Tag Archives: Aerospace

Zunum Aero has big plans for electric planes

Four years after its founding, Zunum Aero is finally going public with a plan to build hybrid electric airplanes that could revolutionize service to regional airports in the 2020s. “This is our coming out of stealth,” said Ashish Kumar, the founder and CEO … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Boom picks up $33M to build supersonic jet

Colorado-based Boom Technology has raised $33 million in a Series A round to build and fly its first supersonic jet, a one-third-scale prototype known as the XB-1 or “Baby Boom.” Testing the XB-1 would blaze the trail for a full-scale jet … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Boeing OKs buyouts for 1,800 union workers

Boeing has approved buyouts for more than 1,800 union workers, marking the start of a new round of job reductions that’s expected to continue through the year. The voluntary layoffs include 1,500 machinists and 305 engineers, representatives of the workers’ unions told … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

How robots and humans get along at Boeing

Automation isn’t just a job for the robots: It takes flesh-and-blood workers to make robotic manufacturing work, as shown in a new video about the machines that set fasteners on Boeing’s 777 jets. Boeing’s Fuselage Automated Upright Build, or FAUB, works with … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why 2017 will be challenging for Boeing

As Boeing begins its second century, the Seattle-born company is facing a slew of daunting challenges. But 2017 isn’t like the 1970s, when the Boeing Bust prompted a pair of real-estate salesmen to put up a billboard reading “Will the Last … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Shark tank’ keeps aerospace dreams afloat

Some aerospace ventures came to Starburst Accelerator’s shark tank in Seattle today to find investors. Others were looking for customers. But unlike the TV version of “Shark Tank,” none of them was sent away in defeat. “There are no winners … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Starburst raises $200M for aerospace startups

On the eve of its first event in Seattle, Starburst Accelerator says it has set up a $200 million venture fund to invest in aviation and aerospace startups over the next three years. Starburst Venture, formed in collaboration with Singapore-based … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment