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  • Boeing to lay off hundreds more engineers: source

    04/19/2017 9:02:27 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18 April 2017 | Alwyn Scott
    Boeing Co warned employees on Monday it planned another round of involuntary layoffs that would affect hundreds of engineers at its commercial airplanes unit, according to a source and a memo seen by Reuters. The latest job cuts followed a prior involuntary reduction of 245 workers set for May 19 as the company responded to increasing competition and slowing aircraft sales. The additional layoffs are due to start June 23, according to the memo from John Hamilton, vice president of engineering at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We are moving forward with a second phase of involuntary layoffs for some select skills...
  • Boeing to Offer Block III Upgrade for Navy F/A-18s

    04/04/2017 6:52:56 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    SEAPOWER ^ | April 4, 2017 | OTTO KREISHER
    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD — Boeing is working to help the Navy resolve the strike fighter shortfall through three programs for its F/A-18 Super Hornets and is offering a substantial increase in the fighter’s capability with a Block III upgrade, a company official said April 4. In a significant shift in tone, the officials who briefed reporters at the Navy League’s 2017 Sea-Air-Space Exposition talked about the Super Hornet providing “complementary capabilities” to the Lockheed Martin F-35s. Recently, Boeing officials have been describing the Super Hornets as a cheaper alternative to the fifth-generation Lightning II. The initial effort to close the...
  • Boeing hopes its Super Hornet fighter can emerge triumphant from Pentagon budget battle

    04/02/2017 8:07:15 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 31, 2017 | Samantha Masunaga
    Since its inception nearly 40 years ago, the F/A-18 fighter family has come to dominate Navy carrier decks — and supported a base of more than 200 military contractors in Southern California. With a stealthy replacement rolling off assembly lines, though, its days seemed to be numbered. Now, thanks to an unexpected lift from the Trump administration, the latest version of the fighter jet could catch a second wind. President Trump has requested $2.32 billion for 24 new F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet aircraft in a supplemental budget request for fiscal year 2017. That comes after months of Trump tweets and...
  • Boeing isn’t a story of jobs disappearing. They’re just moving to South Carolina

    03/05/2017 5:27:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/06/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Aerospace giant Boeing is back in the news again, though not for the sort of thing they would generally like to see. The company announced this week through union representatives that roughly 1800 people would be losing their jobs. The layoffs are taking the form of “buyouts” which include a few generous incentives on their way out the door at the company’s facilities in Washington state. (UPI) More than 1,800 unionized employees of Boeing will leave the company through voluntary buyouts, two unions announced.Personnel cuts in Boeing’s commercial aircraft division, where the formerly Seattle-based company has about half of...
  • Trump Eyes ‘Big Order’ of New F/A-18XT Super Hornets

    02/17/2017 7:20:18 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    DoD BUZZ ^ | FEBRUARY 17, 2017 | ORIANA PAWLYK
    The F/A-18XT is the designation for the Advanced Super Hornet, which is the Block III fighter jet concept for the Navy. (Photo courtesy Boeing) President Donald Trump on Friday announced he’s considering a “big order” of advanced Super Hornet fighter jets designated F/A-18XT and made by Boeing Co. “We are looking seriously at a big order,” he told the audience at Boeing’s South Carolina facility during the unveiling of the company’s 787 Dreamliner. “Do you care if we use the F-18 Super Hornets?” The comments came less than a month after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ordered a review of the...
  • Trump let Boeing CEO listen in on call to Pentagon manager of fighter-jet program

    02/17/2017 2:41:31 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | Tony Capaccio
    Days before taking office, President-elect Donald Trump made two surprise calls to the Air Force general managing the Pentagon’s largest weapons program, the Lockheed Martin F-35 jet. Listening in on one of those calls was Dennis Muilenburg — the CEO of Lockheed’s chief rival, Boeing. Trump, who has repeatedly criticized the $379 billion F-35 program as “out of control,” made the highly unusual calls to Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan on Jan. 9 and Jan. 17. Muilenburg, whose company makes a fighter jet Trump has suggested might be an alternative to the F-35, was in Trump’s New York office for a meeting...
  • Mysterious X-37B Military Space Plane to Fly Again Next Month

