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  • Boeing will lay off another 7,000 workers as losses mount

    10/28/2020 1:33:36 PM PDT · by Cronos · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 28 October 2019 | Chris isidore
    Boeing announced it will cut an additional 7,000 jobs as its losses continue to mount following a plunge in revenue. The aircraft maker had already announced was reducing staff by 19,000 jobs earlier this year, through a combination of voluntary and involuntary layoffs. It said Wednesday it expects to get down to about 130,000 jobs by the end of the year, which would mean an additional 7,000 job cuts, in addition to the natural attrition at the company throughout the year. In August the company had warned employees there would be additional job cuts coming, as it offered a new...
  • Microsoft created a portable data center the size of a shipping container connected by SpaceX satellites that can be placed anywhere — take a look

    10/22/2020 4:14:42 PM PDT · by srmanuel · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/22/20 | Business Insider
    Microsoft Azure just announced a new design for modular, portable data centers. Azure is the company's cloud computing service, used by big names including Boeing, eBay, and Samsung. The Azure Modular Datacenter (MDC) is designed to work just about anywhere, including nontraditional areas where cloud computing previously wouldn't have been possible. Data centers are the "backbone of the Internet," where data and photos from the cloud are physically stored
  • Loyal Wingman combat drone taxis for the first time

    10/23/2020 11:59:44 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 11 replies ^ | October 21, 2020 | By David Szondy
    Boeing's Loyal Wingman combat drone has taxied under its own power for the first time, carrying out several ground maneuvers at speeds of up to 14 knots (16 mph, 26 km/h) and stopping on command. The Loyal Wingman is being developed for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), and the aircraft used in the latest test is one of three class prototypes being built under Australia's Advanced Development Program. Boeing says the low-speed taxi was carried out to verify the function and integration of drone's systems, which include steering, braking, and engine controls. When the 38-ft-long (11.7-m) drone is ready...
  • Mysterious Autonomous Boat Drifts Ashore on Isle of Tiree, Scotland

    10/10/2020 6:26:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    The Isle of Tiree Coastguard Rescue Team were called to a report of an object in the water on September 28. Members of the public were quick to help out the team and identify the object as an autonomous wave glider, which could easily have traveled miles from home. As of last week the boat's owner had not yet been found. The boat's appearance is identical to the surface element of the Boeing Liquid Robotics Wave Glider. The surfboard-shaped object has large solar arrays fore and aft, a large handle at the bow and three hard points for launch and...
  • World's largest jet engine earns official US certification

    09/30/2020 3:23:02 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 39 replies
    New Atlas ^ | 29 Sept 2020 | Nick Lavars
    The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) approval of the GE9X follows thousands of hours of testing, and clears the engine for life aboard the world’s largest twin-engine aircraft, the Boeing 777X. Before that maiden flight even took place, GE Aviation said it had hundreds of orders on the books from a range of customers in the aviation space, but its primary focus has been the forthcoming family of wide-body planes from Boeing. Developed to power these next-generation 777X passenger jets The GE9X engine itself is as wide as a Boeing 737 fuselage, and is 10 percent more efficient than the GE90...
  • Boeing will consolidate Dreamliner production in South Carolina as demand drops

    10/01/2020 8:29:22 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | OCT 1 2020 | Leslie Josephs
    Boeing on Thursday said it plans to consolidate its 787 Dreamliner production at its South Carolina facility next year, a bid to lower costs amid weak demand, marking a blow for its Seattle-area production hub. Boeing in July said it would evaluate consolidating production lines for the widebody jets, which it currently has in both Everett, Washington, and North Charleston, South Carolina, a plant where the workforce isn’t unionized.
  • Boeing is looking at moving the entire B737 MAX production line out of Seattle, Washington.

