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  • Boeing Execs Head to Iran as Congress Cracks Down on Tehran’s Use of Planes For Terror

    12/15/2017 5:43:20 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 13, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    Executives from major airplane manufacturers Boeing and AirBus will reportedly head to Iran next week to hammer down multi-billion dollar deals to sell the Islamic Republic a new fleet of commercial planes amid a congressional crackdown on Tehran's continued use of commercial aircraft to transport weapons and terrorist fighters across the region. As controversy continues to swirl around Boeing's and AirBus's efforts to sell Iran a fleet of new jets, Congress has taken steps to mandate the U.S. government release public reports outlining Tehran's continued use of commercial aircraft for illicit terrorism purposes.
  • Germany favors Eurofighter as it seeks to replace Tornado

    12/11/2017 8:14:46 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 12, 2017 | Sabine Siebold
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The German Defence Ministry said on Monday that the European fighter jet was the leading candidate to replace its Tornado jets, which it wants to start phasing out in 2025. The ministry’s position appears to contradict that of the German air force, whose chief indicated last month that he preferred Lockheed Martin’s F-35, which meets the military’s requirements of stealth and long-distance operational capabilities. In a letter to a Greens lawmaker who had inquired about the deliberations, the ministry said the F-35 and Boeing’s F-15 and F-18 fighters were secondary options. “The indicated view of the inspector...
  • Lockheed Martin Elects Jeh Johnson and James Taiclet to Board of Directors

    12/11/2017 4:35:05 PM PST · by Elderberry · 54 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 12/11/2017
    Lockheed Martin (LMT) announced today that its board of directors has elected Jeh C. Johnson and James D. Taiclet, Jr. to the board effective January 1, 2018. Johnson, 60, is a partner at the international law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Previously, he served as U.S. secretary of homeland security as part of an exemplary career of public service. He also served as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of the Air Force. He's currently a director of PG&E Corporation (PCG). Taiclet, 57, is chairman, president and chief executive officer...
  • Boeing CEO Says Boeing Will Beat SpaceX to Mars

    12/08/2017 7:19:05 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    space.com ^ | December 7, 2017 | |
    Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg was speaking on CNBC today when host Jim Cramer asked whether Boeing or SpaceX would "get a man on Mars first." "Eventually we're going to go to Mars, and I firmly believe the first person that sets foot on Mars will get there on a Boeing rocket," Muilenburg said, according to Fortune. Boeing is the main contractor for the first stage of NASA's giant Space Launch System , which is designed to launch astronauts on deep-space missions using the space agency's new Orion spacecraft. (United Launch Alliance, Orbital ATK and Aerojet Rocketdyne are also SLS contractors.) NASA...
  • Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Elon Musk's SpaceX could face new competition for military launches

    11/17/2017 10:29:27 AM PST · by Elderberry · 6 replies
    On Thursday, Virgin Orbit won a contract from the Air Force to carry "technology demonstration satellites" on its LauncherOne rocket by early 2019. The LauncherOne rocket will be "air launched" from a modified Boeing 747 called "Cosmic Girl." The contract follows Branson's quiet launch earlier this month of Vox Space, a subsidiary of Virgin Orbit, that will focus on military contracts. While there is plenty of room in space, the launchpad is becoming more crowded. That's good news for the Pentagon as it looks toward increased competition and embracing new technology like reusable rockets to lower launch costs. United Launch...
  • Keeping the Export-Import Bank Honest

    11/16/2017 12:22:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2017 | Veronique de Rugy
    Last week, Boeing confirmed the purchase by China of 300 planes for the listed price of $37 billion. This deal occurred without any backing from the infamous Export-Import Bank of the United States -- an outfit that lowers the cost of borrowing for foreign companies when they buy some American goods, such as Boeing aircraft. This is interesting because anyone listening to many lawmakers and the special interests that used to benefit from the Ex-Im Bank (e.g., Boeing, General Electric and the National Associations of Manufacturers) wouldn't know that such trade is possible in an era when the agency has...
  • Mercedes and NASA help Emirates make latest luxury Boeing 777 suites

    11/12/2017 9:36:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Newburgh Gazette ^ | November 12, 2017 | Diane Wilson
    The six fully enclosed cabins for its Boeing 777 jets feature seats that recline into flat beds and a 32-inch television. These virtual windows - which are used in some cruise ships - project the view from outside the aircraft using real-time camera technology. "Emirates pioneered the First Class private suite concept back in 2003, and today it's the industry benchmark when it comes to first class travel". Emirates, the largest airline in the world, unveiled a new first class suite on the first day of the Dubai Air Show for its Boeing 777 fleet- and said it is rolling...
  • Dubai Air Show opens with Emirates' $15.1B Boeing buy

