Lockheed Martin Releases Paris Air Show 2011 Media Briefing Schedule

jueves, 9 de junio de 2011

BETHESDA, Md., June 8th, 2011 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today announced its media briefing schedule for the 2011 Paris Air Show. These events will underscore Lockheed Martin's commitment to meeting our customers' needs in the new reality of increasing global security challenges and affordability requirements.

Additional information about featured Lockheed Martin products is available on the corporation's 2011 Paris Air Show website www.lockheedmartin.com/paris. Schedule updates, news releases and reports on activities from the Lockheed Martin team will be added to the site throughout the show.

Interested individuals also are encouraged to get ongoing Lockheed Martin reports from Paris on Twitter at www.twitter.com/LockheedMartin.

Monday, June 20

Location: Lockheed Martin Chalet, Row A, No. 332

2:00 p.m. – MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopter: Exceeding Expectations Domestically and Available Internationally

-Bob Kimball, U.S. Naval Air Systems
-Michele Evans, Vice President, Business Development, Ship & Aviation Systems
-Len Wengler, Vice President, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

The U.S. Navy and industry will discuss technology upgrades and Foreign Military Sales opportunities for the U.S. Navy’s MH-60R Romeo and MH-60S Sierra multi-mission helicopters. Lockheed Martin will deliver the 100th mission-ready aircraft to the Navy this month in a ceremony at the mission-systems integration facility in Owego, N.Y.

Tuesday, June 21

Location: Paris Air Show Conference Center, Grand Auditorium

10:00 a.m. – F-35 Lightning II Program Media Briefing

-Maj. Gen. C.D. Moore, Deputy Program Executive Officer, F-35 Lightning II Program Office
-Tom Burbage, Executive Vice President, F-35 Program Integration

General Moore and Tom Burbage will discuss the F-35 Lightning II fifth generation aircraft including program milestones and the capability of the multirole fighter.

Wednesday, June 22

Location: C-130J Static Display, Department of Defense Aircraft Corral

9:30 a.m. – C-130 Program Briefing: World’s Most Proven Airlifter

-Jim Grant, Vice President, Business Development, Air Mobility and Special Operations Programs

Jim Grant will discuss the world’s most proven airlifter and how the Super Hercules provides global security to customers around the world.

Thursday, June 23

9:00 a.m. – C-130J Media Flight

Lockheed Martin will host a C-130J media flight during the show to showcase the unique capabilities of the Super Hercules.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.



Boeing Awarded Contract to Upgrade E-4B Cockpits

  • 4 National Command Authority aircraft to receive Communications Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management upgrade

WICHITA, Kan., June 7, 2011 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced it has been awarded phase one of the Communications Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) E-4B upgrade contract by the U.S. Air Force. The CNS/ATM upgrade, a Federal Aviation Administration requirement, will allow the E-4B National Airborne Operations Center to operate more efficiently at airports and in crowded airspace.

The four E-4B aircraft will be upgraded in three phases.

Boeing is drawing on a commercial off-the-shelf solution originally designed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes for the Boeing 737 series of airplanes. The design will be adapted to support the E-4B, a modified Boeing 747-200.

“Using a commercial solution originally designed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes means we can provide this capability to our customer faster and at the best possible value,” said Glenn Winkler, Boeing E-4B program manager. “This is an important capability for our customer and we are pleased to be able to work with them to keep the E-4B upgraded for today’s mission.”

The E-4B is a commercial derivative aircraft designed to be used by the U.S. Air Force National Command Authority as a survivable command post for control of U.S. forces in all levels of conflict. The aircraft also supports VIP travel as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which provides communications to relief efforts following natural disasters.

“The E-4B has a unique mission that requires it to operate in a variety of different situations,” said Winkler. “The CNS/ATM upgrade will give the E-4B crew the flexibility it needs to operate in all environments, whether at a commercial airport or on an overseas mission supporting this country’s senior military leaders.”

Boeing Global Transport & Executive Systems (GTES) will incorporate the phase-one upgrades during the E-4Bs’ regularly scheduled maintenance cycle at the Boeing Wichita facility. Phase one includes next-generation flight-management hardware and software, as well as a multimode receiver radio that combines several aircraft systems into a single component. The initial phase one aircraft is expected to enter flight test in the fourth quarter of 2012.

GTES is a Boeing commercial derivative business headquartered in Wichita with major operations in Oklahoma City and the Puget Sound area of Washington state. GTES supports all Boeing aircraft in the U.S. Air Force’s executive fleet, including C-32A and C-40B/C, as well as the National Command Authority’s E-4B and the Navy’s C-40A and E-6B.



