Boeing Receives B-52 Contract

By Tish Drake | July 1, 2009
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Boeing received a $750 million, 10-year contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide engineering support for the B-52 bomber. Under the Engineering Sustainment Program (ESP) contract, Boeing will perform engineering assignments for the aircraft, including supporting software, communications, avionics and electrical upgrades; structural analysis and rewiring, Boeing said. “This contract also allows us to provide 24/7 in-flight emergency support to aircrews around the world -- the pilots can contact Boeing engineers from the cockpit to troubleshoot and solve problems real-time,” said Mike Houk, B-52 Fleet Support Program manager for Boeing.

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