    11/12/2017 8:22:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 11, 2017 | Jon Gambrell and Aya Batrawy, The Associated Press |
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul carrier Emirates purchased 40 American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners on Sunday at the start of the biennial Dubai Air Show, a $15.1 billion deal certain to please U.S. President Donald Trump who has touted the plane's sales as a job creator in America. The deal appeared to surprise Boeing's archrival Airbus, whose staff had attended a long-delayed news conference and left the room just moments before the announcement. Airbus has pinned hopes of continuing production of its double-decker jumbo jet on Emirates, the world's largest operator of the aircraft which took delivery of its...
  • United Airlines' last Boeing 747 completes its final flight after 47 years of service [tr]

    11/08/2017 7:22:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 63 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2017 | Chris Pleasance
    It is known as the Queen of the Skies - the world's first jumbo jet that forever changed the face of plane travel. And on Tuesday United Airlines' last Boeing 747 was given a send-off befitting royalty as the last aircraft in the company's service completed its final flight. United Flight 747 took off from San Francisco airport around midday bound for Hawaii, the same route the company's first version of the aircraft flew back in 1970. Tickets for the specially chartered voyage sold out within hours of being released, according to USA Today, despite selling for upwards of $550...
  • Boeing chief tells Al Arabiya: We’re building F-15 jet wings in Saudi Arabia

    10/29/2017 12:11:29 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Al Arabiya English ^ | 29 October 2017
    In an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya on the sidelines of the Future Investment Initiative, Boeing President Bertrand-Marc (Marc) Allen said the manufacturing of F15 aircraft wings and other military aircraft parts would take place inside Saudi Arabia. “We need to get you out to our al-Salam subsidiary here in the Kingdom. We’re building wings for F-15s, we’re building fuselage parts. We are doing massive conversions where we’re taking older F-15s and converting them to brand new F-15SAs,” Allen told Al Arabiya’s Maya Jureidini during an exclusive interview from Riyadh. “All of this (are) pretty advanced manufacturing, a lot of...
  • The New Terrorist-Industrial Complex

    10/26/2017 1:44:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/26/17 | E Jeffrey Ludwig
    The administration of Pres. Donald Trump is considering whether to disallow the sale of Boeing passenger planes to Iran.  This hideous addendum to the horrendous P5+1 deal with Iran, where the U.S. was the most important signatory, was another one of Pres. Barack Obama's expressions of "goodwill" to the murderous, anti-American regime of crackpot ayatollahs.  Jonathan S. Tobin, writing at the time of the transaction with Boeing, tells us, "Not only has Boeing gotten into bed with terrorists, the same can be said of those who are counting on all the new business ties changing the nature of a terrorist...
  • Trump says Boeing, Singapore aircraft deal means US jobs

    10/23/2017 4:55:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    AP ^ | October 23, 2017
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says Singapore’s purchase of nearly $14 billion worth of Boeing aircraft will create 70,000 jobs in the U.S. Kevin McAllister, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong signed paperwork at the White House on Monday as the country’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, and Trump looked on. Lee is at the White House for talks with Trump. The agreement includes 39 airplanes: 20 777-9s and 19 787-10s. Singapore Airlines also has options for 12 more planes. The order was previously reported to an unidentified customer.
  • Boeing, Saab compete to win S. Korea's maritime patrol aircraft deal

    10/21/2017 6:38:42 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Yonhap ^ | 2017/10/22
    SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Yonhap) -- U.S. aerospace giant Boeing Co. and Saab of Sweden are vying to win South Korea's next maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) contract, military sources here said Sunday. Military officials at this year's Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) being held in Seongnam, just south of the capital city, said the two companies have respectively proposed the P-8A Poseidon and Swordfish as candidates for the contract. The planes can allow South Korea to better counter North Korea's growing underwater threat that may include submarines with the capability to launch ballistic missile. South Korea's Navy said that...
  • Boeing Might Include Stealthy Features on Overhauled US Navy Super Hornets

