From Boeing website:
TEL AVIV, Aug. 5, 2015 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] is pleased that EL AL Israel Airlines has announced its intent to purchase and lease up to 15 787 Dreamliners, with purchase rights for 13 additional airplanes. When finalized, the order will be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.
From Australia unlimited:
US aviation giant, Boeing, will invest an additional A$70 million into its Australian facility at Fisherman’s Bend, Port Melbourne. The company has already invested around A$300 million in Australia since the millennium and has been manufacturing in the country for some twenty years. Around 1,200 people work at the Victorian facility, primarily making wing flaps for Boeing’s Dreamliner and 777 aircraft, which are then sent on to Boeing’s factory in Seattle for installation.
Boeing has a long history of operation in Australia, which is home to its largest R&D site outside the United States. The company’s Australian business is strengthened by having manufacturing, R&D, design and engineering capability all housed on one site, a factor that differentiates the Australian operation from most of the company’s other overseas bases.
nyc787 site lists the deliveries and dates. The first was delivered 7-29. The second is scheduled for delivery on the 7th of this month. Other reporting sites show deliveries when the plane flies away, not actual delivery dates.
When people have no other outlet they will seek any forum to vent their personal frustrations. While it is annoying, it keeps them from going postal. Use the ignore user function and the posts go away. Unfortunately yahoo limits the number of ignore user entries you can have. And I have not found a way to access the list under the latest message board format.
NYC 787 site shows the august 787 delivery schedule number has dropped from 18 to 15 but is still a high number. The KC46 tanker has been flying during the past week after rework on the fuel bladder and boom
incident. Look for a high 737 delivery number this month. They only delivered about in July according to reporting sites. I expect that number will be higher when they report July deliveries later his week as the sites have not been very reliable lately (nyc 787 has been rock solid on 787 deliveries). Expect a nice 747 delivery number this month. Looks like we wont see the exim bank issue to be settled till September.
From Defense Industry Daily:
1.The six Marine Corps’ F-35Bs which underwent testing on USS Wasp in May reportedly showed poor reliability performance, with the aircraft reportedly only achieving availability of around 50%. This is undoubtedly a factor Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joe Dunford has considered as he finalizes the jet’s paperwork for achieving Initial Operating Capability. A decision on whether the F-35B is ready for limited combat operations is expected imminently, with the USMC deciding in March to push on to a timetabled IOC target of fourth quarter 2015, despite issues with the fighter’s 2B software.
2. Air Force E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft have begun receiving new Interrogator Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, as part of the fleet’s Block 40/45 upgrade program. The $60 million upgrade will see the new IFF system rolled out across the Air Force’s fleet of 31 E-3s. The AN/UPX-40 systems include Mode 5 enhancements, with the Saudis also requesting Block 40/45 upgrades in August 2014, including 20 of the new IFF systems. France has also upgraded its E-3 fleet with Block 40/45 enhancements.
3. Boeing has ended its contract with state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, citing shoddy production quality of HAL-manufactured components for India’s P-8I Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft under construction by Boeing, as well as components for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. The $4.7 million contract in question was signed in February 2010.
The sites that report deliveries show a total of 58 planes for July. There may be a few more that were sold by the business jet segment of commercial planes which have not shown up in the numbers.
The reporting site (planespotters) picked up two more 737 deliveries yesterday. Puget sound has missed a lot of deliveries. Maybe they should just check planespotters to get info on deliveries. NYC787 shows one 787 still scheduled for delivery this month. A lot of BBJ flights this month but no reports on deliveries. KC46 has been flying for the last two days back and forth to moses lake and boeing field.
I was expecting more deliveries today but only one 787 delivery showed up on NYC787.
No other versions showed up. Maybe they will show up tomorrow. Only 49 planes is pretty dismal.
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $20,517,876 delivery order (0061) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-10-G-0012) for peculiar support equipment for the initial outfitting of the Navy emerging squadron stand-ups of the EA-18G aircraft and intermediate level (I-Level) support for the Royal Australian Air Force. The Navy-related peculiar support equipment is required to perform both organizational level and I-level maintenance on the Navy aircraft. The Royal Australian Air Force-related peculiar support equipment (will support an additional 12 EA-18G aircraft).
