From Airwise: "We are in the process of placing a large aircraft order; the airline will order in excess of 150 planes - we hope to do that in this financial year," SpiceJet's chairman and managing director Singh told a news conference in Dubai. Its financial year will end in March. "We're looking at both Airbus and Boeing. The (Boeing 737) MAX aircraft as well as the (Airbus A320)neo. We have received offers from both of them," Singh said. He said the order would be with a single manufacturer, declining to estimate the likely value of the deal because negotiations were ongoing. The airline is generating enough money to pay for the order, but may also use "various forms of credit financing" should there be any shortfall, he said, ruling out diluting its equity to help buy the planes.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- The last C-17 Globemaster III built at a Southern California Boeing plant soared into history on Sunday with a flyover that marked the end of an era for the region's once-thriving aerospace industry. The enormous cargo jet was cheered in Long Beach as if roared over the heads of an estimated 1,000 onlookers, many of them Boeing employees, spokesman Felix Sanchez said.
I believe the count is 62. The only 787 ready to be delivered this month is in Charleston and is for United Airlines. Check NYC787 site and select either deliveries or production status.
Count is now 62 planes, They only needed 59 to hit the monthly target. The united Air 787 built by Charleston landed in Everett a short time ago and will be delivered from there, What I don't know is if any Business Jets
were delivered this month.
So far this month, 13 787's have been delivered. One more is scheduled for delivery this month (United Air) according to NYC787 site. There are 9 scheduled for December delivery and 5 of those are already in flight test. The rest are in preflight test.
Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is being awarded a $70,941,310 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the procurement of eight ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems for the government of Afghanistan under the Foreign Military Sales program. These systems consist of 65 ScanEagle Air Vehicles, spares, support equipment, field service support, establishment of an in theatre ScanEagle training facility and training and is expected to be completed in June 2018.
Nov 25 (Reuters) - Boeing Co said it plans to roll out its first 737 MAX jetliner on Dec. 8 from its Renton factory in Washington. Boeing, which has almost 3,000 orders for the 737 MAX, is on track to deliver the jetliner in the third quarter of 2017, the Chicago-based company said in an emailed statement.
From the UK press: The British government announced plans to purchase nine P-8 Poseidon long-range patrol planes from Boeing through a foreign military sale approved by the US government. The Poseidon, the aircraft built by Boeing to replace the US Navy's aging Lockheed P-3 Orion antisubmarine warfare patrol aircraft, will fill the gap left by the retirement of the Royal Air Force's Hawker Sidley Nimrod fleet over four years ago, and the cancellation of the UK's own follow-on aircraft. It means about $1.5 billion more in business for Boeing and its partners; the Poseidon currently has a "flyaway" cost of $171.5 million per aircraft.
From Channel 2 in Atlanta: FBI officials have confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that they are taking seriously a report about an ISIS threat at a WWE event in Atlanta on Sunday. The FBI released the following statement to Channel 2 Action News:"The FBI is aware of reports of an alleged threat that includes an Atlanta, Georgia venue and event. While we take all threats seriously, we do not have specific or credible information of an attack at this time. We have, however, made the proper notifications as we continue to work closely with our law enforcement and private sector partners to keep our community safe." The hacker group Anonymous said Saturday that it had uncovered information about Islamic State group attacks in Paris as well as locations in the U.S. According to an article in the International Business Times: “Anonymous also said the Islamic State group is planning an assault at the WWE Survivor Series event scheduled to take place in the Philips Arena in Atlanta Sunday at 7.30 p.m. EST, as well as attacks at multiple events in Paris. " Channel 2's Mark Winne spoke with the director of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, Jim Butterworth, who said his agency is working closely with the FBI, the Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center and others in evaluating the threat on a Sunday WWE event in Atlanta reported by the group Anonymous.
Lesbos (Greece) (AFP) - As the hunt for jihadists widens after last week's Paris attacks, authorities in Greece warn it was virtually impossible to pick out dangerous extremists among arriving migrants, without prior intelligence. "If they are not already registered in the database, it's nearly impossible," says Dimitris Amountzias, police captain in charge of Moria, Greece's main registration camp on the island of Lesbos. At the camp, dozens of migrants and refugees queue to give their fingerprints, have a photo taken and be quizzed by agents from European border agency Frontex. It's a seemingly detailed security check, but jihadists have already proven they can bypass it with ease.
From the Argus Leader: Sioux Falls saw record snowfall Friday, with a significant variety of snow totals within the city. Snow started at about 7 a.m. and by noon there was 4 1/2 inches at the airport in the north end of town, and more than 10 inches on the southern end. By 5 p.m., there was 7.1 inches at the airport and 14 inches south of 57th Street. In addition to the surprising gradient is the unexpected levels. It was just Wednesday that the forecast for today in Sioux Falls was for less than an inch of snow possible. On Thursday, forecasters expected to 1 to 3, and just this morning the prediction was 4-6 inches. The previous snowfall record for the day was 3.8 inches in 1975. Up north, Flandreau only got 3/10 of an inch of snow, while Huron did not get a single flake, meteorologist Kyle Weisser said. In other parts of the state, Tyndall and Tripp both got 11 inches, while Chamberlain got 4 and Salem got 5. Snow totals as of 6 p.m., according to the NWS: 17 inches in southeast Harrisburg, 14 inches in southwest Sioux Falls, 11.5 inches in southeast Sioux Falls, 15 inches in Canton.