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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing Completes Delivery of RAAF Super Hornets Ahead of Schedule
    Super Hornets joining 16 other RAAF F A 18Fs for a dramatic 20 aircraft flyover The Super Hornet provides a major advancement in capability for the RAAF and the entire Australian Defence Force said RAAF Group Capt Steve Roberton Officer Commanding 82 Wing The F A 18F employs the world s most advanced combat radar ensuring our forces have a clear advantage in both technology and capability whether conducting air ground or maritime operations The Super Hornet s ability to collect and seamlessly distribute information to our other platforms is proving to be invaluable as a true force multiplier Roberton added Boeing made a commitment to the Royal Australian Air Force and to the citizens and government of Australia promising that these advanced Super Hornets would be ready to join the RAAF fleet on time and on budget said Dennis Muilenburg president and CEO of Boeing Defense Space Security The men and women of Boeing are incredibly proud to have delivered on that promise The joint efforts between Australia s Defence Materiel Organisation the Royal Australian Air Force the U S Navy and the Hornet Industry Team have been absolutely paramount in the success of this program said Carolyn Nichols Australian Super Hornet program manager for Boeing With that success these Super Hornets and the advanced capabilities they deliver are now ready to meet Australia s defence requirements today and into the future The Australian government announced plans in March 2007 to acquire 24 advanced Block II versions of the F model Super Hornet which features a two person cockpit The first five RAAF Super Hornets arrived at Amberley on March 26 2010 Today s ceremony marks the fifth and final contracted RAAF Super Hornet delivery The Boeing Super Hornet is a multirole aircraft able to perform virtually every mission

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2011/October/Boeing-Completes-Delivery-of-RAAF-Super-Hornets-Ah (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing Sharpens Focus on Environmental Performance
    Australian aviation industry discussed the latest initiatives to improve environmental performance at the third Aero Environment Summit in Sydney today As an industry aviation has been a leader in working together and developing new ideas and technologies to drive sustainable improvements in environmental performance and Australia has been at the forefront of much of this work said Mary Armstrong Boeing vice president of Environment Health Safety Hosting today s Aero Environment Summit was a great opportunity to bring together environmental thought leaders and to inspire the aerospace industry through action and collaboration The latest annual Boeing Environment Report released earlier in May highlighted a number of year over year environmental improvements achieved in the face of increased aircraft production Highlights of the report included Boeing facilities reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 28 percent energy use by 30 percent hazardous waste generation by 44 percent and water intake by 41 percent since 2002 measured on a revenue adjusted basis Boeing s two newest commercial aircraft the 787 Dreamliner and the 747 8 will be more fuel efficient with a much smaller carbon and noise footprint than the aircraft they replace Boeing s environmental thinking is showcased at its new South Carolina site which will be powered completely by renewable energy including solar panels that will cover the roof of the 787 assembly building Boeing s leadership role in bringing together agricultural industry and research interests around the globe to create the infrastructure needed to develop a sustainable aviation biofuels industry Today s forum was the third Aero Environment Summit hosted by Boeing in Sydney The forum was attended by 80 representatives from airlines airports manufacturers government agencies environment organisations and universities and research organisations Speakers included Mary Armstrong Boeing vice president of Environment Health Safety Helen Blain Director Heritage and Biodiversity

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2011/October/Boeing-Sharpens-Focus-on-Environmental-Performance (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing-led Team Delivers 1st Peace Eye AEW&C Aircraft to Republic of Korea Air Force
    Outlook News Releases Boeing led Team Delivers 1st Peace Eye AEW C Aircraft to Republic of Korea Air Force ROKAF BASE GIMHAE South Korea September 21 2011 A team led by Boeing NYSE BA today delivered the first Peace Eye 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control AEW C aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force ROKAF The aircraft was delivered during a ceremony attended by officials from the ROKAF the Defense Acquisition Program Administration DAPA the South Korean and U S governments industry partners and Boeing at ROKAF Base Gimhae the main operating base for the Peace Eye fleet Peace Eye increases South Korea s self defence capacity with powerful airborne surveillance and battle management capabilities that will help enhance the security of the Korean peninsula said Randy Price Peace Eye program manager for Boeing Working closely with the ROKAF DAPA the U S government and our Korean industry partners was key to making today s milestone a reality Three additional Peace Eye aircraft are being modified by Korean Aerospace Industries in Sacheon Korea and will be delivered to the ROKAF in 2012 The Peace Eye program includes four 737 AEW C aircraft plus ground support segments for mission crew training mission support and system maintenance 737 AEW C aircraft also are in production for the governments of Australia and Turkey Based on the Boeing Next Generation 737 700 commercial airplane the 737 AEW C aircraft is designed to provide airborne battle management capability with an advanced multirole electronically scanned radar and 10 state of the art mission crew consoles that are able to track airborne and maritime targets simultaneously The mission crew can direct offensive and defensive forces while maintaining continuous surveillance of the operational area A unit of The Boeing Company Boeing Defense Space Security is one

