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  • Goodbye, MiG: Boeing, General Dynamics Debut Anti-Aircraft Stryker

    08/09/2017 11:46:09 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | August 09, 2017 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.
    HUNTSVILLE, ALA.: If you fly Russian MiG fighters, Sukhoi attack jets, or Hind helicopters, your life just got a little harder — and in the event of war, potentially much shorter. At the Space & Missile Defense conference here, General Dynamics rolled out the latest variant of their eight-wheel-drive Stryker armored vehicle, with the troop compartment that’s normally in the back replaced with a Boeing-built anti-aircraft turret. Scroll down for our photos of the vehicle, dubbed the Maneuver SHORAD (Short-Range Air Defense) Launcher, or MSL Stryker. Evolved from the Cold War era Avenger, which mounted Stinger missiles on Humvee, the...
  • Boeing Dreamliner draws a gigantic outline of a Dreamliner

    08/04/2017 5:35:17 AM PDT · by Phlap · 33 replies
    CBC ^ | 08/04/2017 | Daniel Schwartz
    On Wednesday afternoon, a Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner took off from Seattle on a test flight. Flight tracking apps show the Dreamliner followed a flight path over the United States that draws an outline of the Dreamliner. It set the internet abuzz, likely one of the goals. But the Dreamliner was actually conducting a flight test of its new Rolls Royce engine "to prove to regulators that the airplane can safely operate on one engine for an extended period of time," according to Flightradar24, a flight-tracking app.
  • Boeing offers more buyouts at North Charleston campus, layoffs could follow

    08/01/2017 8:41:48 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 3 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | July 31, 2017 | David Wren
    Boeing Co. is offering voluntary buyouts to some workers on the flight line at its 787 Dreamliner campus in North Charleston, but the aerospace giant says it's too early to say whether more layoffs are in the offing. Those affected by this latest round of cost-cutting include flight readiness technicians and flight readiness inspectors. The buyout offers represent the first time workers who were eligible to vote for union representation have been asked if they'd like to voluntarily leave the company. Those workers have until Aug. 4 to decide whether to take the buyout offers. "There is still time remaining...
  • Pentagon may turn Russian airline's 747s into Air Force One

    08/01/2017 8:06:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    AP ^ | August 1, 2017 | DAVID KOENIG and LOLITA BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Air Force, which has been looking for ways to lower the cost of new planes for Air Force One, is talking to Boeing about buying two jumbo jets that were ordered but never delivered to a now-defunct Russian airline. The Air Force and Boeing confirmed Tuesday that they are working on a deal involving Boeing 747s but declined to disclose further details.
  • Thanks to a Bankrupt Russian Airline, Trump May Get the Air Force One Deal He Wanted

    08/01/2017 1:25:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | August 1, 2017 | Adam Clark Estes
    Donald Trump loves a good deal. And the United States Air Force just found one for the president, sitting in a Mojave Desert boneyard: two brand new Boeing 747-8's, the very same planes that the military plans to convert into the next Air Force One aircraft. These two have an interesting origin story, too. The two 747-8’s were originally ordered by Transaero, a Russian airline that went bankrupt and couldn’t pay for them. Aeroflot, the company that acquired Transaero and Russia’s largest airline, absorbed much of the bankrupt company’s fleet but never took ownership of the 747-8’s, which carry a...
  • SpiceJet’s order to buy planes from Boeing will support many American jobs: Trump (100 planes)

    06/27/2017 2:20:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Hindu ^ | June 27, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said a recent order for 100 new aircraft placed by an Indian airline will create thousands of American jobs, referring to SpiceJet’s decision to buy planes from Boeing. SpiceJet had announced an order worth $22 billion with the US aircraft maker in January. The order is expected to create 1.32 lakh high-skilled jobs in America. “I was pleased to learn about an Indian airlines’ recent order of 100 new American planes, one of the largest orders of its kind, which will support thousands and thousands of American jobs,” Mr. Trump said alongside Prime Minister...
  • Timing Of Qatar Finally Signing $12 Billion F-15 Deal Is Wildly Controversial

    06/16/2017 4:13:08 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    The Drive ^ | June 15, 2017 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Qatar has finally moved forward with a long-standing plan to buy advanced fighter jets from the United States. This comes amid a massive spat between the small country and Saudi Arabia that has spiraled into a huge political crisis throughout the Middle East and beyond. On June 14, 2017, Bloomberg News reported that the Qataris would sign a $12 billion deal to buy up to 36 F-15QA fighter jets from Boeing. The country’s Ministry of Defense later announced it had reached an agreement, which followed a meeting between Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah...
  • The Export-Import Bank Is Overdrawn

