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falmouthharbor 179 posts  |  Last Activity: 5 hours ago Member since: Jan 21, 2002
  • falmouthharbor by falmouthharbor Feb 29, 2016 5:23 PM Flag

    -The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $276,261,820 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive, firm target contract for the production and delivery of two full-rate production Lot III P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft.
    -United Launch Services LLC, a majority owned subsidiary of United Launch Alliance, Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded a $46,629,267 other transaction agreement for the development of the Vulcan BE-4 and Advanced Cryogenic Evolved Stage (ACES) rocket propulsion system prototypes for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. This agreement implements Section 1604 of the fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, which requires the development of a next-generation rocket propulsion system that will transition away from the use of the Russian supplied RD-180 engine to a domestic alternative for National Security Space launches. Another transaction agreement was used in lieu of a standard procurement contract in order to leverage ongoing investment by industry in rocket propulsion systems. This other transaction agreement requires shared cost investment with United Launch Services for the development of prototypes of the Vulcan BE-4 rocket propulsion system, which is a booster stage engine, and the ACES rocket propulsion system, which is an upper stage engine.
    -Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $9,849,966 modification to a contract for Apache helicopter rotary tail blades.
    -Bell Boeing, California, Maryland, has been awarded a maximum $8,231,859 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a basic ordering agreement for aircraft hub assemblies. This is a 38-month contract with no option periods.

  • falmouthharbor by falmouthharbor Feb 29, 2016 2:42 PM Flag

    reporting sites show deliveries at 50. They don't show BBJ deliveries in many cases so the number could be higher. In any case, if the number is 50, it puts Boeing down 25 planes from the average to hit the low end target for the year. Hope they can get a few more delivered before the end of the day. This is getting ugly...

  • falmouthharbor falmouthharbor Feb 29, 2016 1:25 PM Flag

    The results of the primaries tomorrow will test the support for Trump and Sanders especially among independent (unenrolled) voters in those states that allow them to pick the party ballot in which they will vote.

  • falmouthharbor by falmouthharbor Feb 28, 2016 8:48 PM Flag

    They missed the window previously and tonight they aborted just as the engines were set to fire up.
    No new date set for the launch. Maybe more news tomorrow.

  • Reply to

    787 fastener issue on wing

    by donwshuper50 Feb 27, 2016 8:47 PM
    falmouthharbor falmouthharbor Feb 28, 2016 4:07 PM Flag

    RE: "The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes, certificated in any category, having line numbers 78 and 82."
    IS it only LN 78 and L/N 82 that have this issue?

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    Boeing delivery guidance

    by falmouthharbor Feb 27, 2016 1:46 PM
    falmouthharbor falmouthharbor Feb 27, 2016 3:29 PM Flag

    Oddly, I saw only one flight today. Maybe they have cut all overtime. All the cost reduction efforts are cause for concern. Also the upcoming layoffs.

  • falmouthharbor by falmouthharbor Feb 27, 2016 1:46 PM Flag

    The guidance given by boeing on 2016 deliveries was lower than last year. It requires a monthly average of about 62 planes a month. Given Januaries poor number (49) the rest of the year need 63 a month.
    So far in February, they have made 48 deliveries. And there are only 2 1/2 days to go. They have a lot of catching up to do. If the March delivery number is not significantly higher than 68 planes, they could to be in serious trouble. I hope they get some meaningful deliveries today and Monday.

  • falmouthharbor by falmouthharbor Feb 26, 2016 5:17 PM Flag

    The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a maximum $14,468,300 firm-fixed-price delivery order against basic ordering agreement for aircraft trailing edge flaps.

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    3 and a half days to go

    by falmouthharbor Feb 26, 2016 1:58 PM
    falmouthharbor falmouthharbor Feb 26, 2016 3:42 PM Flag

    Sorry, typo. 767 for FedEx.

