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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense North America) Sep 30, 2012

Boeing Boeing gets $1.9B order from U.S. Navy for 737-based jets. The U.S. Navy on Friday placed a $1.9 billion order with Boeing for 11 737-based P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The P-8A Poseidon, based on a 737-800 airliner, is set to replace the P-3 Orion turboprop airplanes as the Navy's anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. The Navy previously ordered an initial batch of 13 -- on top of the six flight-test and two ground-test airplanes -- and ultimately plans to buy 117. Boeing delivered the first production Poseidon in March. The first ones are set to enter operational service next year. The basic aircraft goes through Boeing's 737 production process, ending with assembly in Renton, Wash., and then heads to a facility near Boeing Field, in Seattle, for addition of military systems. Boeing also has orders for eight P-8I variants for India's navy. Sep 30, 2012

Boeing Boeing tanker contract could be halted. Sequestration defense cuts could mean an end to Boeing's contract to provide refueling tankers to the Air Force, says Maj. Gen. John Thompson, tanker program executive officer. The contract for the KC-46 tanker, worth billions of dollars and awarded last year, would have to be canceled and renegotiated, Thompson says. Sep 30, 2012

Boeing Europe calls for consultations in Airbus-Boeing WTO dispute. Europe has called for further consultations through the World Trade Organization (WTO), insisting that Boeing is still benefiting from illegal subsidies. For years, the large civil aircraft dispute has swung back and forth, with the European Union (EU) alleging that Boeing benefits from illegal state subsidies and the US lodging similar claims against Airbus. Acting on the European complaint, in March the WTO told the US to correct a number of subsidy rule breeches by Sept. 23, which the US said it did. OThe United States Trade Representative has been working extensively over the last six months with all of the government entities affected by the March 23, 2012 ruling in this caseNincluding...

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