Archiv: Boeing (corporation)

21.08.2021 - 12:34 [ Warren Gunnels, Majority Staff Director for Budget Chairman @SenSanders / Twitter ]

Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, Northrop Grumman and other defense contractors received $445.5 billion from the Pentagon this year alone. All of them have been convicted or reached settlements for misconduct. Fraud is the business model of the military industrial complex.

20.06.2020 - 01:48 [ Reuters ]

Boeing names new Space Station chief in latest change affecting program

Boeing’s senior vice president of space and launch, Jim Chilton, told employees in an email Friday that Mulholland’s new role will “reflect the continuing evolution of the International Space Station,” whose 20-year anniversary of housing humans in low-Earth orbit comes later this year.

20.04.2020 - 22:04 [ junge Welt ]

Aufrüstung: Atombomber im Anflug

Friedensaktivisten sind entsetzt angesichts der Rüstungsambitionen der Regierung. Inga Blum, Vorstandsmitglied der Organisation IPPNW sprach am Montag gegenüber jW von einem »verheerendes Signal für die Abrüstungsbemühungen«.

10.01.2020 - 15:56 [ Tagesschau ]

Flugzeugabsturz nahe Teheran: Iran verlangt Beweise für Abschuss

Auch die Ukraine verlangt Beweise für die Theorie eines Abschusses. „Unser Ziel ist es, die unstrittige Wahrheit herauszufinden“, sagte Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj in Kiew. Das sei auch die internationale Gemeinschaft den Familien der Opfer schuldig. Der Wert eines Menschenlebens sei höher als jegliche politische Motive.

10.01.2020 - 15:36 [ LA Times ]

Iran denies missile hit plane, calls on West to share data

“What is obvious for us, and what we can say with certainty, is that no missile hit the plane,” Ali Abedzadeh, head of Iran’s national aviation department, told a press conference.

“If they are really sure, they should come and show their findings to the world” in accordance with international standards, he added.

10.01.2020 - 15:29 [ ]

Iran says is certain no missile hit Ukrainian plane before crash

At the same press conference, Hassan Rezaeifar, the head of the Aviation Organization’s commission for plane crash probes, said Ukraine, France, Canada, and Russia have all expressed their readiness to assist Iran with the data extraction.

Tehran, he said, will send the black box to one of these countries if it fails to retrieve the data.

Iran has already urged all parties involved, including Boeing, to contribute to the probe into the crash.

10.01.2020 - 15:24 [ CNN ]

‚Designed by clowns‘: Boeing releases flood of troubling internal documents related to 737 Max

Boeing (BA) employees ridiculed the 737 Max’s regulatory certification progress and crudely expressed doubts about the plane’s ability to fly safely, according to a trove of newly released internal documents.

The company on Thursday sent the documents — more than 100 pages in all — to the House and Senate committees that have been probing its design of the troubled 737 Max plane, which was grounded last March after two fatal crashes that claimed 346 lives

10.05.2019 - 01:06 [ ]

State Dept approves possible $3 billion sale of Apache helicopters to Qatar

The authorities of Qatar asked earlier to purchase 24 of the AH-64E helicopters.

In 2016, the Boeing Company has won a two-thirds-of-a-billion dollar US Army foreign military sales contract to supply the Gulf Arab nation of Qatar with 24 Apache ground-support helicopters. According to the US Department of Defence, work on the contract is being implemented in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of 31 May 2020.

09.05.2019 - 23:34 [ Tagesschau ]

Shanahan soll Pentagon dauerhaft leiten

Trump wolle den 56-Jährigen aufgrund seiner „herausragenden Dienste am Land und seiner erwiesenen Führungsqualitäten“ für die Spitze des Pentagon nominieren, teilte das Weiße Haus mit. Shanahan sei mehr als qualifiziert für das Amt und werde weiter exzellente Arbeit leisten, sagte Trumps Sprecherin Sarah Sanders.

Der Senat muss der Personalie zustimmen.

