From air transport world:
Russia’s S7 Airlines has taken delivery of six more Boeing 737-800NGs, in addition to the four it has already received; two more will be delivered in April.
The 164-seat, aircraft has a two-class configuration with a Sky Interior cabin. The new aircraft will operate its first flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Novosibirsk and Saint Petersburg.
Last years Q1 was was higher. The January and February number is lower than the monthly average to meet the 2016 year end target. But they have shown in past years that they can exceed that average in later months of the year and hit or exceed the target.
To be fair, you might have included that his punishment statement was if abortions were made illegal there would have to be some form of punishment if they broke the law.
On Wednesday BA hit 60 deliveries according to planespotter and NYC787 data.
41 737's 8 777's 11 787's.
They should get at least 1 767 and 1 787 added to that today, Not bad for a vey slow start to the month.
As of Tuesday, the number for March stands at 54. 38 737's, 8 777's, 8 787's. There are some 787's ready for delivery and should be delivered today or tomorrow. Also, a FedEx 767.
On the program side, the 737MAX test planes have been flying each day as well as the two KC-46 tankers.
The tankers have a number that have finished basic production are being worked on as the test flights clear each tested item for installation. Many of the Max automated wing fabrication machines are installed an running. South Carolina is almost finished preparations for the 787-10 final assembly and the new paint facility
almost ready. The british air 787 is still waiting for special seats according to NYC787 site. I hope they can break the 60 delivery barrier this month.
So it is 1600 and not filling open req's on the rest. This was announced some time ago. Looks like the automation and work consolidation plans are paying off.
The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $9,335,027 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering services and supplies to update the flight simulators in support of the P-8A Poseidon aircraft.
High short interest. If earnings are ok or better, shorts will have to cover. Stock will go up. For how long, no one knows. Deliveries have been anemic so far this quarter. The next 2 days will tell the story.
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $34,398,802 modification to previously awarded contract for QF-16 full-scale aerial target (FSAT) Lot 4. Contractor will provide 30 QF-16 FSATs and 30 associated 4-year warranties for the QF-16 drone-peculiar equipment.
From NYC787 site: As the 1st quarter of 2015 wraps up on the 787 program, Boeing is making an effort to deliver 12 787s this month. So far they've delivered 7 and the other 5 have had their customer acceptance flights. The lack of any further customer flights this weekend indicates that customers are satisfied with their new airplanes and are ready to take delivery. With the delivery of 5 more 787s in the next 4 days Boeing will have delivered 29 787s in the first quarter.
Back in November 2015, I projected that Boeing would deliver 34 787s in the first quarter. 10 in January, 12 in February and 12 in March. Boeing fell short by 3 in January and 2 in February, and should meet the 12 projected for March barring any unforeseen issues.
For April (and I know this is a familiar story), I am projecting 14 787 deliveries with 11 787-9 and 3 787-8 being handed over. This number includes the 2 787-9 for British Airways that is delayed because of issues at seat manufacturer Zodiac. It is possible that those two may not deliver in April. It should be noted that Boeing would have had 31 787 deliveries in the first quarter had it not been for the issues with Zodiac which delayed the delivery of the 2 787-9 to British Airways. Also in April, Qatar's penultimate 787-8 should be delivered as well as the first 787-9 ordered by Air France-KLM which is going to KLM. All of the 787s that are projected to be delivered next month are all out of the factory and on the flightlines or paint hangars with half of the airframes having already had their first flight.
From Airinsight: A Colorado pilot and Sir Richard Branson have joined forces to help create the next generation of supersonic transportation. Virgin Atlantic earlier this week secured options for the first ten aircraft from a new supersonic jet start up company named Boom. The company plans to produce a 40 seat supersonic jet with range to fly from LA to Sydney at speeds slightly faster than Concorde, around Mach 2.2. The Boom aircraft will be made of carbon fiber composites. Current plan is to build and fly a one third scale model by the end of 2017.
4 days to go and only 48 deliveries. Better than the first two moths but still far behind the monthly average to meet the year end goal. If they deliver the 787's ready for delivery they can hit 53. Still far short of what they need.
The NYC787 site shows 5 more 787's are scheduled to be delivered this month (7 delivered so far). And 12 more in April plus one prior build for British air that is held up for special seats. So they seem to have made the transition from 10 a month to 12 a month with no hiccups. And Charleston test flights are down to 4 from 8 in previous months showing the amount of traveled work has been greatly reduced.
From Business insider:
The US just extended a $10 million contract to defense contractor Raytheon to equip Boeing AGM-86B air-launched cruise missiles with a Counter-electronics High-power Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) payloads. These payloads, according to IHS Jane's, will enable the missiles to disable enemy electronics during flight. Missiles equipped with the CHAMP technology can fire microwave pulses at multistory buildings and permanently disable the electric devices within, as was successfully demonstrated during a 2012 test.
WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. government has approved the sale of up to nine Boeing Co P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes to Britain in a deal valued at up to $3.2 billion, the U.S. Defense Department said Friday.
The Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign arms sales, notified Congress about the potential sale on Thursday. Lawmakers now have 15 days to block the sale although such action is unlikely given close ties between the United States and the UK.
The proposed sale will enhance Britain's capabilities to provide national defense and contribute to NATO and coalition operations, DSCA said in a statement
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Chinese businessman has pleaded guilty to conspiring to hack into the computer systems of U.S. defense contractors, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, according to court records released Wednesday.
Su Bin, 50, admitted to conspiring with two unnamed hackers in China to export U.S. military information to the communist nation between 2008 and 2014, according to a plea agreement reached in federal California court on Tuesday.
The men targeted fighter jets such as the F-22 and the F-35, as well as Boeing's C-17 military cargo aircraft program, according to court papers