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Boeing reports financial pluses (and a few minuses)

Boeing’s third-quarter financial results exceeded expectations, leading the company to raise its outlook for the full year — and leading investors to bid up Boeing’s share price. Adjusted earnings per share amounted to $3.58, which was nearly 4 percent higher than the Zacks … Continue reading

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Blue Origin resets schedule for space milestones

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, is now planning to send its first crew on a suborbital space trip during the first half of 2019, and launch its first orbital-class New Glenn rocket … Continue reading

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Zunum picks Safran for its electric aircraft team

Zunum Aero has selected France’s Safran Helicopter Engines to provide a new-generation engine turbine for its hybrid-to-electric airplane, due for first flight in the early 2020s. Safran’s Ardiden 3Z engine will drive the electrical generator for Zunum’s 12-seat ZA10 aircraft, supplementing the … Continue reading

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Watch Boeing’s CEO fly in a training jet

One of the things I learned about Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg is that he loves to fly the aircraft his company makes, even when they’re high-performance military jets. Take the next-generation T-X training jets, for instance: Last week, Boeing won a … Continue reading

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Boeing CEO foresees aerospace traffic system

A decade from now, Boeing will still be primarily known as an airplane company, the company’s CEO says. But some of the things we’ll call airplanes might be what we’d call rocket ships today. And whatever you call them, Boeing … Continue reading

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Boeing wins $9.2B Air Force contract for T-X jets

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a contract worth up to $9.2 billion for a new fleet of T-X training jets that it originally thought would cost twice as much. In today’s announcement, the Air Force said the deal … Continue reading

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Stratolaunch’s giant plane spotted from space

How big is the world’s biggest airplane? So big that it shows up clearly in a black-and-white photo taken by DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-1 satellite on Sept. 22. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch space venture took the 385-foot-wide, twin-fuselage airplane out of its hangar at California’s … Continue reading

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