Liebherr Aerospace has signed a contract with Boeing Commercial Airplanes to provide folding wing-tip system components for the latter’s 777X aircraft.
It will supply the fold sub-system, the latch pin actuator and the secondary lock actuator that allow the wing-tip to fold after landing, reducing the wingspan by 3.5m on each side.
The reporting sites show BA delivered 59 planes in May, a bit short of the monthly average goal.
But it looks like they will exceed the average in June and for the quarter.
787 count should be 12.
See NYC787 site for a month end summary.
Of particular interest is the efficiency ratings of Charleston and Everett.
The first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus test tanker has returned to the skies over the US state of Washington with a four-and-a-half-hour airworthiness flight on Thursday and another flight late on Friday, the company says.
The Boeing 767-2C, known as EMD-1, first flew in late December with a flight from Paine Field in Everett to Boeing Field in Seattle. Company spokesman Chick Ramey told Flightglobal today that the aircraft resumed airworthiness flight testing this week to assess the aircraft’s handling qualities and functionality.
“Next up for EMD-1 is a flight with the aerial refueling boom and wing pods installed,” says Ramey. “That flight is part of the planned process to certify the 767-2C’s airworthiness.” Both flights this week took off and landed at Paine Field. The first flight with the aerial refueling boom and wing aerial refuelling pods (WARPs) is due to occur in the coming weeks.
Boeing Service Co., Richardson, Texas, was awarded a $15,008,500 sole-source, firm-fixed-price contract to provide airborne broadband satellite communications enterprise service for U.S. senior leaders conducting official travel on Air Mobility Command and Air Combat Command aircraft fleets. Boeing service company is a sub of the Boeing Company,
With 3 days to go till month end, BA has delivered 46 planes including 11 787's according to reporting sites.
KC-46A N461FT tanker flew a functional check flight from Boeing Field to Moses Lake Thursday.
They need to have some high delivery days before Monday if they are going to meet the 64 deliveries needed to stay on target for year end.
from UPI: COPENHAGEN, Denmark, May 28 (UPI) -- Terma A/S, the Danish high-tech company, is to supply military equipment to Boeing and components for a commercial aircraft.
The contracts for Terma's electronic warfare management system for CH-47 Chinook helicopters, Harpoon missile simulators and component parts for the Boeing 777 are worth a combined total of more than $15 million.
from Netherlands corporate news:
Yeongcheon, South Korea, May 28, 2015 - Boeing [NYSE: BA] today formally opened a new avionics maintenance and repair center in the Yeongcheon Industry District of Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone. The 10,000 square-foot facility will test and repair aircraft electrical systems, reducing repair times and yielding significant inventory cost savings for the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF).
The new facility underlines both Boeing's growing role as a global enterprise and its participation in the growth of the domestic Korean aerospace sector. Boeing operates facilities across the country in Seoul, Busan, Gimpo, Seosan, Daegu and Sacheon.
From IHJane site: India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has cleared the USD2.5 billion procurement of 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F Chinook helicopters from Boeing ahead of US defence secretary Ashton Carter's visit to New Delhi in early June. Industry sources said the MoD had forwarded the tenders to the finance ministry for approval in late April and early May.
The deals still require final approval by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).
From "the manufacturer" site:
In a major milestone in the updating of the Australian Army’s cargo helicopter fleet, Australia has this month received its first two Boeing CH-47F Chinook advanced configuration aircraft from the total order of seven.
The acquisition is part of an ongoing transformation that’s allowing Australia to build one of the world’s newest and most technologically advanced armed forces. Five additional new Chinooks will be delivered this year, eventually replacing an existing fleet of six older CH-47D Chinooks.
WASHINGTON, May 27 (Xinhua) -- U.S. space agency NASA said Wednesday it has ordered the first-ever commercial crew flight to the International Space Station from the Boeing Company as part of an ongoing effort to restore America's human spaceflight capabilities by 2017.
Another company, SpaceX, is expected to receive its first order later this year, NASA said, adding that it will decide at a later time about which company will be the first to fly.
Bell/Boeing Joint Program Office, California, Maryland, is being awarded a $38,453,181 modification to delivery order 0006 under previously awarded contract (N00019-09-D-0008) for various repair parts for the V-22 aircraft
Boeing Defense will begin production of the AH-6i Little Bird light attack and reconnaissance helicopter in Mesa, Ariz., by the end of the year. The manufacturer declined to name the first buyer, which the U.S. Army has previously identified as the Saudi Arabia National Guard. The latter agency will acquire 24 international Little Birds through a foreign military sale (FMS).
From Digital Trends:
Stepping out of the realm of science fiction and into reality is the joint U.S. Air Force and Boeing electromagnetic pulse weapon, capable of targeting and destroying electrical systems without the collateral damage often associated with traditional firepower. Known as the “CHAMP,” or Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project, the American military project is an attempt to develop a device with all the power of a nuclear weapon but without the death and destruction to people and infrastructure that such a weapon causes. Theoretically, the new missile system would pinpoint buildings and knock out their electrical grids, plunging the target into darkness and general disconnectedness. According to Air Force Research Laboratory commander Major General Tom Masiello, CHAMP is “an operational system already in our tactical air force.” While it appears that the Laboratory has only commissioned five such devices with Boeing, with the Air Force’s recent confirmation of the weapon’s existence, there may be more in the works in the future.
The SB-1 Boeing and Sikorsky are developing for the Army’s Joint Multi-Role (JMR) technology demonstration programme is expected to fly in the third quarter of 2017 at West Palm Beach in Florida.
The propeller-pushed, lift-offset coaxial aircraft is being developed alongside the Bell Helicopter-Lockheed Martin V-280 Valor, a tilt-rotor design, to inform way ahead in the medium-weight class of the Army’s Future Vertical Lift programme. If successfully validated in testing, a Defiant or Valor type of rotorcraft would start replacing US Apache and Black Hawk helicopters in the 2030s.
The company released a new video this week showing how the Defiant is expected to operate.
Speaking at press tour at Boeing’s rotorcraft manufacturing facility in Philadelphia, the company’s director of future vertical lift at Phantom Works, Pat Donnelly, says the Army wants a speedy, multi-purpose aircraft that flies faster and farther than a traditional helicopter and carries more payload, but must “operate like a helicopter and cost like a helicopter.”
The weather center guru's have now predicted that most of the USA will have below average temperatures thru August. Northwest will see temps much above average. Florida slightly above average.
The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $21,252,474 modification to a previously awarded advance-acquisition contract (N00019-14-C-0067) for the procurement of additional long-lead items for the manufacture and delivery of nine full-rate production Lot II P-8A MMA aircraft for the Navy.