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US Air Force accepts first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus

The United States Air Force (USAF) has accepted the first KC-46A tanker aircraft which will allow the aircraft’s delivery to delivery to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas in the coming weeks. The KC-46 was selected as the winner of the USAF’s KC-X program in 2011 to replace its ageing KC-135 fleet. The aircraft is based on the Boeing …

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Boeing names GE’s Kevin McAllister to succeed Ray Connor, forms services unit

The MAX 8 is sporting the 100 years of Boeing Decal.

US airframer Boeing, has named GE Aviation’s Kevin G. McAllister as president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA), to succeed current CEO and company Vice Chairman Ray Conner. The company also formalised a new business unit, Boeing Global Services (BGS) which will be formed from the existing customer services groups within the company’s commercial airplanes and defence, space and …

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India orders 22 Apache and 15 Chinook Helicopters

The Indian Ministry of Defence has finalized an order with Boeing for 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 15 CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. The order includes production, training and support of both the helicopters. The order which is worth around 2.5 billion US dollars, was cleared by the cabinet committee on security on the 22nd of this month just before …

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Dennis Muilenburg is new Boeing CEO. McNerney remains Chairman.

Boeing 787-9 ZB001 N789EX at Farnborough air show 2014. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

In a widely expected move, US aerospace giant Boeing announced that Dennis A. Muilenburg will succeed W. James (Jim) McNerney, Jr. when the latter steps down on July 1, as Boeing’s chief executive officer, after serving ten years. McNerney will continue to remain Chairman till February 2016. Muilenburg, 51, an aeronautical engineer, was elevated to Boeing’s president and chief operating …

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Indian Navy receives sixth Boeing P-8I maritime patrol and sub hunter aircraft

Indian Navy tail IN325, sixth Boeing P-8I maritime patrol aircraft.

The Indian Navy’s sixth and newest Boeing P-8I maritime patrol aircraft has arrived INS Rajali better known as Arokkanam naval air station, about 55 km west of Chennai. Tail number IN325 arrived on November 24th on schedule. The final two deliveries of the eight aircraft order are scheduled in 2015. The P-8I is the Indian Navy’s version of the famed …

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Boeing deliveries for second quarter 2014

US airframer Boeing reported its deliveries for the second quarter (April to June) 2014. The manufacturer reported at 12.5% increase in its commercial aircraft deliveries driven by a 66% increase in deliveries of its newest aircraft, the 787 Dreamliner, compared to the first quarter of this year. The narrow-body 737NG family also yielded gains. Defence programs maintained a level keel. …

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Exclusive photos: First plane spotting pictures of Indian Air Force Boeing C-17 from India

Yesterday after months of near misses, we finally managed to get the first independent photos from India, of the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) new Boeing C-17 Globemaster III; and it was right here in Bangalore. In June 2009, the Indian Air force (IAF) selected the C-17 to fulfil its Very Heavy Lift Transport Aircraft requirement to replace it’s ageing Ilyushin IL-76 (Gajraj) …

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Indian Navy’s second P-8I maritime surveillance and anti-submarine aircraft arrives

by Devesh Agarwal Manufacturer, Boeing has delivered the second P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft to the Indian Navy. The first P-8I was delivered in May. The P-8I is the Indian Navy variant of the P-8A Poseidon that Boeing has developed for the U.S. Navy. Indian Navy’s second P-8I IN-320 departs for India The two aircraft are currently …

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Boeing VP Jean Chamberlin receives lifetime achievement award from women in aerospace

By BA Staff Jean Chamberlin, Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) vice president of Program Management, has been honoured by Women in Aerospace for her “outstanding career and lifelong commitment to furthering the advancement of women’s opportunities in aerospace.” Chamberlin said as she accepted the group’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award on Oct. 29: “This speaks to the power of diversity …

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Boeing Begins Assembling 3rd KC-46A Tanker Aircraft

By BA Staff Boeing is assembling a third KC-46A test aircraft for the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation aerial refueling tanker program at the company’s Everett factory, keeping the program on schedule to complete production of four test aircraft by the third quarter of 2014. Maureen Dougherty, Boeing vice president and KC-46 Tanker program manager said: “In addition to the three …

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Boeing reports robust third quarter fiscal 2013 results. Raises full year earnings guidance

by Devesh Agarwal Chicago based, US aerospace and defence giant The Boeing Company reported earnings of $1,160 million, a massive 12% jump in its third-quarter profit compared to $1,030 million from the same period a year ago. The company has also raised its 2013 financial performance outlook, based on an increase in commercial aircraft deliveries. Key highlights of the quarter …

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Boeing delivers Royal Canadian Air Force’s fifth CH-147F Chinook helicopter

Boeing has delivered the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fifth CH-147F Chinook helicopter. Steve Parker, Boeing director of International Chinook Programs and Canada CH-147F program manager said “The Canadian Chinook is one of the most advanced military cargo helicopters ever delivered to the global market, and Boeing has executed the program on or ahead of schedule for every major milestone …

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Advanced Super Hornet demonstrates significant stealth and range improvements

by BA Staff During three weeks of flight testing the Advanced Super Hornet F/A-18F, Boeing and its partner Northrop Grumman demonstrated that the fighter can outperform threats for decades to come with improvements that make the jet much harder for radar to detect and give it significantly more combat range. Through 21 flights in St. Louis and Patuxent River, MD., …

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Boeing Reaches 250,000-Kit Milestone for JDAM Weapon Program

Boeing’s defense arm today reached a major milestone with the production of its 250,000th Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) guidance kit. Find the details in the press release below. 20th August 2013   ST. CHARLES, Mo., Aug. 20, 2013 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] today marked its recent production of the 250,000th Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) guidance kit, a major …

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Indian Air Force’s first C-17 en-route to India

by Devesh Agarwal India’s first Boeing C-17 Globemaster III transport airlift aircraft, CB-8001, is en-route to India after completing its almost six month long flight test program at Edwards Air Force Base in Palmdale, California, USA, which began following the aircraft’s delivery to the Indian Air Force (IAF) on January 22. Boeing is expected to deliver four more C-17s to …

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Boeing and Bharat Electronics expand partnership in India

Boeing and Navaratna public sector unit Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) are expanding their partnership through a follow-on contract involving the manufacture of sub-assemblies for the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jet. This contract, for Super Hornet subassemblies, expands work Boeing awarded to BEL in 2011. BEL delivers components for the Super Hornet and P-8I maritime reconnaissance aircraft; and is a …

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Indian Air Force’s first Boeing C-17 Globemaster III enters flight testing

The Indian Air Force’s (IAF) first Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airlifter (tail number CB-8001) has been delivered by Boeing, on schedule, for flight testing. Indian Air Force C-17 Globemaster III. CB-8001 The first of the 10 airlifters ordered, now enters a U.S. Air Force (USAF) flight test program at the famous “The Right Stuff” Edwards Air Force Base in Palmdale, …

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Indian Navy receives first Boeing P-8i maritime aircraft

The Indian Navy has taken on-site delivery of the first of its ordered eight Boeing P-8i long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft. The order was placed on January 1, 2009. Indian Navy pilots are training on this aircraft in the USA, and expect to ferry this aircraft to India around May 2013. The Boeing P-8I is a long-range anti-submarine …

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