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  • Was DB Cooper a Boeing employee?

    01/14/2017 1:47:41 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 51 replies
    king 5 ^ | 14 Jan 2017 | Chris Ingalls
    A powerful electron microscope located more than 100,000 particles on old the JCPenny tie. The team has identified particles like Cerium, Strontium Sulfide, and pure titanium... “The tie went with him into these manufacturing environments, for sure, so he was not one of the people running these (manufacturing machines). He was either an engineer or a manager in one of the plants,”
  • Why Are Wal-Mart And Boeing Laying Off Workers If The U.S. Economy Is In Good Shape?

    01/13/2017 9:35:34 AM PST · by Lorianne · 42 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | 11 January 2017 | Michael Snyder
    The stock market has been on quite a roll in recent weeks, but signs of trouble continue to plague the real economy. Earlier this week, I talked about the “retail apocalypse” that is sweeping America. Major retail chains such as Sears and Macy’s are closing stores and laying off workers, but I didn’t think that Wal-Mart would be feeling the pain as well. Unfortunately, that is precisely what is happening. USA Today is reporting that approximately 1,000 jobs will be cut at Wal-Mart’s corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas by the end of this month…
  • Delta cancels order for Boeing 787 Dreamliners

    12/29/2016 8:14:26 AM PST · by JohnBrowdie · 65 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constituion ^ | December 28, 2016 | Kelly Yamanouchi
    Delta Air Lines is passing on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The Atlanta carrier said it has canceled an order for the high-profile new model, after previously postponing deliveries. Delta had inherited the order for 787s through its 2008 merger with Northwest Airlines. The 787 orders were considered a significant part of Northwest’s assets at the time. The question of what Delta would do with the order had been up in the air for years. In 2010, the airline announced it had decided to defer delivery of the 18 787-8 planes until 2020 and later. Rivals United and American airlines, meanwhile,...
  • Iran says it sealed Boeing plane deal at half price

    12/25/2016 11:38:54 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 25, 2016 | By Tim Hepher and Peter Graff
    Iran said on Sunday it had negotiated to pay only about half the announced price for 80 new Boeing (BA.N) airliners in an order that the American planemaker had said was worth $16.6 billion. Boeing and its European rival Airbus (AIR.PA) have both signed huge contracts this month to supply airliners to Iran, the first such deals since international sanctions were lifted under a deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program. Replacing Iran's antiquated civil aviation fleet is one of the biggest economic opportunities of the 2015 accord to lift sanctions, which was negotiated by the outgoing administration of U.S. President...
  • Iran says will only pay half price for new Boeing planes

    12/25/2016 11:11:07 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 25, 2016 | Staff
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting the deputy transport minister as saying that his county will only pay half of the announced price for 80 new Boeing planes, given the reductions in its purchasing options. According to the Sunday report, Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan says that despite an initial $16.8 billion deal with Boeing to purchase 80 passenger planes, "Regarding the style of our order and its options, the purchase contract for 80 Boeing aircraft is worth about 50 percent of the amount." He did not elaborate. Boeing has made no immediate comment. Iran announced earlier...
  • Now Trump hints at cancelling the F-35 ... (trunc)

    12/22/2016 4:07:34 PM PST · by libstripper · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 22, 2017 | Goeff Earle
    President-elect Donald Trump took his air war with defense contractor Lockheed Martin to another level Thursday with a tweet threatening the future of the costly F-35 aircraft.
  • Trump says because of high cost of F-35 has asked Boeing to price out 'comparable F-18'

    12/22/2016 3:34:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 22, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday that because of the high cost of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter, he had asked Boeing Co to offer a price for a "comparable F-18 Super Hornet." "Based on the tremendous cost and cost overruns of the Lockheed Martin F-35, I have asked Boeing to price-out a comparable F-18 Super Hornet!," Trump wrote on Twitter....
  • Trump Persuades Boeing to Cut Cost of New Air Force One

