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Tuesday 21 November 2017

U.S. Air Force

Boeing assembly of Air Force T-X in St. Louis to support 1,800 jobs

Boeing’s decision to assemble its T-X Air Force training jet at its St. Louis facility is expected to support approximately 1,800 jobs in the...

Another Boeing KC-46A tanker joins flight test programme

Newest aircraft is third for testing in full KC-46 configuration Boeing now has six aircraft in its KC-46 tanker test program, expanding its ability to...

Second Boeing T-X aircraft takes flight

Designed for U.S. Air Force, Boeing T-X proves low risk, performance, manufacturing repeatability Boeing and partner Saab have completed the first flight of their second...

United States military dropped “mother of all bombs” on ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan

United States military dropped the biggest non-nuclear bomb alias the "mother of all bombs" on a ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan. It's the first time...

U.S. Army signs $3.4billion contract for 268 AH-64E Apache helicopters with Boeing

First “E” model multi-year contract ensures readiness, cost savings Boeing and the U.S. government recently signed a five-year, $3.4 billion contract through which the Army,...

Boeing launches proven, affordable MH-139 in U.S. Air Force helicopter competition

Capable, ready-to-serve solution intended to replace UH-1N “Huey” Fleet, which guards U.S. weapons Boeing today unveiled its MH-139 helicopter in the competition to replace the...

US Vice President Pence in Brussels on 19-20 February with Air Force Two, before President Trump in May with Air Force One

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel confirmed on Monday the arrival of the new US Vice President, Mike Pence, in Brussels. The two men will...

U.S. department of Defense and Lockheed Martin sign $8.5bn F35 order

The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have reached an agreement on the next lot of F-35 aircraft (LRIP 10). This lot includes...

Boeing awarded $2.1billion for third KC-46A tanker production lot

The U.S. Air Force today awarded Boeing $2.1 billion for 15 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spare engines and wing air refuelling pod kits. This order is...

Boeing T-X completes first flight, validates design for Air Force requirements

Milestone proves the aircraft’s low risk, maturity and safety Boeing and partner Saab today completed the first flight of their all-new T-X aircraft, which is...

Boeing Statement on a possible cancellation of Air Force One order by President-elect Trump

Boeing today issued the following statement regarding the Air Force One program: We are currently under contract for $170 million to help determine the capabilities...

Boeing and U.S. Air Force adjust KC-46 tanker schedule

“As detailed in its statement released today, the U.S. Air Force is moving its formal production decision on the KC-46 tanker program—known as Milestone...

Second U.S. Air Force Boeing KC-46A tanker completes first flight

Tanker aircraft to conduct mission systems, exterior lighting testing The Boeing test team successfully completed the first flight of the program’s second KC-46A tanker aircraft...

U.S. Air Force completes Boeing KC-46 tanker refuelling flight with F/A-18

A combined Boeing/U.S. Air Force aircrew aboard the KC-46 tanker successfully refueled an F/A-18 aircraft in flight February 10th. The air refueling was the...

U.S. Air Force carries out first Boeing KC-46A tanker refueling flight

Pegasus refueling boom provides exceptional handling, stability during transfer Flight kicks off tests leading to production decision Boeing and U.S. Air Force aircrews successfully completed the...

Boeing, Lockheed Martin protest Air Force bomber contract award

Boeing and Lockheed Martin filed a formal protest today asking the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the decision to award the Long...

Boeing, U.S. Air Force KC-46A tanker completes successful first flight

Flight paves the way to aerial refueling and Milestone C testing The Boeing and U.S. Air Force team successfully completed the first flight of a...

Boeing returns U.S. Air Force E-4B aircraft to service ahead of schedule

Boeing recently completed maintenance on a U.S. Air Force E-4B advanced airborne command post earlier than planned, enabling the Air Force to quickly return...

U.S. Air Force identifies Boeing 747-8 platform for next Air Force One

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, in coordination with the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall, has determined...

Boeing achieves successful first test flight for U.S. Air Force KC-46 tanker programme

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force successfully completed the first flight of the KC-46 tanker test program today. The plane, a Boeing 767-2C, took...