GECAS orders 10 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters, adds 15 options

Lessor responds to strong demand for Boeing’s newest freighter, exercises 10 purchase rights

GECAS grows order book to 65 orders and purchase rights for Boeing’s newest freighter

LE BOURGET, France, June 17, 2019 — GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) signed an agreement with Boeing [NYSE: BA] at the Paris Air Show exercising 10 purchase rights to firm orders and adding 15 more purchase rights for the 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF).

Continue reading

Boeing, International Airlines Group Build on 777X Order with Services Agreements

777X Final Body Join_FT1_Saddle Fixture

IAG’s British Airways signs up for Boeing service to gain convenient global access to parts

Deal marks first “off-platform” component services agreement for Boeing to support A320 aircraft

British Airways also signs its first Landing Gear Exchange agreement for 777-300ERs

LE BOURGET, France, June 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and International Airlines Group (IAG), one of the world’s largest airline groups, signed two agreements at the Paris Air Show today that will provide key services for IAG’s British Airways, including parts for the airline’s Airbus A320 family and its Boeing 777 fleet.

Continue reading

Littoral Combat Ship 21 (Minneapolis-Saint Paul) Christened and Launched

Ship sponsor Jodi J. Greene breaks a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow during the christening ceremony for the nation’s 21st Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

The 21st Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul, launches sideways into the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin, on June 15.

Capable, lethal and flexible ship will serve targeted missions around the world

MARINETTE, Wis., June 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led shipbuilding team launched Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 21, the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul into the Menominee River at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine Shipyard. Ship sponsor Jodi J. Greene, Deputy Under Secretary of the U.S. Navy for Policy, christened LCS 21 just prior to launch.

Continue reading

Boeing to Build MH-47G Block II Chinooks for Special Ops

Ground to air and air to air of (Chinook) CH47G helicopter.

The MH-47G Chinook helps U.S. Army Special Operations perform some of their most challenging missions, including those in degraded visual environments like this “brownout” landing. (Boeing photo)

Boeing scheduled to deliver additional next-generation Chinooks to U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command in 2021

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 13, 2019 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] will build next-generation MH-47G Chinooks for the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command. The Block II configuration will enhance the Army’s ability to safely carry out the most challenging missions around the world.

Continue reading