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  • Boeing’s Budding Business Ties to Iran Face Congressional Review

    05/20/2016 4:18:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | May 20, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Lawmakers want company to stay away from terror regimeMembers of Congress have summoned the heads of airplane giant Boeing to a meeting to encourage the company to stop spearheading efforts to reenter the Iranian marketplace, a business pursuit that is jointly backed by the Obama administration, according to a letter sent Friday to Boeing leadership and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.Boeing, like its French rival AirBus, has been working to woo the Iranian government following last summer’s comprehensive nuclear agreement.Officials at Boeing—a top U.S. government contractor—opened discussions with Iran last month. The company is hoping to sell its aircraft...
  • Boeing backs extended-range Harpoon to stave off Kongsberg threat

    05/12/2016 11:30:35 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Flightglobal.com ^ | 12 May, 2016 | JAMES DREW
    The US Navy will wrap up developmental free flight testing of the datalink-equipped Boeing Harpoon Block II+ sea-skimming, anti-ship missile next week, ahead of fielding on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet sometime between June and August of 2017. The latest variant of the 45-year-old Harpoon weapon type expands on the satellite-aided navigation system introduced in Block II by adding a datalink radio ported across from the C-1 variant of Raytheon's AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) for in-flight retargeting against enemy surface vessels in cluttered coastal regions. The Harpoon missile successfully struck its first ship target during a test in December 1971,...
  • Final flight for world's oldest flyable Boeing plane

    04/27/2016 10:58:15 AM PDT · by DFG · 20 replies
    SFGate ^ | 04/26/2016 | GENNA MARTIN
    Boeing's 1933 247D Airliner is retiring to the Museum of Flight The 1933 Boeing 247D Airliner arrived at the Museum of Flight after its final flight, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The plane is the oldest flyable Boeing, all-metal airliner. The plane will be on display in front of the museum throughout the summer, before it is placed in the new Aviation Pavilion.
  • FAA Says Boeing 787 Dreamliners Have 'Urgent Safety Issue'

    04/25/2016 10:23:05 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies
    FORTUNE ^ | APRIL 25, 2016 | Laura Lorenzetti
    <p>The Federal Aviation Administration is ordering fixes on General Electric engines used on some Boeing 787 Dreamliners after it found that an icing problem can cause the engines to shut down mid-flight.</p>
  • U.S. poised to approve Boeing fighter jet sales to Qatar, Kuwait

    04/19/2016 12:22:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 18, 2016 | Andrea Shalal
    WASHINGTON • The U.S. government is poised to approve two long-delayed sales of Boeing Co. fighter jets to Qatar and Kuwait, and could announce the multibillion-dollar deals during President Barack Obama's visit to the Gulf this week, according to two sources familiar with the matter. The decision would mean more job security for thousands of workers at Boeing's sprawling plant in north St. Louis County, where the F-15 fighter and F/A-18E/F Super Hornets are made. Both deals have been stalled amid concerns raised by Israel that equipment sent to Gulf states could fall into the wrong hands and be used...
  • Boeing tanker issue may delay U.S. production decision-Air Force

    04/02/2016 5:15:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2016 | ANDREA SHALAL
    A problem that has prevented Boeing Co 's KC-46A tanker aircraft from transferring fuel to a C-17 transport plane may delay a Pentagon decision approving low-rate production of the new tanker in May, the U.S. Air Force said on Thursday. "We don't yet know the schedule impact to the planned May Milestone C decision, but the problem is well understood and we don't expect an extended delay," said Air Force spokesman Daryl Mayer. Mayer said the issue arose during testing of the refueling boom that is used to transfer fuel from the 767-based tanker aircraft to a C-17 transport plane,...
  • Plane’s Emergency Slide Falls Mid-Air, Hits Arizona Woman’s Home

