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SPEEA technical members vote to accept four-year contract

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Technical workers at Boeing have approved a new four-year contract, putting an end to negotiations that have lasted nearly one year. Votes tallied March 18 by the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, IFPTE Local 2001 show Technical workers voted 4,244 to accept and 654 to reject. Union negotiators told members a second rejection…

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First Boeing-built Inmarsat-5 satellite on track for 2013 launch

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The first of three Inmarsat-5 Global Xpress satellites being built by Boeing has successfully completed a key system life test, paving the way for it to launch later this year.

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Boeing ships third Intelsat 702MP satellite for launch

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The third of four 702 Medium Power satellites that Boeing is manufacturing for Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, arrived at the Long Beach, Calif., home port of launch provider Sea Launch Nov. 28. Scheduled for launch in the first quarter of 2013, Intelsat 27 is designed to…

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Northrop Grumman begins sampling new gallium nitride packaged power amplifier for military, commercial high-power amplifier needs

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -†Northrop Grumman has developed a new gallium nitride (GaN) flange packaged power amplifier, APN180FP, targeting military and commercial Ka-band communication applications. This product represents the first commercial availability of a packaged, GaN-based component from the company. “The APN180FP provides customers with a powerful, easy-to-use, high-frequency product that greatly expands the accessibility of…

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MEXSAT Bicentenario satellite completes on-orbit testing

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The MEXSAT Bicentenario satellite, built by Boeing partner Orbital Sciences Corporation, has completed on-orbit testing and has been accepted by the customer, the first step to establishing a space-based communications network that will markedly improve Mexico’s satellite communications capabilities. The Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes (Secretary of Communications and Transportation) of…

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Wyle wins $4.9 million award to provide technical analysis to U.S. Navy

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Wyle has been awarded a task order valued at $4.9 million from the Defense Technical Information Center’s Reliability Information Analysis Center to provide weaponeering and stores planning test and evaluation for the U.S. Navy. Wyle will provide reliability, maintainability, quality, supportability, and interoperability analysis, systems engineering activities, test plan preparation, automated…

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Next gen GPS operational control system successfully achieves milestone B approval

Posted November 9, 2012 by

Officials from the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Global Positioning Systems Directorate announced that the U.S. Air Force and Raytheon successfully met all requirements to enter into the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Next Generation Operational Control System. The decision was approved by Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and…

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Boeing delivers FAB-T test units to U.S. Air Force

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. The Boeing family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals wideband communications program has entered a new phase by delivering the first two engineering development models to the U.S. Air Force. Able to perform nearly all FAB-T production terminal mission functions, the models will be tested through June under realistic operational conditions aboard aircraft…

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Boeing Flies First 787-9 Dreamliner

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SEATTLE, Sept. 17, 2013  – The Boeing [NYSE: BA] 787-9 Dreamliner took to the skies for the first time today, beginning a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery in mid-2014. With its distinctive new Boeing livery, the newest member of the efficient 787 family completed a 5-hour, 16-minute flight, taking off from Paine Field in…

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Boeing delivers Qatar Emiri Air Force’s 4th C-17 Globemaster III

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Boeing delivered the Qatar Emiri Air Force's fourth C-17 Globemaster III Dec. 10 in Long Beach, Calif.

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