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Boeing contracted for maintenance on Qatari AH-64E Apache helicopters

Boeing contracted for maintenance on Qatari AH-64E Apache helicopters

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Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The Army has contracted Boeing to conduct maintenance on the Qatari air force's AH-64E helicopters. The roughly $ 49.2 million deal will fund services conducted by a Maintenance Augmentation Team, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The full $ 49.2 million will be obligated at the time of the award using the Army's fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds. The Defense Department expects work to conclude by July 2024. The AH-64Es, also known as Apaches, are helicopters that typically carry AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rocket pods. They have four blades and are rotary-winged. Let's block ads! (Why?) Business News - UPI.com
Boeing, Sikorsky awarded $1.1B for Special Ops helicopter support

Boeing, Sikorsky awarded $1.1B for Special Ops helicopter support

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Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Boeing Sikorsky Aircraft Support has been awarded a $ 1.1 billion contract for support of the Little Bird, Chinook and Seahawk helicopters of the U.S. Special Operations Command. The contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, covers life cycle contractor support for the MH-6, MH-47 and MH-60 helicopters over a seven-year ordering period. The contract will become active on Jan. 1, 2019, with the first task order under the contract becoming effective. Boeing Sikorsky will provide support program management, field service representatives, sustaining engineering and spare and repair parts. Boeing Sikorsky, a joint venture of Boeing Aerospace and Sikorsky, has been obligated $ 32.8 million at the time of award from fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds. ...
Boeing jet crashed in Indonesia after key sensor replaced

Boeing jet crashed in Indonesia after key sensor replaced

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A crucial sensor was replaced on a Lion Air jet the day before it plunged into the Java Sea, and that sensor replacement may have exacerbated other problems with the plane, Indonesian investigators said Wednesday. That sensor, known as the "angle of attack" sensor, keeps track of the angle of the aircraft nose to help prevent the plane from stalling and diving. Earlier this week, Indonesian officials hinted that airspeed indicators played a role in the deadly Oct. 29 crash that killed all 189 people on board. The jet's airspeed indicator malfunctioned on its last four flights, and that problem was related to the sensor issue, said Soerjanto Tjahjono, chairman of Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee, on Wednesday. Lion Air's first two attempts to address the airspeed indic...
Boeing contracted for sustainment of Saudi F-15s

Boeing contracted for sustainment of Saudi F-15s

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Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Boeing has received a $ 14.5 million award from the U.S. Air Force to repair Aircraft Maintenance Debrief Systems for F-15s flown by the Royal Saudi Air Force. The firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, time-and-material contract, announced Thursday by the Defense Department, will call for Boeing to provide trained personnel to use and maintain AMDS equipment at six locations throughout Saudi Arabia. The personnel will also train RSAF members on how to operate and maintain the equipment, the Pentagon said. To date, the RSAF has the third largest number of F-15s in its fleet, behind Japan and the United States. The RSAF has 16 F-15 Eagle and 28 F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets in service, along with 21 F-15 Eagle jets used for training. Work on the contract, which will be pe...
No serious injuries initially reported as Boeing 737 lands in ocean near Micronesia

No serious injuries initially reported as Boeing 737 lands in ocean near Micronesia

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No serious injuries were reported among those traveling on a Boeing 737 that landed about 150 yards short of a runway off the coast of Micronesia, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Air Niugini, the official state airline of Papua New Guinea, confirmed in a statement that the aircraft "landed short of the runway whilst landing at Chuuk Island of the Federated States of Micronesia this morning." "Air Niugini can confirm that all on board were able to safely evacuate the aircraft," the statement continued. "The airline is making all efforts to ensure the safety and immediate needs of our passengers and crew. Further information will be provided as it becomes available." The jet contained 35 passengers and 12 crew members, according to Jimmy Emilio, the airport manager of...