the year so far is 461.
In order to hit the low point on year end delivery target, they need to average 64 planes a month for the rest of the year.
The unit deliveries so far are:
737 =315, 747 =10, 767 =1, 777 =66, 787 =69
According to the NYC787 site, there are 14 787's that have the potential for delivery this month.
There are currently 21 in Pre flight and flight test and 2 ready for delivery.
August showed 13 deliveries.
They appear to be loading on schedule and rollout times have decreased.
Preflight prep times are also shrinking.
The Boeing Company, Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $234,700,000 undefinitized contract action to procure long lead items for the production and delivery of 24 AH-6I aircraft, initial spares package and ground support equipment.
Unfortunately Yahoo restricts the size of posts and some info is not included. But you are free to google Australian Bureau of Meteorology if you wish to do so.
while delivery numbers are lower than desired overall, the 787 is having a great delivery month.
They have delivered 12 787's so far this month and have more ready for delivery. another 20+ in flight test /preflight test.