Boeing labor deal sets poor precedent

A key to American prosperity is the freedom of companies to run their operations how they see fit, wherever they decide is best for them. That freedom took a hit this week in a case involving Boeing, the aerospace and defense giant. Although this matter doesn’t directly affect our area, anything that damages the company’s […]

Boeing ends contract with CCC citing low participation

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A major aircraft manufacturer ended a contract this week with Clovis Community College to conduct 10-week unmanned aerial vehicle training programs on campus. According to CCC officials, the college received about $130,000 during the two years of the contract. Boeing officials said the number of students entering the program […]

Military Feature: Inaugural crew completes Boeing program

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Mike Wood, a ScanEagle instructor, prepares the ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle for launch at the Melrose Bombing Range. (File photo) CNJ staff The Boeing Co. has graduated its first U.S. military ScanEagle crews from its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Training Center in Clovis, according to a company press release. The seven graduates have been assigned to […]

Financial solvency of airline questioned

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Great Lakes Aviation recently settled overdue rent payments with Boeing Capital Corp., but the airline still owes more than $10 million to Raytheon Aircraft Co., according to documents Great Lakes filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Clovis Civil Aviation Board Chairman Roger Hatcher said he does not […]

No pilot, no problems

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisleScanEagle instructor Mike Wood steps over the launch cords as he prepares the ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle for launch Thursday at the Melrose Bombing Range. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In descent, the graceful, little plane — No. 05-134 — spirals in the sky, flickering in and out of sight […]

Unmanned aircraft will be tested at base bombing range

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Marshall Formby of Boeing, explains the purpose and working of the ScanEagle on Monday morning at Clovis Community College. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Perched on the front lawn of the Clovis Community College, the spy plane looked strikingly similar to a praying mantis. Produced by Boeing, the unmanned […]

June 8, 2006 Local Briefs

Area leaders plan to meet regarding growth challenges Eastern New Mexico leaders will meet with a federal agency next month to discuss growth challenges that may emerge with the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a joint press release from the cities of Clovis and Portales and the counties of Roosevelt and […]

Boeing will share bombing range

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer The soon-to-be occupants of Cannon Air Force Base and Melrose Bombing Range say plans to test Boeing drones at the bombing range won’t interfere with their operations. Both parties are keeping the possibility of working together alive, although their missions are not related, military and Boeing officials said. “We […]

Boeing to test drones in area

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Flight training for a Boeing-designed robotic airplane, dubbed the ScanEagle, will be conducted at the Melrose Bombing Range beginning this summer, according to Boeing spokesperson Chick Ramey. The range is a 66,000-acre swath of land located west of Cannon Air Force Base, which serves as the primary training site […]

Boeing eyes Clovis airspace

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Unmanned aerial vehicles could possibly soar over the skies of Clovis in the near future, according to a Boeing executive. The commercial jet and military contractor giant is interested in conducting test flights for its ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles in Clovis, said retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Ben Robinson, […]