    06/11/2015 5:18:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2015 | Allen West
    The Export-Import Bank charter will expire in a few days, on June 30, unless Congress acts to reauthorize it. The Export-Import Bank was created more than 80 years ago by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to help foreign customers buy goods from the United States. Some companies benefit from the Export-Import Bank and they are the first ones to defend its reauthorization. But let’s be clear: Companies benefit from Export-Import Bank loans at the expense of taxpayers and other businesses. Taxpayers—not the companies themselves—assume the risk of a foreign loan, made through a private bank (like Goldman Sachs), to purchase a...
  • Boeing, Dassault racing for Rs 50,000-cr Navy deal for 57 fighter jets (India)

    06/09/2017 9:03:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Business Standard ^ | June 10, 2017 | Arindam Majumder
    American aerospace giant Boeing and France's Dassault Aviation are among the four entities that have responded to he Indian Navy’s 'Request for Interest (RFI)' to provide 57 multi-role carrier borne fighters, industry sources said. The other two are Sweden's SAAB and Rosoboronexport of Russia. While Boeing has pitched its F/A-18 Super Hornet, Dassault has briefed the navy on its Rafale. SAAB has offered the maritime variant of its Gripen single-engine fighter jet. Naval Chief Sunil Lanba confirmed the development. "We will examine the RFI and take it forward," he told this newspaper. The deal is valued over Rs 50,000 crore....
  • Saudi Super Eagle has landed in Riyadh

    06/08/2017 7:08:43 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Arabian Aerospace ^ | 8 June 2017 | Jon Lake
    It was a treble celebration in Riyadh at the King Faisal Air Academy (KFAA) as the college celebrated its 50th anniversary, marked the graduation of its 91st course of students, and welcomed the first of the Boeing F-15SA tactical fighters developed for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). King Salman attended the celebrations with his son, Defence Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Omar Al-Bashir, president of Sudan. The day’s ceremonial included a parade and a flypast, which featured one of the first four F-15SAs delivered, while two more aircraft were displayed on the ground. The king...
  • Qatar's $21B deal to buy F-15s moving forward amid diplomatic battle

    06/07/2017 10:46:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Fox Business ^ | June 07, 2017 | Matthew Rocco
    A plan to sell $21.1 billion worth of Boeing (BA)-made F-15 fighter jets to Qatar appears to be moving forward, despite several countries cutting diplomatic ties with the Middle Eastern nation this week. A State Department official said the diplomatic battle and President Donald Trump’s criticism of Qatar, which is under fire for allegedly supporting terrorist groups, has not affected the pending deal to deliver 72 F-15QA multirole fighters, according to Fox News. In a statement, Boeing said it’s “closely following recent developments.” “We have been working closely with the U.S. and Qatari governments on this proposed sale. We continue...
  • Through Upgrades, Boeing Envisions Longer Utility of the F-15

    06/07/2017 4:52:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    AINonline ^ | June 7, 2017 | Bill Carey
    F-15 production is secure through 2019, and planned updates will keep the U.S. Air Force flying the multi-role F-15E Strike Eagle version into the 2040s, Boeing reports. The manufacturer also has a case to make for extending the life of the F-15C/D air superiority version of the 1970s-vintage fighter, which faces a shorter time horizon. “The last time we delivered a Strike Eagle to the U.S. Air Force was in the mid-2000s,” Steve Parker, Boeing vice president for F-15 programs, told reporters visiting the company’s St. Louis-area manufacturing facility May 17. “Right now, over the last couple-year period, is the...
  • While Boeing and Bombardier Bicker, Americans and Canadians Get Burned

    06/04/2017 8:28:15 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | June 05, 2017 | Allan Golombek
    A current dispute between the Canadian government and the Montreal-based aircraft maker Bombardier on the one side, and Boeing on the other, appears to be proving one thing: Protectionism begets protectionism. The quarrel heated up a few weeks ago, when Boeing launched an anti-dumping petition against Bombardier, asking the U.S. Department of Commerce to find that the latter was guilty of dumping its C Series plane on the U.S. market at below market costs with the help of the Canadian and Quebec governments. Demonstrating an all-too-predictable tit-for-tat approach, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland responded immediately to the move, ordering a...
  • Meet Boeing's new covert, flying gas station (USAF KC-46 'Pegasus')

