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.
Using that logic, then would it not be reasonable and proper to apply the restriction to all individuals who receive any form of federal money?
The NYC787 site has some interesting info on the 787 program in its last two entries.
If BA can meet the delivery dates scheduled for Q3, it seems that the deferred program costs should start to fall in Q4. That means they start seeing profit on each 787 sale in Q4 as BA stated in the past.
Jeremy Kissinger, an event coordinator on his way to Los Angeles with his friends for vacation, was sitting in row 37 of the plane when he noticed a passenger who appeared to have passed out several rows in front of him. Flight attendants began attending to the passenger.
“There was an announcement that there was a problem with the air and they were going to drop the masks,” Kissinger said.
Kissinger said everything seemed normal until the oxygen masks came down, adding that he noticed several people heading to the bathrooms as soon as they were able. He did not smell anything out of the ordinary nor experience any illness but said other people in the same general area fell ill.
Werner Lieberherr (CEO) did not perform well in the conf. call. He often made comments when none were necessary and sounded like he was just making attempts to make himself seem important.
Why did the masks deploy? Is this normal for an Airbus flight?
From News media:
One person was being treated at a hospital and five others reported nausea and headaches after oxygen masks deployed on UAL Flight 447 from Denver to Los Angeles, an Airbus A320, the Grand Junction Fire Department told NBC News. Shawn Montgomery, a spokesman for the fire department, said the hospitalization was likely a precaution because of the patient's medical history.
United said in a statement that the diversion was "due to a medical issue onboard." All passengers were evacuated safely and were to be flown to Los Angeles on a different plane, it said.
Kored, it is 3pm and it's at 146 and change. Not much time left for a dump.
SEATTLE, July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and EVA Air have finalized an order for five 777 Freighters. The order, valued at more than $1.5 billion at list prices, will represent the first 777 Freighters to join EVA Air's fleet, and the first to be delivered to a Taiwanese airline.
Boeing first announced EVA Air's intent to order the five 777 Freighters at the 2015 Paris Air Show last month.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 20, 2015 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] successfully demonstrated a digital version of the Global Positioning System (GPS) III navigation signals, a breakthrough that could contribute to significantly modernizing this vital service.
This advancement overcomes the limitations of current GPS analog payloads in combining multiple signals and accommodating future requirements. It also has fewer components, weighs and costs less, is simpler to integrate and test, and is able to incorporate future signals.
I expected some good delivery numbers this weekend but so far not much happening. Count is 20 planes so far. But there are some positive signs for the coming weeks in July. Several 747's are flying and there are six 787's ready for delivery per NYC787. And there were test flights showing up today on today out of Charleston
on flightradar24. Perhaps the Charleston plant as finally allowed some OT at least on test flights. Most of the ready for delivery planes are Charleston built.
From The Guardian:
Boeing Co. is poised to grab a Paris Air Show win on Airbus Group SE's home turf, amassing $40.8 billion in aircraft orders and commitments as the fair nears a close.
Airbus's haul stood at $30.1 billion at list prices on the third day of the aviation industry's oldest and largest trade event, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That total is 60 percent less than last year's forum, in Farnborough, England, while Boeing's was little changed.
With announcements winding down before the public is admitted to the expo on Friday, Boeing is about to upend the usual dominance of Toulouse, France-based Airbus in Paris order announcements.
1.Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, California, Maryland, has been awarded a maximum $28,630,756 modification (P00002) to a three-year base contract (SPE4AX-15-D-9416). This is a firm-fixed-price contract that will add various depot-level repairables to the existing contract.
2.The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded $14,689,239 for cost-plus-incentive-fee delivery order 0387 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for the multi-module redesign of the array drive and beam steering controller for the AN/APG-79 active electronically scanned array radio detection and ranging to mitigate obsolescence for the Navy and the government of Australia.