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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing Innovation on Display at Global Aeronautical Science Congress
    time in Australia will emphasise issues of Australian significance including unmanned aircraft systems UAS sustainable aviation biofuels air safety and advanced composite materials manufacturing As a leading researcher into UAS BR T Australia technical experts will present the successful outcomes of the Smart Skies Project a research program developed in collaboration with the Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation The program explores future technologies to enhance both manned and unmanned aircraft s safe and efficient use of airspace A second paper on robust autonomy of unmanned systems will address the Boeing developed mathematical framework designed in collaboration with the University of Newcastle to support the certification and commercial deployment of UAS During the event BR T Australia leader Michael Edwards will chair an alternative aviation fuels panel discussing issues including electric air transport the production of alternative fuels from algae biomass and subsequent impact on engine performance The biannual ICAS Congress facilitates the international exchange of ideas and advances in aeronautics to enable important research to develop rapidly Boeing Australia represents The Boeing Company s largest operational footprint outside of the United States with more than 3 000 employees working at 27 locations Business units represented in Australia include Boeing Defence Boeing Aerostructures Jeppesen Boeing Training Flight Services Aviall Boeing Research Technology and Insitu Pacific Boeing representatives at the ICAS conference include Name Boeing Organisation ICAS role Sheila Conway Engineering Air Traffic Management 10 3 Trajectories General Chair Rod Dreisbach Computational Structures Technology Boeing Senior Technical Fellow Boeing Commercial Airplanes BCA Boeing ICAS Associates Representative Matthew E Berge Boeing Engineering Operations Technology BCA 10 9 3 paper in 10 9 Airport Modeling Aslaug Haraldsdottir Air Traffic Management thru Engineering Electronic Systems BCA 10 9 3 paper in 10 9 Airport Modeling Ray Cosner PW Engineering Technical Boeing Defense Systems Space

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2012/September/Boeing-Innovation-on-Display-at-Global-Aeronautica (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing Establishes Simulator-based Training for Kiowa Flight Instructors
    simulator enables instructors to safely and cost efficiently enhance skills plan exercises OAKEY Queensland August 06 2012 Boeing NYSE BA subsidiary Boeing Defence Australia BDA has installed a Helicrew simulator at the Oakey Army Aviation Training Centre in order to enhance the capabilities of BDA flight instructors The Helicrew allows BDA Qualified Flying Instructors to further hone and test their training procedures through a variety of simulated situations Helicrew is designed to replicate the Bell 206B 1 Kiowa which the Australian Army uses as an initial training helicopter before pilots transition to operational rotorcraft Through the Army Aviation Training and Training Support AATTS contract awarded in 2007 Boeing supports the Army s Kiowa Black Hawk and CH 47 Chinook helicopters with pilot aircrew and technician training operational fleet maintenance and support services Our investment in the Helicrew shows our ongoing commitment to supplying industry leading in country instruction to align with the future of rotary wing training said Mark Brownsey AATTS project manager for BDA As we mature this synthetic capability we will work with our customer on opportunities to use the Helicrew to provide some pilot instruction in a more cost effective lower risk environment than flying real Kiowas The Helicrew gives us the flexibility to plan training exercises much more quickly than before said Charlie Stone chief pilot at AATTS It also allows us to better prepare for emergencies in a safe environment and to assess our performance at any point of the exercise all of which will ultimately benefit pilots in training Boeing Defence Australia a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company and a business unit of Boeing Defense Space Security is a leading Australian aerospace enterprise With a world class team of about 1 300 employees at 15 locations throughout Australia and four international sites

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2012/August/Boeing-Establishes-Simulator-based-Training-for-Ki (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing to Provide Integrated Logistics Support for Thales Australia Vehicle Prototypes
    Integrated Logistics Support ILS during the next stage of development of Thales Australia s Hawkei Protected Mobility Vehicle Light prototypes The contract will be delivered under Stage 2 of the Manufactured and Supported in Australia option for the LAND 121 Phase 4 program Under the AU 3 5 million contract BDA will deliver ILS services to the Thales team for six Hawkei prototypes and a trailer that will be delivered to the Commonwealth for further testing During the 16 month prototype production and testing phase BDA will work with Thales Australia to help increase the vehicles long term availability and maintainability with a view to reducing future support costs This includes delivering development and training to operators conducting logistics support analysis and providing logistic engineering support to the Thales design team BDA and Thales Australia are a formidable team and on this project we bring together the best of both companies BDA s leading in country ILS expertise and Thales Australia s protected vehicle design expertise said Kim Gillis managing director BDA Major Australian Defence Force acquisition programs such as Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning Control and Vigilare have benefited from BDA s ILS services We continue to provide operational lifecycle support for aircraft including classic Hornets Super Hornets and the C 17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program Boeing s ILS capabilities are second to none and we have benefited significantly from their proficiency and close collaboration in this area said Chris Jenkins Thales Australia CEO The Hawkei is very much a team effort and Boeing s involvement since the project s early days has enabled us to deliver innovative prototypes specifically designed to meet the current and future requirements of the Australian Defence Force Boeing Defence Australia a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company and a business unit of

