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Boeing gets $2.9B contract for more KC-46 tankers

The U.S. Air Force today awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 more KC-46A tanker aircraft and associated equipment, bringing the total number of tankers on contract to 52.  The report comes as Boeing is preparing to make its first … Continue reading

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‘Brookie’ fellowships boost women in aerospace

The online application window has just opened for the Brooke Owens Fellowship program, which offers paid internships for undergraduate women at 30 aerospace concerns, including Amazon Prime Air, Blue Origin and Stratolaunch in the Seattle area. Other host institutions range from NASA and SpaceX … Continue reading

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How Boeing re-engineered the 737’s landing gear

When Boeing’s customers said they wanted a stretched-out 737 MAX jet, there was one big problem: The 737’s landing gear was too short to handle it. Fortunately, Boeing’s engineers came to the rescue, with a stretched-out landing gear to match … Continue reading

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Boeing boosts Digital Alloys’ metal 3-D printing tech

Boeing HorizonX says it’s investing in Digital Alloys, a Massachusetts-based startup specializing in metal additive manufacturing, which adds to more than a dozen companies in Boeing’s tech venture capital portfolio. The $12.9 million Series B financing round announced today was led by G20 Ventures. … Continue reading

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Fat Albert rejoins the Blue Angels air show

Hey, hey, hey … it’s Fat Albert, in the skies over Seattle: We’re not talking about the jumbo-sized character created by comedian Bill Cosby back in the day, but the C-130T transport plane that’s back in its place among the Navy’s … Continue reading

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Boeing to open autonomous flight research center

Boeing says it’ll be moving into a 100,000-square-foot research and lab space in Cambridge, Mass., that will focus on the design and development of autonomous aircraft. Boeing’s Aerospace and Autonomy Center will house employees from Boeing and its recently acquired … Continue reading

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Tanker troubles bedevil Boeing financial report

Second-quarter financial results that show higher revenue and earnings per share would typically please investors, but not for Boeing. Instead, Boeing’s shares declined by as much as 3 percent after the results were announced. The price recovered to close at … Continue reading

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