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  • Jul 13, 2018

    EVERETT, Wash., July 12, 2018 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and U.S Air Force teams recently achieved a major KC-46 tanker program milestone, completing all flight testing required for first delivery. This past week, the KC-46 team concluded both its Military Type Certification testing, and also receiver certification testing with KC-135, F-16 and C-17 aircraft.

  • Jul 11, 2018
    U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command orders four MH-47G Chinook helicopters

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa., July 11, 2018 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received a $139.8 million contract to provide four MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters to the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command.

  • Jul 2, 2018
    Contract provides a total of 58 tiltrotors to United States Navy, Marines, and Air Force, and the government of Japan

    PHILADELPHIA, July 2, 2018 — Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $4,191,533,822 for modification P00008 to convert the previously awarded V-22 tiltrotor aircraft advance acquisition contract (N00019-17-C-0015) to a fixed-price-incentive-fee multiyear contract. This contract provides for the manufacture and delivery of 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the Navy; 14 MV-22B aircraft for the Marine Corps; one CV-22B for the Air Force; and four MV-22B aircraft for the government of Japan.

  • Jun 27, 2018
    First of three CH-47F Block II development aircraft nearing completion

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 27, 2018 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Army celebrated a major CH-47F Block II program milestone with the loading of the first engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) helicopter into final assembly on June 27.

  • May 31, 2018
    A variant of the F/A-18 Super Hornet, the Growler airborne electronic attack fighter jet will be showcased at the Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary Air Show

    ARLINGTON, Va., May 31, 2018 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Navy will exhibit the EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft for the first time in Finland. The jets will be on static and flying display during the Finnish Air Force 100th anniversary air show, June 16-17 at Tikkakoski Airport in Jyväskylä

  • May 4, 2018
    ISS astronauts Drew Feustel and Scott Tingle will take questions from Genes In Space students

    HOUSTON, May 4, 2018 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] will host a televised downlink with astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on May 10 featuring the Genes in Space STEM competition and students who are participating in the research contest. The event will originate from the nonprofit Space Center Houston in Texas and be shown on Facebook Live through NASA’s Johnson Space Center Education Office.

  • Apr 26, 2018

    EVERETT, Wash., April 26, 2018 – Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] KC-46 tanker program has now completed all required Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) flight tests following a successful refueling/communications flight with a C-17 Globemaster III.

  • Apr 25, 2018
    Secure, software-defined radio to bring advanced capabilities

    BERLIN, April 25, 2018 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Rohde & Schwarz have reached an agreement to offer Rohde & Schwarz’s next-generation software-defined airborne radio (SDAR) into the flight systems of H-47 Chinook helicopters. The R&S SDAR will give operators of the Boeing-built Chinook significant communications capabilities.

  • Apr 25, 2018
    Business opportunities on the H-47 Chinook include manufacturing, long-term support and training

    BERLIN, Germany, April 25, 2018 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and ten German aerospace companies reached agreements today to partner on a range of business opportunities on the H-47 Chinook, a contender in Germany’s STH heavy-lift helicopter competition.

  • Apr 4, 2018

    Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently achieved a major certification milestone following a successful refueling flight between two KC-46 tankers. The company's tanker program has now completed its required...

  • Mar 1, 2018
    Boeing to create Australian-developed, exportable autonomous systems capability

    BRISBANE, Mar. 1, 2018— Australia will be home to Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] largest autonomous systems development program outside of the United States following a new partnership agreement with the Queensland Government.

  • Mar 1, 2018

    ARLINGTON, Va., March 1, 2018 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a contract to modernize the U.S. Navy F/A-18 fleet, extending the life of existing Super Hornets from 6,000 to 9,000+ flight hours. In the early 2020s, Boeing will begin installing initial updates to the aircraft that will convert existing Block II Super Hornets to a new Block III configuration.

  • Jan 31, 2018
    Will improve readiness and enable a common configuration

    PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 31, 2018 – The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey team is embarking on a modification effort with the U.S. Marine Corps that will improve readiness and reliability of the fleet of tiltrotor aircraft.

  • Jan 30, 2018
    Washington, D.C. veteran succeeds Tom Bell, who left the company

    ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 30, 2018 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] has tapped Jeff Shockey to be vice president of Global Sales and Marketing for its Defense, Space & Security unit, effective immediately.

  • Dec 22, 2017
    Japan Air Self-Defense Force becomes first international KC-46 customer

    EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 22, 2017 – Through the Foreign Military Sale process, the U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing [NYSE: BA] a $279 million contract for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s (JASDF’s) first KC-46 tanker and logistics support, marking the aircraft’s first international sale.

  • Dec 21, 2017

    EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 21, 2017 – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] KC-46 tanker program an Amended Type Certificate (ATC) for its core 767-2C aircraft configuration, verifying that the fundamental design of the KC-46 tanker is safe and reliable.

  • Dec 20, 2017

    Boeing congratulates the Indian Air Force and 81st “Skylords” Squadron for the C-17 Globemaster III fleet achieving 12,000 flight hours since induction in 2013.

  • Dec 19, 2017
    Unmanned refueling aircraft is completing engine runs, testing

    ST. LOUIS, Dec. 19, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] for the first time is showing what it believes is the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) best suited for refueling U.S. Navy jets operating from aircraft carriers.

  • Dec 14, 2017
    Dutch fleet increases to 20 F-model Chinooks, marks eighth international order of Chinooks in past two years

    PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 14, 2017 – Boeing [NYSA: BA] and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence today signed an agreement that will upgrade six Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Chinook helicopters to the latest F-model configuration, ensuring commonality of systems for their entire fleet of 20 F-model Chinooks. Deliveries of the six modernized Chinooks are planned to begin in 2021.

  • Dec 5, 2017
    Newest aircraft moves closer to delivery after airborne operational checks

    EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 5, 2017 – The first Boeing [NYSE: BA] KC-46A tanker that will be delivered to the U.S. Air Force next year successfully completed its first flight and airborne tests today, taking off from Paine Field at 10:32 a.m. PST and landing approximately three-and-one-half hours later.

  • Nov 30, 2017
    Review with U.S. Air Force confirms baseline requirements for ground-based nuclear deterrent

    ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 30, 2017 – Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program successfully completed its first key review with the U.S. Air Force, validating program technical requirements prior to the design and development phase of America’s next intercontinental ballistic missile system.

  • Nov 17, 2017
    Aircraft Philipp will produce machine parts for the global fleet of the H-47 Chinook helicopters, becomes part of Boeing’s significant supplier base in Germany

    BERLIN, Nov. 17, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Aircraft Philipp Group GmbH today signed a five-year contract to manufacture machine parts for the global fleet of the H-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter at its facilities in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. This is the first Boeing contract with Aircraft Philipp Group, which joins Boeing’s significant supplier base of more than 35 companies in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg and almost 100 companies in Germany.

  • Nov 14, 2017

    PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. [NYSE: TXT] company announced today the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone.

  • Nov 7, 2017
    United States missile defense strengthened to 44 interceptors

    FORT GREELY, ALASKA, Nov. 7, 2017 (updated Nov. 16 with photo and information on media collateral) – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) team recently bolstered America’s defense against long-range ballistic missiles, ahead of schedule, with the installation of the 44th interceptor.

  • Nov 6, 2017
    Grants help fund costs for flight to International Space Station

    BOSTON, Nov. 6, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) have again joined forces to promote the use of the International Space Station (ISS) as an orbiting laboratory capable of producing cutting-edge research across numerous scientific disciplines. The two organizations on Nov. 2 granted a total of $500,000 to three microgravity research companies through startup accelerator MassChallenge™.

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