Boeing awarded $995 million multi-year contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a five-year performance-based logistics contract valued at $995 million for the F/A-18E/F Integrated Readiness Support Teaming (FIRST) program. The new multi-year contract will allow the U.S. Navy to consolidate the separate contracts the FIRST program currently operates under into a single contract overseen by the Naval Inventory Control Point, NAVICP. The contract also adds features not currently covered, including automated maintenance environment, an integrated software program that improves maintenance data, fault diagnosis and decisions, and integrated electronic technical manuals for F/A-18A-D models.

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Southwest 737-700 veered off runway in Chicago

Southwest Airlines’ Flight 1248 was involved in an accident at Chicago Midway Airport while the 737-700 was landing. The aircraft veered off the runway onto Central and 55th Avenues, beyond the northwest corner of the runway. Flight 1248 was scheduled for a 2:55 p.m. CST departure out of Baltimore/Washington International Airport, but the aircraft’s departure was delayed until 4:50 p.m. CST because of weather. The flight arrived at Chicago Midway at 7:15 p.m. CST, after circling the Chicago Midway Airport for approximately 35 minutes. Two vehicles were involved when Southwest aircraft N-471 veered off the runway. A six-year-old boy in Read more

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JAL becomes first Boeing customer to fully implement Airplane Health Management

Japan Airlines has become the first customer to fully implement an in-flight monitoring system from Boeing that will help it operate at peak levels of safety, reliability and efficiency. JAL is implementing Airplane Health Management (AHM), a new data-monitoring and prognostic service developed by Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. AHM monitors the health of an airplane in flight and relays that information in real time from the air to the ground. When the airplane arrives at the gate, maintenance crews are ready to make any needed repairs quickly. A development partner since spring 2004, JAL began using the system to monitor Read more

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Rolls-Royce awarded $41 million contract to upgrade China

Rolls-Royce has won a $41 million contract from China for an additional three industrial RB211 gas turbine compression packages to be installed on Phase 1 of the West-East Gas Pipeline. The contract, awarded by PetroChina West-East Pipeline Company, also includes upgrading seven Rolls-Royce compressors already operating on the 3,900 km/2,400 mile line.

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JetBlue names Tom Rinow Vice President, JFK Operations

JetBlue Airways has named Tom Rinow to the position of Vice President, JFK Operations. Mr. Rinow was promoted from the position of director, JetBlue airport operations for the low-fare airline’s home base at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

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Embraer lands $235 million aircraft contract in Colombia

Embraerannounced a contract with the Government of Colombia for the sale of 25 Super Tucano aircraft. The value of the contract is US$ 235 million and marks the first ever Super Tucano export deal. The aircraft acquired by Colombia will be operated by the country

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