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2012/July/Boeing-to-Provide-Integrated-Logistics-Support (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing Demonstrates Multi-location Paint Capability for Royal Australia Air Force
    in South Australia and a C 130H Hercules at RAAF Base Richmond in New South Wales less than three months after contract date Under the AUD 20 million agreement signed in March BDA will paint 63 more RAAF fixed wing aircraft over three years The AP 3C maritime surveillance aircraft spent 30 days in Air New Zealand s paint facility in Christchurch BDA partner Air New Zealand Engineering Services stripped and painted the aircraft while it simultaneously underwent maintenance support services provided by Australian Aerospace Limited This added a layer of complexity as we had to ensure that the maintenance activities were scheduled in between stripping and painting the aircraft said Dennis Mulligan BDA Surface Finishing project manager Due to excellent collaboration among all parties we were able to deliver the aircraft to the customer on time and within budget Meanwhile the first of three RAAF C 130H transport aircraft was repainted within three weeks as BDA partnered with regional supplier Flying Colours Aviation in Townsville Queensland Our successful start on this program is testament to BDA s commitment to providing the same level of service to the RAAF fleet irrespective of location as well as our local partnership approach that draws on Boeing s global supply chain and capabilities said Kim Gillis managing director of Boeing Defence Australia The preparation remediation and painting of tactical derivative aircraft is a natural extension of the sustainment services that BDA currently provides the RAAF at Amberley and Williamtown Gillis added When we say we can deliver we mean it Over the next three years BDA will prepare remediate and paint aircraft across four of the RAAF s mid to large sized platforms in multiple locations in Australia and New Zealand This month BDA will begin painting the first of 28 Hawk 127

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2012/July/Boeing-Demonstrates-Multi-location-Paint-Capabilit (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing Stands Up Australian Super Hornet Sustainment Capability
    demands of the RAAF s 24 F A 18F fighter jets A total of nine sustainment workshops have been completed to date This milestone marks an important element in the successful transition of Australia s Super Hornet acquisition program to a sustainment system that is delivering timely localised technical support to the RAAF s No 82 Wing said Kim Gillis managing director Boeing Defence Australia BDA Boeing has worked alongside the Tactical Fighter System Program Office TFSPO to rapidly establish critical air combat support capabilities and we are now focused on maturing our capabilities to further enhance aircraft availability and efficiency The achievement of this milestone is testament to the effective partnership between Defence Materiel Organisation DMO and Boeing which has seen the Super Hornet and the ILM facility delivered on time and on budget said Air Commodore Axel Augustin Director General Aerospace Combat Systems DMO The ILM facility supports the Super Hornet s external fuel tank aerial refuelling pod avionics life support and alternate mission equipment structures wheels and tyres and hydraulics as well as aircraft washing Boeing also supports the aircraft through its integrated sustainment capabilities at RAAF Base Amberley including composite repairs a paint shop and a non destructive testing workshop The Australian F A 18 sustainment system managed in partnership with Boeing and the TFSPO combines local industry expertise with U S capabilities based in St Louis said Glen Ferguson Aerospace Support program manager for BDA The system also integrates the U S Navy s established support networks to sustain mission readiness and reduce support costs for the RAAF s Super Hornet fleet Australia became the first international Super Hornet customer in 2007 Since the RAAF aircraft first entered service Boeing has provided pre and post deployment support during several international air combat exercises most recently

