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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...
Boeing, U.S. ink contract for P-8 aircraft spare parts

Boeing, U.S. ink contract for P-8 aircraft spare parts

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Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department has awarded a $ 13.3 million Defense Logistics Agency contract to Boeing for a P-8 aircraft spare parts. The deal is part of a five-year ordering agreement between the agency and Boeing, which will carry out the work in Missouri and supply the parts before a March 16, 2020, completion date, according to a Defense Department announcement Thursday. Boeing bills its P-8 as aircraft "designed for long-range anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface warfare; and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions." The P-8, measuring nearly 130 feet in length, is a military variation of Boeing's seminal 737 commercial aircraft. Let's block ads! (Why?) Business News - UPI.com
Boeing to build 4 new Chinooks for U.S. Special Operations

Boeing to build 4 new Chinooks for U.S. Special Operations

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June 29 (UPI) -- Boeing has been awarded an $ 80 million contract to build four new MH-47G Chinook helicopters for the U.S. Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is a cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order and will fulfill an urgent need for more aircraft due to increased Special Operations Forces operational demands. Fiscal procurement funds amounting to more than $ 80 million will be obligated at the time of the award. A majority of the work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. The twin-rotor aircraft has been in use since its first iteration, the CH-47, was introduced in 1962 to transport troops and large payloads at high speed and long ranges. The MH-47G, the most recent upgrade of the helicopter, has been...