From Australian news: Australia has been cleared to purchase up to 2,950 GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs by the US State Department. The $386 million sale will include the provision of up to 50 Guided Test Vehicles (GTV) with GBU-39/B (Inert Fuse) as well as containers, weapons system support equipment, support and test equipment, site survey, transportation, repair and return warranties, spare and repair parts, publications and technical data, maintenance, personnel training, and training equipment.
NEW YORK, April 7 (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Thursday that it had booked four orders for its 747-8 freighter, the first sales of the year for the plane.
Boeing did not identify the customer for the orders, which come after the plane maker booked two net orders in 2015 and none the year before. Being is due to cut annual 747 production to six from 12 this year, reflecting declining demand for the jumbo jet, which first flew in 1969.
Boeing has 23 current orders for the plane, including 11 freighters and 12 passenger models. The U.S. Air Force also has made a provisional order for an unspecified number to renew its fleet of Air Force One planes.
Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $922,628,257 modification to contract for 117 AH-64E remanufactured Apache helicopters.
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $19,900,000 cost reimbursement contract to provide for the preliminary work associated with the engineering change proposal 6472 integration of the Next Generation Jammer Pod onto the EA-18G aircraft.
The average analyst estimates for Q1 2016 EPS seems to be $1.82 a share.
Since Q1 last year had 714 M shares and this Q1 will show less than 681M shares they had at the end of Q4 2015 due to the buyback, They should have no trouble beating the 1.82 share expectation if the other segments of the operation do well. It is unclear if Defense segment will cove the commercial airlines shortfall in revenue.
176 deliveries in Q1 2016 compared with 184 in Q1 2015.
March 2016 deliveries= 71 planes.
46 737's, 12 777's, 13 787's
Q1 2016 = 121 737's, 1 747, 1 767. 23 777's, 30 787's
Q1 2015 = 121 737's 4 747's, 5 767's, 24 777's, 30 787's
The spacecraft will arrive at the station Sunday, April 10, at which time NASA astronaut Jeff Williams and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Tim Peake will use the station’s robotic arm to capture the Dragon spacecraft. Ground commands will be sent from Houston to the station’s arm to install Dragon on the bottom side of the Harmony module for its stay at the space station.
Live coverage of the rendezvous and capture will begin at 5:30 a.m. on NASA TV, with installation set to begin at 9:30 a.m.
Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 4:43 PM EDT on spacex
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Dragon spacecraft to low Earth orbit to deliver critical cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA. SpaceX is targeting an afternoon launch of its eighth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-8) from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The instantaneous launch window opens on April 8th at 4:43pm ET, and a backup launch window opens at 4:20pm ET on April 9th
two more 737's, L/N's 4881 and 4637 were listed as new deliveries today on flightradar24 to S7 Russian air.
These were built back in 2014 but must have been in storage. The only previous registration for 4881 was a test flight registration number.
April 6 (Reuters) - Eleven Boeing Co employees have been arrested in South Carolina for allegedly attempting to evade state income taxes, and the state's revenue department said more arrests were likely.
The individuals collectively earned more than $2.2 million between 2011 and 2014, and evaded paying $99,729 in individual income taxes, the South Carolina Department of Revenue said in a statement on Tuesday.
Boeing said the identified employees have been suspended.
"We will continue to cooperate with the state and the Department of Revenue until these individual matters are closed," Boeing said.
The employees submitted fraudulent W-4 forms to Boeing, claiming to be exempt from state income taxes and had failed to file state income tax returns, the revenue department said.
A W-4 form is used by employers to determine the amount of taxes to withhold from paychecks.
The defendants, who are being held at a detention facility in Charleston County, face up to $10,000 in fines and/or up to five years in prison per charge if convicted.
(Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru;
The Boeing Co., Directed Energy and Strategic Systems, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been awarded a $275,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research, engineering, and program management to advance scientific and technical knowledge of ground-based space-superiority capabilities and technology, and then apply and transition that knowledge to achieve Air Force and national goals.
The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $235,273,721 firm-fixed-price modification to the previously awarded P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft advance acquisition contract. This modification provides for the procurement of long-lead items for the manufacture and delivery of 11 Lot 8 full-rate production IV P-8A aircraft for the Navy.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA) said on Monday it had picked a new aircraft seat supplier for its most popular jet, the 737, a move that industry experts said adds competition to leading seat makers Zodiac Aerospace (ZODC) and B/E Aerospace (BEAV).
In response to questions from Reuters, Boeing said it will buy seats directly from the new supplier, LIFT by EnCore of Huntington Beach, California - a break from the past practice of allowing airlines to purchase seats that led to some costly delays in finishing aircraft because seats did not always arrive on time.
Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $14,485,959 for cost-plus- fixed-fee modification to delivery order previously issued against basic ordering agreement in support of the V-22 aircraft.
NYC787site just added another 787 for air Canada to the Marsh delivery list. That make 13 787's for the month,
CHICAGO, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will release its financial results for the first quarter of 2016 on Wednesday, April 27. President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg and Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy Greg Smith will discuss the results and company outlook during a conference call that day at 10:30 a.m. ET.
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late night updates to reporting sites now show 66 planes.
45 737's, 9 777's and 12 787's.
I had hoped the fedex 767would make it as it has flown a lot of test flight hours.
A problem that has prevented Boeing Co 's KC-46A tanker aircraft from transferring fuel to a C-17 transport plane may delay a Pentagon decision approving low-rate production of the new tanker in May, the U.S. Air Force said on Thursday.
"We don't yet know the schedule impact to the planned May Milestone C decision, but the problem is well understood and we DON'T expect an extended delay," said Air Force spokesman Daryl Mayer.