    04/01/2016 7:57:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 03/31/2016
    The slide landed at Self’s front door. “Someone else had called 911 and said that they had seen an object falling from an airplane,” Self told KPHO. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed to KPHO that an Atlas Air Boeing 767 was on final approach to Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix when the emergency escape slide deployed on the plane’s right wing. The plane was 2,800 feet up when the slide deployed and the crew – who were the only ones onboard – landed safely. “Did they hear something? Did the captain know something was going on?” Self wondered to KPHO....
  • Report: Boeing job cuts in Washington state could hit 10%

    03/29/2016 9:54:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 29, 2016 10:18 PM EDT
    The Boeing Co. is reportedly taking steps to eliminate 10 percent of its workforce in Washington state. The Seattle Times reports the aerospace giant has already taken steps to eliminate 4,000 jobs by June and is aiming for about a 10 percent overall cut — which would mean about 8,000 positions in Washington. …
  • U.S. government approves sale of $3.2B worth of Boeing 'sub-killers' to UK

    03/25/2016 7:55:14 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Puget Sound Business Journal ^ | Mar 25, 2016 | Steve Wilhelm
    The U.S. government has approved sale of up to nine P-8 maritime patrol and strike aircraft to the United Kingdom, a new export sale for the popular Boeing (NYSE: BA) military jet. The British deal will be worth up to $3.2 billion, according to Reuters. Boeing also exports the so-called "sub killers" to Australia and India. There's a market for the jets in countries with large coastlines. The approval, while not unexpected, is a boost to the Puget Sound region. Boeing assembles the 737-based aircraft at its Renton site on a production line separate from the commercial 737s. Boeing then...
  • India keen to buy F/A 18 Super Hornet fighter jets for IAF

    03/23/2016 11:26:38 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    India Today ^ | March 24, 2016 | Gautam Datt
    India is keen to consider Boeing's offer to supply F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets to the Indian Air Force (IAF). Sources said that New Delhi will take a hard look at the proposal in April when a high-level delegation will engage the Indian officials on the construct of the offer. US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter will be in India on April 10 in a visit that is expected to take lift cooperation to a new level. Boeing has offered F/A-18 Super Hornets under the "Make in India" framework of the Indian government. Sources said the proposal is worth considering as...
  • United Airlines will retrofit its Boeing 777 fleet to accommodate TEN seats per row in coach class

    03/21/2016 11:55:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 21, 2016 | Staff
    United Airlines has confirmed plans to reconfigure several of its Boeing 777 airliners to accommodate 10 seats across each row instead of nine in its economy class on domestic routes. United will retrofit 19 of its 74 Boeing 777 widebodies with the additional seating, applying the change to nine of the aircraft already used for domestic routes, mostly to and from Hawaii. The 10 other Boeing 777s that will feature the 10-across seat configuration will be shifted from the airline's long-haul international flights, according to Today in the Sky.
  • Watch: Plane crashes in Russia, all 62 on board killed

    03/19/2016 12:38:10 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    timesofmalta.com ^ | March 19, 2016 | timesofmalta
    All 62 people aboard a passenger jet flying from Dubai to southern Russia were killed when their plane crashed on its second attempt to land at Rostov-on-Don airport this morning, Russian officials said. Russia's emergencies ministry said the aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, crashed. Most of those aboard were Russian. "The aircraft hit the ground and broke into pieces," the Investigative Committee of Russia said in a statement on its website. "According to preliminary data, there were 55 passengers aboard and seven crew members. They all died." The plane's wing hit the ground on its...
  • Dozens feared dead in Russia air crash (FlyDubai 737)

    03/18/2016 7:23:14 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3-20-2016 | BBC
    A passenger jet has crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don with at least 55 people on board, officials say. The FlyDubai Boeing 738, coming from Dubai, overshot the runway as it attempted to land and burst into flames, according to reports.
  • F-15 jobs in St. Louis tangled in Mideast politics

