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Boeing announced 4Q, YE2009 results

Boeing announced its 4Q and year-end 2009 results today. Here is a link to the press release. The earnings call is at 10:30 EST. We’ll have our usual running account when the time comes. Here are some initial… Read More

Tanker Contract: Follow the law

Update, Feb. 1: The newspaper The Hill, which covers Capitol Hill, reports the USAF plans to award a contract for the KC-X this summer, sticking (more or less) to the timetable originally projected. Secretary Robert Gates also plans… Read More

CSeries unites Airbus, Boeing

Airbus and Boeing are bitter rivals when it comes to government support for their respective airplane programs but they are united when it comes to the proposed funding for Bombardier’s CSeries, according to this article in The Wall… Read More

Boeing’s C-17 on budget chopping block again

Reuters has this report that the FY2011 defense budget once again proposes chopping the Boeing C-17 from procurement. The C-17 has been cut from several successive budgets, with Boeing and its supporters able to override this in Congressional… Read More

A400M management criticized

In what might seem to be stating the obvious, an audit criticizes the Airbus management of the A400M, according to this German news report via Business Week. What is most interesting is the audit’s assertion that EADS can… Read More

France “protectionist,” says Boeing

We wonder what took Boeing so long to make this obvious point: France is protectionist in its defense purchases and should quit complaining about the KC-X competition in the US. See this Reuters story.

SC incentives to Boeing nearing $1bn

Boeing told Washington State that incentives had nothing to do with its decision to locate 787 Line 2 in Charleston (SC)–that it was all about the unions. This article in the Charleston Post and Courier reveals that incentives… Read More

We never tire of this event

Here is the link to the article and some photos.

Flying with a hole in a 747

Here is a very interesting story about flying with a big hole in a Boeing 747 fuselage–on purpose.