    06/03/2017 4:00:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Money.CNN ^ | 6/01/17 | Jon Ostrower
    Boeing is set to deliver a refueling tanker that can gas up a jet in midair in complete darkness -- the first of its kind. The U.S. Air Force is buying 179 of the new KC-46 'Pegasus' tankers, which are set to begin delivery at the end of this year. The Air Force has had stealthy jets for decades, but even they have to turn on their lights when refueling in the sky. The KC-46's ability to gas up an aircraft in complete darkness is a first for any military.
  • Boeing, DARPA to Design, Build, Test New Experimental Spaceplane

    05/25/2017 6:58:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Boeing Press Release ^ | May 24, 2017 | Cheryl Sampson
    ARLINGTON, Va., May 24, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. Boeing will develop an autonomous, reusable spaceplane capable of carrying and deploying a small expendable upper stage to launch small (3,000 pound/1,361 kg) satellites into low Earth orbit. Boeing and DARPA will jointly invest in the development. Once the spaceplane – called Phantom Express – reaches the edge of space, it would deploy the second stage and return to Earth. It would then land on...
  • Boeing promotes more striking Eagle

    05/25/2017 5:40:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    SHEPHARD ^ | 18th May 2017 | Damian Kemp
    Boeing believes it has prospects and contracts for its F-15 Strike Eagle aircraft up until at least 2019 and likely beyond 2022. The company has deliveries ongoing for Saudi Arabia, which has ordered 84 aircraft, as well as an undisclosed customer and, according to a company official, is about to sign another contract with an unnamed operator, believed to be Qatar, for up to 72 aircraft. Over the last seven years the company has carried out major improvements to the original variant which has meant, according to officials, taking the life of the aircraft from 9,000 flight hours to 20,000...
  • Canada threatens to scrap Boeing contracts amid Bombardier pricing row

    05/21/2017 7:27:08 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 18, 2017 | Alwyn Scott and Alana Wise
    Canada suggested on Thursday it could scrap plans to buy Boeing fighter jets if the United States backed Boeing’s claims that Canadian plane maker Bombardier dumped jetliners in the U.S. market. “Canada is reviewing current military procurement that relates to Boeing,” Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement released late on Thursday. Canada “strongly disagrees” with the U.S. Commerce Department decision to investigate Boeing’s claims that Bombardier sold planes below cost in the United States and benefited unfairly from Canadian government subsidies, the statement added. The remarks came after the U.S. Commerce Department launched an investigation into Boeing’s...
  • Investigation: Mechanics Contaminated Air Force One Plane, Causing $4 Million in Damage and Threat

    05/11/2017 1:56:44 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 5/11/17 | Adam Kredo
    Airline mechanics assigned to perform critical maintenance on the fleet of Air Force One planes used to fly President Donald Trump and previous presidents were caught using contaminated tools on the craft, causing more than $4 million in damage that could have caused a fire to break out on the plane, according to a federal investigation. Three mechanics working for Boeing, which has a contract to perform critical maintenance on the Air Force One fleet, "failed to observe explicit warnings" while attempting to clean the plane at a Boeing-owned plant in San Antonio, Texas. Boeing, which has caused a firestorm...
  • Workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant reject union

    05/05/2017 6:58:43 AM PDT · by central_va · 33 replies
    Business News ^ | Feb 15, 2017 | Alwyn Scott
    Boeing Co (BA.N) handily defeated a union drive by workers at the company's aircraft factory in South Carolina on Wednesday, as almost three-quarters of workers at the plant who voted rejected union representation. The secret ballot vote, conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at polling locations throughout the North Charleston plant, was the first for Boeing and a high-profile test for organized labor in the nation's most strongly anti-union state. The NLRB said 74 percent of the 2,828 workers who cast ballots voted against joining the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).
  • Boeing P-8 Poseidon in the Mix for New Zealand Requirement

    05/02/2017 7:53:09 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    AIN online ^ | May 2, 2017 | Mike Yeo
    The Royal Australian Air Force is on contract to acquire 12 P-8A Poseidons for delivery through March 2020. (Photo: Mike Yeo) The U.S. has cleared the Boeing P-8A Poseidon for sale to New Zealand, as that country moves toward the next phase of acquiring a new maritime patrol aircraft to replace its Lockheed Martin P-3 Orions. Several manufacturers are eyeing the requirement. The Defense Security and Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on April 28 that the State Department has approved the possible foreign military sale of four Boeing 737-based P-8As and associated support to New Zealand for approximately $1.46 billion....