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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...
Boeing tapped for three P-8A Poseidon aircraft

Boeing tapped for three P-8A Poseidon aircraft

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May 25 (UPI) -- Boeing has been awarded a contract by the Defense Department for three P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The deal was announced Thursday by the Defense Department in a contract worth more than $ 416.4 million under the terms of a modified firm-fixed-price contract. The contract enables Boeing to manufacture and deliver three P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft for the Navy, according to the Defense Department. The P-8A Poseidon is an anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare aircraft designed to work in conjunction with the MQ-4C Triton, an unmanned aerial vehicle, for maritime patrol operations, according to the Navy. Work on the contract will occur across the United States, as well as the United Kingdom, and is expected to be complete in October 2020. The total cumulative...
Boeing tapped for Super Hornet variant support

Boeing tapped for Super Hornet variant support

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May 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has awarded a contract to Boeing for materials in support of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets aircraft.The deal, which the Department of Defense announced Tuesday, is valued at more than $ 41.3 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price advance acquisition contract.The contract from Naval Air Systems Command enables Boeing to provide long-lead materials for full rate production of 20 F/A-18E and four F/A-18F Super Hornet variants, according to a Defense Department contract announcement.Work on the contract will occur in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be complete in March 2022.The total cumulative value of the contract will be obligated to Boeing at time of award.The obligated funds will be allocated from Navy fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement funds, which will not...