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Boeing Wins $2B USAF Contract to Deliver KC-46A Tankers

KC-46A Tankers

Boeing has been awarded a $2.1 billion contract to deliver 15 KC-46A tankers to the U.S. Air Force. With the award, the U.S. Air Force will expand its fleet of aircraft, which will help enable the integrated digital battlespace. “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. 

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Boeing Completes Starliner Software Qualification; John Vollmer Quoted

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Boeing has completed its formal requalification of the CST-100 Starliner’s flight software. With the qualification, Boeing will prepare for its next test flight.  Boeing’s starliner will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) during Orbital Flight Test-2, a second uncrewed flight test, in March 2021. “The work this team put into exhaustively wringing out our software is a defining moment for the program,” said John Vollmer.

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Boeing to Deliver Additional 737-9 Airplanes to Alaska Airlines Under Expanded Agreement

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Boeing will deliver 23 more 737-9 airplanes to Alaska Airlines, expanding on its original order and an agreement to acquire new 737-9s through lease. With the expanded agreement, Alaska Airlines will receive 120 airplanes under 737 MAX orders and options. “We are grateful for Alaska's trust and partnership,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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Boeing, US Navy Test Super Hornet Capabilities; Thom Breckenridge Quoted

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Boeing and the U.S. Navy have recently tested the F/A-18 Super Hornet capabilities, proving that the aircraft can operate from a “ski jump” ramp. “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. 

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Boeing & US Navy Complete First Test Flight for MQ-25 T1 with ARS

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Boeing and the U.S. Navy have completed the first test flight for MQ-25 T1 with an aerial refueling store (ARS). The successful 2.5-hour flight with the Cobham ARS was designed to test the aircraft’s aerodynamics with the ARS mounted under the wing. The flight was conducted by Boeing test pilots operating from a ground control station at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport.

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Uncrewed Test Flight for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner Scheduled for March 2021; Leanne Caret Quoted

CST-100 Starliner

A second uncrewed test flight for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner commercial crew spacecraft is now scheduled for no earlier than the end of March. NASA and Boeing announced Dec. 9 that the launch of the Orbital Flight Test (OFT) 2 mission is scheduled for March 29 on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral. 

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Boeing Enters Long Term Agreement with Frontier Airlines to Support Operations

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Boeing has entered a ten-year agreement with Frontier Airlines to implement a range of crew, flight-planning and operations tools to enhance efficiency for the airline. Boeing’s Jeppesen product range will provide digital solutions that deliver cost savings across regional and international routes, enhance airline crew-planning processes and increase operational reliability.

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Boeing Begins Production of T-7A Training System; Chuck Dabundo Quoted

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Boeing has announced that it has started production of the T-7A Red Hawk’s ground-based training system (GBTS). The next-generation trainer will be delivered to the U.S. Air Force when completed. “The Red Hawk’s training system is arguably the most advanced in the world. It’s a game changer,” said Chuck Dabundo, vice president of Boeing T-7 Programs.

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Boeing Responds to FAA Approval to Resume 737 MAX Operations; CEO David Calhoun Quoted

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has rescinded the order that paused commercial operations of Boeing 737-8s and 737-9s, which will enable airlines under the agency’s jurisdiction to resume service, as well as allow Boeing to deliver offerings. "The lessons we have learned… have reshaped our company and further focused our attention on our core values of safety, quality and integrity," said David Calhoun, chief executive officer of Boeing.

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Boeing Donates Grants Package to Support Veterans Globally; Dave Calhoun Quoted

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Boeing has announced a $14.2 million charitable grants package that will support 97 veterans organizations worldwide by funding veterans workforce transition services, recovery and rehabilitation programs. Boeing is proud to partner with leading veterans organizations to provide our global veteran communities and their families with essential workforce transition support, and recovery and rehabilitation programs that address mental health," said Boeing president and CEO Dave Calhoun.

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