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Boeing Military Aircraft

 •  December 8

The first KC-46A tanker Boeing will deliver to the U.S. Air Force completed a successful maiden flight recently after taking off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. According to Troy Larson, Boeing Test & Evaluation KC-46 test pilot, the crew conducted airplane flight controls, systems and handling tests as part of the flight profile. “The airplane...

Boeing Military Aircraft

 •  December 1

This week, Boeing revealed real-as-it-gets simulation and other key features designed into its Boeing T-X advanced pilot training system offering for the U.S. Air Force T-X competition. Boeing’s Michael Pavloff, a former T-38 pilot instructor, shared details about the system’s ground based training capabilities and their value to the U.S. Air...

Boeing Military Aircraft

 •  November 28

On Oct. 13, 2017, in St. Louis, Mo., Boeing experimental test pilot Steve “Bull” Schmidt flew in the Advanced F-15, T-X and EA-18 Growler ‒ all within a span of approximately eight hours. The day marked the first time in Boeing’s history that one pilot flew in three different fighter jets from three different Boeing platforms in a single day. “To...

Boeing Military Aircraft

 •  November 16

Boeing T-X: Designed with Maintainers in Mind
If the U.S. Air Force selects Boeing T-X as the winner of the Advanced Pilot Training System competition, it will gain value beyond the system’s high performance, flexible design and advanced training capabilities. Pilots, training command and the valued mechanics and ground crews that support the jet...

Boeing Military Aircraft

 •  September 27

Retired U.S. Navy Super Hornets are despliced—halved to examine inside
How does heavy operational use affect the inside of the F/A-18 Super Hornet?
To find out, a team of Boeing engineers and mechanics recently “despliced” two retired U.S. Navy Super Hornets by splitting the jets in half.
This process will enable the team to examine the inside of...

Boeing Military Aircraft

 •  September 15

Boeing submitted its bid for the U.S. Air Force to buy up to 84 MH-139 helicopters to replace its Huey fleet. The Boeing proposal for its MH-139 helicopter could save more than $1 billion in acquisition costs and lifecycle expenses. MH-139 is a militarized version of the Leonardo Helicopters commercial AW139. Outside, it has a rear intake engine...

Boeing Military Aircraft

 •  September 15

Veterans' skills and experience make them valued members of our team. Theressa (Tress) Barrett makes us proud to honor her service and passion for her work.

Boeing Military Aircraft

 •  September 7

The global F/A-18 and EA-18 fleet achieved a significant milestone, reaching the 10 million flight-hour mark. “Three hundred and sixty-five days a year, 24 hours a day, there is a Super Hornet or Growler somewhere in the sky serving the Navy,” said Bob Kornegay, Boeing’s domestic capture team lead for the program. Dan Gillian, vice president of...

Boeing Military Aircraft

 •  August 30

Boeing test pilots and engineers expect the unexpected, in fact their job is to look for it, to ensure Boeing products perform as they’re intended. Should the unexpected happen while they’re thousands of feet in the air, safety is paramount. Boeing military aircraft flight testers go through substantive training, certified by the U.S. Air Force...

Boeing Military Aircraft

 •  August 10

Boeing and several partners recently launched an experimental hypersonic vehicle in rural Australia, proving technologies that could pave the way for hypersonic flight vehicles of the future. The June 30 test of the HIFiRE 4 vehicle in Woomera, South Australia, was conducted by Boeing and the Defence Science Technology Group, along with partners...