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.
The program cost begin dropping in late Q3/early Q4. After that the increase in 787-9 and eventually the -10 will drive the program cost to 0. Since the program costs have already been spent and offset by profits on other planes, it is actually making money now despite claims that it is not. The R&D and NPSU (new product start up) costs provide a hefty tax credit.
I have not seen any sign of shortages. It will show up in NYC787 site data if they start missing flight test target dates.
According to NYC787 site:
19 scheduled for august delivery. 4 are ready for delivery, 6 are in flight test, 9 are in pre-flight prep.
14 scheduled for September delivery. 1 in pre-flight prep,12 in final assembly, 1 scheduled to start final assembly on 7/29.
Quite an improvement I production. Now they need to improve delivery.
According to NYC787 site, it is one of 4 787's scheduled for delivery on Monday the 27th.
The remaining two are scheduled for delivery before the 30th.
Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, (Boeing is its parent company) is being awarded a $78,000,001 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-15-C-0033) for the procurement of six low-rate initial production Lot IV RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems. This award provides for the procurement of the air vehicles, ground control stations, launch and recovery equipment, spares, and system engineering and program management
July 24, 2015
Boeing #$%$ Friday named Mark Jenks to lead its flagship 787 Dreamliner program following the July 31 retirement of Larry Loftis, a company veteran credited with transforming its jet-manufacturing operations.
With 7 days left in the month, BA has delivered only 33 planes per the reporting sites.
Only 22 737's. If 737 production is 42 a month, there must be a bunch of planes sitting on the tarmac.
They need to get off the dime and open the delivery gates.
From avio news:
(WAPA) - Boeing and key Japanese partners JAI (Japan Aircraft Industries) and JADC (Japan Aircraft Development Corporation) today signed a formal agreement for significant work on new B-777X airplane.
The agreement finalizes last year’s announcement of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to provide approximately 21 percent of the major airplane structure components for the aircraft. The contract includes fuselage sections; center wing sections; pressure bulkhead; main landing gear wells; passenger, cargo and main landing gear doors; wing components and wing-body fairings.
JAI consists of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI), Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), ShinMaywa Industries (SMIC) and NIPPI Corporation (NIPPI). JADC is a non-profit foundation established to enhance the competitiveness of the Japanese aircraft industry.
Per the NYC787 site, 18 are scheduled for August delivery.
Of those, 2 are ready for delivery, 5 are in flight test. 10 are in pre-flight test and 1 is in the last stage of final assembly.