  • falmouthharbor by falmouthharbor Feb 26, 2016 1:58 PM Flag

    46 planes delivered. 787 had 10 deliveries as South Carolina continues to meet schedules. See NYC787 site.
    737 count is 30 but does not include any BBJ numbers. 777 count is 5 but several are ready for delivery. One 787 delivered to FEDEX. Lots of 737 first flights in the past 7 days. Now they just have to get them delivered.

  • falmouthharbor by falmouthharbor Feb 26, 2016 1:08 PM Flag

    PARIS (Reuters) - Pratt & Whitney (UTX.N) has suffered a fresh problem during testing of new aircraft engines for the Airbus A320neo, but flight trials of the latest version of Europe's best-selling airliner are continuing, people familiar with the matter said.
    The problem occurred when an oil pump failed after an engine had been deliberately shut down in flight and left to turn with the natural airflow, a process known as "windmilling" which is designed to ensure an aircraft can fly on only one engine.

  • falmouthharbor by falmouthharbor Feb 25, 2016 1:08 PM Flag

    WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain on Thursday vowed to block use of a cost-plus type of contract, under which the government would be responsible for cost overruns, for a new long-range bomber to be built by Northrop Grumman Corp.
    McCain told reporters he would seek to block authorization of the new U.S. Air Force long-range strike bomber in its current form, arguing that cost-plus deals inevitably lead to cost overruns.

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    4 and a half days to go

    by falmouthharbor Feb 24, 2016 2:58 PM
    falmouthharbor falmouthharbor Feb 25, 2016 10:03 AM Flag

    As of the 24th, the count is up to 41 planes. They have delivered 9 of the 10 787's scheduled for this month so South Carolina is staying on track. The 737MAX test plane has been flying regularly. 5 days to go.

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    4 and a half days to go

    by falmouthharbor Feb 24, 2016 2:58 PM
    falmouthharbor falmouthharbor Feb 24, 2016 5:27 PM Flag

    I have found only 32 first flights of 737's for the month so far.
    That leaves 7 on the tarmac. Looks like maybe they are not leaving the factory at the stated production rate?

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    4 and a half days to go

    by falmouthharbor Feb 24, 2016 2:58 PM
    falmouthharbor falmouthharbor Feb 24, 2016 4:08 PM Flag

    haven't seen any but have not watched frequently, only about 2 times a day..
    737 delivery number is only about 25. Reporting sites don't list BBJ deliveries.

  • falmouthharbor by falmouthharbor Feb 24, 2016 2:58 PM Flag

    Only 38 deliveries.
    They have taken their eye off the ball for the second month in a row.

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    Boeing satellite

    by falmouthharbor Feb 22, 2016 1:44 PM
    falmouthharbor falmouthharbor Feb 23, 2016 10:40 AM Flag

    I think this is a ULA launch so it might be ok. But they plan to try again to land the 1st stage on the barge. That may not go well.

  • falmouthharbor by falmouthharbor Feb 22, 2016 1:44 PM Flag

    SpaceX will attempt to launch a Boeing satellite into orbit this week. Event will be covered on Spacex website.

  • falmouthharbor by falmouthharbor Feb 22, 2016 11:33 AM Flag

    30 as of Sunday night.
    21 737's in 21 days. but 33 first flights means the tarmac is filling up. Should be a good delivery week,
    Only 8 days left in the month.
    TIc, tock...

  • falmouthharbor by falmouthharbor Feb 22, 2016 11:24 AM Flag

    From Flightglobal:
    Operational testing of Raytheon’s AGM-154 Joint Stand-off Weapon (JSOW) C-1 gliding munition has begun, during which it was deployed from a US Navy Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet and achieved a direct hit against a land target. The new C-1 variant of the weapon adds the ability to counter moving maritime targets, in addition to land ones, through a seeker modification and the addition of a two-way Link 16 capability. The successful first test will lead on to subsequent sea trials in the coming months. During testing the air-to-surface weapon demonstrated the ability to follow a pre-planned route once dropped from 29,000ft, destroying a land target with “precision accuracy”, Raytheon says. Before the testing, the new variant achieved "seven-for-seven" against land and maritime targets during its developmental and integration phase, Raytheon says.

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