    12/22/2016 11:01:24 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 26 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 December 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    Following a one-on-one meeting with Boeing’s CEO, Dennis Mullenburg, on Wednesday over Trump’s concerns that the new Air Force One aircraft were costing too much, Mullenburg said: “We’re going to get it done for less than [the $4 billion price tag], and we’re committed to working together to make sure that happens.”The deal, hammered out at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, revealed much about the paradigm shift taking place even before Trump is inaugurated. First, Trump means business. Not inhibited by ties to the military-industrial complex, Trump is recognizing who his employer really is: the American people....
  • Strike Eagle still soars after 30 years

    12/21/2016 9:03:29 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Seymour Johnson Air Force Base ^ | Dec 9, 2016 | Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton
    An F-15E Strike Eagle fires multiple flares during a Combined Arms Demonstration as part of the 2015 Wings Over Wayne Air Show, May 17, 2015, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. An aerial team of four Strike Eagles and two A-10 Warthogs joined forces to simulate taking over an airfield by eliminating enemy ground forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittain Crolley) SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. -- Since its maiden flight, Dec. 11, 1986, The U.S. Air Force considers the F-15E Strike Eagle to be one of the most proficient multi-role, air-to-air and air-to-ground strike fighters...
  • Boeing CEO vows to build new Air Force One for less after Trump complaints

    12/21/2016 7:00:51 PM PST · by LUV W · 35 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 21, 2016 | Edmund DeMarche, Contributor
    What makes the Air Force One program so costly? The CEO of Boeing told President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday that his company can build a new Air Force One for less than originally quoted -- after Trump complained about the cost. Earlier this month, Trump made headlines for blasting the company on Twitter for alleged cost overruns with the new fleet of Air Force One planes. Trump called on the government to cancel the contract and called the supposed $4 billion price tag out of control.
  • Donald Trump Meets With Boeing, Lockheed CEOs (working for the American people holiday)

    12/21/2016 2:30:39 PM PST · by NYer · 48 replies
    WSJ ^ | December 21, 2016 | DOUG CAMERON and Biography @dougcameron Doug.Cameron@dowjones.com DAMIAN PALETTA
    Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg leaves after a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on Wednesday. PHOTO: CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS President-elect Donald Trump met on Wednesday with the chief executives of Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp., the nation’s two largest defense contractors, two weeks after he started publicly berating the cost of some of their military projects.The meetings with Boeing’s Dennis Muilenburg and Lockheed’s Marillyn Hewson were held at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., where Mr. Trump is staying for the Christmas holiday.Mr. Muilenburg previously spoke to Mr. Trump via telephone on Dec. 6, shortly...
  • Trump to Meet with Defense Contractors: Boeing, Lockheed-Martin

    12/21/2016 1:22:32 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 21, 2016 | Melissa Fares
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump was scheduled to meet .....with the chief executives of two defense contractors he has criticized over project costs. Dennis Muilenburg, of Boeing Co, and Marillyn Hewson, from Lockheed Martin Corp, arrived at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort where he is spending Christmas. ... Trump has complained about the companies in Twitter broadsides and speeches for costs he said are too expensive, sending defense shares tumbling. Trump has said Boeing's costs to build replacements for aging Air Force One planes - one of the most visible symbols of the U.S. presidency - are too high and urged the federal...
  • Air Force One and Trump’s Vision of Military Power

    12/21/2016 6:55:26 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | John Smith
    President-elect Trump’s criticism of Boeing and the costs of the new Air Force One aircraft is, I believe, more than just political theater. If there is anything his business experience has taught Mr. Trump, it’s that getting the most bang for the buck while meeting performance standards is paramount in any successful venture. Trump has said he intends to make AF1 cheaper. Consider that AF1 is essentially a flying command and control node. If communications and other digitized systems are up to speed, then using more standard components in a proven aircraft would result in a significant cost savings while...
  • Boeing’s T-X Jet Trainer Takes to the Air as New Contender Emerges

    12/20/2016 6:24:26 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    The Drive ^ | Dec 20, 2016 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    Just three months after the Boeing-Saab consortium unveiled their candidate for the USAF’s T-X program, the clean-sheet design has taken to the skies for the first time. The sleek GE-F404 powered jet took to the skies over St. Louis on a 55 minute test flight with veteran test pilot Steve 'Bull' Schmidt at its controls. Boeing says the flight went as planned and “validated key aspects of the single-engine jet and demonstrated the performance of the low-risk design.” This inaugural sortie came just days after it was discovered that Northrop Grumman had quietly been flying their Model 400 T-X contender...
  • Jumbo Jet’s Low Turn On Wrong Course Startles Neighborhood

