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China hits back on tariffs, and Boeing weighs in

China took less than 24 hours to respond to proposed U.S. tariffs with a 106-item list of its own that could affect $50 billion worth of U.S. imports, potentially including some of Boeing’s 737 airplanes. The impact on Boeing isn’t yet clear, and the … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin wins NASA’s nod for supersonic jet

NASA says Lockheed Martin will be its partner in building a supersonic test plane that’s designed to muffle sonic booms and clear the way for a new boom in faster-than-sound passenger flights. California-based Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. won the $247.5 million contract … Continue reading

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Why Boeing’s market outlook is looking up

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — You don’t need a crystal ball to tell that Boeing and commercial aviation are riding an updraft — but it’s handy to have someone around to explain the whys and wherefores. Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ man for the job … Continue reading

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Boeing outperforms expectations, boosting stock

The Boeing Co. today reported better-than-expected financial results for the fourth quarter of 2017 and a rosier-than-expected outlook for the year ahead, sending its share prices up 5 percent. “Thanks to the dedicated efforts of employees throughout our company, Boeing delivered 2017 … Continue reading

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Bugged by budget cuts, state aerospace chief quits

The head of Washington state’s Office of Aerospace, John Thornquist, says he’s returning to the private sector next month due to frustrations over state budget cuts. “I’m not trying to leave in a huff,” said Thornquist, who was named to the post … Continue reading

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Boeing HorizonX invests in Gamma Alloys

Boeing’s latest venture-capital investment, in a company called Gamma Alloys, aims to give a boost to next-generation aluminum alloys that may show up one day in Boeing’s airplanes. The investment by Boeing’s HorizonX venture arm, announced today, is the first to … Continue reading

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Virgin Orbit’s jet gets set to launch rockets

Virgin Orbit’s modified Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet, christened “Cosmic Girl,” is back at its home base in Long Beach, Calif., for preparations that will lead to its use as a launch platform for small satellites. The jet returned to Long … Continue reading

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