Boeing has concluded and delivered to storage the last in a series of satellites developed for Nasa's tracking and data relay satellite (TDRS) constellation ahead of schedule.
The newly developed TDRS-M satellite is the sixth Boeing-built satellite for Nasa's TDRS system, providing high-bandwidth communications to spacecraft in low Earth orbit. The satellite will be launched early next year.
From Defense news:
Despite development setbacks and a recent Milestone C demonstration hiccup, Boeing believes that it can deliver 18 operational KC-46 Pegasus tankers within six months instead of the original 14. The plan has been labeled “optimistic” in a new report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO).
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $13,715,272 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract to provide additional funding for a portion of the small business contract incentive that was negotiated as part of the Lot 38 full-rate production procurement of EA-18G and F/A-18E aircraft
The Boeing Co., Jacksonville, Florida, is being awarded $93,842,190 for modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to exercise an option for depot-level maintenance support and sustainment for the F/A-18 aircraft.
A review o the NYC787 site production list shows tat the -8 production rate will soon drop to one a month.
The -9 version will take over as the main production model till the -10 comes on line.
Awesome video of the landing at the SpaceX website. How they keep the stage from tipping over on that bouncing barge is amazing.
According to an article in IHJane, the MH-6/AH-6 Little Bird is being released for bid to other suppliers after BA has completed the initial order for about 20 units. But since BA already has the expertise, it is highly probable that they will get the order for the next 70 units.
PARIS/BERLIN, April 8 (Reuters) - France and Germany have joined Britain in suspending export credit facilities for Airbus jet deliveries, expanding the fallout from a potential corruption probe in Britain, several people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
The move follows Britain's decision last week to suspend financing and alert the Serious Fraud Office after Airbus Group said it had found anomalies over the declaration of overseas agents and that it had itself notified the UK authorities.
Unusually, it leaves the world's two largest planemakers, Airbus and Boeing, both facing paralysis over government export financing as Congressional delays leave U.S. Export Import bank unable to support Airbus's U.S. rival.
In Europe, Airbus draws on financing support for some sales from Britain, France and Germany where its main factories are.
In the defense and space business, Boeing’s deliveries numbered 50 in the first quarter of 2016, compared with 42 a year ago. Total deliveries in the quarter consisted of 18 AH-64 Apache helicopters (both new and remanufactured) and 12 Chinook helicopters (new and renewed). The company also delivered 8 F/A-18 jets, 4 P-8 models, 4 F-15s, 3 C-17 Globemaster III and 1 Commercial and Civil Satellite.
Boeing’s total deliveries, however, remained flat at 226 in the first quarter 2016.
From Australian news: Australia has been cleared to purchase up to 2,950 GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs by the US State Department. The $386 million sale will include the provision of up to 50 Guided Test Vehicles (GTV) with GBU-39/B (Inert Fuse) as well as containers, weapons system support equipment, support and test equipment, site survey, transportation, repair and return warranties, spare and repair parts, publications and technical data, maintenance, personnel training, and training equipment.
NEW YORK, April 7 (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Thursday that it had booked four orders for its 747-8 freighter, the first sales of the year for the plane.
Boeing did not identify the customer for the orders, which come after the plane maker booked two net orders in 2015 and none the year before. Being is due to cut annual 747 production to six from 12 this year, reflecting declining demand for the jumbo jet, which first flew in 1969.
Boeing has 23 current orders for the plane, including 11 freighters and 12 passenger models. The U.S. Air Force also has made a provisional order for an unspecified number to renew its fleet of Air Force One planes.
Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $922,628,257 modification to contract for 117 AH-64E remanufactured Apache helicopters.
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $19,900,000 cost reimbursement contract to provide for the preliminary work associated with the engineering change proposal 6472 integration of the Next Generation Jammer Pod onto the EA-18G aircraft.
The average analyst estimates for Q1 2016 EPS seems to be $1.82 a share.
Since Q1 last year had 714 M shares and this Q1 will show less than 681M shares they had at the end of Q4 2015 due to the buyback, They should have no trouble beating the 1.82 share expectation if the other segments of the operation do well. It is unclear if Defense segment will cove the commercial airlines shortfall in revenue.
176 deliveries in Q1 2016 compared with 184 in Q1 2015.
March 2016 deliveries= 71 planes.
46 737's, 12 777's, 13 787's
Q1 2016 = 121 737's, 1 747, 1 767. 23 777's, 30 787's
Q1 2015 = 121 737's 4 747's, 5 767's, 24 777's, 30 787's
The spacecraft will arrive at the station Sunday, April 10, at which time NASA astronaut Jeff Williams and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Tim Peake will use the station’s robotic arm to capture the Dragon spacecraft. Ground commands will be sent from Houston to the station’s arm to install Dragon on the bottom side of the Harmony module for its stay at the space station.
Live coverage of the rendezvous and capture will begin at 5:30 a.m. on NASA TV, with installation set to begin at 9:30 a.m.