    12/20/2016 5:35:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    cbs ^ | 12/19/2016
    he EVA Airways Boeing 777 bound for Taipei, Taiwan, flew north instead of south after departing from LAX early Friday morning, according to the FAA’s Ian Gregor. “At the time, aircraft were departing from LAX to the east,” Gregor said, adding that the EVA flight departed from the airport’s south runway complex. The 777’s flight crew switched from the LAX control tower to the approach control in San Diego right after takeoff, Gregor said. “The air-traffic controller at the approach control who was handling EVA instructed the pilot to make a left turn to a 180-degree heading,” Gregor said. “She...
  • More Boeing job cuts ahead in the new year

    12/20/2016 4:40:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 12/19/16 | Dominic Gates
    Boeing told employees Monday there will be more job cuts in the new year. The jetmaker says it need to reduce costs further in the face of intense competition and a flagging jet sales market.
  • Airbus in Iran to finalize plane deal – official

    12/12/2016 6:04:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    AFP via Times of Israel ^ | December 12, 2016, 3:47 pm
    Airbus delegates have arrived in Tehran for talks aimed at finalizing a deal to sell around 100 planes, an Iranian official said Monday. The representatives of the European aerospace giant arrived on Sunday just hours after national carrier Iran Air concluded a $16.6 billion deal with US firm Boeing to buy 80 planes. […] Meanwhile, some conservatives in Iran reacted angrily to news of the deal with Boeing, which comes at a time when lawmakers in Washington have recently voted for renewed sanctions on the country. …
  • Trump & Boeing: It's Not About Air Force One, It's About China

    12/11/2016 4:32:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | December 9, 2016 | Jon Ostrower
    Trump & Boeing: It's Not About Air Force One, It's About China by Jon Ostrower December 9, 2016 Boeing executives were blindsided by Donald Trump's Tuesday comments about the cost of Air Force One, but those weren't the tweets that worried America's largest exporter. Many former and current Boeing executives say they're far more worried about Trump's antagonism toward China, the largest and most important growth market for the crown jewel of American manufacturing. "The vulnerability to China is pretty clear," said one former senior Boeing executive. In contrast to the long term stakes over Boeing's future in China, the...
  • Boeing seals $16.6 billion deal with Iran Air

    12/11/2016 11:05:50 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 23 replies
    CBSnews.com ^ | Dec. 11, 2016 | AP/CBSnews.com
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran’s flag carrier finalized a major deal with U.S. plane maker Boeing Co. to buy $16.6 billion worth of passenger planes Sunday in one of the most tangible benefits yet for the Islamic Repubic from last year’s landmark nuclear agreement.
  • Boeing Seals $16.6 Billion Deal to Sell Jets to Iran

    12/11/2016 12:47:56 PM PST · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    Wall St. J. | December 11, 2016 | ROBERT WALL and ASA FITCH
    Boeing Seals $16.6 Billion Deal to Sell Jets to Iran Plane maker’s contract comes as incoming Trump administration appears hostile to closer ties with Iran By ROBERT WALL and ASA FITCH Dec. 11, 2016 Boeing Co. completed a deal to sell 80 jetliners to Iran, the first major agreement between a U.S. company and the Islamic Republic since the election of Donald Trump, a critic of closer links between the countries. The first Boeing 777-300ER long-haul planes would be delivered to Iran Air in 2018 under the deal announced Sunday that carries a list price of $16.6 billion before discounts,
  • Trump was RIGHT about Air Force One: Pentagon budget... more than $4.2 billion

    12/08/2016 3:56:15 PM PST · by pissant · 38 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12.8.16 | Dave Martosko
    tThe Pentagon program that will replace the pair of aging 'Air Force One' planes is already slated to cost $4.265 billion through the year 2021, according to federal budget and procurement documents obtained by DailyMail.com. That number supports what President-elect Donald Trump said two days ago when he claimed the U.S. Air Force should cancel its order with Boeing because the project's cost had spiraled above $4 billion. 'Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!' Trump tweeted Tuesday. Critics immediately pounced, including...
  • Understanding Trump’s Air Force One Political Theater

