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Boeing Wins U.S. Air Force T-X Pilot Training Program Contract
Rendering of U.S. Air Force T-X courtesy of Boeing.
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), September 28, 2018 - U.S. Air Force pilots will soon train for combat with T-X jets and simulators from Boeing.
The $9.2 billion award funds 351 jets, 46 simulators and associated ground equipment.
"Today's announcement is the culmination of years of unwavering focus by the Boeing and Saab team," said Leanne Caret, president and CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security. "It is a direct result of our joint investment in developing a system centered on the unique requirements of the U.S. Air Force. We expect T-X to be a franchise program for much of this century."
Boeing and its risk-sharing partner Saab designed, developed, and flight tested two all-new, purpose-built jets - proving out the system's design, repeatability in manufacturing and training capability.
"This selection allows our two companies to deliver on a commitment we jointly made nearly five years ago," said Håkan Buskhe, president and CEO of Saab. "It is a major accomplishment for our partnership with Boeing and our joint team, and I look forward to delivering the first trainer aircraft to the Air Force."
Boeing is now clear to begin placing orders with its suppliers, including Saab. More than 90 percent of Boeing's offering will be made in America, supporting more than 17,000 jobs in 34 states.
Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defense and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers' changing needs.
Amazon Expands Grocery Delivery And Pickup From Whole Foods Markets
ST. LOUIS, MO, (BUSINESS WIRE), September 28, 2018 - Amazon and Whole Foods Market have launched delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Jacksonville, Madison, Milwaukee, Omaha, Orlando, St. Louis, Tampa and Tulsa as well as additional areas of New York City and Seattle.
Prime members in those cities can shop through Prime Now for thousands of bestselling items including fresh produce, high quality meat and seafood, everyday staples and other locally sourced items from Whole Foods Market. Now available in 48 cities, the service launched earlier this year with plans for continued expansion across the U.S. throughout 2018.
"Prime Now delivery continues to be a hit with our customers and we're excited to introduce the service in ten new cities plus more neighborhoods in New York and Seattle," said Christina Minardi, Whole Foods Market Executive Vice President of Operations. "And for our customers in Ft. Worth, Kennesaw and Richmond, we're thrilled to also offer the option of grocery pickup. It's just another way we're making it even easier for more customers to enjoy Whole Foods Market's healthy and organic food."
Select alcohol is also available for delivery or pickup to customers in Jacksonville, New York, Omaha, Orlando, Seattle, St. Louis and Tampa.
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