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  • Boeing Australia - New sustainable bio-derived jet fuel industry is achievable
    with the region s major aviation industry players The report Flight Path to Sustainable Aviation predicts that over the next 20 years a new sustainable Australia New Zealand aviation fuels industry could cut greenhouse gas emissions by 17 per cent generate more than 12 000 jobs and reduce Australia s reliance on aviation fuel imports by 2 billion per annum This study highlights promising options for the aviation industry said the project s leader CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship s economist Paul Graham It also identifies the market infrastructure and governance changes that will be required for success Through the uptake of sustainable bio derived jet fuel together with next generation aircraft and engines the industry can reduce both its emissions and its reliance on imported fossil fuel The study was commissioned by and developed in collaboration with the members of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group including Air New Zealand Boeing Qantas and Virgin Australia together with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation DSTO and The Climate Group It found that production of commercially viable quantities of aviation fuels derived from non food biomass sources eg crop stubble forestry residues municipal waste and algae is a feasible option for Australia and New Zealand It also found there are currently sufficient biomass stocks to support a local jet fuel industry Sustainable bio derived jet fuel complies with social environmental and economic criteria which includes not impacting on food security or the environment and results in a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions The report identifies several major actions that are required by 2015 to ensure the industry can be established These include Creation of a supportive market structure and supply chain Development of refining plants Certification and independent verification to ensure sustainability of the fuel The participants will use the findings of

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2011/May/New-sustainable-bio-derived-jet-fuel-industry-is (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing Delivers Super Hornet Trainers to Royal Australian Air Force
    NYSE BA today announced it has completed delivery of six F A 18E F Super Hornet aircrew and maintenance trainers to the Royal Australian Air Force at RAAF Base Amberley Queensland These are the first Super Hornet training devices for a Foreign Military Sale customer and are part of the acquisition and establishment of 24 Australian F A 18F Block II aircraft initial spares support equipment trainers and training said Mark McGraw Training Systems Services vice president for Boeing The suite of aircrew devices includes two Tactical Operation Flight Trainers TOFT and two Low Cost Trainers LCT Each TOFT is built on Boeing s and L 3 Link s proven F A 18 simulator common hardware and software baseline and is integrated with L 3 Link s 360 degree SimuSphere visual display SimuView image generator and Boeing Training Systems Services mission computer emulation simulated radar electronic countermeasures and Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System and high fidelity crew station controls This provides both pilots and weapons sensor officers with a completely immersive training environment and a full spectrum of advanced tactical training The Boeing built LCT runs a mission computer emulation and provides pilot and air combat officer training for navigation weapons radar and electronic countermeasures The LCT can be reconfigured to accommodate a number of aircrew training combinations with minimal facility requirements Two Integrated Visual Environment Maintenance Trainers IVEMT also were installed including the conversion of an earlier VEMT to the IVEMT configuration The IVEMT is a new development and the first fully integrated Super Hornet maintenance device McGraw said It allows maintenance personnel to virtually train across all major Super Hornet systems and subsystems The IVEMT s features include an interactive 3 D model environment test support equipment and realistic aircraft responses Students can perform more than 500 routine

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  • Boeing Australia - Brisbane firm is latest Australian company to win Boeing business
    components for Boeing 737 747 757 767 and 777 model aircraft Ferra Engineering was identified as a potential supplier by the Boeing Office of Australian Industry Capability OAIC which was established with support from the Defence Materiel Organisation s Industry Division Boeing is committed to working with Australian firms to create enduring value while helping them gain access to our global supply chain This contract win for Ferra Engineering is another valuable investment in Australia s engineering and aerospace industry said Ian Thomas President of Boeing Australia and South Pacific Over the past three years Ferra has worked closely with the OAIC for training and development that has helped us to be more competitive said Mark Scherrer Ferra Engineering managing director The OAIC also facilitated bid opportunities that ultimately led to contracts with several US based Boeing sites With our performance to those contracts our business is expanding rapidly As part of this long term agreement Ferra is now planning to open a new office in the United States to provide additional services and further expand our export business The OAIC offers an alternative to traditional industrial offsets to increase global business opportunities for Australian companies Through the OAIC Boeing was the first prime contractor to address Australia s 2007 Defence Industry Policy Since then the OAIC has helped Australian firms win contracts worth more than US 200 million in support of commercial aircraft programs such as 747 767 777 and the 787 Dreamliner as well as the Airborne Early Warning Control aircraft CH 47 Chinook transport helicopter KC 135 and F A 18E F Super Hornet fighter aircraft The OAIC provides Australian small and medium enterprises with mentoring and training in areas such as Lean manufacturing quality management systems specialised manufacturing and machining skills and business management Additionally the

