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US Air Force Order 15 KC-46 Tankers for Fueling
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US Air Force Order 15 KC-46 Tankers for Fueling

New multi-role tanker contract brings number of U.S. Air Force orders to 94 Digitally advanced KC-46 an essential link connecting Air Force to broader battlefield EVERETT, WA (STL.News) The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday awarded Boeing [NYSE: BA] a $2.1 billion contract for 15 KC-46A tankers, expanding its fleet of aircraft that will not only set the standard for aerial refueling but will also help enable the integrated digital battlespace.  Like a cellular tower in the sky, the KC-46 connects air forces to data needed to maintain the decision advantage and win on the 21st century battlefield. “The KC-46’s adaptability is going to be a game-changer for the U.S. Air Force,” said Jamie Burgess, Boeing KC-46 tanker vice president and program manager.  “We know our defense customers will nee...
Boeing Statement on Political Action Committee Contributions
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Boeing Statement on Political Action Committee Contributions

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) Boeing today released the following statement: “We continuously assess our political action committee contributions to ensure that Boeing supports those who reflect our company’s values.  Boeing strongly condemns the violence, lawlessness and destruction that took place in the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.  Given the current environment, we are not making political contributions at this time.  We will continue to carefully evaluate future contributions to ensure that we support those who not only support our company, but also uphold our country’s most fundamental principles.”
Boeing Awarded Contract for 12 More KC-46 Tankers
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Boeing Awarded Contract for 12 More KC-46 Tankers

New tanker contract brings the number of U.S. Air Force orders to 79 EVERETT, WA (STL.News) This week the U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing [NYSE: BA] a $1.7 billion contract for 12 KC-46A tanker aircraft.  With this sixth production lot, Boeing is now on contract for 79 KC-46A tankers. The company delivered the first KC-46A to the Air Force in January 2019.  Since then, Boeing has delivered 42 tankers to four different bases.  The next-generation KC-46 brings new capabilities and operational flexibility to the U.S. Air Force and international customers. “The investments Boeing is making in the KC-46 today will benefit generations of service members,” said Jamie Burgess, Boeing KC-46 tanker vice president and program manager.  “I believe the partnership between Boeing and the Air Force ...
Boeing: Provide Six More Solar Arrays for International Space Station
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Boeing: Provide Six More Solar Arrays for International Space Station

Augmented power supply to enhance station’s health and enable more research HOUSTON, TX (STL.News) Boeing [NYSE: BA] will support the International Space Station’s (ISS) growing research capabilities and commercial opportunities with new solar arrays to increase the orbiting laboratory’s power supply.  The modification to Boeing’s ISS sustainment contract with NASA calls for Boeing to deliver six additional solar arrays to NASA for installation beginning in 2021. The new 63-foot-by-20-foot (19-meter-by-6-meter) arrays will together produce more than 120 kilowatts of electricity from the sun’s energy, enough to power more than 40 average U.S. homes.  Combined with the eight original, larger arrays, this advanced hardware will provide a 20 to 30 percent increase in power, helping to maxi...
Boeing Statement on Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182
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Boeing Statement on Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) Boeing yesterday (January 9, 2021) released the following statement: “We are aware of media reports from Jakarta regarding Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182.  Our thoughts are with the crew, passengers, and their families.  We are in contact with our airline customer and stand ready to support them during this difficult time.”
Boeing CEO David Calhoun Statement on Events in Washington, D.C.
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Boeing CEO David Calhoun Statement on Events in Washington, D.C.