    12/08/2016 4:08:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Using the same skill set he employed during the presidential campaign, President-Elect Trump has crafted another public drama around a storyline of his choosing. A highly predictable story arc – a series of subplots that unfold as time passes – is in store for the public. Trump has done this sort of thing before. And unlike any previous president, he is an incredibly successful impresario/performer in episodic reality television. A substantial fraction of the electorate follows politics at the level of reality television, and Trump knows how to reach them. His early-morning tweet of December 6 was an attention-grabbing opening...
  • Ukraine offers Trump Antonov aircraft as Air Force One

    12/08/2016 6:02:07 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 43 replies
    Pravda ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Pravda.Ru
    Ukraine's Antonov aircraft maker suggested US President-elect Donald Trump should order Air Force One from Ukraine, a message on the official Twitter page of the company said, TASS reports. "Maybe it would be better to consider an Antonov aircraft as Air Force One?" the tweet said. The state-run Antonov aircraft building plant is Ukraine's only developer and manufacturer of cargo and passenger aircraft. The company is best known for such aircraft as AN-32, AN-148, AN-158, AN-74, AN-124, AN-70 and AN-225. The company did not specify which aircraft exactly they would like to propose to the new President of the United...
  • In phone call with Trump, Boeing chief pledges to work with new administration after [] tweet

    12/07/2016 9:33:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 63 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Monday, December 7, 2016 | Christian Davenport
    Hours after Donald Trump promised to kill the Air Force One procurement program, Boeing Chief Executive Dennis A. Muilenburg spoke with the president-elect on Tuesday, promising to work with the new administration and to keep the costs of the program down, according to a person with knowledge of the matter...
  • Boeing finds out new president won’t just pay whatever defense contractors want

    12/07/2016 9:15:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/07/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Not even for Air Force One Defense contractors were pretty excited when Donald Trump won the election, figuring it was fat and happy time once again for defense spending. And if happy time means the Pentagon will once again be willing to fund what the nation needs for its defense, then there should indeed by plenty of smiles to go around. As for the fat part, defense contractors are used to the idea that cost overruns are no issue with the Pentagon because whatever they order they have to have, and have right away. The cost-is-no-object approach to national security...
  • Trump Tweets: Stop building my new Air Force One; Costs are Out of Control

    12/06/2016 7:22:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Is this the Art of the Deal coming into play, or a stand against gouging by defense contractors? Despite insisting on the latest in luxury as a private citizen, Donald Trump seems to be saying no to a new fleet of presidential aircraft. He tweeted earlier today that the contract for replacing Air Force One should be canceled due to spiraling costs: Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2016 Over the past few months,...
  • Trump says cancel new Air Force One: Costs 'out of control'

    12/06/2016 6:48:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 9:36 AM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    Six weeks from taking office, Donald Trump says he wants the government to cut some costs by canceling its order for a new Air Force One, the plane that carries presidents around the globe. The government has contracted with Boeing to build two or more new planes, which would go into service around 2024. That means Trump wouldn’t fly on the new planes unless he pursued and won a second term. But the Air Force has pressed for a faster schedule, saying the current planes are becoming too expensive to repair and keep in good flying shape. The contract for...
  • Trump: Cancel Boeing's Contract For Air Force One

    12/06/2016 6:45:36 AM PST · by Fennie · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 6, 2016 | By Harper Neidig
    President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped Boeing for the cost of a new Air Force One plane, calling for the contract to be cancelled. "Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!" Trump tweeted.
  • President Elect Trump cancels order for new Air Force One - via Twitter!