    Original URL path: http://www.boeing.com.au/News/Releases/2011/May/Brisbane-firm-is-latest-Australian-company-to-win (2014-01-05)
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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing Vigilare System Completes Operational Testing in Australia
    acceptance by the Commonwealth of Australia Vigilare s second week of operational testing was incorporated into Exercise Aces South a key combat exercise for pilots and air defence operators studying to become advanced fighter tactics instructors and controllers Exercise Aces South provided an excellent opportunity to put the newly installed Vigilare system at EROC through its paces We threw our best and brightest people into the exercise and they worked the new system extremely hard through some complex and intense air battle scenarios said Wing Commander Richard Pizzuto Officer Temporary Commanding RAAF No 41 Wing I ve been impressed with how the Vigilare system performed and with the increased functionality it delivers It s an exciting new capability for Air Force and one which sets us up well for the future Vigilare combines information in near real time from a wide range of platforms sensors tactical data links and intelligence networks to deliver tactical and strategic surveillance operations and battlespace management in the air and joint domains The live inputs from these sources present a unified operational picture to the user at single or multiple operational centres Vigilare demonstrated a new level of network centric capability for the RAAF by networking a broad range of RAAF assets into the battlespace through EROC said Lee Davis Vigilare project manager Boeing Defence Australia RAAF operators situational awareness was enhanced by their ability to connect to Vigilare s advanced surveillance and tactical management capabilities Platforms participating in the exercise included F A 18 Classic Hornets F A 18F Super Hornets Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft Hawks a 707 Tanker and a P 3 Orion Vigilare consists of two regional operations centres EROC and the Northern Regional Operations Centre which has been operational since September 2010 and is located at RAAF Base

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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing, US Navy Mark Delivery of 500th Super Hornet/Growler
    arsenal and the United States newest tactical aircraft providing the ability to block enemy radar and electronic systems The Super Hornet and Growler both combat deployed have continuously increased capability for the warfighter while reducing cost for the Navy and the taxpayer F A 18 and EA 18 Programs Vice President Kory Mathews said at the ceremony Boeing has delivered every F A 18E F and EA 18G to the U S Navy on budget and ahead of schedule Today is another significant milestone for a program that has by any measure exceeded expectations for cost schedule and performance said Capt Mark Darrah F A 18 and EA 18G program manager PMA 265 The PMA 265 Hornet Industry Team has consistently delivered capable and reliable aircraft to our fleet customer The F A 18E F and EA 18G will operate from U S Navy aircraft carriers through 2035 and beyond with the flexibility to seamlessly operate from land based airfields These aircraft were designed with extensive growth capacity enabling evolutionary technology to be added throughout the life of the aircraft to expand capabilities and remain well ahead of changing threats said Mathews The Boeing F A 18E F Super Hornet is a multirole aircraft able to perform virtually every mission in the tactical spectrum including air superiority day night strike with precision guided weapons fighter escort close air support suppression of enemy air defenses maritime strike reconnaissance forward air control and tanker missions The Super Hornet Block II achieved Initial Operational Capability in 2007 Boeing is on contract to deliver 24 two seat F A 18F Super Hornets to the Royal Australian Air Force The Super Hornet also is a competitor in ongoing fighter competitions in Brazil India Malaysia and Japan The Boeing EA 18G Growler is the only air

