Tag Archives: Aerospace

Tech spotlight shines on Digital Winglets and Wi-Fi

There was a heavy aerospace spin to this year’s State of Technology Luncheon,presented today by the Technology Alliance at the Seattle Sheraton. Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden was the keynote speaker for what’s been billed as “the premier annual event of Washington’s innovation … Continue reading

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GoFly Prize spotlights five flying machines

Five teams from around the world have risen to new heights in the GoFly Prize competition, a $2 million-plus contest backed by Boeing to encourage the development of personal flying machines. The Phase II contest winners, unveiled today in connection … Continue reading

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Indonesian airline wants to cancel 737 MAX order

Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, is saying it wants to cancel an order for 49 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets, citing the effect of two catastrophic crashes on passenger confidence. The order, announced in 2014, has a list-price value of roughly $6 … Continue reading

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Boeing unveils new breed of ‘wingman’ drones

Boeing is unveiling a new type of uncrewed aircraft that’s designed to fly military missions alongside piloted airplanes, known as the Boeing Airpower Teaming System. The air platform is being developed for global defense customers by Boeing Austraila, and as … Continue reading

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Boeing-Safran joint aerospace venture picks a name

The 50-50 joint venture that Boeing and Europe’s Safran aerospace company formed last year to build auxiliary power units for airplanes now has a name: Initium Aerospace. Auxiliary power units, or APUs, are onboard engines that are used primarily to start an … Continue reading

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Boeing partners with Aerion for supersonic jet

Boeing says it’s making a significant investment in Aerion to accelerate the development of the Nevada-based company’s supersonic business jet. The partnership announced today appears to be a closer tie than the relationships Aerion once had with two of Boeing’s rivals, Airbus … Continue reading

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Zeva builds flying saucer to take aim at GoFly Prize

Team Zeva’s entry in the Boeing-backed $2 million GoFly Prize competition looks like a flying saucer that’s built for one — but there’s method behind the science-fiction madness. “That’s typically the comment that it draws: ‘It looks like a flying saucer,’ ” … Continue reading

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