The Boeing Logbook: 2009
2009 Jan. 6: The Government of India orders eight P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft, a variant of the P-8A Poseidon, and becomes the first international customer for the P-8.
Jan. 7: The Boeing-Insitu ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System completes its 1,500th shipboard sortie with the U.S. Navy.
Jan. 7: Boeing completes the first aerial refueling of an Australian 737-700 Wedgetail airborne early warning and control aircraft using a KC-10 tanker flying 25,000 above Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Jan. 13: The U.S. Department of Defense awards Boeing a $1.1 billion contract for a performance-based-logistics sustainment program for the C-17 Globemaster III.
Jan. 21: Boeing launches its Boeing in Canada Web site at to provide up-to-date information in English and French about Boeing and its role in Canada's economy, commercial aviation, national defense and security.
Jan. 22: Boeing completes its Industrial and Regional Benefits program for Phase 1 of the CF-18 Fighter Avionics Modernization Program for the Canadian Forces, one year ahead of schedule.
Jan. 22: The U.S. Department of Defense awards the Bell-Boeing team a contract valued at $581 million to provide integrated logistics support for the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.
Jan. 26: Boeing proves that a laser system mounted on an Avenger combat vehicle can shoot down a small unmanned aerial vehicle like those that increasingly threaten U.S. troops deployed in war zones.
Jan. 27: U.S. Air Force awards Boeing a $75 million contract extension to continue risk reduction and system definition for the Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT). This brings Boeing's total TSAT contract funding to $793 million.
Feb. 2: The U.S. Air Force awards Boeing $19.1 million for the Future Flexible Acquisition and Sustainment Tool program supporting the AC-130U Gunship.
Feb. 4: The Missile Defense Agency awards Boeing a $250 million contract to maintain ground-based midcourse defenses against long-range ballistic missiles.
Feb. 10: Boeing delivers the final upgraded missile guidance set for the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to the U.S. Air Force, two months ahead of schedule.
Feb. 18: Boeing and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California complete a project expected to save about 870,000 gallons of water a year at the Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems site in El Segundo, Calif.
Feb. 26: Boeing delivers the first CH-47F Chinook built under a 5-year contract with the U.S. Army.
Feb. 27: Boeing, through its Space Exploration division, submits a proposal to NASA for Altair lunar lander design support.
March 31: U.S. Customs and Border Protection awards Boeing a $20 million contract to deploy video cameras along the continental United States' northern border.
April 2: The second of six Boeing Wideband Global SATCOM satellites built for the U.S. Air Force is launched and sends first signals from space.
July 7: The modified Boeing Chinook Mk3 successfully completes its first test flight.
July 14: Boeing delivers the first C-17 Globemaster III built for the 12-Nation Strategic Airlift Capability. It will be deployed at Pápa Air Base, Hungary.
July 24: Boeing delivers the 400th F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to the U.S. Navy.
July 27: Boeing observes the 45th Anniversary of the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter's first flight; 168 of the 624 aircraft originally produced are still in operation with the U.S. Marine Corps.
July 28: Ethiopian Airlines announces an order for five 777-200LR (Longer Range) airplanes and becomes the first African carrier to order and operate the ultra-long-range model.
July 29: Boeing delivers the Emirates' 78th 777. The Dubai-based carrier is now the world's largest operator of the 777 and the only airline to operate every model type of the 777.
July 30: Boeing acquires the business and operations conducted by Vought Aircraft Industries at its South Carolina facility, where it builds key structures for the 787 Dreamliner.
July 30: Boeing rolls out the U.S. Navy's P-8A Poseidon.
Aug. 5: The U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory awards Boeing a $500,000 contract to prepare the A160T (YMQ-18A) Hummingbird for the Marines' Immediate Cargo Unmanned Aerial System Demonstration.
Aug. 6: Boeing Alteon changes its name to Boeing Training & Flight Services.
Aug. 21: Boeing employees at Checkout, Assembly and Payload Processing Services prepare 31,694-pound Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module containing life-support and science equipment for the International Space Station for launch aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery.
Aug. 26: Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab announces that a solar cell it manufactured has set a new world record for terrestrial concentrator solar cell efficiency.
Aug. 31: Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Scott Carson announces he will retire from the company at the end of the year. Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, will take over Carson's position and Dennis Muilenburg will succeed Albaugh.
Sept. 1: demonstrates its ground robotics capabilities at the U.S. Army's first Robotics Rodeo at Fort Hood, Texas.
Sept. 10: Boeing delivers its 25,000th Combat Survivor Evader Locator Search and Rescue Communications System to the U.S. joint services.
Sept. 11: NASA awards Boeing a $156.5 million extension of its CAPPS contract with NASA. The total potential value of the CAPPS contract is $824 million.
Sept. 21: Boeing delivers the 75th Boeing 737 to Qantas Airways. Qantas names the 737-800 after aviator Jean Batten, who broke numerous flying records during the 1930s.
Sept. 22: Boeing submits a proposal to NASA to accelerate the development of commercial human space transportation.
Sept. 24: The U.S. Air Force awards Boeing two contracts to modernize of the service's fleet of 365 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The aircraft supports warfighters in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Oct. 2: Boeing and Russian aerospace company RSC-Energia announce plans to work together on a common docking system for advanced space exploration vehicles.
Oct. 6: Boeing, Honeywell's UOP, Masdar Institute and an industry team launch a study of jet fuel made from saltwater plants.
Oct. 7: The Boeing AH-6i Light Attack/Reconnaissance helicopter makes its first flight.
Oct. 8: Boeing launches the second WorldView-2 satellite for DigitalGlobe aboard a Delta II rocket into a sun-synchronous orbit to collect and record commercial, high-resolution Earth imagery.
Oct. 12: Boeing showcases BBJ Convertible at the National Business Aviation Association convention. The BBJ C changes to an all-freighter configuration in less than eight hours.
Oct. 14: Boeing, Honeywell's UOP and the government of Mexico launch a research and advocacy collaboration to identify, research and further the development of Mexico-sourced sustainable aviation biofuels.
Oct. 28: Boeing announces that the North Charleston, S.C., facility, purchased from Vought, will be the location for a second final assembly site for the 787 Dreamliner program.
Nov. 20: Boeing holds a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the second final assembly site for the 787 Dreamliner program at its Boeing Charleston facility.
Nov. 26: Boeing's first P-8A Poseidon test aircraft, T1, enters the U.S. Navy flight test program.
Dec. 15: The first 787 Dreamliner makes its first flight from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., under the control of Capt. Mike Carriker and Capt. Randy Neville. Takeoff occurs at 10:27 a.m. Pacific time.
Dec. 22: Boeing announces the acquisition of Alenia North America's interest in Global Aeronautica of North Charleston, S.C., making Boeing the sole owner of the entity. On the same day the second 787 makes its first flight.
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