Tanker flying for almost 6 hours today (Saturday). Several other plane flights as well,
Remaining 3 787's scheduled for delivery on Monday.
Delivery reporting sites still having problems (except NYC787). But so far it looks like as of Friday BA has delivered 58 planes. 787 has delivered eleven so far and may get 3 more before month end. Number of test flights has been improving. 747 deliveries this month may hit 4. Sunday has not been a high delivery day so today and Monday are their last shot at staying on track for the year end goals. September should be a very good delivery month. Hopefully the ex-im issue gets put to bed one way or another.
The Boeing Co., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $46,719,474 fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-no-fee contract for seven full-rate production Combat Network Communication Technology upgrade kits for the B-52 bomber. Contractor will provide seven upgrade kits along with associated support equipment, and installation engineering support for the Air Force program depot maintenance line. This contract also provides for 21 retrofit kits to convert previously purchased B-52 Combat Network Communication Technology kits from a low-rate initial production configuration to the full-rate production configuration.
The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $1,489,387,310 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-14-C-0067) for the manufacture and delivery of nine Navy full-rate production (FRP) Lot II P-8A aircraft, and four Royal Australian Air Force FRP Lot II P-8A aircraft. In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of long-lead parts associated with the manufacture of 20 P-8A FRP Lot III aircraft for the Navy (16) and the government of Australia (4). This modification also provides for FRP Lot II segregable efforts including unknown obsolescence, class I change assessment, obsolescence monitoring, integrated baseline/program management reviews, two advance airborne sensor A-kits, and life-of-type buy items associated with the electronic support measure.
BA has the tanker, Lockheed has the F35. Northruo will probably win if it has a good design.
Prices are down but people are buying at those prices. Someone is going to make a lot of money after this is over. Just have to find a bottom. Lots of computer drive sales. Good companies with healthy backlogs will fair the best.
BA has delivered 40 planes. They need more than 64 total for the month to stay on target.
Tanker continues to fly almost every day.
All remaining August (and several of September) deliveries are ready to go.
N. Korea moonbat leader said they will take military action if the loudspeakers are not turned off by 5pm Saturday (430 AM Saturday EST.)
From Puget Sound:
Boeing seems to have big plans for Charleston, South Carolina, and is now building a paint shop big enough to match. This week the company celebrated completion of the steel structure of its new 396,000-square-foot paint shop at its North Charleston Boeing 787 Dreamliner assembly plant. When completed late next year, it will allow the company to paint all the 787s it plans to make in Charleston, and maybe future aircraft as well. The size suggests that Boeing envisions a big future in Charleston. The new structure is 85 percent the size of Boeing’s three paint hangars at its Everett site, although those support four wide-body aircraft types.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned on Thursday, hoping to strengthen his hold on power in snap elections after seven months in office in which he fought Greece's creditors for a better bailout deal but had to cave in.
Tsipras submitted his resignation to President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and asked for the earliest possible election date.
Government officials said the aim was to hold the election on Sept. 20, with Tsipras seeking to crush a rebellion in his leftist Syriza party and seal public support for the bailout program, Greece's third since 2010, that he negotiated.
Have not seen any new news that would account for the drop. Some articles about the locator beacon fire a few years ago. Not sure why they are showing up since the problem was addressed by the beacon suppliers over a year ago.
From Sydney Morning Herald:
Qantas has finally committed to buying a fleet of new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners for its long-haul fleet and will make its first payout to shareholders in six years after swinging to a $975 million annual pre-tax profit.
Australia's largest airline will buy eight 787-9 Dreamliners, to be delivered from 2017, and gradually replace five older Boeing 747s.
Rehash of old news. Transmitters were identified as a problem last year and new design was implemented by manufacturer.
During the first 18 days of the month, BA has been able to deliver 29 planes. They need to increase the delivery rate to make up for the shortfall last month. The remaining 787's due for delivery this month are ready for delivery and sitting on the tarmac. A number of 737's have completed test flights and should be delivered this week. But the clock is ticking...