    12/06/2016 5:54:04 AM PST · by SamAdams76 · 109 replies
    2m2 minutes ago...@realDonaldTrump feed: Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!
  • Canada To Purchase 18 Super Hornets While Future Fighter Competition Looms

    11/23/2016 4:32:40 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    THE DRIVE ^ | NOVEMBER 22, 2016 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    Common sense is running strong in Ottawa as the Canadian Ministry of Defense has decided to move forward with negotiations for 18 Boeing Super Hornets as an interim fighter solution. We reported on this plan last June while it was still in the works. Now Defense Minister Sajjan has made it policy, along with other steps that will be taken to revitalize Canada’s overstretched tactical air power capabilities. The purchase will bolster Canada’s aging Hornet fleet while the competition to replace Canada’s roughly 75 CF-18s gets underway. It is estimated that the competition, which Sajjan said will be “wide open,”...
  • US Fighter Prices Explode As Production End Nears

    11/21/2016 5:23:39 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Defense-Aerospace.com ^ | Nov 21, 2016 | Giovanni de Briganti
    PARIS --- Congressional notification of possible fighter sales announced by the DSCA on Nov 17 highlight a substantial and unexpected increase in the price of Boeing fighters approved for export, even as they reach the end of their production run. These prices are also much higher than those of their foreign competitors, and are compounded by the fact that the US dollar’s exchange rate has surged against the currencies of the two buyer nations over the past two years, as these proposed deals were being reviewed by various US government agencies. According to the Nov. 17 Congressional notifications, the price...
  • Boeing Fighter-Jet Sales Advance Toward Final Approval (Qatar, Kuwait)

    11/18/2016 12:15:27 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 | DOUG CAMERON
    Boeing Co. moved closer to extending the life of its combat-jet production lines with the State Department’s approval of sales to Kuwait and Qatar worth up to $31.2 billion combined. With that barrier cleared Thursday, the long-delayed deals now go before Congress for final approval. Lawmakers have already been informally briefed, allowing the Pentagon and Boeing to press ahead with completing terms for the government-to-government transaction. Qatar wants to buy as many as 72 Boeing F-15 fighters that together with weapons and support could be worth $21.1 billion, the Pentagon said. However, Qatar could still split any buy between Boeing...
  • For Make in India fighter plan, will create factory designed for future Indian combat plane: Boeing

    11/17/2016 5:51:17 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Economic Times ^ | Nov 17, 2016 | Manu Pubby
    ST LOUIS: Proposing the setting up of a new, futuristic factory for an upcoming Make in India fighter program, Boeing has said that it is in talks with multiple Indian stakeholders to gear it for the production of the indigenous advanced medium combat aircraft (AMCA). Detailing its plan for the Make in India contest – India wants to produce 100-200 fighters domestically with technology transfer to meet deficiencies in the fleet – Boeing has said that it is in talks with several Indian companies to select a partner but the final decision would depend on the government’s strategic partnership model....
  • Boeing to shift 2,400 jobs away from Huntington Beach facility by 2020

    11/16/2016 8:06:54 AM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 16, 2016 | Margot Roosevelt and Greg Mellen
    Boeing will shift more than 2,400 jobs out of its Huntington Beach facility over the next four years, the aerospace giant announced Tuesday, slicing in half the number of workers at the sprawling campus. A nationwide streamlining of operations at the company’s Defense, Space & Security division will result in the transfer of 300 Huntington Beach jobs to its Seal Beach facility and 1,600 positions to its plants in Long Beach and El Segundo. Another 500 jobs will move to St. Louis. And an additional 400 will move to Huntsville, Ala., from Huntington Beach and other facilities around the country.
  • Will Super Hornets bridge IAF's 200-aircraft gap?

    11/04/2016 9:46:45 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Business Standard, Rediff News ^ | Friday, November 4, 2016 | Ajay Shukla
    Will Super Hornets bridge IAF's 200-aircraft gap? November 04, 2016 15:11 IST Boeing expects the IAF to soon place an inquiry for twin-engine fighter jets to bridge a 200-aircraft gap in its armoury. And the Super Hornet is ready to fly in, reports Ajai Shukla. The Indian Air Force has already approached major global fighter vendors, inviting them to build single-engine, medium fighters in India.Now the spotlight is expanding to encompass heavier, twin-engine fighters as well.On Thursday, November 3, Pratyush Kumar, president, Boeing India revealed that he expected a second inquiry from the IAF, asking international manufactures for interest...
  • Moody’s: Watch for Lockheed and Boeing to get more aggressive with fighter jets sales to India

