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January 18, 2013
07:40 EDTALNPY, BA, EADSY, LMTBatteries used in Dreamliners raised concerns before, WSJ reports
Batteries like those related to Boeing's (BA) 787 Dreamliner have raised growing concerns with air-safety regulators in recent years, reports the Wall Street Journal. But It remains unclear whether those batteries, produced by Japan's GS Yuasa Co., caused the problems on two Dreamliners operated by All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines. Other factors could have contributed to the incidents, say industry officials. The power cells posed a risk because they can be highly flammable. Lithium batteries are vulnerable to overheating if overcharged, or if discharged too rapidly, and overheated or damaged batteries can catch fire. They burn at extremely high temperatures, may emit flammable vapors, flames or sparks, and can even explode, the Journal reports. Also, lithium batteries are being used more widely in aircraft. The U.S. military's new F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter jet uses ones produced by a unit of French battery maker Saft Groupe. No safety incidents have been publicly reported. Lockheed Martin (LMT) builds the fighter. Airbus (EADSY) uses small lithium batteries for emergency power on its two-deck A380 superjumbo.The company plans to use bigger lithium batteries on its new A350 model, but those cells still will be smaller than those aboard the Dreamliner. What's unusual about the Dreamliner is that it relies on electric power for most of its functions. Reference Link
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April 14, 2014
16:49 EDTBASpirit AeroSystems, Boeing amend supply agreement
Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) disclosed in a regulatory filing that on April the company entered an agreement with Boeing (BA) amending Spirit’s long-term supply agreement with Boeing covering products for Boeing’s B737, B747, B767 and B777 commercial aircraft programs. The amended agreement establishes pricing terms for recurring products for the period commencing on April 1 and ending on December 31, 2015. Prices will continue to be adjusted each year based on a quantity-based price adjustment formula described in the agreement, whereby average per-unit prices are higher at lower volumes. Prices continue to be subject to other adjustments provided for under the agreement. The new pricing terms will not be applied to the period prior to April 1. Spirit does not expect the amended agreement to have a material impact on previously announced EPS guidance.
07:06 EDTLMT, BAU.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation to hold a symposium
GEOINT 2013 Symposium, originally scheduled for October 2013, is being held in Tampa, Florida on April 14-17.
April 11, 2014
08:22 EDTEADSY, BAAerCap completes 29 aircraft transactions in Q1
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April 9, 2014
16:08 EDTLMTNorthrop Grumman ships payload module two months early
Northrop Grumman (NOC) shipped the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite payload module nearly two months early, at Lockheed Martin (LMT) Space Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., AEHF system prime contractor.Complete payload delivery is expected to finish a full six months early.
13:49 EDTBABoeing, Air Canada sign agreement for Boeing Maintenance Performance Toolbox
Boeing (BA) announced that Air Canada (AIDIF) has signed an agreement to implement the Boeing Maintenance Performance Toolbox to support maintenance operations for its 767, 777, 787 and 737 MAX airplane fleets. The Maintenance Performance Toolbox suite delivers access to information that technicians need to resolve airplane maintenance issues. As part of the Toolbox deployment project, Boeing will also provide services for transition and migration of customized data from maintenance management applications currently used by Air Canada, and will enable integration with existing maintenance resource planning systems.
07:21 EDTLMTPentagon expects Lockheed, Pratt deal on F-35 lot by May's end, Reuters says
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April 7, 2014
15:03 EDTEADSYUnited Technologies unit to provide engines for 30 more Lufthansa A320neos
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12:21 EDTBABoeing now sees completing C-17 production in mid-2015
Boeing adjusted slightly the timing for ending C-17 Globemaster III production and closing its Long Beach, Calif., C-17 final assembly facility after a successful two-decade production run of the world's premier airlifter.Based on current market trends and the timing of expected orders, Boeing anticipates completing C-17 production in mid-2015, an adjustment of approximately three months from an initial estimate of late 2015. The company announced plans to end C-17 production in September 2013. Boeing expects inventory–related charges of approximately $50M, which will be recorded in Q1, as a result of this announcement.
April 6, 2014
18:00 EDTBAU.S. says ending Boeing fighter jet line won't damage suppliers, Reuters says
The Defense Department decided that halting orders for Boeing's F/A-18 fighter jets and EA-18G electronic attack planes would not jeopardize suppliers for other big weapons programs, says Reuters. Reference Link
April 4, 2014
17:16 EDTBABoeing gets license to sell spare parts to Iran, Reuters says
Boeing has been granted a license from the U.S. Treasury Department allowing it to sell spare parts for commercial aircraft to Iran, reports Reuters. Reference Link
12:43 EDTBABoeing delivers first 787 Dreamliner to Kenya Airways
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09:13 EDTBAOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Mylan (MYL), up 6.8% after report of desire to buy Swedish rival Meda, which confirmed it had been in talks with Mylan but rejected the company's takeover offer. Shares of Mylan were also upgraded to Buy this morning at Citigroup... Mercury Systems (MRCY), up 8.8% after Reuters said Boeing (BA) is considering a takeover bid of the supplier..Micron (MU), up 3% after reporting earnings and revenue that topped expectations... Align (ALGN), up 6% after winning patent case against ClearCorrect... GameStop (GME), up 2.8% following upgrade at BofA Merrill Lynch... Potbelly (PBPB), up 4.6% after upgrade at William Blair.... SYNNEX (SNX), up 18.5% after earnings report. LOWER: CarMax (KMX), down 3.3% after reporting earnings and revenue that fell below expectations... Halozyme (HALO), down 33% after announcing temporary halt of Phase 2 trial enrollment for PEGPH20... Ocean Power (OPTT), down 15% after 3.8M share Spot Secondary priced at $3.10.
06:43 EDTBA, EADSYDelta looking for offers from Boeing, Airbus for new jets, WSJ reports
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06:40 EDTBA, LMTSpaceX to compete with Boeing-Lockheed JV for satellite launch, WSJ says
Elon Musk's SpaceX is expected to compete with a joint venture between Boeing (BA) and Lockheed Martin (LMT) for a contest to launch a military satellite next year, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Defense Department has also put a study into developing a new rocket engine that could reduce reliance on the Russian engine used on a rocket employed by Boeing-Lockheed JV. Reference Link
April 3, 2014
18:56 EDTBAOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:34 EDTBABoeing weighs buy of Mercury Systems, Reuters says
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14:44 EDTBADelta may replace existing Boeing jets with new widebodies, Reuters says
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11:07 EDTBABoeing reports 161 commercial deliveries in Q1
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06:23 EDTBA, EADSYBoeing, Airbus rivalry moves to tanker market, WSJ reports
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06:22 EDTBABoeing to cut as man as 300 Australian contrators, WSJ reports
Boeing plans to cut as many as 300 contractors from its Boeing Aerostructures Australia facility by the end of the year, reports the Wall Street Journal. The company said, "This was always our intention when the company's aircraft programs stabilized at full production rates." Reference Link
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