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October 22, 2014
17:28 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded $110.52M government contract
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16:33 EDTBAOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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15:37 EDTRTNNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Comcast (CMCSA), consensus 71c; Union Pacific (UNP), consensus $1.52; 3M (MMM), consensus $1.96; AbbVie (ABBV), consensus 77c; Celgene (CELG), consensus 95c; Eli Lilly (LLY), consensus 67c; Occidental Petroleum (OXY), consensus $1.57; Caterpillar (CAT), consensus $1.36; Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN), consensus $1.16; Precision Castparts (PCP), consensus $3.32; Raytheon (RTN), consensus $1.60; American Electric Power (AEP), consensus $1.02; Southwest Airlines (LUV), consensus 53c; Lorillard (LO), consensus 90c; T. Rowe Price (TROW), consensus $1.15; Mead Johnson (MJN), consensus 91c; Zimmer Holdings (ZMH), consensus $1.30; Nucor (NUE), consensus 73c; Nielsen (NLSN), consensus 65c; Prologis (PLD), consensus 46c; Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL), consensus $1.06; Under Armour (UA), consensus 40c; EQT (EQT), consensus 56c; Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS), consensus 88c; Cameron International (CAM), consensus $1.10; Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), consensus 89c; Quest Diagnostics (DGX), consensus $1.08; CMS Energy (CMS), consensus 41c; Airgas (ARG), consensus $1.29; PulteGroup (PHM), consensus 36c; Diamond Offshore (DO), consensus 79c; Bemis (BMS), consensus 67c.
12:09 EDTBAOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:34 EDTBABoeing says re-evaluates 747 production rate every quarter
11:24 EDTBABoeing says making progress on reducing 787-8 unit costs
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10:55 EDTBABoeing sees operating cash flow growth in 2015
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10:49 EDTBABoeing sees completing repurchase program over next 1-2 years
Plans to increase 737 production rate from 42 per month to 47 in 2017. Says production increases supported by strong jet demand. Says will increase 767 production rate to 2 per month from 1 by 2016. Sees demand for 777 remaining "healthy" through end of this decade. Says has 45 commitments for 777 YTD. Says production bridge from 737 to MAX "solid," says 1st MAX delivery expected in 2017. Says smooth transition from 777 to 777x a priority. Says working to reduce defense operating costs by $2B. Says expects to complete repurchase program over approximately next 1-2 years. returning cash to shareholders remains a priority. Cuts FY14 CapEx view to $2.3B. Says "confident" in long term cash generation potential. Comments made on the Q3 earnings conference call.
10:29 EDTBABoeing says global economic growth continues at moderate pace
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09:14 EDTGDGeneral Dynamics: Aerospace to enjoystrong order intake in Q4
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09:14 EDTGDGeneral Dynamics raises FY14 EPS cont ops to 7.60-$7.70 from $7.40-$7.45
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08:05 EDTBAFly Leasing purchases three new Boeing 737-800s
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08:05 EDTLMTLockheed Martin provides operational support for US border protection
Lockheed Martin is providing operational support for a Persistent Threat Detection System aerostat system that is being evaluated by the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection along the Southern border of the United States. Currently protecting coalition forces overseas, the U.S. Army uses PTDS to help troops identify threats, track insurgents, and enhance overall readiness for the men and women in theater. With the troop drawdown, more of the systems are becoming available for other uses.
07:39 EDTBABoeing backs FY14 commercial airplane deliveries view of 715-725
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07:37 EDTBABoeing reports Q3 Commercial deliveries up 9% to 186 airplanes
07:37 EDTBABoeing reports Commercial Airplanes booked 501 net orders in Q3
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07:34 EDTBABoeing raises FY14 core EPS view to $8.10-$8.30, consensus $8.28
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07:32 EDTBABoeing reports Q3 core EPS $2.14, consensus $1.98
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07:07 EDTGDGeneral Dynamics reports end Q3 backlog $74.4B
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07:06 EDTGDGeneral Dynamics reports Q3 EPS $2.06, consensus $1.91
Reports Q3 revenue $7.75B, consensus $7.58B. Company-wide operating margins for Q3 were 12.9%, 50 basis points higher than third-quarter 2013 margins.
