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Boeing has been awarded a $45 million U.S. Air Force contract to develop, produce and sustain a KC-46 Pegasus maintenance training system. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is shown here receiving a tour of a Boeing KC-46 at at the Boeing facilities in Seattle earlier this year. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee

Boeing gets $45M contract for KC-46 training system

Contract covers development, production and sustainment of Pegasus maintenance training system. WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) — Boeing has been awarded a $45 million U.S. Air Force contract to develop, produce and sustain a KC-46 Pegasus maintenance training system. The company will provide an integrated contractor-operated and contractor-supported system for all KC-46 maintenance training. That training system will include interactive multimedia instruction, virtual maintenance training classroom facilities and several types of… Read Article →

Boeing employees are scared to fly their own planes

“I WOULDN’T fly on one of these planes.” That’s the extraordinary comment from a Boeing employee about the very planes he’s helping to build, according to a documentary. Titled Broken Dreams: The Boeing 787, the documentary will air in full on Al Jazeera tonight. It includes unauthorised recordings showing some Boeing workers — current and former — complaining about serious safety issues with the 787 Dreamliner jet and alleged drug… Read Article →

A Bombardier CS100 jet. The Canadian plane maker signed a deal with Delta Air last week. PHOTO: RYAN REMIORZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Bombardier Faces Off With Airbus, Boeing

With Delta deal, Canadian company hopes to gain ground in single-aisle jet market For nearly two decades, Boeing Co. and Airbus Group SE have enjoyed a near duopoly making the narrowbody airplanes that have become the workhorses of the global airline industry. A key order for Bombardier Inc.’s CSeries jets last week by Delta Air Lines Inc. just cracked opened the door for a third player. Carriers have long hoped… Read Article →

Can Boeing Successfully Cut Costs in 2016?

For 1Q16, analysts are estimating Boeing’s (BA) EBITDA to be $2.4 billion, a decline of ~4%. For 2Q16, its EBITDA is expected to grow by 20% to $2.6 billion, then decline again by 11% to $2.8 billion in 3Q16. Finally, it is expected to increase by a strong 70% in 4Q16 to $2.8 billion. For fiscal 2016, Boeing’s EBITDA is expected to grow by 12.2% to $10.4 billion, with an… Read Article →

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Boeing: The Real Dreamliner Challenge Starts Now

Ramp up in cost efficiency will determine fate of the Boeing 787. Looking at the average required (postive) cash flow Boeing is facing a huge challange. Coming 2 years will give somewhat of an idea in how fast Boeing can decrease deferred production. In an article published on the 22nd of March, I had a look at Boeing’s (NYSE:BA) financial performance regarding the Boeing 787 program. The first goal for… Read Article →

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Airbus, Boeing expect big orders if 5/20 is eased

Civil aviation ministry is reviewing the 5/20 regulation that asks new airlines to fly five years in domestic skies and have 20 aircraft before they go international Hyderabad: Airbus Group SE and Boeing Co., the world’s largest aircraft makers, expect to battle it out for multibillion-dollar orders for long-haul jets from India if the government eases a rule that currently restricts some airlines from flying international. The civil aviation ministry… Read Article →

Boeing, CDB Leasing mark delivery of Next-Generation 737

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.(CDB Leasing) have marked the delivery of the first Next-Generation 737 from the lessor´s order book to China Eastern Airlines, the company said. The Next-Generation 737-800 delivered to China Eastern Airlines features the airlines´ refreshed interior and the signature elements of Boeing´s innovative Sky Interior with modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, larger pivoting overhead stowage bins and LED lighting… Read Article →

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Boeing celebrates production of 100th Dreamliner

BY STACY JACOBSON- NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Boeing South Carolina celebrated the sale of its 100th Dreamliner 787 produced at the North Charleston facility. The plant opened in 2011. “It’s really developed the aviation industry in this region. It’s given us access to teammates that are going to live in this region, bring their talent to the Boeing company, helping us improve production and make an impact on South Carolina,”… Read Article →

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Step Inside the Custom Interior of This Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Private Jet

By Mary Grady– The expansive cabin of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner private jet designed by Greenpoint Technologies (a completion center in Kirkland, Wash.) stretches about 184 feet from end to end and 18 feet across. The design team at Greenpoint has designed an award-winning luxury interior that makes the most of all that space. In this recently released video rendering, we step inside this beautifully designed aircraft interior, which Greenpoint calls Azure…. Read Article →

Early warning: Boeing were warned that a version of the engine that caught fire on a BA plane at Las Vegas last week could be ‘unsafe’ in 2011

Boeing was warned the engine on the BA plane that caught fire on a Las Vegas runway was ‘unsafe’ four years ago

By JAMES DUNN FOR MAILONLINE Federal Aviation Authority warned the General Electric engine may be unsafe 2011 ruling said turbine could disintegrate and explode, destroying the plane BA plane had earlier engine set-up which failed. Warning was for new version Warning advises it must be inspected every 48,000 hours or 6,000 flights – which BA says it complied with Boeing was warned that the engine that caught fire on a… Read Article →