    10/19/2017 8:30:17 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Drive ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2017 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Boeing has disclosed that the expected service life extension program for the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornets could include stealth features and improved avionics and mission systems in addition to a more general airframe overhaul. This more comprehensive update would not only keep the aircraft safely flying at least until 2040, but could potentially make them a capable, but low-cost alternative in many scenarios compared to the service’s up-coming F-35C Joint Strike Fighters or any future sixth generation design. On Oct. 17, 2017, Mark Sears, director of Boeing’s Super Hornet service life modification (SLM) division, told Aviation Week that the...
  • Boeing, Lockheed Win Contract to Develop Navy's Extra-Large Unmanned Sub

    10/06/2017 4:04:01 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    popularmechanics.com ^ | Kyle Mizokami
    Defense giants Boeing and Lockheed Martin have won contracts to develop a new, large submersible capable of tackling a wide number of underwater missions. The goal is to develop a technical data package that will result in one company producing the Orca Extra-Large Unmanned Underwater vehicle (XLUUV). The XLUUV program is designed to create a long haul, long distance unmanned submarine with the capability to take on a variety of payloads, from sensors to weapons. In January 2017, DefenseNews reported that XLUUV would have a payload bay of at least 325 cubic feet. Unlike most current UUVs, which have to...
  • Germany asks for Boeing fighter data as weighs order options

    09/29/2017 8:20:35 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Andrea Shalal | September 29, 2017
    BERLIN • Germany has asked the U.S. military for classified data on two Boeing fighter jets as it looks to replace its aging Tornado warplanes, giving a potential boost to the U.S. company locked in a trade dispute with Canada and Britain. A letter sent by the German defense ministry's planning division, reviewed by Reuters, said it had identified Boeing's F-15 and F/A-18E/F fighters as potential candidates to replace the Tornado jets, which entered service in 1981. Both fighters are made in St. Louis. A classified briefing is expected to take place in mid-November, following a similar briefing provided by...
  • Saab Goes American To Boost Boeing T-X Contender

    09/22/2017 8:14:19 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    AIN online ^ | September 22, 2017 | Chris Pocock
    At AFA, Boeing displayed this full-scale model of its T-X contender as backdrop to an announcement by Saab that its part of the jet would be built in the U.S. (Photo: Chris Pocock) With the U.S. Air Force nearing a selection decision for its 350-airplane T-X advanced jet trainer requirement, partners Boeing and Saab used this week’s AFA Air Space and Cyber Conference to boost the American credentials of its contender. Boeing displayed a full-scale model on its stand and a large banner in the foyer that proclaimed “American Jets for American Pilots.” Saab announced that it would invest in...
  • Trump supersizes America’s most famous aeroplane

    09/22/2017 5:21:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | September 21, 2017 | Tara McKelvey, White House reporter, Air Force One
    Trump's Air Force One looks similar to the one that Obama flew. But plans for a bigger one are now under way. The US president walked down the stairs of Air Force One at an airport in Morristown, New Jersey. He gave a thumbs-up to journalists standing on the tarmac and as he walked past the cameras, he straightened the lapel of his jacket. An image-conscious businessman, he brags about the size of his hands and his ability to make a deal. For the new presidential aircraft, he wants both - a big machine that'll save the taxpayer money. Trump...
  • The Boeing 747 Came In With A Bang And Now It Will Go Out With One

    09/20/2017 9:22:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 62 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 19, 2017 | Ted Reed
    U.S. Airlines are vying for attention as the Boeing 747 leaves their fleets, just as they did when it entered their fleets in 1970. And the world’s aviation geeks are watching closely. United announced Monday that its final Boeing 747 flight will take place Nov. 7 with a celebratory recreation of its first United flight from San Francisco to Honolulu. Twenty-eight minutes later, at 3:47 p.m. Monday, Delta announced that it recently operated its final Boeing 747 Tokyo Narita-Honolulu flight (on Sept. 5), and that it had operated what were thought to be the final domestic 747 flights from Honolulu...
  • KC-46 Faces 3 Category One Deficiencies; Two Affect Boom

    09/20/2017 4:48:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | September 19, 2017 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR. and COLIN CLARK
    A KC-46 tanker refuels a C-17 transport in mid-air. Sometimes the refueling boom impacts the receiving aircraft, damaging it. AFA: The four-star chief of Air Mobility Command wants his new KC-46 Pegasus tankers “yesterday,” but the tanker’s boom has a nasty tendency to scrape up planes it’s trying to refuel, as well as two other category one deficiencies, and contractor Boeing has to fix those. The paint scraping problem — formally known as “undetected contact” — by itself could “possibly” delay the new planes’ arrival at AMC, Gen. Carlton Everhart said. That date was already pushed back to “late spring”...