From Economic times:
NEW YORK: Boeing Co said on Friday it is sticking to current production plans for its 747 jumbo jet despite a canceled order that left no net new orders for the plane in 20 months.
Nippon Cargo Airlines Ltd, a unit of Nippon Yusen, canceled orders for four 747 freighters on Sept. 1, Boeing said, leaving no net new orders from this year or last. Boeing now has just 25 firm 747 orders, equal to about two years of production, for the $379 million jumbo.
The cancellation will have "no impact on production rates," Boeing spokesman Doug Alder told Reuters.
Production rate of 1.3 a month was previously cut to 1 per month.
15 planes delivered. eight 737's, one 747, three 777's and three 787's. A very good start to the month. If they can keep up the pace, it should be a record delivery month.
September is starting off with a surge of deliveries. The End of quarter has been traditionally strong.
They have delivered 11 planes in the first 3 days. The market is jumping up and down over Japan issues, Fed rate decision, etc. But BA will have a strong earnings report and the stock should do well barring some outside events causing the market to dump.
The tanker continues to fly almost every day. The 787 production and delivery continues to improve. We should see some congressional action on the EXIM issue this month or next but either way, it shouldn't effect BA's ability to deliver unless the financial markets collapse.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 4 (Reuters) - Boeing Co took the wraps off an assembly plant on Friday for its first line of commercial spaceships which NASA plans to use to fly crews to the International Space Station starting in 2017, officials said.
"This is a point in history that reflects a new era in human spaceflight," Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg said at a grand opening ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center.
Boeing's newly named CST-100 Starliner spaceships will be prepared for flight in a processing hangar once used by NASA's space shuttles.
The capsules will fly from nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard Atlas 5 rockets, which are built and flown by United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing.
NASA is paying up to $4.2 billion for a Starliner test flight and up to six missions to the station. The U.S. space agency has a similar contract with privately owned SpaceX, which intends to accomplish the work for $2.6 billion.
From The EastAfrican:
Two new loans provided to Kenya Airways could help Kenya’s national carrier complete the financing needed to take delivery of two Boeing 787-8 aircraft now in storage in Everett, Washington, a source familiar with the matter said late Wednesday.
The two Dreamliner aircraft, produced at Boeing’s North Charleston, South Carolina, assembly line earlier this year, were recently flown to the larger Everett site for “short-term storage” while the airline worked out a financing package for the planes, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Kenya’s finance minister, Henry Rotich, told a Senate committee on Wednesday that the government had provided a $40 million loan to the airline and the African Export-Import Bank had approved a $200 million bridging loan.
The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $23,245,869 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-04-C-3146) for testing of the high-altitude antisubmarine warfare weapons capability on the P-8A multi-mission maritime aircraft.
Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $19,828,419 for cost-plus- fixed-fee modification to delivery order 0096 previously issued against a basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the V-22. This modification provides for the procurement of additional nonrecurring engineering in support of the MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment (IASE) universal urgent needs effort as well as 24 MV-22 IASE A-kits.
Insitu, the Boeing subsidiary that makes unmanned aircraft systems, is helping emergency responders in Washington State as they work to tame wildfires that have spread across the Pacific Northwest, destroying and threatening thousands of homes. The company recently flew its ScanEagle surveillance drone over the Paradise Fire in Washington’s Olympic National Park, according to a news release. It was equipped with specialized cameras to pinpoint the fire’s perimeter and identify areas of intense heat. It also helped direct traditional helicopters where to drop water.
From Reuters: Boeing Co is building 84 F-15 fighter jets for Saudi Arabia. The first of those jets are being tested at Edwards Air Force Base in California, according to Boeing spokesman Todd Blecher.
The reporting sites (Puget Sound- boeing test flights and Planespotters) continue to be out of sync. But NYC787 continues to be spot on accurate. It looks like 63 deliveries for August. Not bad but not enough to keep them on track for year end goals. However, September is stacking up to be a great delivery number and should get them back on track to exceed delivery expectations. 787 delivered 14 planes in August and September looks like it may exceed that number. The tanker has been flying regularly. I have not seen any problem reports with those flights.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2015 - When the third Boeing-built [NYSE: BA] Inmarsat-5 satellite, which is now in orbit, becomes fully operational later this year it will provide the technology and coverage necessary for worldwide high-speed broadband access.
Inmarsat-5 F3 sent signals from space following its launch Friday on an International Launch Services Proton Breeze M launch vehicle. After reaching final orbit, the spacecraft will undergo testing and checkout before becoming operational.
Tanker flying for almost 6 hours today (Saturday). Several other plane flights as well,
Remaining 3 787's scheduled for delivery on Monday.
Delivery reporting sites still having problems (except NYC787). But so far it looks like as of Friday BA has delivered 58 planes. 787 has delivered eleven so far and may get 3 more before month end. Number of test flights has been improving. 747 deliveries this month may hit 4. Sunday has not been a high delivery day so today and Monday are their last shot at staying on track for the year end goals. September should be a very good delivery month. Hopefully the ex-im issue gets put to bed one way or another.
The Boeing Co., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $46,719,474 fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-no-fee contract for seven full-rate production Combat Network Communication Technology upgrade kits for the B-52 bomber. Contractor will provide seven upgrade kits along with associated support equipment, and installation engineering support for the Air Force program depot maintenance line. This contract also provides for 21 retrofit kits to convert previously purchased B-52 Combat Network Communication Technology kits from a low-rate initial production configuration to the full-rate production configuration.
The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $1,489,387,310 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-14-C-0067) for the manufacture and delivery of nine Navy full-rate production (FRP) Lot II P-8A aircraft, and four Royal Australian Air Force FRP Lot II P-8A aircraft. In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of long-lead parts associated with the manufacture of 20 P-8A FRP Lot III aircraft for the Navy (16) and the government of Australia (4). This modification also provides for FRP Lot II segregable efforts including unknown obsolescence, class I change assessment, obsolescence monitoring, integrated baseline/program management reviews, two advance airborne sensor A-kits, and life-of-type buy items associated with the electronic support measure.