April 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Boeing will make a $30 million donation to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum to support education work, new exhibits and the first renovation of the “Milestones of Flight” hall since the museum opened. The renovation and new exhibits will be completed in 2016, the same year that Boeing celebrates its centennial anniversary.
Including this gift, Boeing has donated nearly $60 million to National Air and Space Museum.
Company earns fourth consecutive year of recognition for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency
April 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Boeing [NYSE: BA] will receive an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the company’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency.
Boeing is among 16 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year in the Industrial category for sustained excellence to be honored by the EPA during an awards ceremony on April 29 in Washington, D.C.
Primary structures completed for two Boeing 702SP spacecraft for ABS and Eutelsat
April 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Boeing [NYSE: BA] is on track to deliver the world's first all-electric propulsion satellites in late 2014 or early 2015 as it has met key production milestones on its initial 702SP (small platform) satellites.
Boeing recently completed static qualification testing, verification and assembly of the primary structures for 702SP inaugural customers ABS and Eutelsat, with the spacecraft scheduled to be launched as a pair in a stacked configuration. The initial contract was signed in 2012 between Boeing and Satmex. Eutelsat acquired Satmex in January 2014.
SEATTLE, April 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Boeing (NYSE:BA) partnered with the Iraqi Ministry of Transportation (Iraqi Airways) and U.S.-based non-profit organization Another Joy Foundation to transport a consignment of toys on board the airline's newly delivered Next-Generation 737-800.
The shipment is part of Boeing's Humanitarian Delivery Flights program and includes boxes of dolls, toy cars and trucks that Another Joy Foundation will distribute to underprivileged children in Iraqi orphanages.
Funds will go to local agencies helping the relief effort
EVERETT, Wash., April 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced two donations totaling $100,000 to provide immediate aid and relief to victims of the deadly mudslide in Snohomish County.
The Employees Community Fund (ECF) of Boeing Puget Sound will give $25,000 to Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington, Wash. This grant is being supplemented by an additional $75,000 donation from the company.
Goal to accelerate Bermuda airspace modernization and optimization; implementation of Performance Based Navigation procedures
March 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Bermuda Department of Airport Operations (DAO) have agreed to study the modernization of airspace and air traffic management in Bermuda. Engineers from Boeing Digital Aviation, a business unit of Commercial Aviation Services, will work with DAO to identify the steps required to develop a fully optimized air traffic management system for Bermuda, including an increase in the country’s ability to handle arriving and departing traffic. The announcement came during the first day of the World ATM Conference in Madrid.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Poverty and hunger in South Africa are inextricably linked to the plight of smallholder farmers, who produce most of the continent’s food, but struggle with unproductive soil, unreliable water supplies, low-quality seeds, and scarce markets for their crops. The country is often described as a country of dualities, with first-world and third-world scenarios occurring side-by-side and agriculture is no different, with both commercial farming on a grand scale and smallholder and subsistence farming co-existing.
25 megawatt photovoltaic solar installation will supply clean energy to up to 10,000 homes, reduce costly fuel imports
INARAJAN, Guam, Mar. 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ - NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), through its wholly owned subsidiary NRG Solar LLC, and The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), started construction on Dandan, Guam’s first solar power plant. NRG will bring its experience and ingenuity as a solar innovator to this project, proven by the company’s successful development of solutions ranging from the world’s largest solar thermal and photovoltaic facilities to professional sports stadium rooftops to customizable solar canopies.
Collaboration with Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials supports greater market access for “smallhold” farms
JOHANNESBURG, Mar. 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Boeing [NYSE:BA] is launching an initiative with South African Airways (SAA) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) to expand opportunities for “smallhold” farmers in Southern Africa to grow crops that produce sustainable fuels.
CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received a Climate Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in recognition of its success in managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.