Boeing KC-46A with loading boom lowered. Credit: USAF Christopher Okula.
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Airforce Technology Excellence Awards and Rankings 2022 – The Verdict

Boeing is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of commercial and military aircraft and space, defense and security systems ranked in five categories in 2022. Airforce Technology Excellence Rankings.

The company secured a number of notable aircraft supply and maintenance contracts during the study period. Highlights include several contracts related to the F-15EX fighter jet and the supply of KC-46A tankers to the US Air Force and the Israeli Defense Forces.

Support and maintenance contracts are also a strong point. Some notable highlights include a five-year follow-on contract to provide integrated logistics support for the Israeli Air Force (IAF) Apache helicopters; performance-based logistics (PBL) contracts from the Republic of Korea; a maintenance contract relating to the British Royal Air Force’s (RAF) fleet of Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft; and a contract to continue performing critical maintenance activities for the C-17 Globemaster III global aircraft.

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced a contract with Boeing to develop new systems for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) fleet of F-15 Eagle Super Interceptors.

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One of the company’s cornerstone aircraft is the F-15EX, and the company completed the first test flight of the aircraft during the study before making the first delivery to the USAF. The company also began production of the United States Air Force (USAF) T-7A Red Hawk advanced jet trainer.

Another notable program is the Loyal Wingman unmanned aircraft system, and the company is securing funding and a potential assembly facility in Queensland, Australia, and is conducting its first test flight.

Finally, other developments include the company’s commitment to a new military aircraft maintenance facility at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida, and entering the German Air Force’s Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (STH) heavy-lift helicopter competition with Airbus.

F-15EX fighter jet
The first flight of the F-15EX took place in March 2021. Credit: Boeing / Eric Shindelbower.

“The company secured a number of notable aircraft supply and maintenance contracts during the study period”


Boeing designs, develops and manufactures commercial and military aircraft and space, defense and security systems. The company offers a variety of commercial and trainer aircraft and business jet models, rotorcraft and tilt-rotor aircraft, tanker aircraft, anti-submarine warfare aircraft and other military attack aircraft and helicopters. It also designs, develops, manufactures and integrates weapons, defense systems, launch systems and satellites.

The company also provides logistics support, maintenance, training, modifications, data analysis and information services. It serves government and commercial customers worldwide. The company has operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific region. Boeing is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA.


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