Cargo Aircraft Management has awarded Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. Bedek Aviation Group (IAI Bedek) a new contract for B767-200 aircraft conversions to freighter configuration. The contract, signed during the Cargo Facts Conference held in Miami, FL, is to convert up to fourteen aircraft from ABX Air PC configuration to Bedek Special Freighter Configuration (BDSF). The actual value of the transaction is undisclosed but exceeds $100 million. The prototype aircraft is already under work and should receive STC certification in June 2009. The second aircraft (first series aircraft) is scheduled for induction in March 2009. All work will be performed in Israel with two parallel production lines running.
Boeing set to manufacture 184 AH-64E Apaches for the U.S. Army and overseas users
Boeing has confirmed it is to build 184 AH-64E Apaches for the U.S. Army as well as several international customers. This will include the first Apaches for Australia. This latest award, valued at US$1.9 billion, will bring the total current funded value of the contract to US$2.1 billion. Future obligations have the potential to see