07:05 EDTNOCNorthrop Grumman raises FY14 EPS view to $9.40-$9.50, consensus $9.35
Prior FY14 EPS view $9.15-$9.35. Sees FY14 sales about $23.8B, versus prior view of $23.5B-$23.8B, consensus $23.71B. Backs FY14 free cash flow $1.7B-$2B.
07:03 EDTNOCNorthrop Grumman reports Q3 adjusted EPS $2.26, consensus $2.14
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06:55 EDTBAAirbus aims to replace Boeing 757 with long-haul A321neo, Reuters says
In an effort to replace with Boeing's (BA) discontinued 757 jetliner, Airbus (EADSY) has started offering carriers a long-haul model of its A321neo aircraft, according to Reuters, citing comments from an Airbus representative. Reference Link
05:14 EDTBABoeing, COMAC open demonstration facility
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October 21, 2014
16:36 EDTLMTOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher after a report showed existing homes sales hit their fastest pace in a year during September and Apple (AAPL) gave a better than expected sales forecast for its December quarter. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., existing home sales beat estimates in September, rising 2.4% from the prior month to a 5.17M rate. In China, GDP slowed to 7.3% year-over-year growth pace in Q3 from 7.5% in Q2, though that was slightly better than expected. Chinese industrial production expanded at a 8.0% rate in September, which was well above projections and up from 6.9% growth in August. China's retail sales grew 11.6% in September compared to the prior year, which was nearly in-line with expectations. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Apple rose $2.71, or 2.72%, to $102.47 after the company reported better than expected quarterly results and gave a better than expected forecast for its sales during the holiday quarter. Following last night's report, analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald said the iPhone maker "executed impressively" in Q4 and provided a strong outlook for Q1. The firm, which believes investors should "start thinking more boldly" about the company, raised its price target for shares to $143 from $123 and kept a Buy rating on the stock... Five of the Dow's 30 members reported on their quarterly results this morning and Coca-Cola (KO) was the clear loser in the bunch. The soda giant's shares dropped $2.61, or 6.03%, to $40.68 after its revenue missed expectations, it warned that it now expects to be below its long-term EPS growth target for 2014, and the company announced new cost-saving measures. Among the other four, McDonald’s (MCD) fell 0.63%, Verizon (VZ) added 0.43%, United Technologies (UTX) gained 0.49%, and Travelers (TRV) rose 1.12%. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers following their earnings reports were medical equipment manufacturer Waters (WAT), which rose $9.63, or 9.87%, to $107.17, and motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson (HOG), which advanced $4.27, or 7.31%, to $62.65. Among the noteworthy losers was Ocwen Financial (OCN), which plunged $4.78, or 18.2%, to $21.48 after the company was called out by the New York Department of Financial Services for erroneously dated letters to borrowers. Benjamin Lawsky, the Superintendent for the NYDFS, stated in his letter to the company that if his department concludes it cannot trust Ocwen's systems and processes, "then it cannot trust Ocwen is complying with the law." Also lower following their earnings reports were Mexican restaurant operator Chipotle (CMG), which fell $45.48, or 6.96%, to $607.55, and defense contractor Lockheed Martin (LMT), which slid $2.92, or 1.66%, to $172.61. INDEXES: The Dow gained 215.14, or 1.31%, to 16,614.81, the Nasdaq advanced 103.40, or 2.4%, to 4,419.48, and the S&P 500 rose 37.27, or 1.96%, to 1,941.28.
15:35 EDTGD, BA, NOCNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:19 EDTBAEarnings Preview: Boeing shares flat since Q2 earnings report
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14:01 EDTBABoeing technical comments ahead of results
The stock has performed in line with returns from the broader averages over the last three months. The trend has been range bound with the bulk of the range contained at $118 at the low and $128.50 at the high. These two bounds become the defining markers for post-earnings reactions. A breakout above $128.50 would see first resistance at $130.31 and then at $132.99 and $133.97. The latter is a prior pivot high. If the news disappoints, it isn't likely that shares would reach the low of the range unless the news was an extreme disappointment. First support of significance would be at $124.10 and then at $122.16 and $120.29.