It comes to the Senate floor in September after the break. As for making money, I have only found rhetoric on the ex-im site claiming they are now self funding using money from interest payments on other loans. But I have not seen any financial statements to back up those statements. I have sent email to the Republican members to tell them I am in favor of renewal but since the majority of voters in this country are neither Democrats or Republicans (they are independent/unenrolled) and often do not write to their politicians to let them know how they feel about an issue, We just have to let it play out and see what happens. Boeing management has given mixed messages on the issue. If the ex-im is not renewed, BA can then claim government backed financing in other countries are unfair and work to get them eliminated but that will take time. the global rules on government financing have been modified several times in recent years to make a more level playing field. BA may hold back some deliveries this month to try and influence the senate vote. But that would not help them at all and do more damage in the long run.
As of Thursday noon (EST), The count from reporting sites is 48 planes delivered. They have not been updating till late evening. And I cannot seem to access the NYC787 current deliveries table. There are two 787's scheduled for delivery today.
Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, California, Maryland, is being awarded a $64,227,368 contract modification to a previous basic contract (N00019-09-D-0008) for various repair parts for the V-22 aircraft.
From media news:
Boeing will soon roll out a new deep-sea vessel – a bright yellow submarine that can operate in ocean depths of 20,000 feet for up to three days at a time, the company announced earlier this month.
The Echo Seeker, an unmanned underwater vehicle, will be rented out to both government and commercial customers for oil and gas explorations, environmental surveys, military surveillance and more.
“Boeing is looking to fill the technology gap we noticed in the field of advanced, autonomous underwater vehicles,” said Lance Towers, director of Huntington Beach-based Boeing Advanced Technology Programs, which built the vessel.
“There have been many advancements with autonomous air vehicles over the last few years, especially with drones, but we are focusing on building a family of underwater vessels,” Towers said.
Boeing’s latest and largest submersible is a follow-up to its 2001 Echo Ranger, the smaller, original yellow submarine that conducts ocean surveys.
Deliveries seem to be lacking so far this month. As of Monday night, BA has delivered 39 planes so far this month with only 4 days to go in the month. That's a far cry from the 64 planes they need to deliver to stay on target. It isn't clear whether vacations and last months push for EoQ revenue drained the availability. Nor is it clear if the deliveries are being impacted by customer financing issues or being held back to try and influence the EX-IM bank vote in congress. As of Tuesday morning, the ex-im bank does not look like it will come to a vote till after the recess as it is been reported that it renewal is not in the highway bill. BA has said the ex-im is not a big issue but..... So the next 4 days will be interesting. Charleston does not seem to have a problem with production and the remaining two planes for July are ready as are several for August. I don't have any data on Renton 737 production status but at the current rate of production they should have at least 11 sitting on the tarmac that could be delivered,
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters- 10 hours ago) - A freak July cold front brought snow to the Northern Rockies on Monday in a rare weather event that set record-low daytime temperatures across Idaho and could see overnight readings at or near freezing in parts of the region, meteorologists said.
The combination of moisture and cold air from Alaska and Canada was expected to settle over Idaho, Montana and Wyoming through Tuesday in a pattern rarely seen in those states before late August or September, forecasters with the National Weather Service said.
More than an inch of snow was reported on Monday at the renowned ski resort of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and in the mountains of western Montana and central Idaho near Salmon, where local farmers scrambled to cover crops and potentially run sprinklers to prevent frost damage.
The Boeing Co., Huntington Beach, California, has been awarded a $6,587,447 modification (P00004) to previously awarded HR0011-14-9-0005 (Other Transaction), for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. The additional tasks, identified as Phase IB, will continue the development of the XS-1 demonstration concept, substantiating identified core component technologies, mitigating risk, developing a Technology Maturation Plan (TMP), and performing several demonstration tasks. The addition of the XS-1 Phase IB tasks brings the total cumulative face value of the agreement from $10,000,000 to $16,587,447. Fiscal year 2015 research and development funds in the amount of $4,083,255 are being obligated at time of award. Work will be performed in Huntington Beach, California (90 percent); Titusville, Florida (5 percent); St. Louis, Missouri (4 percent); and Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (1 percent) with an expected completion date of August 2016. Total Boeing Cost Share is $6,000,000 and the total estimated government funding of the agreement is $10,587,447. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.