Orbital ATK Inc. (Dulles, VA, US) reported on Feb. 18 that it has begun the manufacture of advanced composite primary structures for The Boeing Co.’s (Seattle, WA, US) 787 Dreamliner in the Orbital ATK Freeport Composites Center in Clearfield, UT, US.
Orbital ATK is starting production of composite frames for the Boeing 787-9 center and aft fuselages, and will support identical structures on the 787-10 variant currently in development. Orbital ATK will begin shipping components in the first half of 2015, and will reach full production rates in 2018.
Boeing Aerospace Operations, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $67,338,521 modification (P00211) to previously awarded contract FA8106-07-C-0001 for design and development of an E-4B low frequency transmit system. The total cumulative face value of the contract, including the referenced modification, is $433,292,284. Contractor will provide engineering services to finalize development and deliver a prototype aircraft kit.
Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $591,245,165 modification (P00003) to fixed-price-incentive contract W58RGZ-14-C-0018 to acquire 35 AH-64E Apache helicopters under the full rate production of Lot 5
Through Wednesday, BA has delivered 30 planes.
It has 6 787's ready for delivery.
More were in the air today on final flight tests
Several 747's have also been flying.
With only 9 days to go till month end, they need to open those delivery gates.
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Alaska Airlines, the fourth-largest airline serving the Hawaiian Islands, announced Wednesday that it will buy six more Boeing 737-900 extended-range aircraft over the next two years.
The deal is valued at $594 million, based on the current price of the aircraft. The Seattle-based airline intends to take delivery of four planes in 2016 and two in 2017.
The airline said the purchases are part of a transition from 737-400 aircraft to the more fuel-efficient 737-900ERs. It said the newer planes can transport 25 percent more passengers on the same amount of fuel.
It also announced that beginning later this year, all of its 737-900ERs will feature larger overhead cargo bins that will hold 48 percent more bags than the current bins.
Boeing today announced it has signed a multi-year contract with Pune-based Bharat Forge to supply titanium forgings for wing components for the Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX at Aero India show in Bengaluru.
Under the agreement, Bharat Forge will begin supplying pre-machined forgings from its facilities in Pune and Baramati to Boeing in the first quarter of 2016.
The titanium parts will be heat-treated, shaped in a forging press, and machined by Bharat Forge before being shipped to Boeing Portland for finish machining into components. The components then will be installed in the Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX wings at the Final Assembly plant in Renton, Washington.
Bengaluru, February 17:
US companies, Boeing and Lockheed Martin, are in talks with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for a possible collaboration for developing an indigenous rotary engine-powered UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and an Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA).
Rotary UAV is a programme of the Indian Navy in which HAL, ADE and the Indian Navy with certification from the Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC), have come together on one platform to design and develop it.
ADE, which has already successfully test-flown the Rustom UAV, has the expertise to develop UAVs and this is for the first-time that all the defence institutions are coming together to develop a rotary UAV. Developing a rotary UAV is a challenging task, given the fact that UAV has to land on a moving ship. It has to take into consideration a yaw motion (a side-to side movement) of the bow of the ship and Pitch (the rotation of a vessel about its side-to-side).
For AMCA, DRDO is planning to integrate certain fifth generation capabilities. “Fifth generation requires stealth, super cruise and thrust factor. All these three areas are being integrated into the AMCA.”
Boeing and Lockheed Martin are to make a presentation to DRDO during the forthcoming Aero India show in Bengaluru, said K Tamilmani, DS & DG Aeronautical Systems at DRDO.
LONDON, Feb 17 (Reuters) - The British government said on Tuesday it had awarded Boeing a five-year contract worth 420 million pounds ($644.91 million) to provide in-service support to its fleet of Chinook military helicopters.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Feb. 17, 2015 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a $29.5 million contract to design and develop a beam control system that could provide exceptional accuracy for laser weapons on U.S. Navy warships.
Boeing will begin to design a prototype High Power Beam Control Subsystem (HP BCSS) that’s compatible with High Energy Lasers (HEL) based on solid-state laser (SSL) technology. Boeing’s solution will be compatible with systems other companies are designing for the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Solid State Laser Technology Maturation (SSL-TM) program.
The resulting beam control system will focus and hold a laser on a moving aimpoint long enough to disable the target. Doing that with a ship-based laser is particularly challenging, given the maritime environment and constant movement of an at-sea vessel.
SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) (SESG.PA) announced today that it has ordered its new SES-15 satellite to provide growth capacity in North America and capture business potential in vibrant market segments.
The new satellite is to be built by Boeing (BA), due to be launched in Q2 2017 and will open up a new orbital location to serve North America.
SES-15 will carry a hybrid payload, with additional Ku-band wide beams and Ku- as well as Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capability. The satellite will be equipped with an electric propulsion system for orbit raising and in-orbit manoeuvres.
S.C. has been slowly getting better over the last 90 days. But the new manager should speed the improvements fairly fast.
Snow tapering off but wind gusts still very bad. Just cleared a foot of snow off the deck rails and put out some bird seed. Flocks of morning doves, cardinals and blue jays chowing down seed. Even a red headed woodpecker gobbled some down. Another hour or so and I will start shoveling out the snow blower.
As of the 14th, BA has delivered 24 planes. That's low but better than this time last month.
Visibility here on cape is 1/4 mile. wind gusts 50-60 mph, Snow coming down steady.
Nasty storm. Should stop snowing in about 4 hours but wind will stick around till tomorrow.
Yup, starts this afternoon/evening and all day Sunday. Ready as I can be given there is still a ton of snow on the ground. Wind will be a problem. We kept power in the last blizzard. Hope we keep it this time also. Problem is if we lose it during the storm, there is no way to get out till at least Monday afternoon.
The Boeing Co., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $402,787,272 fixed-price incentive firm and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (PZ0001) to previously awarded contract FA8730-15-C-0001 for Japan Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) Mission Computing Upgrade Program. Contractor will provide upgrade of four E-767 aircraft and three ground support facilities.
Not likely. The dollar/euro issue has already made planes more expensive. That is why they are now focused on cost reduction to increase profit. Airbus will have a lousy earnings report later this month.
BA could drive a stake in their heart but not by raising prices.
As of Friday morning, BA has 10 more 787's scheduled for February delivery.
5 of those are ready for delivery now. The rest are in flight test.
They have delivered 3 so far this month.
If they can deliver them all this month (13 planes), it will help insure they hit the year and target.