13:31 EDTBABoeing invests over $1B in Everett site
Boeing announced the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, Washington campus. Permitting for the new 1M-square-foot facility was completed approximately seven weeks earlier than anticipated, allowing for an accelerated start to construction. Boeing is investing more than $1B in the Everett site for construction and outfitting of the new building. Completion of the new building, which is expected in May 2016, will require approximately 3.5M hours of work. At its peak, there will be approximately 1.2K contract employees working on the project. First delivery of the 777X is targeted for 2020.
08:06 EDTNOCNorthrop Grumman by Airbus Helicopters
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07:32 EDTLMTLockheed Martin reports Q3 Aeronautics sales down 2% to $3.54B
Reports Q3 Information Systems & Global Solutions sales down 5% to $1.95B; Reports Q3 Missiles and Fire Control sales down 5% to $1.91B; Reports Q3 Mission Systems and Training sales down 1% to $1.68B; Reports Q3 Space Systems sales up 4% to $2.03B.
07:28 EDTLMTLockheed Martin expects FY15 sales to decline at low single digit rate
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07:27 EDTLMTLockheed Martin raises FY14 EPS to $11.15 from $10.85-$11.15, consensus $11.14
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07:26 EDTLMTLockheed Martin reports Q3 cash from operations was $990M
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07:25 EDTLMTLockheed Martin reports Q3 EPS cont ops $2.76, consensus $2.71
Reports Q3 revenue $11.11B, consensus $11.28B
07:10 EDTBAESYBAE Systems acquires SilverSky
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06:11 EDTBAESYBAE Systems to acquire SilverSky for $232.5M on cash free, debt free basis
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October 20, 2014
15:36 EDTLMTNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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13:01 EDTBABoeing partners with Kenya Airways
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07:48 EDTLMIALMI Aerospace awarded contracts to supply parts for Gulfstream business jets
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06:10 EDTBALufthansa publishes timetable in response to VC planned strike
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October 17, 2014
16:56 EDTGDLongview Asset reports 9.97% stake in General Dynamics
11:58 EDTBATextron rallies after better than expected Q3 EPS, raising FY14 profit outlook
Shares of aircraft and defense company Textron (TXT) are advancing after the firm reported better than expected third quarter earnings per share and raised its profit outlook for fiscal 2014. WHAT'S NEW: Textron this morning reported Q3 EPS from continuing operations of 57c and revenue of $3.43B, compared to consensus of 52c and $3.63B, respectively. Aviation revenue for the quarter came in at $1.08B, Bell revenue was $1.18B, Systems revenue was $358M, Industrial revenue was $785M and Finance revenue was $25M for the quarter. Chief Executive Officer Scott Donnelly said commented that the increased revenues at Aviation, Industrial and Bell primarily reflected the success of its new product investment and acquisition strategies. Donnelly said the company achieved significant margin improvement in the quarter at Textron Aviation, which reflected higher volumes and better performance. Bell also had improved performance in Q3, Donnelly said, leading to an increase in quarterly margins compared to last year. WHAT’S NOTABLE: The company raised its FY14 EPS from continuing operations view to $2.05-$2.15 from $1.92-$2.12, in line with analysts' consensus estimates of $2.07. Textron also raised its FY14 outlook for cash flow from continuing operations of the manufacturing group before pension contributions to $700M-$800M, with expected pension contributions of around $83M. On the company's earnings conference call, management said it saw a pickup of orders in September and October in the new aircraft market. The company said it is also seeing significant contributions from its M&A investments. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Textron rose $4.16, or about 12.4%, to $37.82 on heavy trading volume. Including today’s advance, the stock has gained approximately 36% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the aircraft and defense business include Boeing (BA), up 2.6%, Spirit Aerosystems (SPR), up 3.8%, and Embraer SA (ERJ) up 3.9%.