    03/18/2016 12:32:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | Mar 13, 2016 | Jim Gallagher
    The fate of the F-15 assembly line in St. Louis, and thousands of jobs tied to it, may hinge on the White House’s attitude toward a tiny oil-rich monarchy that sometimes riles its Arab neighbors in the Persian Gulf. The Emirate of Qatar wants to buy at least 36 of the air-superiority jets, and possibly 72, but the purchase has been held up for two years as the administration of President Barack Obama ponders whether to allow it. The issue is entangled in the shifting geopolitics and strained alliances of the Middle East, along with Israel’s concern that the sale...
  • Boeing Echo Voyager Unmanned Submarine is similar in length to WW2 German U-boats (Coastal Type II)

    03/17/2016 1:32:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | March 13, 2016 | Staff
    Echo Voyager, Boeing’s latest unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV), can operate autonomously for months at a time thanks to a hybrid rechargeable power system and modular payload bay. The 51-foot-long vehicle is the latest innovation in Boeing’s UUV family, joining the 32-foot Echo Seeker and the 18-foot Echo Ranger. The size of the new Echo Voyager is in the middle of the German U-Boat lengths which were 40-60 feet long depending upon design. U-boats dominated the seas for several years due to the fact that thousands were produced. A militarized Echo Voyager could have a similar role if they were mass...
  • Apache Attack Helicopters Get Skis And Crew Survial Pods For Arctic Combat

    03/11/2016 6:46:01 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | March 11, 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    Photo credit: US Army via Military Times The Pentagon is realizing that fighting in the frigid north may be more of a possibility than ever as Russia prepares its forces for sustained arctic operations. Now a handful of the US Army’s attack helicopters are getting optimized for this scenario, receiving skis, a pilot survival pod and being tested to see how they adapt to the extreme environment. The Apache’s permanent presence in Alaska is still a relatively new development. It came about as the result of the Army’s aviation reorganization plan that saw the sudden (and some would say boneheaded)...
  • The oddest fighter plane you've ever seen: Radical low cost twin tailed design

    03/11/2016 3:08:45 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 54 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | March 10, 2016 | STACY LIBERATORE
    It is one of the oddest plane designs ever created - a tiny propeller-driven craft with twin tails and two pilots sitting almost on top of each other. However, Boeing and a South Africa's Paramount Group firm hope the wacky design, currently used to patrol borders, could be turned into a low cost fighter plane. The two firms plan to add missiles and a slew of sensors to the advanced, high-performance, reconnaissance, light aircraft, which has been named Mwari after an all-seeing mythological being in Southern African folklore. The advanced, high-performance, reconnaissance, light aircraft (AHRLAC) is a high-wing aircraft, with...
  • BOEING WILL ARM SOUTH AFRICA'S WEIRD PLANE

    03/08/2016 11:35:52 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    Popular Science ^ | March 08, 2016 | Kelsey D. Atherton
    Paramount Group AHRLAC Plane This weird plane will soon get weapons. Probably normal weapons, maybe weird weapons too. South Africa’s AHRLAC is a weird bird. With a narrow, high body, and stadium seating for the pilot and sensor operator, it looks like a rough draft for an F-4 phantom. A pusher prop and slightly forward-swept wings seem like an aviation mistake from the First World War. Built as a bushwacking scout, able to operate from rough fields without runways, AHRLAC is an odd drone alternative, a peopled plane built to do a drone’s job. Now, thanks to a deal Paramount...
  • Norwegian pilot counters leaked F-35 dogfight report

    03/01/2016 3:11:46 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Flightglobal.com ^ | March/01/2016 | STEPHEN TRIMBLE
    A Norwegian fighter pilot has published a soft rebuttal to a damaging critique leaked last summer about the Lockheed Martin F-35A’s dogfighting prowess, contradicting many of the critical points made in the scathing review written by a Lockheed test pilot. Royal Norwegian Air Force Maj Morten “Dolby” Hanche, a US Navy test pilot school graduate with 2,200 flight hours in Lockheed F-16s, has flown several mock dogfights from Luke AFB in Arizona since becoming the nation’s first F-35 pilot last November. These have yet to advance to performing "dissimilar" training against other aircraft types. In a blog post on Norway’s...
  • The First Boeing 727 Prepares For a Last Flight