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2012/July/Boeing-Stands-Up-Australian-Super-Hornet-Sustainme (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing, Insitu Pacific support global UAV Challenge in Australian outback
    Australia subsidiaries Insitu Pacific and Boeing Research Technology Australia BR T Australia gives students and aerospace enthusiasts valuable experience in designing building testing and operating UAVs Boeing is a proud long term supporter of the UAV Outback Challenge which inspires bright young minds to explore the significance of UAVs in Australia said Michael Edwards general manager BR T Australia The competition is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the ability to safely operate unmanned aircraft across a range of civil applications The Outback Challenge developed by the Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation ARCAA in 2007 allows high school and university students to compete in two separate challenges involving search and rescue type scenarios The UAV Outback Challenge is a unique global competition with a very specific Australian flavour and Insitu Pacific is proud to support its ongoing growth and success said Andrew Duggan managing director Insitu Pacific Australia is leading the world by offering such a robust competition that focuses on relevant real world scenarios for unmanned aircraft in remote search and rescue backed by the full support of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority CASA Our students and young engineers are able to work closely with the UAV industry and CASA to learn first hand about the challenges of building and operating a UAV It positions Australia very well for future growth in the commercial unmanned aircraft domain said Mr Duggan The UAV Challenge is a joint initiative between the ARCAA a partnership between QUT and CSIRO Aviation Development Australia Limited and AUVS Australia BR T Australia and Insitu Pacific are working on a number of projects utilising unmanned aircraft for civil applications Insitu Pacific has been working with Murdoch University to deploy its ScanEagle UAV for marine mammal monitoring off the coast of Western Australia and Queensland and with

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2012/July/Boeing,-Insitu-Pacific-support-global-UAV-Challeng (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing, Virgin Australia Announce Order for 23 737 MAX
    HORNET CLASSIC HORNET 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 Virgin Australia Announce Order for 23 737 MAX July 09 2012 Boeing NYSE BA and Virgin Australia today finalised a firm order for 23 fuel efficient 737 MAX aircraft with options for four additional 737 MAX aircraft With this order Virgin Australia becomes the first Australian airline to finalise an order for the new 737 MAX while adding to their existing fleet of 68 Next Generation 737 aircraft Boeing shares a longstanding relationship with Virgin Australia and we are honored to partner with Virgin once again as the country s first customer for the new 737 MAX said Brad McMullen Vice President of Japan Oceania Sales Boeing Commercial Airplanes The 737 MAX will provide passengers with unrivaled comfort as well as tremendous economics and reliability to Virgin Australia s growing operations McMullen said The 737 MAX will deliver the big savings in fuel that airlines want Powered by the CFM International LEAP 1B engines it reduces fuel use by an additional 13 percent over today s most fuel efficient single aisle aircraft The 737 MAX s more efficient structural design less engine thrust and less required maintenance also add up to substantial cost advantages for customers The 737 MAX 8 will have the lowest operating costs in the single aisle segment with an eight percent per seat advantage over its competitor Virgin Australia established its operations in Australia with two Boeing 737 aircraft in August 2000 The airline operates a mix of 73 narrow and wide body Boeing aircraft Ailerons for all Boeing 737

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2012/July/Boeing,-Virgin-Australia-Announce-Order-for-23-737 (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - RAAF Wedgetail Debuts at USAF Red Flag
    its debut at United States Air Force USAF Exercise Red Flag Alaska June 7 22 at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska The RAAF Number 2 Squadron deployed approximately 60 members for the two week Red Flag exercise including pilots air combat officers airborne electronic analysts maintenance mission support administration and intelligence officers It was the largest and the most complex environment we ve operate in to date said Commanding Officer of Number 2 Squadron Wing Commander Paul Carpenter It was a fantastic opportunity for our personnel whether it be maintenance admin mission support or aircrew to develop their skills by working with large force elements on an overseas base Red Flag Alaska is a U S Pacific Air Forces Command led large force employment exercise designed to replicate a high end combat environment This was the first time the Wedgetail has participated in Exercise Red Flag The RAAF is continuing to take the Wedgetail capability further afield with each exercise said Officer Commanding Number 42 Wing Group Captain Tracey Friend Already this year we ve flown the jet to Guan and Malaysia and now Alaska and we are linking our operations procedures with the rest of the world Aircrews were operating in the 67 000 square mile Joint Alaska Pacific Range Complex which offered adequate space and ranges for crews to simulate full scale aerial battles The Wedgetail flew ten sorties during the exercise and also completed air to air refuelling AAR training with USAF KC 135s during that time The exercise was based around a war game with a fictitious country in Southern Alaska which was subject to a no fly zone said Carpenter The scenario evolved into simultaneous offensive and defensive counter air operations close air support and tactical airlift The Australians undertook Command and Control C2

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2012/July/RAAF-Wedgetail-Debuts-at-USAF-Red-Flag (2014-01-05)
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