    10/07/2016 9:15:04 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | Sep 29, 2016 | James Bach
    While India may have signed a deal Friday with French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation SA for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets, credit analyst firm Moody’s Investors Service expects U.S. fighter jet makers like The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) to begin more aggressively pursuing India as a sales opportunity. As Moody’s aerospace and defense analyst Russell Solomon told me Wednesday, India likely isn’t done buying fighters. Even if India decides to exercise an option against the Rafale contract for 18 more, in the next five to 10 years Solomon said, “Somewhere between another...
  • Qatar Airways denies commercial jet deal with Boeing tied to F-15 military sales

    10/07/2016 8:51:30 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    The head of Qatar Airways firmly denied that the company delayed a deal to buy up to 100 jetliners from The Boeing Co. to pressure the U.S. to approve the sale of fighter jets to Qatar. The comments from Akbar Al Baker came Friday during a news conference in D.C. in which state-owned Qatar Airlines and Boeing inked an $18.6 billion deal for 30 Dreamliners and up to 80 other jets. "We don’t relate anything to anything,” Al Baker said when asked by a reporter about possible connection. "Qatar Airways has this independent policy ordering airplanes. So nothing is attached...
  • Boeing chief believes he can reach Mars before Musk does

    10/06/2016 11:20:40 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 52 replies
    engadget ^ | 10/6/16 | Mariella Moon
    Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg believes that it's his company that's sending the first humans to Mars, not SpaceX. At a Chicago event sponsored by The Atlantic, Muilenberg declared that he's "convinced the first person to step foot on Mars will arrive there riding a Boeing rocket." SpaceX chief Elon Musk recently laid out his grans plans to ferry people to the red planet aboard the Interplanetary Transport System, a powerful ship the company's already working on. While Boeing has comparatively been quieter, Muilenburg isn't just all talk. The older aerospace corporation has been working with NASA to build the Space...
  • Exclusive: U.S. approves Boeing, Lockheed fighter jet sales to Gulf - sources

    09/28/2016 11:12:03 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 28, 2016 | Andrea Shalal
    The United States on Wednesday began notifying lawmakers that it has approved $7 billion in long-stalled sales of Boeing Co (BA.N) fighter jets to Kuwait and Qatar, and more than $1 billion in Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) jets to Bahrain, sources familiar with the decision said. The sales had been pending for more than two years amid concerns raised by Israel, Washington's closest Middle East ally, that arms sold to Gulf Arab states could be used against it, and criticism of Qatar for alleged ties to armed Islamist groups. U.S. officials began notifying lawmakers informally about the sale of 36...
  • Foreign Jet-Fighter Makers Woo India

    09/24/2016 6:26:29 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 24, 2016 | Daniel Stacey
    NEW DELHI—India is being offered blueprints to advanced combat aircraft by the world’s aerospace companies, a move unthinkable even a decade ago, as New Delhi gets ready to place another multibillion-dollar air force order. India’s aging military jet fleet desperately needs an upgrade, which analysts say may spur it to place an order worth more than $10 billion in the next year. Hoping for an edge, and encouraged by a recent law that allows 100% foreign ownership of local defense firms, jet-fighter makers such as Lockheed Martin Corp. , Boeing Co. and Saab AB are rushing in with offers to...
  • Airbus scoffs, Boeing crows as WTO slams EU for failing to address illegal subsidies

    09/22/2016 4:53:46 PM PDT · by djwright · 4 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | September 22, 2016 at 7:35 am | Dominic Gates
    A World Trade Organization (WTO) compliance panel ruled Thursday that the European Union has fallen dramatically short of remedying the harm to Boeing from illegal subsidies to Airbus. The decision opens a path for the U.S. to implement trade sanctions against the EU — potentially imposing billions of dollars in tariffs on its goods or services.
  • Boeing cashes in on obamas iran deal - thanks GOP (6-15-16)

    09/22/2016 2:32:51 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 7 replies
    Nat'l review ^ | McCarthy
    When more important matters die down, I will have more to say about Senator Bob Corker’s rant on Fox News last week, accusing me of making “purposeful misstatements” about his legislation that enabled President Obama to get his Iran Deal through Congress. The Senator was provoked when Fox’s Bret Baier read from a column I wrote last year.
  • Air Force Unveils Name of Future Stealth Bomber as B-21 'Raider'