06.05.2019 - 19:43 [ China Xinhua News / Twitter ]

Boeing knew of a software error that prevented the correct functioning of a safety alert system on the 737 Max for a year before disclosing the problem to regulators and airlines, according to a Sunday Wall Street Journal report

15.03.2019 - 04:16 [ Spiegel ]

Abgestürzte Boeing Deutsche Behörde will Blackbox nicht auswerten

Ein Sprecher der betroffenen Ethiopian Airlines hatte eine Auswertung der Daten in Deutschland ins Spiel gebracht. Zuvor hieß es, die Untersuchung solle in Europa durchgeführt werden. Normalerweise werden die Blackboxes in den Herstellerländern untersucht. Im Falle der verunglückten Boeing wären das die USA.

15.03.2019 - 01:58 [ Insurance Journal ]

Satellites Found 1st Concrete Evidence of Link Between Boeing 737 MAX Crashes

The data was provided by Aireon LLC, which was formed in 2012 by Iridium Communications Inc. and Nav Canada, a nonprofit company that guides air traffic in Canada. After years of development and the launches of 66 satellites into orbit, Aireon will introduce a new commercial flight-tracking service in coming weeks.

The company shared the information with the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration, as well as “several European aviation authorities and various African aviation authorities,” said Jessie Hillenbrand, an Aireon spokeswoman.

26.02.2019 - 03:46 [ Bloomberg ]

Vietnam Airlines Considers Buying Up to 100 Boeing 737 Max Jets

The airline is seizing expanded travel demand presented by Vietnam’s growing economy and U.S. regulatory approval this month for its air-safety system, allowing carriers in the Southeast Asian country to fly to the U.S. The carrier is also considering a purchase of at least two wide-body planes — Boeing 777x or Airbus A350-1000 — to make its planned U.S. services commercially viable, Thanh said.

15.12.2018 - 20:02 [ ]

Boeing opens first 737 plant in China amid U.S.-Sino trade war

Boeing Co opened its first 737 completion plant in China on Saturday, a strategic investment aimed at building a sales lead over arch-rival Airbus in one of the world’s top travel markets that has been overshadowed by the U.S-China trade war, Trend reports referring to Reuters.

12.11.2018 - 13:25 [ ]

Space Station May Be Stranded; Here’s When U.S. Rockets Can Get There

(11.10.2018) Russia grounded all space flights after a Soyuz rocket failure Thursday, putting the International Space Station at risk and adding pressure on Boeing (BA) and SpaceX to get their rockets ready for NASA service.

12.11.2018 - 12:52 [ ]

How The International Space Station Could Operate Commercially

(14.3.2018) Printing organs for people on the transplant list could be a viable ISS business too. Sometime this year, Techshot will send up its 3D space biofabrication lab to the ISS to test organ printing in microgravity.

Currently, stomachs and other pliable organs can be printed on earth with the help of a supporting structure. However, a more complex organ like a heart can’t be printed because it would be damaged by gravity when the support scaffolding is removed.

Copeland also said that stem cells have been developed faster in microgravity vs. on earth.

09.11.2018 - 23:49 [ ]

AZAL’s president meets with Commander of US Transportation Command

Delegation headed by Commander of the US Transportation Command, General Stephen Lyons, arrived in Baku for a working visit, the press service of the Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) said on Nov. 9.

During the visit, the guests got acquainted with the Baku Cargo Terminal located at Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Terminal building’s total area is 25,000 square meters making it the biggest and most technically advanced cargo terminal in the CIS. The Baku Cargo Terminal is a link for the transportation of goods between the US and Asia… According to him, the US highly appreciates the contribution of Azerbaijan to cooperation in the field of security, including peace-support operations in Afghanistan.

11.05.2018 - 16:24 [ Washington Post ]

Boeing, Airbus to lose $39 billion in contracts because of Trump sanctions on Iran

(9.5.2018) Boeing and Airbus will lose contracts worth roughly $39 billion to replenish Iran’s aging fleet of commercial planes as part of the Trump administration’s reimposition of sanctions.

15.04.2018 - 19:51 [ ]

Boeing establishes joint venture with Saudi Arabian Military Industries for aircraft maintenance

According to a Boeing statement, the joint venture is expected to post revenues in excess of $22 billion by 2030 and create 6,000 jobs and training opportunities for Saudi youth.