    03/03/2016 2:29:36 PM PST · by SZonian · 54 replies
    AirwaysNews ^ | March 3, 2016 | Brandon Farris
    As the Museum of Flight prepares the final flight of the first ever built Boeing 727 from its Restoration Center down to the actual museum this week, we look back at the history of the Boeing 727 program. This specific aircraft, N7001U, has spent the past 25 years at the Museum of Flight Restoration Center up at Paine Field in Everett. This prototype 727 was the first of 1,832 made when production ended in 1984 with a final delivery to FedEx. Until the 737 broke its record in the early 1990s, the 727 held the sales record for the most...
  • The 'great engine game' behind new Boeing jet project

    02/21/2016 2:02:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | February 20, 2016 9:00 am | Tim Helpher Reuters
    Boeing aims to broadly replace its 757 model, a top-end narrow-body jet with a single aisle. The new model would try to rewrite airplane economics by being wide enough for two aisles to seat seven people in each row, but able to produce the skintight margins of a smaller single-aisle, six-abreast plane such as the workhorse Boeing 737 and Airbus A320. Airbus calls the project a bluff and says it reflects Boeing's frustration at losing market share to its A321. One of the designs on Boeing's drawing board is an unusually oval-shaped cross-section, rather than a rounder shape typical of...
  • MIT, Boeing & NASA Are Enriching Engineers With a New Online Certificate Program

    02/18/2016 11:48:50 AM PST · by Purdue77 · 16 replies
    BostInno ^ | 2/17/2016 | Olivia Vanni
    The funny thing about working in engineering is that your education is never really over. Innovation is constantly reshaping the concepts and processes you find in various areas of engineering, so the professionals focused on these fields have to be on their toes to learn the latest and greatest advancements. A decent chunk of this learning is done through experience, but sometimes you need to jump start it with a course or two. And who better to do that with than MIT, Boeing and NASA? That’s right: The biggest names in engineering are teaming up to develop the ultimate systems...
  • Rebound To Russia: Amid Rafale Impasse, IAF To Buy 40 More Sukhois

    02/10/2016 2:31:31 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Arming India ^ | FEB. 10, 2016
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 10, 2016: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has initiated the procurement of a fresh lot of 40 additional Su-30MKI air dominance fighters at an estimated $75 million apiece, reliable diplomatic sources disclosed to Arming India. The procurement is being taken up as a follow-on order to the 222 Su-30MKI fighters already contracted to be made under transfer of technology at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)'s Nasik division. Along with the initial 50 aircraft acquired in a flyaway condition from Russia in the late 1990s, the latest increment of 40 aircraft will take the total number of Su-30MKIs ordered...
  • Boeing's Message To PM Modi: Remember We're 97 Billion Dollars Big

    02/16/2016 5:21:07 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | February 16, 2016 | Anurag Kotoky
    Boeing Co. wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to keep something in mind as he looks to turn India into a defense manufacturing powerhouse: Size matters. With Modi planning to spend $150 billion to modernize military equipment over the next decade, the world's largest aerospace company sees an opportunity to grow its presence in India. Boeing lost out in 2012 to smaller French rival Dassault Aviation in what was then the biggest fighter-jet deal on record. "If India wants to jump start an aerospace economy, do you want to do that with Dassault -- that's about a $5 billion company --...
  • WH Rescinds Objections, Israel to Receive Latest Long Distance Boeing Refueler

    02/10/2016 1:27:05 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    TheJewishPress.com ^ | February 9th, 2016 | David Israel
    After refusing to sell Israel new planes for several years, mostly for fear that Israel would turn around and go bomb Iran with them, the White House now agreed in principle to let Israel buy the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus, using the US security assistance package. According to Walla, the Dept. of Defense initially offered Israel to purchase older models, to make room on its shelves for the new merchandize, but Israel refused, and started spreading hints that if Obama won’t give her what she needs, she can always get it from the next tenant in 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. So last...
  • Hold on Ex-Im nomination keeps cronyism crimped

