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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing Defence Australia Takes on Prime Role for Wedgetail Sustainment
    of The Boeing Company NYSE BA has taken over prime responsibility for supporting the Royal Australian Air Force E 7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning Control AEW C fleet from Boeing in the U S The move ensures a continued high level of readiness for the nation s command and control aircraft fleet Through a contract modification signed by the company and the Commonwealth of Australia BDA will now execute the E 7A Wedgetail In Service Support Performance Based Logistics contract with other Boeing organisations acting as subcontractor This change effectively combines Boeing s knowledge as the original equipment manufacturer with a talented Australian team dedicated to providing the Royal Australian Air Force with low risk cost efficient support for the E 7A Wedgetail said Shelley Lavender vice president and general manager of Boeing Integrated Logistics This is a significant step in the maturing of local industry to support this important strategic capability said Air Vice Marshal Colin Thorne Head Aerospace Systems Division in the Defence Materiel Organisation Based on the Boeing Next Generation 737 700 commercial airplane the E 7A Wedgetail AEW C provides airborne battle management capability with an advanced multirole electronically scanned radar and the ability to track airborne and maritime targets simultaneously The crew can direct offensive and defensive forces while maintaining continuous surveillance of the operational area The Australian government declared Initial Operating Capability of its six E 7A Wedgetail aircraft in 2012 It is now focussed on activities to support declaration of Final Operational Capability Boeing Defence Australia is a leading Australian aerospace enterprise With a world class team of more than 1 300 employees at 15 locations throughout Australia and two international sites Boeing Defence Australia supports some of the largest and most complex defence projects in Australia A unit of The Boeing Company

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2013/July/Boeing-Defence-Australia-Takes-on-Prime-Role-for-W (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing Receives AU$66.7 Million Contract to Support Australia’s Vigilare System
    45 million contract with the Australian Department of Defence Boeing NYSE BA will provide enhanced support services for Vigilare the air defence command and control system that is giving the Australian Defence Force unparalleled ground and airborne situational awareness Through remediation of the multiyear performance based contract signed on July 1 Boeing Defence Australia BDA will provide engineering maintenance supply and training services and system updates This contract provides Defence with more effective and flexible Vigilare support arrangements enhancing No 41 Wing operational outcomes while delivering promised savings to the Australian Government as part of Defence s Strategic Reform Program said Group Captain Dean Overend Officer Commanding Ground Telecommunication Equipment Systems Program Office Since becoming operational in mid 2010 the Boeing built Vigilare has become the core of the Royal Australian Air Force s RAAF air defence surveillance network providing battlespace management that supports operations and training In near real time Vigilare integrates information from many platforms and sensors to support operations at tactical and strategic levels The system facilitates interaction with assets including the RAAF s Boeing Airborne Early Warning Control Wedgetail Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft and Royal Australian Navy vessels The contract ensures that this essential air surveillance and battle management system continues to be cost effectively maintained and relevant to the Australian Defence Force s requirements including the need to be interoperable with a wide range of defence and civil systems said Bill Madley BDA general manager for Information Operational Services Vigilare operates from the Northern Regional Operations Centre and Eastern Regional Operations Centre located at RAAF Bases Tindal Northern Territory and Williamtown New South Wales respectively Boeing Defence Australia a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing is a leading Australian aerospace enterprise With a world class team of more than 1 300 employees at 15 locations

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2013/June/Boeing-Receives-AU$66-7-Million-Contract-to-Suppor (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing Delivers Canada’s 1st CH-147F Chinook Helicopter
    CONTACT US News Releases Boeing Media Room Current Market Outlook News Releases Boeing Delivers Canada s 1st CH 147F Chinook Helicopter Ridley Township Pa June 27 2013 Boeing NYSE BA delivered the first of 15 new CH 147F Chinook helicopters to the Royal Canadian Air Force on June 21 making Canada the operator of one of the most capable Chinook variants delivered to the global market The aircraft s features include a modernized airframe with a long range fuel system upgraded electrical system fully integrated Common Avionics Architecture System cockpit and Digital Automatic Flight Control System The aircraft also has improved survivability features including a Directional Infrared Countermeasures system Since receiving the contract in 2009 Boeing has executed the program on or ahead of schedule for every major milestone including first flight and now the delivery of the first aircraft said Chuck Dabundo Boeing vice president Cargo Helicopters The first CH 147F was accepted by the Royal Canadian Air Force s 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron and will be followed by six additional aircraft over the remainder of 2013 The Canadian government awarded Boeing a contract for 15 Medium to Heavy Lift Helicopters MHLH and in service support in June 2009 all deliveries are scheduled to be completed by June 2014 Boeing will provide in service support to the MHLH fleet for the next 20 years under a Performance Based Logistics contract The company has already awarded six contracts to Canadian suppliers for services under the program Canadian industry will play a key role in our support for MHLH building on what is already an incredibly successful partnership said Raymond Haddad Boeing director of Chinook Rotorcraft Support A unit of The Boeing Company Boeing Defense Space Security is one of the world s largest defense space and security businesses specializing in

