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Report claims Boeing has been forced to delay first Starliner launch by months

NASA needs a way to get astronauts to the International Space Station that doesn’t involve paying Russia heaps of money, so it struck deals with both SpaceX and Boeing to build crew capsules capable of fulfilling that need. Earlier this month, SpaceX successfully sent its Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, paving the […]

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Many Pilots of the Grounded Boeing 737 Max Were Trained on an iPad

Last week was quite a roller coaster for the airline industry across the globe. Following an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max crash which killed all 157 passengers and crew members onboard, airlines around the world went ahead and grounded the plane citing safety issues. Now, while the investigation behind the crash is still ongoing, it […]

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Boeing 737 Max Fixes Delayed Due to Government Shutdown

Distraught family members attend a memorial service held for the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crash on March 14, 2019, in Ejere, Ethiopia.Photo: Jemal Countess (Getty Images) The Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people is still being investigated, but what is becoming clearer is that there may have been issues with the […]

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Donald Trump Announces FAA Decision to Ground Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 Planes

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday plans for the Federal Aviation Administration to ground Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 planes immediately. The president said he had spoken to FAA administrator Daniel K. Elwell and Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg prior to his announcement. “They are all in agreement with the action,” Trump said, calling it a […]

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Trump Issues Emergency Order Grounding Boeing 737 Max Planes After Worldwide Ban

The crisis facing aviation giant Boeing intensified this week as 737 Max 8 aircraft were grounded around the world following the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday. President Donald Trump issued an emergency order following suit on Wednesday afternoon as they were banned by almost every other country in the world. The New York Times previously tallied […]

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Citing lack of demand, Airbus cancels A380 superjumbo aircraft

Enlarge / An Emirates Airbus A380. reader comments 3 with 3 posters participating Share this story European aircraft manufacturer Airbus announced today that it will halt production on its enormous A380 superjumbo passenger airliner. The news was delivered by Airbus CEO Tom Enders at the company’s headquarters in Toulouse, France. Enders cited a lack of […]

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Boeing’s ‘flying car’ lifts off in race to revolutionize urban transport

(Reuters) — Boeing said on Wednesday its flying car prototype hovered briefly in the air during an inaugural test flight, a small but significant step as the world’s largest planemaker bids to revolutionize urban transportation and parcel delivery services. Boeing is competing with arch-rival Airbus SE and numerous other firms […]

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Indonesia 737 crash caused by “safety” feature change pilots weren’t told of

Enlarge / SONY DSC reader comments 26 Share this story On November 6, Boeing issued an update to Boeing 737 MAX aircrews. The change, directed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), came because Boeing had never provided guidance to pilots on what to do when part of an updated safety system malfunctioned—the very scenario that […]

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Boeing wins competition to build Navy drone tanker prototypes

Enlarge / A Boeing MQ-25 demonstrator during deck-handling is an unmanned combat aircraft system designed to provide refueling capability to extend the combatBoeing’s MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueler, known as T1, is currently being tested at Boeing’s St. Louis site. T1 has completed engine runs and deck handling demonstrations designed to prove the agility and ability […]

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Manned space flight is coming back to the US, and these NASA astronauts will fly the first missions

After a years-long hiatus, manned space flight is coming back to the US, thanks to two private space companies. Boeing and SpaceX are both scheduled to fly their first manned test flights next year, with the first operational flights coming sometime after. At an event today, NASA unveiled the nine astronauts who have been assigned […]

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Boeing’s new R&D center focuses on autonomous flight

Flying cars are BS. But there is actually a chance that we’re on the cusp of a revolution in general aviation as startups and major players like Airbus are looking to modern technology to allow more people to take flight without having to first learn how to steer a Cessna 152 down a short runway […]

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NASA is ready to name the astronauts who will take the very first SpaceX and Boeing flights

NASA’s plans for sending manned missions aboard spacecraft from SpaceX and Boeing might be a bit delayed — thanks to the companies, not NASA itself — but they’re still definitely going to happen sooner rather than later. Once all the testing is done and the high-tech machines are ready to start hauling passengers, NASA astronauts […]

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This Week in Space: The Little Space Race pits Texas against New Mexico

The Space Tourist Race: Blue Origin vs Virgin Galactic Last week we took a look at the space race that’s capturing all the headlines — Boeing vs. SpaceX in the competition to get crews to the international Space Station using either an Atlas V topped with Boeing’s StarLiner or a Falcon 9 packing a Dragon Crew.  But there’s […]

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Boeing hypersonic plane concept teases 2-hour flights from NY to London

Seattle-based Boeing has unveiled a hypersonic airliner concept that could travel at five times the speed of sound. This would be a Mach 5 aircraft, one offering unprecedented air travel speeds for industries and travelers. The company doesn’t have a name for the airliner at this time, but revealed that it could one day be […]

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