07:32 EDTBABoeing volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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07:31 EDTBAEMC volatility elevated into Q3 results and outlook
EMC October weekly call option implied volatility is at 51, November is at 34, January is at 27; compared to its 26-week average of 23 into the expected release of Q3 results on October 22.
October 16, 2014
14:58 EDTGDArmy poised to order more Stryker vehicles, Defense News says
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14:55 EDTGDTeledyne awarded major marine defense electronics contract from General Dynamics
Teledyne Technologies (TDY) announced that its Teledyne Oil & Gas group has been awarded a contract by General Dynamics Electric Boat of Groton, (GD) for materials and engineering support covering electrical and fiber optic interconnect assembly hardware primarily from Teledyne’s DGO business unit based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This contract represents the largest single award in the fifty-plus-year history of Teledyne DGO and directly supports the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class submarine program. The contract is a multi-year award, covering a total of ten ship-sets, with manufacturing to commence in 2015.
13:03 EDTBABoeing reports one new 747 order in weekly update
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08:02 EDTRTNRaytheon awarded $49.5M missile contract by U.S. Navy
Raytheon has been awarded a $49.5M contract by the U.S. Navy for production of new laser-guided Maverick missiles. The Navy also intends to exercise a contract option to purchase additional units bringing the total contract value to $54.9M.
06:28 EDTBABoeing mulls potential helicopter deal with Brazilian Army, Reuters says
Boeing said that the Brazilian Army has shown an interest in purchasing a few of the company's CH-47 Chinook helicopters, and explained that it maintains its opinion that Brazil is a noteworthy collaborator for projects in the defense and commercial space, according to Reuters, citing comments from Boeing spokesman Scott Day. Reference Link
October 15, 2014
10:01 EDTLMT, NOCNorthrop Grumman awarded contract from Lockheed
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09:14 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded $124.6M THAAD contract
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09:02 EDTLMTLockheed Martin working on new compact fusion reactor
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October 14, 2014
17:29 EDTBAESY, GDU.S. Army may revive Ground Combat Vehicle program, WSJ says
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17:17 EDTLMTLockheed Martin awarded $595.48M government contract modification
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15:55 EDTRTNRaytheon to resume work on Army software following court ruling
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07:11 EDTLMTAssociation of the U.S. Army to hold annual meeting
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05:48 EDTRTNRaytheon signs LOI with PIT-RADWAR
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October 13, 2014
14:29 EDTBABoeing begins production on first 737 MAX parts
Boeing has started production of the first 737 MAX fuselage stringers at Boeing Fabrication Integrated AeroStructures in Auburn, Wash. Stringers run the length of the fuselage structure giving it stability and strength. After forming, Boeing will send the stringers to Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita, Kan. for incorporation into the first 737 MAX fuselage. From there the fuselage will be shipped to Boeing's Renton, Wash. facility where Boeing employees will build the 737 MAX. The program is on track to begin final assembly of the first 737 MAX in 2015. The airplane will be part of the flight test fleet and is scheduled to fly in 2016. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. The 737 MAX will be 14% more fuel-efficient than today's most efficient Next-Generation 737s – and 20% better than the original Next-Generation 737s when they first entered service.
10:58 EDTLMTLockheed Martin receives $90.6M foreign military sale contract from U.S. Army
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10:17 EDTBAEbola related weakness in aerospace stocks seen as buying opportunity
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10:08 EDTLLL, GDOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:02 EDTBAESYGE receives order from BAE Systems for 3U VPX rugged systems
GE’s Intelligent Platforms business (GE) announced at AUSA that it had received a $2.6M order from BAE Systems Platforms and Services (BAESY) for a quantity of its latest generation 3U VPX COTS Rugged Systems that deliver an advanced HPEC capability. The COTS Rugged Systems will be deployed as part of the US Army’s CETU which sees in-vehicle training and simulation incorporated into the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
08:28 EDTLLLL-3 Communications upgraded to Fair Value from Sell at CRT Capital
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07:42 EDTGDGeneral Dynamics upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham
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07:26 EDTBACommercial aerospace stocks should be bought on any weakness, says Wells Fargo
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07:15 EDTRTN, LLLNational Association of Corporate Directors to hold a conference
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October 12, 2014
19:41 EDTBABoeing and Garuda Indonesia announce $4.9B order
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October 10, 2014
18:51 EDTBADOJ orders Boeing to pay $23M to resolve False Claims Act allegations
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15:34 EDTLLLL-3 Communications confirms review of Aerospace Systems segment complete
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14:38 EDTLLLL-3 Communications overhang removed, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer said L-3 Communications' accounting revision removes an overhang.
