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2008-08-12
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Vision Systems International (VSI) has been awarded an initial contract of more than $17 million from Boeing for the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) in 145 F-15E Strike Eagles. The contract includes dual-seat capable JHMCS hardware and pilot equipment including helmets and visors.
2010-09-29
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Boeing has signed an agreement with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and fly the SolarEagle unmanned aircraft for the Vulture II demonstration program. Under the terms of the $89 million contract, SolarEagle will make its first demonstration flight in 2014.
2008-01-18
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Boeing and Textron have formed a teaming agreement to compete in the technology demonstration and system development phases and ultimately the production phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program for the U.S.
2008-06-30
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Boeing announced another three-month delay—from the end of the first quarter in 2008 to the end of second quarter—for the first 787 flight. Boeing is pushing back first delivery from late 2008 to early 2009.
2008-06-30
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With the global aerospace community committed to a greener future, a Boeing-led research team has successfully flown what it says is the world’s first manned aircraft powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Fuel-cell technology itself is not new, but this aviation initiative by Boeing Research and Technology-Europe looks destined to play an important part in the ongoing search for more environmentally friendly ways of flying.
2008-06-30
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Testing is under way at the U.S. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center’s (AEDC) National Full-scale Aerodynamics complex (NFAC) on a full-scale helicopter rotor system for a U.S. DOD customer. This marks the first test at the wind-tunnel complex at Moffett Field, CA, since it was reactivated to full operational capability.
2008-06-30
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The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Boeing a $3.8 million contract for Phase 1 of the Vulture air vehicle program. The Vulture program calls for developing technologies and ultimately a vehicle that can deliver and maintain an airborne payload on station for an uninterrupted period of more than five years using a fixed-wing aircraft.
2008-06-30
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Boeing and Airbus signed an agreement to work together to ensure global interoperability in air-traffic management as part of an effort to help reduce the impact of aviation on the environment. The companies will seek the acceleration of improvements to the world’s air-transportation management system in order to increase efficiency and eliminate traffic congestion.
2008-06-30
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NASA awarded Boeing a $265 million contract to produce the Ares I crew launch vehicle’s instrument unit avionics (IUA). Boeing was previously selected as the Ares I upper-stage production contractor. The IUA provides the guidance, navigation, and control hardware for the vehicles, serving as the “brains” behind the rocket’s ascent.
2008-06-30
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Aircraft manufacturers have always desired more flexible automated drilling solutions due to constantly changing requirements as technology advances, production rates fluctuate, and new products are introduced. This desire has become more evident in recent years as manufacturers embrace lean manufacturing techniques to streamline their processes.
2008-06-30
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Boeing entered into an agreement with India-based TAL Manufacturing Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, for manufacturing structural components for the 787 Dreamliner program. Under the agreement, TAL will build floor beams for the 787 using new technology with advanced titanium and composite materials.
2008-06-30
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Boeing and Lockheed Martin are working together to perform studies and system development efforts including collaborative research and development in pursuit of the anticipated U.S. Air Force Next Generation Bomber program.
2008-06-30
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Curtiss-Wright’s Metal Treatment segment has been awarded a contract by Boeing to establish a laser peen forming production cell inside Boeing’s Frederickson, WA, facility. The cell is planned to be in production during the second quarter of 2008 and would initially be used for shaping the complex curvatures of some of the wing sections of the Boeing 747-8.
2008-06-30
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Lufthansa Technik is responsible for keeping the Lufthansa fleet in shape. It was facing a huge challenge due to required fuselage inspections of all Boeing 737s prescribed by Boeing as a consequence of the “Aloha” accident in 1998.
2008-06-30
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he use of alternative, environmentally compatible power sources for aircraft is moving ahead cautiously. Although full details have not been released, Airbus has confirmed that it had successfully flight-tested a fuel-cell system in an A320 to power backup hydraulic and electric power systems.
2008-06-30
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Boeing recently broke ground on a new EA-18G Growler Support Center at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA, that will provide technical and logistics support for the U.S. Navy’s premier airborne electronic attack aircraft.
2011-11-16
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Boeing formed a collaborative agreement to work with Hawai'i BioEnergy on renewable energy sources for creating aviation fuel. Boeing and Hawai'i BioEnergy will look at various crops including sorghum and eucalyptus as potential sources that can be grown locally and converted to jet fuel.
2011-11-17
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Boeing and Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) have partnered to add additional flight training capability in Baku, Azerbaijan. The long-term agreement adds the new AZAL Aviation Training Center to Boeing’s global network of flight training campuses.
2011-09-16
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Emissions limits force the aviation industry to study hybrid and battery-electric propulsion systems.
2011-11-07
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Boeing, Embraer, and the Sao Paulo State Research Foundation (FAPESP) announced plans to collaborate on long-term aviation biofuels-related research and development. Boeing, Embraer, and FAPESP are leading the development of a detailed report outlining the opportunities and challenges of creating a cost-effective, bio-derived, and sustainable jet-fuel production and distribution industry in Brazil.
2011-08-30
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Aviall Inc., a Boeing company, entered into an agreement with Moscow-based Aviation Service Company Aviation Equipment (ASC Aviation Equipment) to supply forecasting services, technology, training, and aviation material for distribution in the Russian aviation market.
2011-09-07
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Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems awarded a contract to Saft to supply lithium-ion (Li-ion) satellite batteries for MEXSAT-1 and MEXSAT-2. The satellites are part of the new MEXSAT communications system, which will provide government and civilian broadband communications to Mexico—supporting humanitarian needs and enhanced coverage for domestic communications.
2011-11-03
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Usage of composite materials is increasing in the aerospace industry. However, the materials are difficult to machine. Specific problems are the excessive abrasive nature of the composite material and the poor thermal conductivity of titanium (about one-sixth that of steels).
2011-11-06
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One of the more prevalent unsolved mysteries over the past couple of years has been whether Boeing would ultimately replace the 737 with an all-new design, or offer a re-engined version.
2012-01-24
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Boeing received authorization from the U.S. Air Force to produce and launch the eighth and ninth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites. WGS-8 and -9 will join four other satellites that are part of the Block II series.
2012-02-29
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Boeing recently looked at the use of AR as a tool to help get design intent to the builder so the product can build right the first time and every time.
2012-04-16
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Boeing will establish Boeing Research & Technology-Brazil, a research and technology center in Sao Paulo that will work with the country's leading researchers and scientists to develop aerospace technologies.
2012-01-06
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The aviation industry is now deploying biofuels on commercial flights after years of demonstration test flights, but high costs will keep bookings few and far between for a few more years.
2012-05-29
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Boeing and Mubadala Aerospace signed a 10-year direct contract for Strata Manufacturing, Mubadala Aerospace's advanced composite aerostructures facility in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, to produce commercial composite aerostructures for the 777 and 787 Dreamliner.
2012-05-29
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Boeing awarded Magellan Aerospace Corp. a contract for the continuation of the production of complex, hard metal structural assemblies for the next-generation 737, 747-8, 767, 777, and the production of such assemblies for the new 787 Dreamliner airplanes.
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