-Cobham (Davenport, Iowa): Refueling systems, including wing aerial refueling pods and centerline drogue system
-DRS Laurel Technologies Inc. (Johnstown, Pa.): Aerial Refueling Operator Station (AROS)
Eaton Aerospace: Electromechanical and cargo door actuation systems (Grand Rapids, Mich.); hydraulic and -fuel distribution subcomponents (Jackson, Mich.)
-GE Aviation Systems (Grand Rapids, Mich.; Clearwater, Fla.): Mission control system
-Goodrich: Interiors (Colorado); landing gear (Ontario, Canada)
-Honeywell: Auxiliary power unit (Phoenix); cabin pressure control system, air data inertial navigation; lighting
-Moog Inc.: Electro-hydraulic servo valves, actuators, stabilize trim controls, leading edge slat actuator, inboard/outboard leading edge rotary actuators, autopilot actuators, elevator feel system (East Aurora, N.Y.; -Wolverhampton, UK); refueling boom actuators (Torrance, Calif.)
-Northrop Grumman (Rolling Meadows, Ill.): Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM)
-Parker Aerospace (Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Utah): Refueling components including the receptacle door actuator, aerial refueling interface control system, and wing refueling pod hydraulic power packs
-Pratt & Whitney: Engines
-Raytheon Company (El Segundo, Calif.): Digital radar warning receiver and digital anti-jam receiver GPS
-Rockwell Collins (Cedar Rapids, Iowa): Integrated display system featuring 15.1-inch diagonal crystal displays; tactical situational awareness system; remote vision system 3-D and 2-D technology for the boom operator; communications, navigation, surveillance, networking and flight control systems
-Spirit: Forward fuselage section; strut; nacelle components
-Triumph Group Inc.: Horizontal stabilizer and aft body
-Woodward Inc. (Skokie, Ill.): Several elements of the aerial refueling boom, including the sensor system, control unit, and telescopic and flight control sticks.
As of Saturday morning, BA has delivered 59 planes .They managed to deliver 20 planes in the last 4 days.
They should be able to exceed 64 planes this month if they deliver the 787's scheduled and ready for delivery this month and a few more 737's.
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $28,460,408 modification (P00078) to exercise the option on contract FA8678-10-C-0100 for purchase of QF-16 Full-Scale Aerial Target (FSAT) Lot 3. This option is for the purchase of 25 QF-16 FSATs and 25 four-year warranties of the QF-16 drone-peculiar equipment. Work will be performed at Cecil Field, Florida,
As of Thursday 3-25-15 BA has delivered 52 planes. They need only 11 more deliveries to hit the month end target. All remaining 787's due to deliver this month are ready for delivery.
The number of flight tests for 787's has dropped significantly, especially in Charleston.
SEATTLE, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and All Nippon Airways (ANA) today finalized an order for three 787-10 Dreamliners, valued at approximately $900 million at list prices. With this order, originally announced as a commitment in January 2015, ANA becomes Boeing's newest 787-10 customer and first airline in Asia to operate the entire family of 787 Dreamliners.
CHICAGO, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will release its financial results for the first quarter of 2015 on Wednesday, April 22.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney and Executive Vice President of Business Development & Strategy and Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith will discuss the results and company outlook during a conference that day at 10:30 a.m. ET.
Wichita Business Journal
The first flight of a fully outfitted KC-46 Air Force tanker has been pushed back from April to this summer, but officials with the Boeing Co. and the Air Force say they still expect Boeing will meet its contractual obligations when it comes to making deliveries to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita.
The Puget Sound Business Journal reports Boeing's contract with the Air Force requires the first tanker to be delivered by August 2017, and Boeing expects to make that deadline.
The press conference this morning said it appears the co-pilot intentionally flew the plane into the ground while the pilot was locked out of the cabin,
By the end of Wednesday, the delivery number increased to 49 planes. They now have a good chance for hitting 64 planes. They delivered five 737's and one 747 yesterday.
Thru 630pm (EDT), BA has delivered 46 planes with only 6 days to go till month end.
There are five 787's ready for delivery. Six have already been delivered. They need 64 deliveries this month to stay on target for year end,
Hainan Airlines, China's fourth-largest carrier, on Wednesday posted a net profit increase of 20 per cent for last year and said it would buy 30 next-generation Boeing 787 planes for up to US$7.7 billion.
The National Labor Relations Board set an April 22 election date for Boeing Co. machinists in South Carolina to decide whether they want to be unionized, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said on Tuesday.
The Boeing Co., Huntington Beach, California, is being awarded a $12,878,533 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to provide design agent and technical engineering services in support of the AN/USQ-82(V) Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex Systems (GEDMS) program. GEDMS is a third generation shipboard network used for DDG 51 class destroyers. GEDMS transfers inputs and/or outputs for the machinery control systems, damage control system, steering control system, AEGIS combat system, navigation displays, and interior communications alarms and indicators. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $39,991,521.
If they can come up with a design that is 80% manufactured using robotics and lightweight/high strength materials for fuel efficiency, it could be a cash cow in the commercial and business/personal use market.
The first production Boeing QF-16 optionally manned target drone has been delivered to the US Air Force (USAF), the service announced on 20 March.
Aircraft QF-007 arrived at Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida on 11 March, ahead of being pressed into service by the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron (ATS).
Boeing has delivered six pre-production QF-16s and is under contract to deliver 13 low-rate initial production (LRIP) platforms, of which QF-007 is the first. The LRIP drones should all be with the USAF by 9 October.
In all, the USAF expects to receive 126 QF-16s to replace the BAE Systems QF-4, the last of which was delivered in November 2013. The new drone is being introduced because QF-4 numbers are running low and the unmanned McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is no longer truly representative of the air-to-air threats USAF pilots are likely to encounter on future operations.
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $14,268,775 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-15-D-1000) for engineering and logistics services, studies and analyses of the airframe and associated subsystems in support of the AV-8B Harrier for the U.S. Marine Corps, and the governments of Spain and Italy under the Foreign Military Sales program.
EVERETT, Wash., March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (BA) has received 330-minute Extended Operations (ETOPS) approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. It is the first time a four-engine airplane has received this type of design approval.
With this approval, required for four-engine passenger airplanes built after Feb. 2015 to fly beyond 180 minutes from an en-route alternate airport, the 747-8's design is approved to conduct 330-minute ETOPS missions. These missions allow operators to fly long-distances more directly on virtually any worldwide city pair routing.
Looks like Netanyahu not only survived, but did quite well. Initial exit polls calling the race close were incorrect (as they often are).