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2011/September/Boeing-led-Team-Delivers-1st-Peace-Eye-AEW-C-Aircr (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing, US Army Celebrate $130 Million Investment in CH-47 Chinook Production Facility
    a world leading aircraft manufacturing facility to support continuing U S and international demand for the unmatched vertical lift capabilities of the Chinook said Jean Chamberlin vice president and general manager of Boeing s Ridley Township based Mobility division The factory renovations will allow Boeing to increase Chinook production rates to six aircraft per month up from the current rate of four per month The modern facility offers enhanced employee safety and comfort lower operating costs and reduced environmental impact The new facility is one of three Boeing facilities recognised for zero waste contribution to landfill In August 2008 Boeing was awarded the initial CH 47F multi year contract to deliver 215 CH 47F Chinooks to the U S Army generating more than 450 million in taxpayer savings over single year procurements To date Boeing has delivered 143 CH 47F aircraft and trained and equipped eight units including those in Germany and Hawaii The CH 47F has completed nine deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan This upgraded facility will allow Boeing to increase production and work toward securing a second CH 47F multi year contract with the potential to generate taxpayer savings in excess of 400 million said Chamberlin Multi year contracts enable double digit percentage savings for the taxpayer and allow industry to make long term investments in people facilities and technology The CH 47F is proving its exceptional capabilities every day in combat operations said U S Army Colonel Bob Marion project manager for Cargo Helicopters The technological advantages and improvements in the CH 47F are powerful combat multipliers that save soldiers lives and support overall contingency operations in theater I am extremely proud of the Chinook team on this milestone 50 year achievement The CH 47 Chinook s first flight on Sept 21 1961 was followed by its

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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing Delivers Royal Australian Air Force's 5th C-17 Globemaster III
    of defence and humanitarian missions around the world and continues to demonstrate the aircraft s great versatility and capability said Boeing Military Aircraft President Chris Chadwick We look forward to a continued close partnership with the Commonwealth Australian C 17s were part of the relief mission to Japan following a devastating earthquake and tsunami earlier this year The fleet delivered more than 1 million pounds of cargo including water cannons to help cool the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant RAAF C 17s also conducted relief operations following a major earthquake in Christchurch New Zealand and floods in Pakistan and Australia Since 2006 Boeing has enjoyed a strong partnership with the RAAF and the crews who fly the C 17 said Bob Ciesla Boeing C 17 program manager With this fifth C 17 the RAAF continues to expand and extend its global airlift reach We re certain that the C 17 we delivered today will continue to provide the reliability and versatility the RAAF has come to expect The Commonwealth of Australia in April announced the signing of an agreement with the U S government to acquire its fifth C 17 The U S Air Force approved the Foreign Military Sale and assigned a C 17 already in production to be delivered to the RAAF The C 17 provides the RAAF with the capability to airlift large payloads across intercontinental distances and transport combat ready troops to remote locations by either landing or airdropping them directly where needed The C 17 s unique maneuverability allows it to operate on narrow taxiways and congested ramps With a maximum payload of 164 900 pounds 74 797 kg the C 17 can take off and land on runway space measuring 3 000 feet 914 4 m or less There are currently 235 C 17s

