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Boeing’s DIRECTV 12 Satellite is Operating Normally

DIRECTV 12, Boeing’s 702 commercial satellite, received its first on-orbit signals earlier this morning, indicating that the satellite is operating normally. “Yesterday’s launch marks the 10th satellite Boeing has built and launched for DIRECTV, as well as the 22nd Boeing 702 satellite to fly in space, ” said Boeing vice …

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U.S. Army Combat Modernization Program Approved: Boeing To Begin Production in 2010

Increment 1 of the Army’s Brigade Combat Team Modernization program has been approved for low scale production in early 2010, according to a press release from Boeing. Boeing and SAIC are responsible for the development and production of Increment 1. Increment 1 is designed to provide soldiers with enhanced surveillance, …

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Boeing aids environmental education in California

Boeing announced that they have provided $1 million in aid to environmental education programs in southern California in 2009. Recently, Boeing gave $250, 000 to California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. James Herr, senior manager for the California Region with Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship, said “In Southern California, we look …

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Boeing and Employees give over $5 million in St. Louis area

Boeing and the Employee Community Fund of St. Louis have given grants of over $5 million in 2009 to non profit organizations in the St. Louis area. The funds were used to benefit the community around St. Louis for educational, civic, environmental and health improvements. Tim Butler, executive director of …

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Boeing Acquires Global Aeronautica

Today Boeing has acquired Alenia North America’s half of Global Aeronautica, LLC to become its sole owner. Global Aeronautica is a subassembly facility for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and is now the sole owner of the Dreamliner entity. “We are proud of the major contribution we have made over the …

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News- Boeing Delivers Airborne Intel System to Air Force

Boeing announced the deliver of the 500th Combat Track II kit to the US Air Force. The system is an airborne intelligence system used in Air Force bombers and cargo aircraft which improves airframe effectiveness, situational awareness and increases crew survivability. The Combat Track II kit contract was awarded in …

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News- Boeing Partners with Amplex for Intelligent Streetlights

Boeing has announced an agreement to team with Amplex, a Danish clean-technology company, to deliver an intelligent streetlight management system. The new system could reduce US cities energy consumption by as much at 35 percent. Jan Närlinge, North European president, “This is an opportunity for Boeing and Amplex to offer …

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News- Boeing Completes Testing on 747-8 Freighter

Boeing announced the successful testing of the 747-8 Freighter engine. The successful test is the latest in a string of steady successes in the development of the aircraft’s path to flight testing. Mo Yahjavi, VP and general manager of the 747 program, said “We are very pleased with the engines’ …

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News- Boeing Receives $8.5 Million in Stimulus Money for Smart Grid

The US Department of Energy has awarded Boeing an $8.5 million grant to conduct research on improving the efficiency of the US power grid. The research will be conducted on the next three years and will focus on improving efficiency and reliability. The grant will fund a prototype smart grid …

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Contract Award- Boeing – $23 Million – Air Force

The US Air Force has awarded Boeing a follow on contract for targeting software upgrade for the B-1 bomber. The work under the contract, worth $23 million, is expected to enter testing in 2011. Under the contract, Boeing will provide an upgrade to the Laptop Controlled Targeting Pod software currently …

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