First ANA Crews Complete Boeing 787 Pilot Training

SEATTLE, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and ANA (All Nippon Airways) have completed pilot training in Seattle, Wash., for the first airline crews who will fly the 787 Dreamliner.

Ten ANA pilots concluded their training after each pilot performed flights in ZA001 – the first 787 flight test airplane – over Washington state. These initial crews to go through training are ANA's senior training pilots and check airmen and will conduct both simulator and airplane line training for ANA in Japan. They will be the first pilots on 787 commercial flights for ANA.

"Boeing and ANA have a close working relationship, and this is and has been a personal and emotional journey together," said Sherry Carbary, vice president, Boeing Flight Services. "We've been putting in some long hours to get to this point, and seeing the completion of the first set of training is a testament to our team and to the dedication of our partners at ANA."

Airplane ZA001 was used to conduct two base training flights on May 25 with Boeing instructor pilots and ANA pilots on board. Each ANA pilot performed approaches at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Wash.

Activity included one instrument landing system (ILS) precision approach and two visual approach patterns per pilot, with touch-and-go landings. A Boeing instructor pilot occupied the right seat during all flight activity, with the ANA pilots cycling through the left seat belonging to the captain. The flights followed a preparatory session in the 787 full-flight simulator during which the pilots practiced the procedures used during the flights.

"Each milestone is getting more and more exciting as we approach first delivery," said Mike Fleming, vice president, 787 Services and Support. "I couldn't be happier with how smoothly the training went and how our Boeing teams continue to work together with ANA to ensure a smooth entry into service."

The flights, part of Japan Civil Aviation Board (JCAB) mandated training, also provided further validation that the 787 simulators and overall Boeing training program accurately replicate the feel and operation of the 787 airplane.

All of the pilots from the first crews received a qualification check ride from the JCAB during their simulator training and are now considered to be fully qualified to fly the 787 under Japanese regulatory authority.



Boeing, Malaysian Companies to Explore Business Opportunities

  • Strategic cooperation to benefit Malaysian defense, aerospace sectors
  • Memorandums of Understanding signed at SMIDEX 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, June 9, 2011 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that its Defense, Space & Security unit has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with three Malaysian companies: Composites Technology Research Malaysia Aero Composites (CTRM AC), SME Aerospace (SMEA), and Spirit AeroSystems. The MOUs outline plans to explore business opportunities for manufacturing specialized components and equipment for use in the defense and aerospace sectors. The agreements were signed June 7 at the SMIDEX 2011 -- SME Innovation Showcase in Kuala Lumpur.

"We're extremely pleased to work with Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) to identify strategic business opportunities for Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)," said Dato' Hafsah Hashim, chief executive officer, SME Corp. Malaysia. "Meetings with aerospace majors and events such as SMIDEX 2011 present golden opportunities for SMEs, especially those in the high-tech sector, to make their presence felt. We believe these linkages also will help Malaysian SMEs to tap into the global supply chain and upgrade their capabilities."

CTRM AC, based in Batu Berendam, Melaka, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Composites Technology Research Malaysia Sdn Bhd. It is a government-linked company with the Ministry of Finance Incorporated as its major shareholder. CTRM AC has expertise in manufacturing composite aero structures and defense equipment, engineering design services, composites assemblies, and research and development.

SME Aerospace, based in Sungai Buloh, manufactures aircraft parts, components and assemblies for customers worldwide. The company began operations in 1993 and specializes in sheet metal forming and fabrication, computer numerical control machining, aero structures, and component assembly and processing. SMEA is a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Aerospace & Defence Industries Bhd.

Spirit AeroSystems Malaysia Sdn Bhd, based in Kuala Lumpur, is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. [NYSE: SPR] and offers a diverse line of products and services for aerospace design, build, support and spares/repair needs. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. was established in 2005 after Onex Corp. acquired the Wichita, Tulsa and McAlester business operations from Boeing. The company is headquartered in Wichita, Kan., with additional operations in Oklahoma, North Carolina, Scotland, England, France and Malaysia.

"BDS and these Malaysian companies signed MOUs to explore opportunities that align with the Malaysian government’s key economic focus areas to support the growth of Malaysian industry," said Joe Song, BDS vice president of Asia-Pacific Business Development. "BDS is committed to expanding its position in Malaysia. We have existing business relationships, and we are confident that there are other opportunities for future cooperation and collaboration."



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