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2013/June/Boeing-Delivers-Canada%E2%80%99s-1st-CH-147F-Chinook-Helic (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Bell Boeing Awarded Contract for 99 V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor Aircraft
    procurements through single year contracts The contract also includes a provision permitting NAVAIR to order up to 23 additional aircraft Signing this contract speaks volumes towards the confidence our services have in the V 22 Osprey said Marine Corps Col Greg Masiello V 22 Joint Program Office program manager Since 2007 the V 22 has been continuously forward deployed in a range of combat humanitarian and special operations roles Ospreys continue to transform our Marine Corps Air Ground Task Force and Air Force Special Operations by enabling missions not possible with conventional aircraft and helped save lives where others could not The V 22 Osprey is a joint service multirole combat aircraft that uses tiltrotor technology to combine the speed and range of a fixed wing airplane with the vertical performance of a helicopter With its nacelles and rotors in vertical position it can take off land and hover like a helicopter Once airborne its nacelles can be rotated to transform the aircraft into a turboprop airplane capable of high speed high altitude flight The versatile V 22 Osprey is the ideal aircraft for an era when global militaries are being asked to do more with less said Vince Tobin executive director Bell Boeing V 22 Program It gives operators the ability to achieve groundbreaking operational efficiencies and maximize the use of precious resources like time money and personnel This contract will enable us to most efficiently build and deliver this aircraft to current and future customers around the world More than 200 V 22 Ospreys are currently in operation and the worldwide fleet has amassed more than 185 000 flight hours with half of those hours logged in the past three years About Bell Boeing Bell Boeing is a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter Textron Inc and Boeing Defense

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2013/June/Bell-Boeing-Awarded-Contract-for-99-V-22-Osprey-Ti (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing Receives US Army Contract for Up to 215 Chinook Helicopters
    2013 In an agreement that will save the U S government more than 800 million the Army and Boeing NYSE BA have signed a 4 billion multi year contract for 177 CH 47F Chinook helicopters with the Army holding options that could increase its total buy to 215 aircraft Deliveries from the agreement which is a cost effective alternative to annually contracting for the aircraft begin in 2015 This multi year contract provides unprecedented savings for the U S Army and American taxpayers said Col Robert Barrie U S Army project manager for Cargo Helicopters But the most important benefit is the continued support these aircraft will provide to soldiers in the field and civilians in distress The tandem rotor Chinook is the backbone of combat logistics and humanitarian operations for the U S Army and 18 other operators around the world This order would eventually bring the Army s CH 47F total procurement close to its target of 464 aircraft including 24 to replace peacetime attrition aircraft The Army s current inventory stands at 241 F model aircraft There are 15 Army active duty and National Guard units operating the CH 47F and a 16th is currently being equipped CH 47F units have logged more than 86 000 combat hours in Afghanistan maintaining an operational readiness rate of over 80 percent while conducting air assault transport and medical evacuation and support missions The Army is benefiting not only from the efficiencies of a multi year contract but also from the production efficiency gains Boeing and our suppliers have made said Chuck Dabundo vice president Boeing Cargo Helicopter Programs That includes the 130 million investment we made to modernize the Chinook factory This contract will enable Boeing and our partners and suppliers in 45 states to bring stability to the

