From what I remember, the temporary surge line was always "temporary". The reports say they are shutting it down early due to improved capacity on the regular lines. See the NYC787 site for details and overview. The Everett site still builds some -9's. NYC787 has a great spreadsheet that shows w the current build schedule for both versions in both plants.
PAPEETE, Tahiti, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air Tahiti Nui have finalized an order for two 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $514 million at current list prices.
Looks like 61 planes for the month. Have to wait for tomorrow to see if any more were recorded late today.
Good mix this month. 39 737's, 4 747's, 1 767, 8 777's, 9 787's.
2 more 787's were ready and scheduled for delivery this month.
1. Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $247,094,589 firm-fixed-price multi-year contract to overhaul, repair, and recapitalize the AH-64 and H-47 airframe and weapons system. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2019.
2. The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $29,318,485 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (3058) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for the procurement of supplies and services to sustain the P-8A MMA test aircraft, the Patuxent River System Integration Lab, and associated support equipment in support of the P-8A MMA program.
2015 Year to date the contract total is now $4.2 Billion.
ABILENE, Texas, April 30, 2015 - The Boeing [NYSE: BA] B-1B Lancer celebrates its soon to be 30th anniversary with the U.S. Air Force at Dyess Air Force Base this week - marking one of many milestones in a legacy that will continue long into the future as Boeing's B-1 team ushers the
supersonic bomber into the digital age with new upgrades.
The latest upgrade, a trio of updates known as the integrated battle station, are ensuring the B-1 meets today's mission requirements and further establishes a solid foundation for additional modernization in the decades to come. "Boeing's integrated battle station work improves the aircraft's performance as a global strike platform," said Dan Ruder, Boeing's Advanced Programs Manager. "We're installing all-digital cockpit displays and connecting the bombers to a global communications network, capabilities that allow
for greater agility and situational awareness." "The adaptability of the jet has ensured its relevance - not only from the early 1990s to today, but from today well into the future," said Col. Jason Combs, 7^th Operations Group Commander at Dyess AFB, one of two bases that house the B-1 fleet. The combat-proven bomber continues to stand out on current missions, recently deploying a record number of precision-guided bombs during a six-month deployment in the Middle East as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.
"I've never seen the jet as capable as it is today. When I first flew the B-1 in 1997, I recall debriefing using a handheld tape recorder, whereas today you go in the cockpit and have multiple screens with digital displays. It's amazing how far the B-1 has come," said Col. Combs. First delivered on June 29, 1985, the U.S. Air Force B-1 fleet has continually evolved to meet the demands of a rapidly changing battlefield. It transitioned from fulfilling a nuclear mission to be a conventional bomber in the 1990s and then was modified to perform close air support missions in the past decade.
All Boeing 787 operators will be required to periodically deactivate the electrical system to avoid a problem with a newly-discovered software bug that could cause the aircraft to lose alternating current (AC) power, the US Federal Aviation Administration says in a new airworthiness directive.
The agency adopted the final rule after Boeing reported the results of a laboratory test showing a total loss of power is possible if the generator control units run continuously for eight months, says the FAA’s 30 April notice in the Federal Register.
The binding airworthiness directive is being published less than two weeks after Boeing privately alerted operators about the problem, the company says in a statement to Flightglobal.
It is rare for a commercial aircraft to remain powered on for eight months with no interruptions.
So far, no 787 operator has experienced the software problem that causes four onboard generators to stop working at the same time, Boeing says.
Boeing is working on a software update to fix the problem that should be ready in the fourth quarter, the company says.
investors are worried about the cash flow issues and the impact of 787 program expenses.
Progress on the 787 is being made. See NYC787 site for detail.
Company still saying they will have $9B in cash flow for the year and investors are looking to the Q2 earnings report in July for signs of progress.