    09/27/2020 1:32:15 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 94 replies
    Boeing is thinking of moving the entire B737 Max aircraft production line out of their Everett Production Facility. Democrat, loser, Governor, Inslee is begging Boeing to remain in Washington State!!! Boeing is considering facility sites in Texas, Florida, South Carolina where the political and economic conditions are much more favorable to corporations such as Boeing Commercial Aircraft. The Boeing B787 aircraft was moved out of Seattle to the state of South Carolina where "All" B787 aircraft are built!!! Democrat, Governor, Inslee is killing the manufacturing business in the failing, riot infested, State of Washington!!!
  • Boeing CEO pledges a 20 percent increase in black employees

    08/28/2020 2:44:29 PM PDT · by karpov · 106 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 28, 2020
    Boeing is seeking to increase black US employees throughout the company by 20 percent and mandate benchmarks for hiring people of color, Chief Executive Dave Calhoun told employees in a memo on Friday reviewed by Reuters. US corporations have become more responsive to complaints related to racial equality following a summer of sweeping anti-racism protests over the slaying of black people by police. The changes at Boeing, a stalwart defense contractor with its corporate headquarters in Chicago and largest factories in Washington state and South Carolina, appeared to mark the first concrete steps by the planemaker to address the issue....
  • Air India Express plane crash-lands at Calicut airport

    08/07/2020 9:31:57 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 21 replies ^ | August 7, 2020
    An Air India Express plane with nearly 200 people on board has crash-landed during heavy rain in southern India’s Kerala state, killing at least three people and injuring more than 50 others, local officials say. The accident happened at 7:40 p.m. on Friday when the aircraft, a Boeing 737, was attempting to land at Calicut International Airport after a flight from Dubai. Visibility was said to be low due to heavy rain.
  • Fire causes structural damage on Ethiopian 777F

    07/22/2020 6:01:26 AM PDT · by texas booster · 18 replies
    Air Cargo World ^ | 07/22/2020 | Jeff Lee
    A major fire has resulted in significant damage to the upper fuselage of an Ethiopian Airlines 777F in Shanghai (PVG). The six-year-old aircraft had arrived from Brussels (BRU). According to the airline, the fire occurred while cargo was being loaded. The 777F was about to fly to Sao Paulo (GRU) and Santiago (SCL) via Addis Ababa (ADD). There were no injuries. Photos and videos on Chinese social media show the fire burning through the fuselage skin in several locations. In a statement, Ethiopian said it had worked with the authorities to contain the fire, and that the cause of the...
  • Cancel culture at its worst: A Boeing executive just quit his job because an employee complained that 33 years ago, he had written that he was against women in combat

    07/07/2020 1:02:00 PM PDT · by grundle · 68 replies
    Wordpress ^ | July 7, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Cancel culture at its worst: A Boeing executive just quit his job because an employee complained that 33 years ago, he had written that he was against women in combat Boeing communications chief Niel Golightly just quit his job because an employee complained that 33 years ago, he had written that he was against women in combat.According to this article from Reuters, in a 1987 article, Golightly had written:“At issue is not whether women can fire M-60s, dogfight MiGs, or drive tanks. Introducing women into combat would destroy the exclusively male intangibles of war fighting and the feminine images of what...
  • Boeing communications boss Niel Golightly resigns over sexist article

    07/04/2020 10:07:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 3, 2020 | Noah Manskar
    Boeing communications boss Niel Golightly has resigned over a sexist article he wrote three decades ago opposing women’s service in the military. His exit leaves the embattled planemaker searching for a new top spokesman as it works to get its troubled 737 MAX jet flying again. Golightly stepped down Thursday as Boeing’s senior vice president of communications following an employee complaint about the 1987 article, which he called “embarrassingly wrong and offensive.”
  • Mystery Unmanned Craft Seen Off Florida May Be Secret SHARC Spy Vessel

    06/29/2020 2:00:52 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 29 June 2020 | David Hambling
    ...a curious vehicle spotted off Florida’s Key West last week. Virtually the only part of it above water is a mast supporting an array of antennae. The vehicle is almost certainly a Wave Glider made by U.S. company Liquid Robotics (now owned by Boeing On the surface is a ‘float’ like a 10-foot-long surfboard covered in solar cells driving its electronics. This is connected via a tether to an underwater ‘sub’ unit 30 feet below. As waves move the surfboard up and down, the articulated sub converts up-and-down into forward motion typical speed is just 1.3 knots, but the Wave...
  • Now that Spacex has launched, if I were Boeing....