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2013/June/Boeing-Receives-US-Army-Contract-for-Up-to-215-Chi (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing Awards Additional V-22 Contract to Australia's Lovitt Technologies
    Additional V 22 Contract to Australia s Lovitt Technologies Agreement marks success of efforts to match global manufacturers needs with in country capabilities Sydney May 16 2013 Boeing NYSE BA has reinforced its commitment to Australian industry by awarding Lovitt Technologies Australia a new contract to supply subassemblies for the Bell Boeing V 22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft Boeing has issued contracts totaling more than US 285 million to highly skilled Australian companies over the past five years through the Boeing Office of Australian Industry Capability OAIC Boeing is part of the fabric of the Australian defence and aerospace industry said Ian Thomas president of Boeing Australia South Pacific We ve been building aircraft components in Australia and working with local industry partners for more than 85 years This contract continues that heritage into the future Lovitt based in Melbourne has been manufacturing subassemblies and other parts for the V 22 since 2012 This new contract is evidence that we have successfully demonstrated our capabilities to the V 22 program said Marcus Ramsey managing director of Lovitt Technologies Through our partnership with the Global Supply Chain Program and Boeing we are seeing more opportunities and winning more work The Australian government funded OAIC partners with the Defence Materiel Organisation through the Global Supply Chain Program to match the needs of Boeing and its key suppliers with the capabilities of Australian industry The OAIC mentors and trains small to medium sized Australian enterprises in areas including Lean manufacturing quality management systems and specialised manufacturing and machining skills as well as business management Lovitt Technologies Australia is a provider of precision machined components parts and assemblies to customer design and specifications particularly within the aerospace and defence industries A unit of The Boeing Company Boeing Defense Space Security is one of the world

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2013/May/Boeing-Awards-Additional-V-22-Contract-to-Australi (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing names Ferra Engineering a supplier for Extended Range JDAMs
    CONTENT MULTIMEDIA CONTACT US News Releases Boeing Media Room Current Market Outlook News Releases Boeing names Ferra Engineering a Supplier for Extended Range JDAMs Contract broadens Boeing s work with Australian industry New wing kit increases strike distance Sydney March 13 2013 Boeing NYSE BA has selected Brisbane Australia based Ferra Engineering to build wing kits that triple the effective range of the Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range JDAM ER and allow aircrews to deploy the weapon from beyond the range of an enemy s air defense system The Royal Australian Air Force became Boeing s first JDAM ER customer in 2011 Boeing builds JDAM weapons in its St Charles Mo facility about 25 miles west of St Louis Boeing has been in Australia for 86 years and we have many great local industrial partners doing work across our commercial and defense product lines said Dennis Muilenburg president and CEO of Boeing Defense Space Security Ferra an innovative high technology company is a leader in that group Ferra was Boeing s 2011 International Supplier of the Year It also does work for the Boeing P 8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft F A 18E F Super Hornet fighter and Commercial Aviation Services group This announcement is another example of how Boeing s investment in technology and innovation in Australia is paying off for industry and our customers Muilenburg said Ian Thomas president of Boeing Australia South Pacific added that the contract is an all around win for Australia for Boeing and for one of Australia s leading aerospace companies as we combine our expertise to provide the best solutions and products A unit of The Boeing Company Boeing Defense Space Security is one of the world s largest defense space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities driven customer

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2013/March/New-document (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing Statement on Federal Aviation Administration 787 Action
    CHINOOK GLOBEMASTER WEDGETAIL GLOBAL CAPABILITIES RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY ABOUT BOEING GENERAL INFORMATION PUBLICATIONS FRONTIERS AERO VELOCITY CAREERS NEWS MEDIA ROOM NEWS RELEASES BOEING MEDIA ROOM CURRENT MARKET OUTLOOK FEATURED CONTENT MULTIMEDIA CONTACT US News Releases Boeing Media Room Current Market Outlook News Releases Boeing Statement on Federal Aviation Administration 787 Action CHICAGO January 17 2013 Boeing Chairman President and CEO Jim McNerney issued the following statement today after the U S Federal Aviation Administration FAA issued an emergency airworthiness directive that requires U S 787 operators to temporarily cease operations and recommends other regulatory agencies to follow suit The safety of passengers and crew members who fly aboard Boeing airplanes is our highest priority Boeing is committed to supporting the FAA and finding answers as quickly as possible The company is working around the clock with its customers and the various regulatory and investigative authorities We will make available the entire resources of The Boeing Company to assist We are confident the 787 is safe and we stand behind its overall integrity We will be taking every necessary step in the coming days to assure our customers and the traveling public of the 787 s safety and to return the airplanes

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2013/January/Boeing-Statement-on-Federal-Aviation-Administratio (2014-01-05)
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