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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing Supports Australian Army Kiowa Fleet Through 60,000 Flight Hours
    The achievement includes 180 hours of relief efforts following the recent cyclone and flooding in Queensland Boeing and its heritage companies have supported the Kiowa for 14 years Since the Army Aviation Training Training Support AATTS contract began in 2007 Boeing has trained more than 120 Kiowa pilots and performed ongoing maintenance tasks for 19 Kiowa training helicopters at the Army Aviation Training Centre in Oakey and for the 173rd Aviation Squadron s eight transport Kiowas at Holsworthy New South Wales When Cyclone Yasi severely damaged north Queensland in February the Australian Army supplied all available training and transport Kiowas to support Operation Yasi Assist said Mark Brownsey program manager for Boeing Defence Australia BDA Boeing aircraft maintainers worked around the clock alongside the Army for two weeks to keep those Kiowas flying Congratulations to our AATTS team for achieving this milestone and for assisting the Army with its 2 000 training missions annually The support from BDA during the Queensland floods this year was simply outstanding and the Army Aviation Training Centre aircraft and crews could not have conducted the lifesaving flying operations that they did without this one team approach said Col Peter Steel Commandant at the School of Army Aviation Army Aviation Training Centre Boeing also trains the Army s Black Hawk helicopter pilots aircrew and technicians at Oakey and the service s CH 47D Chinook pilots and technicians at 5th Aviation Regiment in Townsville north Queensland The company will continue to deliver the AATTS training and flight support program until the Australian Defence Force s Project Air 9000 Phase 7 Helicopter Aircrew Training System HATS comes into service HATS will combine the delivery of Australian Army and Navy rotary wing training Boeing Defence Australia a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company and a business unit

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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing, Australia Announce Order for 5th C-17 Globemaster III
    allows the Royal Australian Air Force RAAF to expand its C 17 fleet as it faces an increased demand for humanitarian and disaster relief missions RAAF C 17s supported relief efforts to earthquake and tsunami affected regions in Japan under Operation PACIFIC ASSIST for nearly two weeks in March The RAAF delivered personnel and more than 1 million pounds of cargo including food and water vehicles disaster relief equipment and pumps to help cool the Fukushima nuclear power plant Weeks earlier the RAAF supported relief efforts in Christchurch New Zealand following an earthquake there and to several communities in Queensland Australia that were affected by flooding Boeing thanks the RAAF a C 17 customer since 2006 for its confidence in the airlifter s capabilities said Bob Ciesla C 17 program manager for Boeing We salute the RAAF and its crews who helped save lives in Japan Australia and New Zealand We are proud to serve as their partner Due to the RAAF s immediate need for an additional airlifter the U S Air Force has approved Australia s request to take delivery of its fifth C 17 in August The airlifter will be assigned to RAAF Base Amberley s 36 Squadron near Brisbane The C 17 can transport large payloads across vast ranges land on short austere runways and operate in extreme climates It is the only airlifter that possesses both tactical and strategic capabilities Boeing provides support to the RAAF s C 17s through the C 17 Globemaster III Sustainment Partnership a Performance Based Logistics program that includes an extensive support network Boeing has delivered 230 C 17s worldwide to date including 20 to international customers The U S Air Force including active National Guard and Reserve units has taken delivery of 210 Other customers include the United Kingdom

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  • Boeing Australia - Boeing Vigilare System Completes Site Acceptance Testing
    enhanced battlespace management and surveillance operations for the RAAF Boeing and the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation s Vigilare Project Office recently received an Australian Defence Magazine Judges Choice Award for their collaboration and commitment as they deliver Vigilare to the RAAF EROC is the last piece of the puzzle for Vigilare Once it joins the Northern Regional Operations Centre NROC in operations the RAAF will have a truly complete and comprehensive operational picture of the skies above Australia and surrounding areas said Lee Davis Vigilare project manager Boeing Defence Australia EROC s final test is an operational test that will take place from March 28 to April 8 Operational testing prepares EROC for conditional acceptance which is the last milestone before final system acceptance from the Commonwealth of Australia NROC located at RAAF Base Tindal Northern Territory has been operational since Sept 2 The Judge s Choice Award is especially gratifying as we prepare to complete delivery of this complex project to Australia said Mike Scott general manager of Boeing Defence Australia s Network Space Systems division We re enormously proud to be recognised for excellence in collaboration with the Defence Materiel Organisation and our supplier partners Vigilare the RAAF s ground based air defence system consists of two operations centres NROC and EROC which are equipped with operator consoles and equipment to form a recognised wide area surveillance picture that is distributed to national command and control centres NC3S is Boeing Defence Australia s international Vigilare product It combines information in near real time from a wide range of platforms sensors tactical data links and intelligence networks to deliver tactical and strategic surveillance operations and battlespace management in the air and joint domains The live inputs from these sources present a unified operational picture to the operator at single

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