    02/09/2016 4:29:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2015 | Diane Katz
    The president has nominated attorney J. Mark McWatters for the bank board. However, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, has said he's "in no hurry" to hold a hearing or a vote on the nomination. Other pending confirmations take precedence, he said.The last of the 2015 lobbying reports are in, and the top corporate spender turns out to have been the Boeing Company, at $21.9 million. Not coincidentally, the aerospace giant also outranks thousands of other firms in profiting from the subsidies doled out by the Export-Import Bank. Last year, Boeing benefitted...
  • Trump's Boeing diverted to Nashville due to engine trouble

    02/04/2016 7:48:23 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | ď„ľUpdated 11:47 PM ET, Wed February 3, 2016 | Rene Marsh and Kristen Holmes, CNN
    (CNN)—The pilot for Donald Trump's private jet was forced to divert to Nashville international airport Wednesday afternoon. The Federal Aviation Administration says the presidential candidate's Boeing 757 had to make the emergency landing after reporting engine problems. Trump was en route to Little Rock, Arkansas for a campaign event when his plane was diverted. The 757 landed safely at Nashville International airport. Trump eventually made it to the Arkansas campaign event, albeit nearly two hours late.
  • Boeing Says Harpoon Missile Light Enough for Littoral Combat Ship

    02/03/2016 1:38:20 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Military.com ^ | Feb 02, 2016 | Hope Hodge Seck
    Boeing Co. is recommending that new Littoral Combat Ships be mounted with Harpoon missile launchers this year before routine trials near Mayport, Florida, a company official said. In a recent interview with Military.com, Jeffrey "Scott" Jones, Boeing's global sales and marketing lead for the Harpoon and a retired Navy rear admiral, said a new upgrade kit that aims to double the missile's range makes it a strong candidate for mounting on the LCS and the frigate that will follow. The Navy's director of surface warfare, Rear Adm. Peter Fanta, called an over-the-horizon missile an "absolute requirement" for the ship in...
  • Boeing CEO Pitches Super Hornet Fighter Jet To India

    02/03/2016 1:18:31 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 03, 2016
    NEW DELHI: US aircraft maker Boeing Co is in a "conversation" on manufacturing its F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet in India, Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg was quoted on Wednesday as saying on his first visit to the country. "We see the Super Hornet as an opportunity ... to tie directly into the 'Make in India' strategy," Mr Muilenburg told the Hindustan Times in an interview whose authenticity was confirmed by the company. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' drive is designed to expand India's industrial base. Boeing was willing to back the project with billions of dollars in...
  • Will The White House Finally Clear Qatar To Purchase 72 F-15 Strike Eagles?

    01/24/2016 2:46:37 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 23 January 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    Qatar asked for clearance from the U.S. Government to purchase 72 F-15E Strike Eagle derivatives, but the request has been slow-rolled. Now, almost two years later and after the Iran Nuclear Agreement has been implemented, there are high hopes the deal may finally be allowed to move forward. Considering that Qatar remains a close ally of the U.S. in the region, and their fighter business has traditionally gone to European manufacturers, penning a deal for dozens of F-15 Strike Eagles seems like a no-brainer. Yet, politically, this would seem not to be the case. Aside from Israel and Saudi Arabia,...
  • Plan to turn a 747 into a missile launcher revealed: Design would have put 70 cruise missiles ...