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) Boeing President and CEO David Calhoun today issued the following statement to Boeing employees regarding recent events in Washington, D.C.: “Boeing proudly serves a vital role with our U.S. government customer in defending democracy here, and around the world.  The vote of the people and the peaceful transition of government are core to our democracy.  Our company has a long history of working with elected officials over many years.  In the spirit of bipartisanship, we encourage them to work with President-elect Biden to unify our nation.”
Boeing Reaches Agreement with Department of Justice
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Boeing Reaches Agreement with Department of Justice

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) Today, Boeing (NYSE:BA, “the Company”) announced that it has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), which resolves the Department’s investigation into the Company relating to the evaluation of the Boeing 737 MAX airplane by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  As part of Boeing’s resolution with DOJ, the Department has agreed to defer prosecution of the company, provided that Boeing abides by the obligations set forth in a three-year deferred prosecution agreement, after which time the charge will be dismissed. Under the agreement, Boeing will pay a penalty of $243.6 million and provide $500 million in additional compensation to the families of those lost in the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines accidents.  The agreement also inc...
Boeing Uncrewed Loyal Wingman Conducts First High-Speed Taxi Test
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Boeing Uncrewed Loyal Wingman Conducts First High-Speed Taxi Test

Flight testing to commence in early 2021 AUSTRALIA (STL.News) Boeing [NYSE:BA] Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have completed the first high-speed taxi test of the Loyal Wingman in preparation for first flight. Boeing test personnel monitored the aircraft’s performance and instrumentation from a ground control station to verify the functionality while the vehicle reached accelerated speeds.  The uncrewed aircraft has been undergoing low-, medium-, and high-speed taxi testing at a remote test location in Australia. “Our test program is progressing well, and we are happy with the ground test data we have collected to date,” said Paul Ryder, Boeing Flight Test manager.  “We are working with the Air Warfare Centre to complete final test verifications to prepare for f...
Boeing Super Hornet Demonstrates Ski-jump Launch Capability
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Boeing Super Hornet Demonstrates Ski-jump Launch Capability

Recent test shows aircraft’s compatibility with India’s aircraft carriers PATUXENT RIVER, MD (STL.News) Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Navy proved recently that the F/A-18 Super Hornet can operate from a “ski jump” ramp, demonstrating the aircraft’s suitability for India’s aircraft carriers. The demonstrations, held at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, showed that the Super Hornet would do well with the Indian Navy’s Short Takeoff but Arrested Recovery (STOBAR) system and validated earlier simulation studies by Boeing. “The first successful and safe launch of the F/A-18 Super Hornet from a ski jump begins the validation process to operate effectively from Indian Navy aircraft carriers,” said Ankur Kanaglekar, India Fighter Sales lead for Boeing.  “The F/A-18 Block III Supe...
Boeing – Contract for 10 More Years of Singapore F-15 Services Support
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Boeing – Contract for 10 More Years of Singapore F-15 Services Support

Republic of Singapore Air Force renews F-15 Performance Based Logistics support for the fourth time SINGAPORE (STL.News) The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) recently awarded Boeing [NYSA: BA] its fourth Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract to support Singapore’s fleet of F-15SG aircraft. Under the 10-year, Direct Commercial Sale contract, Boeing will work closely with the RSAF to deliver customized support services to sustain the F-15SG for the next decade.  In addition, Boeing’s field service representatives located with the customer will continue to provide on-site technical support. “This tailored, performance-based solution, coupled with Boeing’s platform expertise, helps our Singapore customer to optimize the full capability of their fleet,” said Andy Vest, directo...
Boeing Awarded U.S. Navy Contract for New Zealand P-8 Training
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Boeing Awarded U.S. Navy Contract for New Zealand P-8 Training

Simulator and classroom training will prepare Royal New Zealand Air Force aircrew to safely and effectively operate and maintain P-8A Poseidon aircraft. OHAKEA, New Zealand (STL.News) The U.S. Navy recently awarded Boeing [NYSA: BA] a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract, valued at $109 million, to provide P-8A Poseidon training for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).  A suite of training systems and courseware will prepare RNZAF aircrew and maintainers to safely and effectively operate and maintain the world’s premier maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft for decades to come. Boeing’s holistic P-8 training system will enable the RNZAF to conduct up to 70 percent of all Poseidon-related training in a simulated environment.  As part of the contract, Boeing will provide: ...
Boeing Starts Production of T-7A Weapons Systems Trainers, Operational Flight Trainer
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Boeing Starts Production of T-7A Weapons Systems Trainers, Operational Flight Trainer