    04/25/2015 6:14:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    space.com ^ | Mike Wall,
    "The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (AFRCO) are investigating an experimental propulsion system on the X-37B on Mission 4," Capt. Chris Hoyler, an Air Force spokesman, told Space.com via email. "AFRCO will also host a number of advance materials onboard the X-37B for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to study the durability of various materials in the space environment," Hoyler added ... The Air Force owns two X-37B space planes, both of which were built by Boeing's Phantom Works division. The solar-powered spacecraft are about...
  • Trump says he's headed to South Carolina to meet with Boeing

    02/17/2017 5:16:33 AM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    BI ^ | 1 hour | Peter Jacobs
    President Donald Trump is going to South Carolina to meet with Boeing about jobs, he announced on Twitter Friday morning. Trump tweeted, "Going to Charleston, South Carolina, in order to spend time with Boeing and talk jobs! Look forward to it." 
  • South Carolina Boeing workers reject unionization bid

    02/16/2017 7:25:57 AM PST · by Cheerio · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 16, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    It appears that somebody is getting the message, at least in South Carolina. A growing movement around the nation in support of right to work policies has dealt one blow after another to organized labor. The latest edition of the story comes to us out of South Carolina where one of the nation’s larger unions has been attempting to organize workers at the Boeing plant. That proposal came up for a vote this week and the results speak for themselves. Employees rejected the plan and the final vote wasn’t even close. (Fox News) Nearly three-quarters of eligible production workers at...
  • Boeing workers in South Carolina reject move to unionize

    02/15/2017 6:10:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2017 | Meg Kinnard & Emery P. Dalesio - AP
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Nearly 3,000 production workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant have voted not to join the Machinists, maintaining southern reluctance toward unionization. “We’re disappointed the workers at Boeing South Carolina will not yet have the opportunity to see all the benefits that come with union representation” said IAM lead organizer Mike Evans said in a statement. “But more than anything, we are disheartened they will have to continue to work under a system that suppresses wages, fosters inconsistency and awards only a chosen few.” The first round of voting began early Wednesday. A second round was set...
  • Saudi Arabia receives first F-15SA fighter of record-setting weapons order

    01/26/2017 11:03:07 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 25, 2017 | Katie-Paul
    Jan 25 Saudi Arabia flaunted its new F-15SA fighter jet at an airshow in Riyadh on Wednesday, demonstrating that it has begun receiving items purchased six years ago in the priciest-ever U.S. arms sale to a foreign country. King Salman and his son, Defence Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, watched the spectacle as graduates of the King Faisal Air College performed military marches and fighter jets swooped overhead. The Obama administration approved the $60 billion deal in 2010 amid mounting U.S. and Saudi tensions with Iran. The deal dwarfed previous multibillion-dollar sales to Saudi Arabia, which for...
  • Was DB Cooper a Boeing employee?

    01/14/2017 1:47:41 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 51 replies
    king 5 ^ | 14 Jan 2017 | Chris Ingalls
    A powerful electron microscope located more than 100,000 particles on old the JCPenny tie. The team has identified particles like Cerium, Strontium Sulfide, and pure titanium... “The tie went with him into these manufacturing environments, for sure, so he was not one of the people running these (manufacturing machines). He was either an engineer or a manager in one of the plants,”
  • Why Are Wal-Mart And Boeing Laying Off Workers If The U.S. Economy Is In Good Shape?