    01/23/2016 5:06:41 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 53 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 22 January 2016 | ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD
    The B-52 had long been one of the Air Force's key weapons, being the first aircraft to attack Baghdad during the Persian Gulf War. But over the past two decades, half of the military's B-52s have been scrapped due to budget constraints, leading several companies to come up with suggestions for a replacement. One of these groups was Boeing, who came up with a plan in the 1980s to turn a 747 into a launcher capable of carrying 70 cruise missiles. The aim was to create a low-cost bomber, at 15 per cent the price of the B-2, but able...
  • United, Southwest buy 73 Boeing jets in blow to Bombardier

    01/21/2016 1:14:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    rueters ^ | 01/21/2016
    Reuters reported in October that Bombardier had offered the CSeries to Southwest, a long shot since the airline maintains an all-Boeing fleet. The CSeries is due to enter service in 2016 after delays and amid cash problems at Bombardier. The plane maker did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A spokeswoman said this week the plane is "a top contender in several key campaigns." Delta Air Lines Inc on Tuesday said it was considering Bombardier's new aircraft. Another competitor for the United order, Brazil's Embraer SA, declined to comment on the Boeing deal. United is expected to buy more...
  • Air France lets go of the 747: The plane that changed air travel forever

    01/19/2016 5:05:35 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jim Bittermann
    Paris (CNN)As round trips go, it was more of an oval: Paris to Paris with no ground stop in between, and it had grown men and women getting all misty-eyed. For Air France and its Boeing 747s, it was time to say goodbye -- but the airline and its personnel were having a hard time doing so. The last scheduled Air France 747 flight had landed days earlier, but here we all were at 8 a.m. for the first of two separate "last 747 flights" around France which, in fact, were just a prelude to a few more "last 747...
  • Boeing B-52 evolves again with guided weapons launcher

    01/18/2016 10:28:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    FlightGlobal ^ | January 15, 2016 | James Dreq
    On 16 January 1991, seven Boeing B-52Gs fully loaded with AGM-86C conventional air-launched cruise missiles took flight from Barksdale AFB in Louisiana on a top-secret mission to destroy targets inside Iraq. Those 35h missions were the first combat sorties of Operation Desert Storm. Lesser known is that the mission, dubbed Secret Squirrel, also marked the combat debut of the AGM-86C, with 35 weapons fired and 85-95% of targets successfully destroyed, according to the US air force. A derivative of the nuclear-tipped AGM-86B, the B-52G would not have been deployed if only armed with nuclear cruise missiles and unguided bombs. Now,...
  • Boeing and ANA Celebrate Airline's 100,000th 787 Dreamliner Flight

    01/12/2016 12:55:35 PM PST · by Gamecock · 5 replies
    Netcomposits.Com ^ | 12 January 2015
    Boeing and ANA (All Nippon Airways) have celebrated ANA becoming the first airline to reach its 100,000th revenue flight with the 787 Dreamliner, during a gate ceremony at Sea-Tac International Airport, Seattle, US. "The 787 Dreamliner has played an important role especially in forming the backbone of our international fleet," said Osamu Shinobe, President and CEO, ANA. "Reaching the 100,000th revenue flight milestone with the 787 Dreamliner is a significant milestone for ANA. As the largest customer of the 787, we look to forward to introducing the entire family of Dreamliners into our fleet as we aim to celebrate another...
  • Boeing Fighter Jet Rival Gets Stronger

    12/29/2015 12:34:12 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | 2015/12/25 | Rich Smith
    Man, Boeing (NYSE:BA) just cannot catch a break. For a while there, 2015 was starting to look like the year Boeing defense got its wings back. In February, opining that "stealth may be overrated," U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert began laying the groundwork for the U.S. Navy breaking up with Lockheed Martin's F-35C fighter jet, and buying a bunch of Boeing F/A-18s for its carriers instead. Earlier this month, the Air Force floated a trial balloon of its own. In a controversial revelation, the Air Force suggested it was considering buying as many as six dozen cheaper...
  • Did you know that the Millennium Falcon's cockpit was inspired by the WWII B-29 Superfortress bomber