Simulators are part of the U.S. Air Force’s T-7A Red Hawk advanced training system Ground-based training provides “real-as-it-gets” simulation with dynamic motion seats and 8K native projectors, the highest resolution ever fielded in a simulator ST. LOUIS, MO (STL.News) The U.S. Air Force is one step closer to receiving its next-generation trainer as Boeing [NYSE: BA] started producing the T-7A Red Hawk’s “real-as-it-gets” ground-based training system (GBTS). Boeing teams are currently assembling the first two weapons systems trainers and an operational flight trainer at the company’s St. Louis site.  These simulators, which are the foundation for pilot training and key to the Air Force’s readiness, can digitally connect to actual T-7A aircraft and enable live virtual constructive and...
Indian Navy Grows its Boeing P-8I Fleet with Delivery of Ninth Patrol Aircraft
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Indian Navy Grows its Boeing P-8I Fleet with Delivery of Ninth Patrol Aircraft

Ninth P-8I is the first of four additional aircraft under the options contract signed by India’s Ministry of Defence in 2016 Indian Navy was Boeing’s first international customer for the P-8 and recently completed seven years of operations NEW DELHI, India (STL.News) Boeing [NYSE:BA] is continuing to expand the Indian Navy’s long-range maritime reconnaissance anti-submarine warfare capabilities with today’s delivery of the country’s ninth P-8I.  The patrol aircraft is an integral part of the Indian Navy’s fleet and has surpassed 25,000 flight hours since it was inducted in 2013. The ninth P-8I is the first aircraft to be delivered under an option contract for four additional aircraft that the Indian Ministry of Defence placed in 2016.  The Indian Navy was the first and is the largest ...
Boeing CEO Updates Employees on Third-quarter Results
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Boeing CEO Updates Employees on Third-quarter Results

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun shared the following message with employees today addressing the company’s third-quarter results: Team, Thank you for all you’re doing for our customers, for our business, for one another and for our communities.  As we navigate the current landscape, we’re taking actions to become more agile, more resilient and better positioned to capture the long-term opportunities that remain in front of us. This quarter, we made important progress working closely with global regulators on 737 certification efforts.  We also introduced a comprehensive Safety Management System (SMS), which incorporates the many lessons learned from the internal and external investigations surrounding the MAX, and further drives our safety and first-time qua...
Boeing, U.S. Navy to Demo Future Ramjet Missile Technology
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Boeing, U.S. Navy to Demo Future Ramjet Missile Technology

The demonstrator will help the Navy determine technical requirements for future carrier-based weapons systems ST. LOUIS, MO (STL.News) Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Navy will demonstrate advanced missile technologies that will make carrier air wing strike fighters more lethal against threats into the next decade. Boeing has been awarded a $30 million contract from the Navy to co-develop the Supersonic Propulsion Enabled Advanced Ramjet (SPEAR) flight demonstrator with the Navy’s Air Warfare Center Weapons Division.  The contract award comes after the Department of Defense requested information from the defense industry to help the Navy determine technical requirements of future carrier-based land and sea strike weapons systems. “The SPEAR flight demonstrator will provide the F/A-18 Supe...
Boeing to Showcase ‘Low Earth Orbit to Deep Space’ Portfolio at International Astronautical Congress
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Boeing to Showcase ‘Low Earth Orbit to Deep Space’ Portfolio at International Astronautical Congress

Virtual exhibit to feature CST-100 Starliner, Space Launch System, International Space Station, Satellites and Collier Award-winning X-37B ARLINGTON, VA (STL.News) Boeing [NYSE: BA] will participate in the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) – The CyberSpace Edition, which is taking place Oct. 12-14, with an innovative virtual exhibit online at iac2020.vfairs.com. Developed to simulate an actual booth at the show, the exhibit will showcase the CST-100 Starliner Commercial Crew spacecraft; the International Space Station (ISS) orbiting laboratory; the Space Launch System (SLS) deep-space rocket; the X-37B spaceplane; and commercial and government satellites. “As a member of the International Astronautical Federation, Boeing applauds the IAC organizers for bringing together the spac...