April 2015 – Boeing Commercial Airplanes has selected Liebherr-Aerospace to supply three components for the folding wing tip system of the Boeing 777X. The components chosen are the fold subsystem, the latch pin actuator and the secondary lock actuator. All three components will not only be designed, but also developed, manufactured and serviced by Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Lindenberg (Germany), Liebherr’s worldwide center of excellence for flight control and landing gear systems. With this new contract, Boeing and Liebherr are strengthening their decade-long collaboration.
The extremely large wingspan is one of the factors defining the Boeing 777X, and this would normally exclude the aircraft from using the same airport gates as the current Boeing 777 model. However, thanks to its special wing tips, which can be folded up after landing, the 777X will still be in the same wingspan category as the 777. For take-off, the wing tips will be extended back into the horizontal position, providing the benefit of an extended span to increase fuel efficiency.
CHICAGO, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] will webcast its annual investor conference on May 12, beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m. Central Time with executive presentations followed by Q&A. Scheduled presenters include:
•Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney
•Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer Dennis Muilenburg
•Executive Vice President of Business Development & Strategy and Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith
•Vice Chairman and Commercial Airplanes President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Conner
•Executive Vice President and Defense Space & Security President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Chadwick
The event will be webcast at http://event.on24.com/r.htm?
CHICAGO, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney reports that the board of directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of ninety-one ($0.91) cents per share. The dividend is payable June 5, 2015, to shareholders of record as of May 8, 2015.
first teams for several years now. It takes on average 7 to 8 years to see significant numbers of former participants showing up as new employees.
ST. LOUIS - As the largest manufacturer and third largest employer in Missouri, Boeing is an important factor in the health of St. Louis, and the region. According to the Boeing, the future of both the company and the region depend heavily on finding ways to close the knowledge gap between an aging workforce and the next generation. One of the ways they are doing that is through the U.S. FIRST robotics program. As St. Louis continues to recover from the devastating effects of the great recession, Boeing is investing financial and human capital into the robotics program for high school kids. "From a St. Louis perspective, science and technology is absolutely key to our growth," Val Bring, an employee of Boeing, said. This year, the company sponsored more than 300 FIRST teams across the country. Local team 3284 the Camdenton 4-H FIRST Laser team is one of them. "Without [Boeing], we may not have a team. A lot of the teams in St. Louis may not exist," Kylie Becker, a sophomore on the team, said. Boeing employees helped the teams like Becker's engineer and build the complex mechanical parts and write the lines of code for software programs that run the machines. It also provided some of the teams with the funding to attend extra competitions. "[That] is a huge deal for a robotics team," said Matthew Bigge, another member of team 3284. "It gives you a chance to win a multitude of awards and recognition." Team 3284 has done just that, winning multiple awards and competitions over the last 5 years. But Boeing's investment in these local kids goes beyond the competition. "They've also allowed us to tour their facility, where we can see real engineering at work, and where we may work in our own future," said Becker. Thus, the foundation that may bring them home after college has been laid. "This is a great linkage into the long-term opportunities for Boeing from a career standpoint," said Bring. "For the St. Louis area, this is critical." Boeing has been sponsoring first te
The United States Air Force's X-37B space plane will launch on its fourth mystery mission next month. The unmanned X-37B space plane, which looks like a miniature version of NASA's now-retired space shuttle orbiter, is scheduled to blast off atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on May 20.
"We are excited about our fourth X-37B mission," Randy Walden, director of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, said in a statement. "With the demonstrated success of the first three missions, we’re able to shift our focus from initial checkouts of the vehicle to testing of experimental payloads."
Boeing Co., Huntington Beach, California, is being awarded an $11,102,857 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-15-C-4205) for the production and maintenance of support kits for the AN/USQ-82(V) Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex System. The contractor will provide shipsets for DDGs 119, 121 and 122 and maintenance support kits for DDGs 119, 121 and 122.
39 planes so far. All remaining 787's for delivery this month ready for delivery. (NYC787 site has been taken down this morning. Hope it comes back up.) Need 25 more deliveries before month end. 8 days to go.