From Netherlands Corporate news:
Boeing Subsidiary Tapestry Solutions awarded US Navy TacMobile support contract
SAN DIEGO, June 8, 2015 - The U.S. Navy awarded a contract to Tapestry Solutions, a non-fully integrated subsidiary of The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], to provide technical support and services to its Tactical Mobile (TacMobile) program. This program provides fixed-site and mobile command, control, communications, computers and intelligence capability, also known as C4I.
The five-year contract covers design and development, production, fielding, training, post-fielding maintenance and disposal of obsolete equipment. The initial funded amount is for $8.4 million with options that could bring its total to $76.2 million. The TacMobile ground elements support mission planning, data processing and analysis for the P-3C and P-8A aircraft in their anti-submarine warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.
From Bart International:
Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) announced at EBACE that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for the Split Scimitar Winglet (SSW) retrofit on BBJ aircraft. European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval is expected to follow shortly. The approval was granted to Aviation Partners Boeing (APB), a joint venture between API and The Boeing Company, on April 21st after extensive certification flight testing.
The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a $ 446 Million dollar contract on Friday for missile guidance repair on the minuteman III.
This brings the year to date 2015 contract awards to over $4.8 Billion dollars
NEW YORK, June 5 (Reuters) - Boeing Co said it is increasingly confident it can deliver new jetliner models on time and on budget, and will not need to cut output as it transitions to the upgraded designs.
The world's largest planemaker also expects that its suppliers will keep up as it increases output, despite problems at some that have slowed aircraft deliveries.
"We've been very focused on making sure our suppliers have the capability and capacity to go to 12 a month," said Larry Loftis, general manager of the Boeing 787 program.
The company plans to boost 787 output to that level in 2016 from 10 a month currently.
The remarks by Boeing senior executives about the 737, 777 and 787 programs were made in a series of briefings ahead of the Paris Airshow that starts on June 15.
Saw this on the DOD contract site. Why would they award a contract for F/A-18 parts to Lockheed?
Lockheed Martin, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a maximum $20,670,740 firm-fixed-price contract against a basic ordering agreement for aircraft parts in support of the Navy F/A-18 program. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 USC 2304 (c)(1). Location of performance is Florida, with a Sept. 30, 2017, performance completion date. Using service is Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2015 through fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement Navy funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE4A1-15-G-0005 TH00).
Boeing has chosen Mississippi State University (MSU) to host its stitched resin infused composite research center. Boeing plans to relocate its research to the university's Raspet Flight Research Laboratory. The center will facilitate and promote research in the field of aerospace composite structures using resin infusion and stitching technology.
The pending agreement, which would create opportunities for students to conduct research in this area, is intended to aid in accelerating advances in stitched resin infused composite structures and manufacturing technologies. As part of a final agreement, Boeing would provide equipment valued at US$3 million for the center and fund two full-time engineers who are experts in this technology.
In addition to its work with Mississippi State, Boeing has also signed a new master agreement with the University of Southern Mississippi to serve as a ‘technology incubator’ of next generation composite material systems.
‘We envision several pathways to further develop the stitched composite out-of-autoclave technology for achieving fast and affordable manufacturing,’ said Ratneshwar Ratan Jha, an associate professor of engineering in MSU's Bagley College of Engineering.
Boeing flew a prototype of its KC-46A Pegasus tanker for the first time with aerial refueling equipment installed on June 2. The engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) aircraft, a 767-2C “provisioned freighter” fitted with a refueling boom and wing aerial refueling pods, stayed aloft for 4.3 hours, flying from Boeing Field in Seattle to Paine Field in Everett, Wash.
The EMD-1 aircraft is one of four prototypes Boeing is developing for the U.S. Air Force requirement for 179 tankers. Two are 767-2Cs the manufacturer is using for Federal Aviation Administration certification testing; two will be “full-up” KC-46A tankers with military provisions.
Boeing plans to conduct the first flight of EMD-2, a full tanker, by late summer, followed by EMD-3, a provisioned freighter, and EMD-4, another tanker, by the end of the year. All four aircraft will eventually be converted to KC-46As.
According to NYC787 site, there are 17 787's scheduled for delivery in July. All the June deliveries are in pre-flight or flight test.
BA managed to hit the 60 delivery number in May. The YTD number is 310; an average of 62 a month thru May. They need to get the average up to 64 to meet the year end number and should accomplish that in June.
The Boeing Co., Newark, Ohio, has been awarded a $466,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for missile guidance repair. Contractor will repair Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile guidance set.
Not that I know of. But BA already has the tanker contract so DOD will be careful not to put too many eggs in BA's basket. And Lockheed already has the F35 and it turned out to be a very costly program.
Nothrop may have an advantage here.
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.