WASHINGTON—The House on Thursday approved a multiyear transportation funding bill that would also renew the Export-Import Bank, increasing the odds that the measure would be signed into law.
The bill passed 363-64, setting up negotiations with the Senate, which has already passed its own highway-funding bill. If the two chambers can resolve their differences, the measure to fund road, bridge and mass-transit projects would provide the most certainty in a decade for transportation planners, who have shied away from large-scale projects because of uncertainty over whether funding would be available.
SEATTLE, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Korean Air today finalized the airline's order of 30 737 MAXs and two additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners valued at nearly $4 billion at current list prices. The airline also has options for additional 737 MAXs as part of the order, which was previously announced as a commitment during the Paris Air Show in June. With this order for up to 52 Boeing airplanes, Korean Air becomes Boeing's newest 737 MAX customer and now has 62 firm Boeing airplane orders on backlog. As part of this order for 737 MAX airplanes, Korean Air also adds another two 777-300ERs as it continues to modernize its long-haul widebody fleet.
From Puget Sound business journal:
. Boeing Dreamliners even more fuel efficient than promised, says Qatar top exec.
Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners have been beating fuel burn estimates, said Akbar Al Baker, Qatar’s chief executive, at a high-profile acceptance ceremony for the airline's 24th and 25th jets Wednesday. Leaders from Boeing and Qatar Airways turned out in force for the event, which was held at the Boeing Delivery Center in Everett. In his remarks, Baker said that while Qatar had at one point considered canceling its Dreamliner orders as Boeing struggled with early 787 production woes, he’s now completely satisfied with the jet.
CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg reports that the board of directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of ninety one ($0.91) cents per share. The dividend is payable December 4, 2015, to shareholders of record as of November 6, 2015.
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (Oct. 31, 2015) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-11 satellite built by Boeing for the U.S. Air Force lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 Oct. 31 at 12:13 p.m. EDT.
GPS IIF-11 is one of the next-generation GPS satellites that incorporate numerous improvements to provide greater accuracy, increased signals and enhanced performance for users.
As of Friday night, the count hit the target of 59 planes. The 2 787's were delivered and 2 737's.
Anything today (Saturday) is gravy..
As of 230pm (PDT) Friday, BA has delivered 55 planes, Four to go to hit target.
2 more 787's scheduled and ready for delivery.
1. The Boeing Co., Space & Security, St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $281,741,390 fixed-price incentive firm contract for F-15 Combined (V)3 and Radar Modernization Program (RMP) radar upgrades. Contractor will provide procurement, installation, initial spares and support for 17 (V)3, and 29 RMP radars.
2. The Boeing Co., Space & Security Defense, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $9,155,744 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research on KC-135 adaptive compliant flap tab. Contractor will modify the existing KC-135 flaps as a potential solution to deliver affordable and effective fuel savings.
The highway (transportation) bill will be voted on in November, sometime before the 20th which is when the short term extension expires.
The ex-im bank renewal was not part of the budget bill. It has been attached to the highway bill. Not sure when it comes to the floor yet,
Did that this morning. Got 2 replies saying they would get back to me in 24 hours. Cant wait...
Boeing subsidiary InSitu has conducted test flight of its ScanEagle drones to inspect a 132-mile long railway track in remote areas of New Mexico, US.
InSitu conducted the test flights in collaboration with BNSF railway, where a series of flights between Clovis and Belin was planned. The programme is a part of a US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) project to develop regulations for the commercial use of drones. The company claimed to have completed the first commercial operations beyond the visual line of sight with an unmanned aerial system. ScanEagle is capable of flying for up to 24h and on the first day of operations, ScanEagle provided real-time video covering 64 miles of the 132-mile stretch of railway track. The unmanned aerial system is powered by aviation diesel and during the test flights it cruised about 1,000ft above the surface.
TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (BA) and EL AL Israel Airlines agreed on an order today for up to nine 787 Dreamliners, valued at more than $2.2 billion at current list prices. Three of the orders will be added to Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website on Nov. 5 and the remainder will be posted as further contractual requirements are finalized. EL AL will also lease six additional 787s from independent leasing companies as the Israeli-flag carrier looks to replace and grow its existing long-haul fleet, increasing capacity and providing greater route flexibility to and from its hub at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv.
Also, as an open systems contract, other vendors can capture upgrade and support contracts over the life of the plane.