Not off the books yet since they are not sold yet. Still in negotiations with potential buyers.
Not that I can tell. It was a bit chilly in South Carolina but weather has not been a factor in Washington.
Just received another 4-5 inches of new snow last night. A real pain in the back.
Time to shovel some of it. Especially the #$%$ the road plow tossed into the end of the driveway before it freezes. Sun is getting stronger but the air is very cold.
Last month BA delivered only 50 planes.
This month BA has only delivered 40 planes with 4 days left in the month.
There are seven 787's sitting on the tarmac ready for delivery.
These delivery numbers really stink.
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded $6,668,824 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0237 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for Software Test and Integration Center 25X System Configuration Set upgrades in support of the F/A-18 program for the Government of Finland under the foreign military sales program.
Brisbane, Australia, Feb. 24, 2015 – The Boeing [NYSE: BA] Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM ER) demonstrated significant range increase while maintaining its expected accuracy during flight testing conducted by Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
The testing centered on a new wing kit that, when used in conjunction with the weapon’s guidance kit, increases the bomb’s range from approximately 15 miles (24 kilometers) to more than 45 miles (72 kilometers), as shown during tests above the Woomera Test Range in Australia.
“The JDAM ER wing kit takes advantage of the conventional JDAM aircraft interface and Small Diameter Bomb glide technology,” said Beth Kluba, vice president, Boeing Weapons and Missile Systems. “This keeps integration, development and sustainment costs low while bringing customers the range increase needed to neutralize current and future threats.”
The 500-pound (227-kilogram) winged JDAM, jointly developed by Boeing and Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Organisation, was dropped from RAAF F/A-18 Classic Hornets from altitudes ranging from 40,000 feet (12,190 meters) down to 10,000 feet (3,048 meters). The weapon deployed its wing kit successfully during each test and flew to a pre-determined aim point, impacting within meters of its target.
From Puget sound:
Boeing has lined up buyers for 10 of the early 787 Dreamliners, which the company had been struggling to unload, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Boeing (NYSE: BA) has insisted it will be able to sell the Dreamliners, and now Bloomberg reports Ethiopian Airlines has signed on to buy eight of the planes, and Air Austral will buy two.
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.
Pacific Business News
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.