Boeing Temporarily Halts All Puget Sound Production

By Guy Norris Mar 23, 2020
In a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus Boeing is temporarily suspending production across its Puget Sound sites for 14 days starting Mar. 25.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Nikki Haley Resigns From Boeing Board Over Bailout

By Michael Bruno Mar 19, 2020
Former Trump administration UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has resigned from aerospace and defense giant Boeing’s board of directors in opposition to the company’s $60 billion bailout bid, the company said March 19.
Marketplace

Boeing Joins Cranfield DARTeC Project

By Tony Osborne Mar 18, 2020
The £65 million ($78m) facility, due to open this summer, will lead research into digital aviation technology.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Calls For $60B in Coronavirus Aid For Aerospace Manufacturing

By Michael Bruno Mar 18, 2020
Boeing called for the U.S. government to provide a minimum of $60 billion in aid to the aerospace manufacturing community in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis that has cratered air travel and could trigger a worldwide recession.
Aerospace

Boeing HR Chief Leaving Company

By Michael Bruno Mar 17, 2020
Boeing said late March 16 that Heidi Capozzi, senior vice president of human resources, is leaving in early April “to pursue another opportunity.”
Supply Chain

NASA IG Warns Of Further Artemis Delays, SLS Issues

By Mark Carreau Mar 12, 2020
Ongoing problems with NASA’s Space Launch System may delay efforts to return to the Moon with human explorers by late 2024, according to the NASA inspector general.
Space

New SABR-Y Variant Of JDAM Tail Kit Enters Production

By Steve Trimble Mar 10, 2020
Boeing has started delivering a new version of the Joint Direct Attack Munition tail kit with improved resistance to GPS jamming.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Boeing Confirms COVID-19 Case At Everett

By Guy Norris Mar 10, 2020
Boeing has asked co-workers of an employee at its Everett facility who tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus to stay at home and self-monitor.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Australia Finds C-17 Mod Could Cut Fuel Burn 0.6-1.2%

By Bradley Perrett Mar 09, 2020
The results of the work will be a factor in any eventual decision on whether to attach finlets on the sides at the rear of the aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Reveals Long-Awaited FARA Design

By Graham Warwick Mar 03, 2020
Boeing is offering a thrust-compounded helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program.
Vertical Lift

Boeing Eyes T-7A EMD Production

By Lee Hudson Feb 29, 2020
As Boeing begins to manufacture T-7A Red Hawk engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) aircraft for Air Force testing, the company still is using its two production-representative jets to collect data.
Air Warfare Symposium

Boeing Pledges More Rigorous Starliner Software Evaluation

By Mark Carreau Feb 28, 2020
After December's troubled flight test, Boeing says it will adopt a more thorough approach as it continues to pursue certification for its Starliner capsule.
Space

U.S. Air Force Begins Military Flight Tests For MH-139A

By Steve Trimble Feb 21, 2020
Boeing plans to deliver 84 copies of the Leonardo AW139 derivative under a $2.38 billion contract awarded in September 2018.
Defense and Space

波音确定Apache机型升级标准,暗示新Guardian客户

English Text by Steve Trimble and Chen Chuanren Feb 21, 2020
波音发现,在亚洲地区的新加坡和日本这两个潜在客户市场,当前的AH-64D Longbow Apache直升机运营商对依照AH-64E Guardian标准来改制自己的直升机越来越感兴趣。
Asia Aerospace & Defense Chinese

ボーイングがアパッチのアップグレードを提案、新ガーディアンのカスタマーへのヒント

English Text by Steve Trimble and Chen Chuanren Feb 21, 2020
ボーイングは、シンガポールと日本をアジアの潜在顧客として、現在のAH-64Dロングボウアパッチオペレーターが同社のヘリコプターをAH-64Eガーディアン規格に再製造する関心が高まっていると考えている。
Asia Aerospace & Defense Japanese

Boeing Pitches Apache Upgrades, Hints At New Guardian Customers

By Steve Trimble Feb 15, 2020
Boeing is seeing increased interest from current AH-64D Longbow Apache operators to remanufacture their helicopters to the AH-64E Guardian standard.
Defense and Space

Boeing Pitches Apache As Low Risk For Australia

By Bradley Perrett Feb 12, 2020
The company is expecting the Australian Department of Defense to request tenders for the supply of 29 helicopters late this year or early next.
Defense and Space

DOD, USAF Admit New Budget Does Not Address Tanker Gap

By Lee Hudson Feb 11, 2020
The U.S. Air Force is proposing the retirement of 13 KC-135s and 16 KC-10s in fiscal 2021, while the successor Boeing KC-46A Pegasus is not considered operationally viable.
Defense and Space

U.S. Army Truncates Chinook Upgrades In Fiscal 2021 Budget

By Lee Hudson Feb 11, 2020
The service’s fiscal 2021 budget request once again attempts to defer Block II upgrades for conventional forces Chinooks, but includes money to upgrade special operations forces MH-47Gs.
Defense and Space

U.S. Navy Sees ISR Role For MQ-25 Carrier-Based Unmanned Aircraft

By Graham Warwick Feb 10, 2020
Boeing's jet-powered MQ-25 will embark on aircraft carriers “to conduct aerial refueling as a primary mission and provide some ISR capability as a secondary mission,” according to fiscal 2021 Navy budget documents.
Defense and Space

NASA, Boeing Pledge Full Review of Starliner Software

By Irene Klotz Feb 07, 2020
NASA and Boeing will review all 1 million lines of code following errors found during the CST-100 Starliner's troubled uncrewed orbital flight demonstration mission in December.
Defense and Space

Boeing-Kitty Hawk eVTOL JV Raises Curtain On Cora Plan

By Guy Norris Feb 07, 2020
Wisk, the joint venture startup between Boeing and Kitty Hawk, is disclosing new details about its self-flying eVTOL air taxi trials planned to take place in New Zealand.
Singapore Airshow

Troubled Asia-Pacific Market Remains Jewel In Boeing’s Commercial Crown

By Guy Norris Feb 06, 2020
Despite economic uncertainty, trade tensions and headwinds compounded by the Coronavirus outbreak, the Asia-Pacific region—and China in particular—remains pivotal to Boeing’s fortunes and the best hope for offsetting the commercial slowdown, a company executive said.
Singapore Airshow

TransDigm To Lay Off Up To 10% Due To MAX, 787 Rate Cuts

By Michael Bruno Feb 05, 2020
The key aerospace supplier plans to lay off 3-10% of its direct and indirect workforce in part due to the Boeing 737 MAX production halt.
Air Transport

Boeing CEO Promises ‘Beautiful’ Finish For KC-46A Woes

By Steve Trimble Jan 30, 2020
“We’re committed to see that through and see it through the right way,” new CEO David Calhoun said of the troubled tanker program.
Defense and Space

 

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