Boeing Announces Services Orders and Agreements with Middle East Airlines and Government Customers

New agreements announced at the Dubai Airshow include Egypt Apache, TAAG Angola Airlines and FlySAFAIR

– Additional agreements highlighted at the show demonstrate continued global growth

DUBAI, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced at the Dubai Airshow services orders and agreements with leading airlines and governments to provide greater lifecycle value to their fleets and enable improved connectivity, exploration and mission readiness.

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Boeing, Republic of Ghana Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Three 787-9 Dreamliner Jets

African nation plans to re-launch an airline with technologically-advanced 787-9 Dreamliner and Boeing services

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and the Republic of Ghana announced today that the country intends to re-launch an airline starting with the 787-9 Dreamliner. The parties signed a memorandum of understanding at the Dubai Air Show for three airplanes with a list price value of $877.5 million according to list prices.

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NASA Highlights Science on 19th SpaceX Resupply Mission to Space Station

NASA Highlights Science on 19th SpaceX Resupply Mission to Space Station

The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft on its 17th contracted mission to resupply mission to the International Space Station
The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft on its 17th contracted mission to resupply mission to the International Space Station is pictured moments before being released from the Canadarm2 robotic arm.
Credits: NASA

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 20, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.

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New Companies Join Growing Ranks of NASA Partners for Artemis Program

New Companies Join Growing Ranks of NASA Partners for Artemis Program
Illustration of Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems Inc.’s concept for a commercial lunar lander.

Credits: Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems Inc.

Illustration of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s concept for a commercial lunar lander.

Credits: Sierra Nevada Corporation

Illustration of Blue Origin’s concept for a commercial lunar lander.

Credits: Blue Origin

Illustration of Ceres Robotics’ concept for a commercial lunar lander.

Credits: Ceres Robotics

Illustration of SpaceX’s concept for a commercial lunar lander.

Credits: Spacex

NASA has added five American companies to the pool of vendors that will be eligible to bid on proposals to provide deliveries to the surface of the Moon through the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative.

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Boeing Statement Regarding OIG Report on NASA’s Commercial Crew Program

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner’s four launch abort engines and several orbital maneuvering and attitude control thrusters ignite in the company’s Pad Abort Test, pushing the spacecraft away from the test stand with a combined 160,000 pounds of thrust, from Launch Complex 32 on White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The test, conducted Nov. 4, 2019, was designed to verify that each of Starliner’s systems will function not only separately, but in concert, to protect astronauts by carrying them safely away from the launch pad in the unlikely event of an emergency prior to liftoff. The Pad Abort Test is Boeing’s first test flight for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which is working to launch astronauts on American rockets and spacecraft from American soil for the first time since 2011.

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 18, 2019 – In response to the Nov. 14 Office of the Inspector General report titled “NASA’s Management of Crew Transportation to the International Space Station,” Boeing today issued the following statement:

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Boeing, Air Astana Announce Intent To Buy 30 737 MAX Airplanes

Flag carrier of Kazakhstan intends to order the 737 MAX for its new low-cost airline FlyArystan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Air Astana intends to order 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes to serve as the backbone of its new low-cost airline FlyArystan, the Kazakh flag carrier and Boeing announced at the Dubai Airshow. The companies today signed a letter of intent for the 30 airplanes with a list price value of $3.6 billion.

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Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS) announces £9million UK government grant for the development of electric flight

  • Development of hybrid-electric propulsion into commercial aviation takes a significant step forward
  • UK set to lead the world with the first commercial passenger flights using electric aircraft
  • Industry-leading innovators: Denis Ferranti, Rolls-Royce, Cranfield University, Delta Motorsport, Britten-Norman and WMG (University of Warwick) collaborate with CAeS

CAeS, a leading aircraft integrator in green commercial aviation, has received the backing of the UK Government for a project to develop electric aviation. Project Fresson has received a grant of £9 million to design, manufacture and integrate a hybrid-electric propulsion system into a 9-seat Britten-Norman (B-N) Islander aircraft, which is typically used on short flights such as island-hopping routes. The grant is provided through the ATI Programme: a partnership of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), the Department for Business, Energy & Industry Strategy, and Innovate UK to maintain and grow the UK’s competitive position in civil aerospace design and manufacture.

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Lockheed Martin LM-100J Commercial Freighter Receives FAA Type Certificate Update

Lockheed Martin's LM-100J commercial freighter received its type design update certification from the Federal Aviation Administration, which allows it to operate from any commercial airfield in the world.

The LM-100J is the civil-certified version of the military C-130J Super Hercules

MARIETTA, Ga., Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) LM-100J commercial freighter received its type design update certification from the Federal Aviation Administration on Nov. 15. This particular FAA certification allows the LM-100J to operate from any commercial airfield in the world.

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