14:32 EDTLLLL-3 Communications received subpoenas over accounting errors
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14:09 EDTLLLL-3 Communications discloses material weaknesses in Aerospace unit
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October 9, 2014
16:53 EDTLLLPointState Capital reports 6.0% passive stake in L-3 Communications
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13:56 EDTBA, NOC, GD, BAESY, LMT, RTNObama calls on Congress to lift defense spending cuts, Politico says
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11:27 EDTBAESYBAE Systems to cut 440 management jobs
BAE Systems has announced 440 potential managerial job losses within its Military Air & Information business. This proposal is driven by the organisation’s continuous drive for efficiency. Chris Boardman, Managing Director of BAE Systems MAI, commented: “It is always regrettable when you have to announce potential job losses. However, we believe that by implementing changes to our management structure we will become a more efficient and effective business, and be better placed to meet the needs of current and potential customers in what is an increasingly competitive market." Reference Link
06:22 EDTBACFM launches next phase of testing for LEAP engine
CFM International's LEAP engine took the skies for the first time on October 6 on a modified 747 flying testbed at GE Aviation Flight Test Operations in Victorville, California, launching the next phase of testing for the advanced engine program. The engine behaved well and completed multiple aeromechnical test points at various altitudes during the nearly three-hour first flight. Over the next several weeks, the engine will complete a comprehensive test schedule that will gauge engine operability, stall margin, performance, and acoustics. The LEAP-1A/-1C variants are on track for engine certification in 2015. The total program, which encompasses all three LEAP engine variants, includes 28 ground and CFM flight test engines, along with a total of 32 flight test engines for Airbus (EADSY), Boeing (BA), and COMAC. Although all three LEAP engine variants will fly on the modified testbed, the configuration currently being tested is a fully integrated propulsion system. CFM is a joint venture between GE (GE) and France's Safran. Reference Link
October 8, 2014
14:04 EDTGDGeneral Dynamics subsidiary receives FAA certification of G650ER
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a subsidiary of General Dynamics, announced that its flagship Gulfstream G650ER has been certified by the FAA. The certification verifies the airworthiness of the aircraft's design and clears the way for G650ER deliveries to begin.
08:19 EDTBAAerCap reports 134 aircraft transactions completed during Q3
AerCap Holdings (AER) announced the completion of 134 aircraft transactions during Q3. Signed lease agreements for 84 aircraft. Delivered 26 aircraft under contracted lease agreements. Purchased nine new aircraft, including five Boeing (BA) 787-8s, three Boeing 737-800s and one Airbus (EADSY) A321-200. Executed sale and part-out transactions for 15 aircraft, including: one Airbus A300-600F, one Airbus A340-300, eight Boeing B737 classics, one Boeing B767-300ER and two MD-11s from AerCap's owned portfolio. One Boeing 737 classic and one Airbus A320-200 from AerCap's managed portfolio. Signed financing transactions for $1.5B, including the previously announced private offering of $800M. The total financing transactions completed year-to-date amount to $8.9B.
08:07 EDTLMTExelis awarded follow-on contract for Lockheed Martin's JASSM
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08:02 EDTRTNRaytheon realize savings of $300M for U.S. Army on Warfighter training program
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07:52 EDTNOCNorthrop Grumman selects ANSYS solutions for Black Hawk cockpit system
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07:19 EDTRTNRaytheon contemplates agreement with Qatar before 2014 end, Reuters says
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