    01/13/2017 9:35:34 AM PST · by Lorianne · 42 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | 11 January 2017 | Michael Snyder
    The stock market has been on quite a roll in recent weeks, but signs of trouble continue to plague the real economy. Earlier this week, I talked about the “retail apocalypse” that is sweeping America. Major retail chains such as Sears and Macy’s are closing stores and laying off workers, but I didn’t think that Wal-Mart would be feeling the pain as well. Unfortunately, that is precisely what is happening. USA Today is reporting that approximately 1,000 jobs will be cut at Wal-Mart’s corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas by the end of this month…
  • Delta cancels order for Boeing 787 Dreamliners

    12/29/2016 8:14:26 AM PST · by JohnBrowdie · 65 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constituion ^ | December 28, 2016 | Kelly Yamanouchi
    Delta Air Lines is passing on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The Atlanta carrier said it has canceled an order for the high-profile new model, after previously postponing deliveries. Delta had inherited the order for 787s through its 2008 merger with Northwest Airlines. The 787 orders were considered a significant part of Northwest’s assets at the time. The question of what Delta would do with the order had been up in the air for years. In 2010, the airline announced it had decided to defer delivery of the 18 787-8 planes until 2020 and later. Rivals United and American airlines, meanwhile,...
  • Iran says it sealed Boeing plane deal at half price

    12/25/2016 11:38:54 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 25, 2016 | By Tim Hepher and Peter Graff
    Iran said on Sunday it had negotiated to pay only about half the announced price for 80 new Boeing (BA.N) airliners in an order that the American planemaker had said was worth $16.6 billion. Boeing and its European rival Airbus (AIR.PA) have both signed huge contracts this month to supply airliners to Iran, the first such deals since international sanctions were lifted under a deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program. Replacing Iran's antiquated civil aviation fleet is one of the biggest economic opportunities of the 2015 accord to lift sanctions, which was negotiated by the outgoing administration of U.S. President...
  • Iran says will only pay half price for new Boeing planes

    12/25/2016 11:11:07 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 25, 2016 | Staff
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting the deputy transport minister as saying that his county will only pay half of the announced price for 80 new Boeing planes, given the reductions in its purchasing options. According to the Sunday report, Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan says that despite an initial $16.8 billion deal with Boeing to purchase 80 passenger planes, "Regarding the style of our order and its options, the purchase contract for 80 Boeing aircraft is worth about 50 percent of the amount." He did not elaborate. Boeing has made no immediate comment. Iran announced earlier...
  • Now Trump hints at cancelling the F-35 ... (trunc)

    12/22/2016 4:07:34 PM PST · by libstripper · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 22, 2017 | Goeff Earle
    President-elect Donald Trump took his air war with defense contractor Lockheed Martin to another level Thursday with a tweet threatening the future of the costly F-35 aircraft.
  • Trump says because of high cost of F-35 has asked Boeing to price out 'comparable F-18'

    12/22/2016 3:34:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 22, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday that because of the high cost of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter, he had asked Boeing Co to offer a price for a "comparable F-18 Super Hornet." "Based on the tremendous cost and cost overruns of the Lockheed Martin F-35, I have asked Boeing to price-out a comparable F-18 Super Hornet!," Trump wrote on Twitter....
  • Trump Persuades Boeing to Cut Cost of New Air Force One

    12/22/2016 11:01:24 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 26 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 December 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    Following a one-on-one meeting with Boeing’s CEO, Dennis Mullenburg, on Wednesday over Trump’s concerns that the new Air Force One aircraft were costing too much, Mullenburg said: “We’re going to get it done for less than [the $4 billion price tag], and we’re committed to working together to make sure that happens.”The deal, hammered out at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, revealed much about the paradigm shift taking place even before Trump is inaugurated. First, Trump means business. Not inhibited by ties to the military-industrial complex, Trump is recognizing who his employer really is: the American people....
  • Strike Eagle still soars after 30 years

    12/21/2016 9:03:29 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Seymour Johnson Air Force Base ^ | Dec 9, 2016 | Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton
    An F-15E Strike Eagle fires multiple flares during a Combined Arms Demonstration as part of the 2015 Wings Over Wayne Air Show, May 17, 2015, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. An aerial team of four Strike Eagles and two A-10 Warthogs joined forces to simulate taking over an airfield by eliminating enemy ground forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittain Crolley) SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. -- Since its maiden flight, Dec. 11, 1986, The U.S. Air Force considers the F-15E Strike Eagle to be one of the most proficient multi-role, air-to-air and air-to-ground strike fighters...