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Boeing could be our answer, except that it’s not

Here’s the solution to all — well, almost all — of our economic problems. Let’s get on the phone, call Boeing and stay on the line until we can talk to the CEO. And let’s ask him to build his new jet manufacturing facility here in Colorado Springs. Despite an $8 billion, 20-year retention package… Continue Reading Boeing could be our answer, except that it’s not

The Boeing Company is leading a U.S. industry team that includes Raytheon and Harris Corp. to pursue future development and sustainment work on the Air Force GPS Control Segment Sustainment contract. The control segment is the ground hardware and software that controls the space vehicles and their payloads. Boeing’s Colorado Springs team is leading the… Continue Reading Boeing’s Springs office leads GPS support team

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Boeing locks in biggest plane order with Lion Air

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Boeing has locked in its biggest order ever with a little-known airline halfway around the world. The Chicago airplane manufacturer said Tuesday that it has finalized an order from Indonesian carrier Lion Air for 230 planes — worth a combined $22.4 billion. The deal is the largest commercial airplane order ever for Boeing Co. by… Continue Reading Boeing locks in biggest plane order with Lion Air

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For the dozen lawmakers tasked with producing a deficit-cutting plan, the threatened “doomsday” defense cuts hit close to home. The six Republicans and six Democrats represent states where the biggest military contractors — Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics Corp., Raytheon Co. and Boeing Co. — build missiles, aircraft, jet fighters and tanks while employing tens of… Continue Reading ‘Doomsday’ defense cuts loom large for select 12

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Uncertainty in Washington about the 2012 defense budget — and billions in cuts expected in the next decade — has major defense contractors worried about shrinking contracts and cutting jobs. But smaller businesses in Colorado Springs are cautiously optimistic that smaller contracts might even the playing field. “Smaller companies are more nimble,” said Buddy Gilmore,… Continue Reading Defense budget cuts a bittersweet prospect in Springs

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Boeing has received the first on-orbit signals from the second of 12 Global Position System satellites that it is building for the U.S. Air Force. The GPS satellites are monitored from Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. The satellite launched Saturday on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.… Continue Reading Boeing launches next gen satellite for Schriever

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Boeing’s Global Positioning System operational control segment has gained full operational status at Schriever Air Force Base. The system keeps the GPS operational within specified accuracy to provide both secure and precise navigation around the world. The move marks the first time in more than 20 years a GPS control system has been deployed for… Continue Reading Boeing’s GPS control system approved at Schriever

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While Congress delays, defense contractors fret

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It’s four months into the fiscal year, and Congress has not passed the defense budget. That inaction has CEOs of the major defense companies, many of which have offices and employees in Colorado Springs, a little nervous. The Department of Defense is operating at 2010 budget levels, which bans starting new programs and limits production… Continue Reading While Congress delays, defense contractors fret

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Boeing cutting 1,100 jobs in US as orders drop

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LONG BEACH, California (AP) – Dwindling domestic demand for C-17 cargo planes will force Boeing Co. to slash 1,100 jobs at its U.S. plants, most of them in Long Beach where the aerospace giant has cut 13,000 jobs since the 1990s, the company said Thursday. The 900 jobs in Long Beach and 200 jobs at… Continue Reading Boeing cutting 1,100 jobs in US as orders drop

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A Colorado-made satellite will be launched in July – and monitored from Schriever Air Force Base. The satellite will monitor man-made objects that could be hazardous to military communications and GPS satellites. Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. of Boulder designed and built the satellite for prime contractor Boeing. Called the “space-based surveillance system,” the new… Continue Reading New satellite will monitor space debris from Schriever

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