    12/27/2015 6:48:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | December 15, 2015 | David Cenciotti
    Did you know that the Millennium Falcon's cockpit was inspired by the WWII B-29 Superfortress bomber? Did you know that the Star Wars saga most famous spacecraft featured a cockpit clearly inspired to a World War II heavy bomber? Well, the iconic greenhouse-style window of the Millennium Falcon was designed with the style of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, a strategic bomber flying 30 years before Han Solo and Chewbacca first appeared driving the iconic spacecraft into the hyperspace, in mind.
  • Boeing, Lockheed to continue protest against U.S. bomber deal

    12/19/2015 11:27:56 AM PST · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 19, 2015 | Andrea Shalal
    Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp said they will continue their protest against the Air Force's selection of Northrop Grumman Corp to build a new long-range strike bomber, calling that process "irreparably flawed".
  • Vintage Boeing B-52 gets new long-range Lockheed cruise missile

    11/23/2015 9:28:29 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 51 replies
    Flightglobal.com ^ | 23 NOVEMBER, 2015 | JAMES DREW
    The Boeing B-52H is the vintage bomber that just won’t quit, and now the Cold War-era “Stratofortress” is being outfitted with one of America’s newest and longest-range conventional cruise missiles. Lockheed Martin has been put on contract to arm the 54-year-old aircraft – which has outlived many of those who predicted its retirement – with the extended-range Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Weapon (JASSM) under a $9.1 million contract announced earlier this month. In a statement to Flightglobal, LM director of long-range strike systems Jason Denney confirms that the B-52 will be updated to carry the turbofan engine-powered cruise missile internally on...
  • Russia announces plan to ground all Boeing 737s in the country

    11/05/2015 11:00:45 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 6 November 2015 | Reuters
    Russia’s airline regulator said it was suspending flying certificates for Boeing 737s in use in the country until it receives notification that the planes are safe to fly.
  • Air Force picks Northrop Grumman to build next big bomber

    10/27/2015 9:22:33 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 27, 2015 | ·Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – The Air Force said Tuesday it chose Northrop Grumman Corp., maker of the B-2 stealth bomber, to build its next-generation bomber, a highly classified, $80 billion project designed to replace the aging bomber fleet with an information-age aircraft that eventually may be capable of flying without a pilot aboard. The loser of the high-stakes bidding contest was a team formed by Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp.
  • Japan chooses Boeing KC-46, halting Airbus tanker winning streak

    10/23/2015 8:39:04 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Flightglobal.com ^ | 23 OCTOBER, 2015 | JAMES DREW
    Just months after being rejected by South Korea and weeks after first flight, Boeing’s KC-46A has been selected by Japan to supplement the nation’s KC-767 tanker fleet. The announcement came from Japanese defence minister Gen Nakatani on Friday, and constitutes a significant win for Boeing after a troubled start to the next-generation tanker development programme with the US Air Force. The Pegasus tanker can almost see the end of its development phase, after achieving first flight 25 September from Paine Field in Washington, following a roughly nine-month delay. According to Boeing, KC-46 is particularly attractive to Japan as it will...
  • Air Force One, a Cherished Perk Awaiting an Upgrade

    10/18/2015 11:06:47 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | OCT. 18, 2015 | PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — President Obama has already made clear what he will miss the most when he leaves office in 15 months. “People sometimes ask me what the biggest perk of being president is,” he told visitors at the White House last week. “No. 1 is the plane.” In September, he told another audience that “the plane is nice” and that unfortunately for him “my lease is running out,” so he might soon have to “start taking off my shoes again going through security.” In Kenya in July, he noted that when he visited as a young man his luggage was...
  • Boeing plans to assemble Chinook or Apache helicopters in India

    10/16/2015 4:59:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    PTI ^ | Oct 16, 2015
    American aviation giant Boeing on Friday said it plans to assemble either its Chinook heavy-lift helicopters or Apache attack choppers in India even as it gears to offer the possibility of manufacturing a fighter jet aircraft in the country. “We are much closer to have assembly (of) one of those aeroplanes (choppers) here. That will play out and that’s our strategy. This market is too important, capability is too high and commitment is significant and that kind of commitment is important for us,” Boeing Chairman Jim McNerney McNerney said. India had last month signed a contract for 15 Chinook and...
  • Boeing demonstrates lightest metal ever