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2011/September/Boeing-Delivers-Royal-Australian-Air-Force-s-5th-C (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing to Provide Simulator-based Training for Australian Army Kiowa Pilots
    synthetic environment which has the potential to reduce costly flight hours and improve safety and training outcomes for the Australian Army Helimod provides significant advances in flight and helicopter simulation by offering affordable accurate simulation for a wide range of training applications The simulator is reconfigurable for all types of helicopters through the attachment of different modules This is an exciting project for Ryan Aerospace said Chris Ryan managing director of Ryan Aerospace Modern advances in computer technology and simulation software are allowing end users to achieve much more in a simulator than ever before This represents huge cost savings when compared with flying real helicopters The Australian Army primarily uses the Kiowa as a lead in trainer to the Boeing CH 47D Chinook Tiger Armed Reconaissance Helicopter and Multi Role Helicopter 90 Boeing AATTS graduates arrive at Australian Army operational units ready for conversion training on these platforms The benefit of introducing students to helicopter simulator technology at an earlier stage of their rotary wing training is that we improve their overall readiness for learning to fly more advanced helicopters and in turn provide the Australian Army with pilots who are more technically proficient safer and mission ready Brownsey said Boeing will continue to deliver the AATTS until the Australian Defence Force s Air 9000 Phase 7 Helicopter Aircrew Training System HATS project is introduced Boeing is a strong contender for HATS which will modernise and combine rotary wing training for the Australian Army and Navy Under the AATTS contract initially awarded in 2007 and renewed in 2010 with an increased scope Boeing provides Helicopter pilot aircrew and technician training using the Australian Army s fleet of 19 Bell 206 B1 Kiowa helicopters six S 70A 9 Black Hawk training helicopters a Black Hawk full motion simulator and two

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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing boosts 20-year aircraft forecast as demand continues to grow
    billion market for 970 new aircraft in the Oceania market over the next 20 years with more than half of the predicted aircraft deliveries expected to accommodate growth Boeing Commercial Airplanes Vice President of Marketing Randy Tinseth today shared the company s outlook for the commercial aircraft market in Australia New Zealand the South Pacific through to 2030 Tinseth noted the local aviation market showed signs it would continue to grow faster than the world average Almost 5 6 million international visitors travelled to Australia in 2009 and Australians took more than 6 2 million international trips With the strong Australian economy the signs are very encouraging for those numbers to continue to grow Tinseth said Over the past decade we have seen significant change in the market with the emergence of new carriers and new business models which provide greater options for passengers The number of aircraft in service in Australia has increased by 51 percent over the past decade That s a trend we expect to continue with 57 percent of new aircraft forecast for delivery into Oceania over the next 20 years to account for growth Tinseth forecasts strong demand for new efficient single aisle aircraft They will account for 69 percent of the 970 new aircraft required over the next 20 years In the single aisle category is the Next Generation Boeing 737 the most widely flown jetliner in the world To keep up with demand Boeing announced recently that it will boost production of 737s to a record 42 aircraft per month by the first half of 2014 Twin aisle aircraft such as Boeing s 787 Dreamliner and the 777 family will account for 27 percent of deliveries with large aircraft such as the 747 8 accounting for three percent and regional aircraft one percent

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2011/July/Boeing-boosts-20-year-aircraft-forecast-as-demand (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing announces senior leadership changes at its Australian aerostructures and defence businesses
    is appointed vice president and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia BDA and John Duddy will become managing director of Boeing Aerostructures Australia BAA These appointments will further enhance Boeing Australia s solid relationships with our customers and reinforce our competitive advantage within the local aerospace and defence market said Ian Thomas president of Boeing Australia and South Pacific Gillis who most recently served as BDA chief operating officer will now lead all BDA activities in the global defence market He will work closely with Bill Profilet Vice President Business Development Boeing Defense Space Security who is based in Canberra and is responsible for defence sales and marketing Before joining Boeing Gillis led the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation s DMO acquisition and sustainment reform agenda in his position as DMO general manager systems Gillis brings a strong understanding of the Australian defence customer making him well suited to lead Boeing Defence Australia through its next chapter Thomas said Duddy joins BAA as managing director after a highly successful two and a half year assignment at BDA in Brisbane where he played an integral role in transforming BDA to its new business model During Duddy s tenure BDA successfully executed several significant projects including the final delivery and acceptance into service of the Vigilare and High Frequency Modernisation programs Thomas said As Melbourne based managing director of BAA Duddy will be responsible for management oversight of BAA s Fishermans Bend and Bankstown operations focused on designing testing manufacturing and assembling aircraft structures including composites for commercial and military application He will transition into the role over the next few months Mark Ross BAA managing director since 2006 is returning to Seattle and a new position which will be announced later Ross successfully led the start up of the 787 Moveable Trailing

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2011/June/Boeing-announces-senior-leadership-changes-at-its (2014-01-05)
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