    09/19/2016 8:11:21 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 29 replies
    Military.com ^ | 09/19/2016 | Oriana Pawlyk
    <p>Air Force Unveils Name of Future Stealth Bomber as B-21 'Raider'.</p> <p>AFA 2016 B-21 Naming Ceremony Raider was selected as the name of the Long Range Strike-Bomber, or LRS-B, by leaders after the service launched a survey of service members.</p>
  • Boeing challenges Denmark over choice of Lockheed Martin jets

    09/15/2016 6:28:48 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 15, 2016
    Boeing formally challenged a decision by the Danish government to pick Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet over its own Super Hornet, saying on Thursday the choice was based on a "flawed evaluation process". Boeing said it had submitted a request to the country's ministry of defence that would require it to provide all materials related to the procurement evaluation and decision announced in June. "We believe the ministry's evaluation of the competitors was fundamentally flawed and inaccurately assessed the cost and capability of the F/A-18 Super Hornet," said Boeing vice president Debbie Rub. In May Boeing challenged the Danish government's...
  • Boeing rolls out T-X trainer prototype

    09/13/2016 9:50:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    aviation analysis wing ^ | September 13, 2016
    Boeing unveiled the first prototype of its trainer aircraft for U.S. Air Force T-X advanced pilot trainer program co-developed with the Saab. The aircraft was rolled out from Boeing's facility in St.Louis, Missouri were the F/A-18 and F-15 fighters are assembled. The clean sheet design will be offered to replace the 55 year old Northrop Grumman T-38 fleet operated by USAF for pilot training. The aircraft features anhedral wings and tail fin with side mounted engine air intakes. What makes the Boeing's T-X design unique from the other three competitors is the twin canted tail plane. Other competitors in...
  • Exclusive: U.S. set to approve sales of Boeing fighters to Qatar, Kuwait - sources

    09/01/2016 9:27:36 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 1, 2016 | Tom Finn and Andrea Shalal
    The United States is poised to sell $7 billion worth of Boeing Co fighter jets to Qatar and Kuwait after years of delays, and it may start notifying U.S. lawmakers as early as next week, four U.S.- and Gulf-based sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The sales had stalled amid concerns raised by Israel, Washington's closest Middle East ally, that equipment sent to equipment sent to Gulf Arab states would be used against it. U.S. officials have criticized Qatar for alleged ties to armed Islamist groups. Boeing said it was encouraged by continued progress and hoped to see movement...
  • Donald Trump traveled to Mexico very differently

    09/01/2016 1:41:08 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 29 replies
    Donald Trump's visit to Mexico was a cautious one. According Mark Simone of KOR Radio, Trump's plane was unmarked when he landed in Mexico to visit President Pena. Apparently, Trump left his the Trump Force One, a custom-appointed Boeing 757-200, behind.
  • Legendary 747 designer Sutter dies age 95

    08/31/2016 9:19:54 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 117 replies
    ATWOnline | Air Transport World ^ | August 30, 2016 | Guy Norris
    Joe Sutter, who was dubbed “Father of the 747” by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, has died at age 95. As the former chief engineer of Boeing’s 747, Sutter is credited with leading the birth of the first widebody airliner, which ushered in the globe-shrinking age of mass air travel.
  • The Boeing KC-46A Tanker: Refuels Military Aircraft Using 3D

    08/27/2016 6:04:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/27/16
    The new Boeing KC-46A Refueler.  This is a great Ad Boeing did.  Think Freepers may enjoy this 2 minute video.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThbmESQTZrU        
  • Boeing offers sneak peak of new T-X trainer

    08/23/2016 2:22:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    FlightGlobal ^ | 22 AUGUST, 2016 | LEIGH GIANGRECO
    After photos leaked of Northrop Grumman and BAE System’s new T-X trainer offering, Boeing and Saab revealed their own T-X sneak peak this week. A few shadowy glimpses of the trainer appeared over four videos posted on Boeing’s new T-X website over the weekend. The clean sheet design has two engine inlets, a high mounted wing and a conventional, vertical tail. That design marks a departure from Boeing’s original V-tail concept the company put forth before partnering with Saab. The new aircraft’s design is also unique from the Boeing T-45 Goshawk used by the US Navy. Boeing’s T-X bid not...