Count is up to 50 as of today.
34 737's, one 747, 6 777's, 10 787's.
Still 3 787's ready with delivery date of the 31st according to NYC787 site.
From Boeing website:
EVERETT, Wash., May 27, 2016 – “As detailed in its statement released today, the U.S. Air Force is moving its formal production decision on the KC-46 tanker program—known as Milestone C—from June 2016 to August 2016 to allow additional time to implement the solution to a refueling boom loads issue identified during flight testing earlier this year.
The Air Force also released an updated projection from Boeing for initial KC-46 deliveries and the expected timing for delivery of the first 18 certified tanker aircraft, a milestone known as Required Assets Available (RAA). Due to ongoing complexities associated with qualification and certification of the aircraft’s centerline drogue and wing-aerial refueling pod (WARP) systems, and the previously announced higher volume of change incorporation to bring the first 18 aircraft up to the certification configuration, the first tanker delivery will move from March 2017 to August 2017 with the 18th aircraft delivered in January 2018.
The underlying production system remains on track, and Boeing will have more than 18 aircraft through the factory line and in various stages of final change incorporation and certification by August 2017. The first 18 aircraft will be equipped with refueling boom and centerline drogue refueling capabilities as well as all other contract required capability except WARPs. The WARP systems required to complete full contractual RAA will be delivered separately in October 2018.
It really stinks:
NEW YORK, May 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force and Boeing Co said on Friday that Boeing will miss its deadline for delivering an initial batch of KC-46 aerial refueling tankers.
The first group of 18 aircraft, made from modified Boeing 767 jetliners, will be delivered by January 2018, rather than by August 2017 as previously planned. The Air Force said the planes will also have some operational limitations.
Boeing did not disclose any charges related to the delay. But it said "any potential financial impact on the program from these changes will be assessed as part of our second quarter closing process and take into account remaining management reserves, along with our ongoing cost mitigation efforts."
Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $58,784,829 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for non-recurring engineering and logistics services in support of the development and integration of the V-22 aerial refueling system for the MV-22.
SpaceX will attempt its fifth rocket launch of the year this evening. The company will use its flagship Falcon 9 rocket to deliver the THAICOM-8 telecommunications satellite to geostationary transfer orbit (GTO). GTO is a high-elliptical orbit more than 20,000 miles above the Earth, and a common parking spot for communications satellites. Liftoff is scheduled for 5:40PM ET, and you can watch the live stream above.
But the fun stuff is scheduled to happen after SpaceX does its job. Once the Falcon 9 is well on its way, the rocket's 14-story first stage — which contains the rocket's engines and main fuel tank — will separate and head back to Earth. SpaceX will once again attempt to land this stage on an autonomous drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
From BBC News:
Apple and Samsung supplier Foxconn has reportedly replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots.
One factory has "reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of robots", a government official told the South China Morning Post.
Xu Yulian, head of publicity for the Kunshan region, added: "More companies are likely to follow suit."
China is investing heavily in a robot workforce.
In a statement to the BBC, Foxconn Technology Group confirmed that it was automating "many of the manufacturing tasks associated with our operations" but denied that it meant long-term job losses.
"We are applying robotics engineering and other innovative manufacturing technologies to replace repetitive tasks previously done by employees, and through training, also enable our employees to focus on higher value-added elements in the manufacturing process, such as research and development, process control and quality control. "We will continue to harness automation and manpower in our manufacturing operations, and we expect to maintain our significant workforce in China."Since September 2014, 505 factories across Dongguan, in the Guangdong province, have invested 4.2bn yuan (£430m) in robots, aiming to replace thousands of workers.Kunshan, Jiangsu province, is a manufacturing hub for the electronics industry.
Economists have issued dire warnings about how automation will affect the job market, with one report, from consultants Deloitte in partnership with Oxford University, suggesting that 35% of jobs were at risk over the next 20 years.
Boeing announced that it has successfully conducted the first flight of an upgraded US Air Force (USAF) E-3G Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, paving the way for the flight test qualification phase.
The Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation (DRAGON) cockpit modernisation was developed for the NATO AWACS fleet to resolve obsolescence issues and to ensure its compliance with the latest global air-traffic management (GATM) standards.
The upgrade will also reduce the flight crew from three to two as a result of greater operating efficiencies, and enable the aircraft greater access to commercial airspace around the world.
Boeing test pilots evaluated the centerpiece of the upgrade - a new cockpit featuring five full-colour digital displays with customisable navigation, engine and radar data. The new displays replace 1970s-era analog cockpit dials. The use of off-the-shelf digital avionics remedies the USAF's difficulties with replacing obsolete systems in the ageing cockpit.
The Boeing team flew a similarly modified NATO AWACS in 2015
The delivery gates opened Monday with 8 planes being delivered. Count is now 42 planes.
28, 6 and 8.
They need 20 more.
29 deliveries so far. NYC 787 reports a number of 787's ready for delivery.
Only 22 737's delivered. Production is supposedly at 42 a month.
They need about 64 total deliveries this month to stay on target.
From Puget Sound Business Journal:
Boeing (NYSE: BA) will celebrate the opening of its new $1 billion 777X wing plant Friday morning, in an Everett ceremony that will include workers, politicians and company executives.
The opening of the 1.3 million-square-foot plant is a significant step in the evolution of the Boeing 777X, the re-engined jet that is destined to become Boeing’s largest passenger aircraft.
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded $11,128,838 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for non-recurring engineering consisting of the design, development, and manufacture of lab kits and test kits for the incorporation of the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast into the T-45 training system.