    10/15/2015 10:44:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    phys.org ^ | October 15, 2015 | Bob Yirka
    Airplane maker Boeing has unveiled what it calls the "The Lightest Metal Ever"—called microlattice, the material is a construct that is 99.99 per cent air. It has been developed by Boeing's HRL Laboratories along with colleagues at the University of California and the California Institute of Technology. The material has been developed as a way to reduce weight on airplanes or even rockets—a paper describing the development of the material was written by the team and published in the journal Science back in 2011—though the researchers have not yet revealed what sort of changes have been made since that time....
  • Foreign Sales to Keep Apache, Chinook in Production for Decades

    10/15/2015 2:52:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    National Defense Magazine ^ | 10/13/2015 | Allyson Versprille
    Projected foreign military sales of AH-64 Apache attack helicopters and CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopters in conjunction with planned domestic buys are expected to keep the airplanes in production for decades, said Boeing and Army officials. "It’s easily safe to say that the Apache is going to be flying well into the 2060 timeframe," when you consider both domestic and international demand for the new E-model, said Mark Ballew, Boeing's head of business development for attack helicopters. According to Kim Smith, Boeing's vice president of attack helicopters, the company has delivered 217 Echo models and 87 of those have gone to...
  • US aerospace industrial base is running out of time

    10/11/2015 2:13:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 08, 2015 | David F. Melcher 474
    With the recent news that a $1.1 billion order for Boeing jetliners by South African airline Comair is at risk of cancellation, on the heels of recent announcements of three lost U.S. commercial satellite sales, the failure of Congress to hold a vote on re-authorization for the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) can now be seen clearly as an example of how inaction is causing the American aerospace industry to lose ground against its foreign competitors, and potentially thousands of workers to lose their jobs.   U.S. companies large and small have been telling members of Congress for months...
  • House Of Bribes: How The United States Led The Way To A Nuclear Iran

    10/01/2015 10:53:25 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 20 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 2, 2015 | New Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    Executive Summary The Iranian nuclear deal is a full capitulation to Iran’s terrorist mastermind Mullahs, and the latest in a series of betrayals of the American people and allies by the Obama administration. At the highest level of the administration, Barack Obama’s Senior Advisor, the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett, prioritized rapprochement with the terror state. Throughout the process and negotiations, she had the backing of billionaire investor (and Obama-backer) George Soros, and his multi-headed network of tax-exempt foundations. Their efforts were driven by deep-rooted anti-Semitism and personal greed. Meanwhile, since the mid-1990s, a small but very connected Iranian lobby (funded, in...
  • Check out 'Trump Force One' — Donald Trump's personal Boeing airliner

    09/29/2015 10:47:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 27, 2015 | Benjamin Zhang
    As Donald Trump's campaign for the White House kicks into high gear, the bombastic billionaire will be jetting across America on his private Boeing 757-200 airliner. Unlike most presidential candidates, The Donald actually owns his campaign plane. "Trump Force One" — as some have dubbed the jet — will be one of the most visible symbols of Trump's run for the Oval Office. Trump has owned the Boeing airliner— registration N757FA — since 2011 and has customized the aircraft to his liking. Have a closer look at Donald Trump's personal Boeing 757-200 jet.
  • Trump Force One

    07/28/2015 2:10:40 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 52 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Benjamin Zhang
    As Donald Trump's campaign for the White House kicks into high gear, the bombastic billionaire will be jetting across America on his private Boeing 757-200 airliner. Unlike most presidential candidates, The Donald actually owns his campaign plane. "Trump Force One" — as some have dubbed the jet — will be one of the most visible symbols of Trump's run for the Oval Office. Trump has owned the Boeing airliner— registration N757FA — since 2011 and has customized the aircraft to his liking. Have a closer look at Donald Trump's personal Boeing 757-200 jet.