    05/30/2020 2:57:38 PM PDT · by Shark24 · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 1, 2000? | United Air LInes
    Time to reconnect with customers
  • Boeing cutting more than 12,000 U.S. jobs with thousands more planned

    05/27/2020 9:54:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 05/27/2020 | David Shepardson
    Boeing Co said Wednesday it was eliminating more than 12,000 U.S. jobs, including involuntary layoffs of 6,770 U.S. workers as the largest American planemaker restructures in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Boeing also disclosed it plans "several thousand remaining layoffs" in the next few months but did not say where those would take place. The company announced in April it would cut 10% of its worldwide workforce of 160,000 by the end of 2020. Boeing said Wednesday it had approved 5,520 U.S. employees to take voluntary layoffs and they will leave Boeing in the coming weeks. Boeing also disclosed...
  • Days before landmark launch, NASA’s head of human spaceflight quits due to ‘mistake’

    05/19/2020 8:37:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 19, 2020 | Alan Boyle
    NASA’s top executive concentrating on human spaceflight, Doug Loverro, has resigned just a week before the scheduled start of a milestone space mission. Loverro became NASA’s associate administrator for human exploration and operations last December, and was playing a leading role in NASA’s Artemis moon program as well as preparations for next week’s launch of a SpaceX Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station. That mission, set for liftoff on May 27 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, is due to send NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the station for a stay that could last...
  • Delta to retire its entire Boeing 777 fleet by the end of the year

    05/14/2020 4:11:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 05/14/2020 | Tomi Kilgore
    Delta said it also expects the MD-90 aircraft, which are made by Boeing Co. BA, +0.84%subsidiary McDonnell Douglas, to exit its fleet in June. Boeing's stock fell 2.3% ahead of the open. Delta expects to record impairment charges of $1.4 billion to $1.7 billion as a result of the aircraft retirements. Delta said the 777 fleet included 18 aircraft. Chief Executive Ed Bastian said the decision was made as international travel is expected to return slowly. "[P]arking this fleet will provide significant cost savings over the next several years," Chief Executive Ed Bastian wrote in a memo to employees.
  • Can The Boeing 747 Fly On One Engine?

    05/09/2020 8:25:14 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 86 replies
    Simple Flying ^ | 9 May 2020 | Chris Loh
    1982: The flight of BA9 It was back in 1982 when a British Airways Boeing 747 flew into a cloud of volcanic ash over Indonesia. Due to the airborne particles ingested, all four engines shut off. quotes the captain as saying: “Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them going again. I trust you are not in too much distress”. With all four engines not functioning, the aircraft began to glide down towards the earth. Thankfully, one engine eventually regained function...
  • Everything We Learned From Boeing About Its Potentially Game-Changing Loyal Wingman Drone The stealthy Airpower Teaming System drone has a snap-on nose that can accommodate a huge variety of payloads and can be swapped quickly in the field.

    05/05/2020 5:01:20 AM PDT · by PIF · 17 replies
    The War Zone ^ | May 4, 2020 | By Tyler Rogoway
    In what is a massive milestone for Boeing and potentially for unmanned aerial combat systems as a whole, the company officially rolled out the first of three pre-production unmanned teaming aircraft, which is the central component of a total system called the Airpower Teaming System, or ATS for short. The War Zone was part of a small roundtable of journalists that talked with two of the minds behind ATS ahead of the official unveiling and we learned a lot about this potentially game-changing system, to say the least. ATS is designed to work with manned aerial assets in the 'loyal...
  • Boeing pulls out of $4.2 billion deal for Embraer's commercial jet unit

    04/25/2020 9:47:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    reuters ^ | 04/25/2020 | Marcelo Rochabrun, Tim Hepher
    Boeing’s statement confirmed a Reuters story earlier on Saturday and followed a story on Friday in which Reuters reported that the deal was close to collapse as the two parties neared a crucial midnight deadline. Boeing said in the statement that Embraer had failed to meet certain conditions for the deal to go through, although it did not specify which ones. The April 24 deadline for closing had been baked into the deal since early last year, but antitrust hiccups had forced the two companies to try to work out a new deadline. In July 2018, Boeing agreed to buy...