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Boeing CEO will ‘turn up the volume’ to fight racism

In a letter sent to employees today, Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun pledged to “turn up the volume on dialogue” about diversity and inclusion — and said the company would boost its support for marginalized communities. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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737 MAX supplier announces 72 layoffs

Senior Aerospace AMT, an Arlington, Wash.-based supplier for the troubled 737 MAX and other Boeing airplanes, says it will lay off 72 employees starting in April. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Boeing pulls out of DARPA space plane program

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency says Boeing is dropping out of its Experimental Spaceplane Program immediately, grounding the XS-1 Phantom Express even though technical tests had shown the hypersonic space plane concept was feasible. “The detailed engineering activities conducted … Continue reading

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Stratolaunch keeps working on hypersonic vehicles

It’s been three months since ownership of the Stratolaunch space venture was transferred from the late Seattle billionaire Paul Allen’s estate to a private equity firm, but the new owners say they’re still pursuing one of the old owner’s dreams: hypersonic flight. Get … Continue reading

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Year in Aerospace: Past troubles, future triumphs

2019 was a tough year for the aerospace industry — a year when a control system flaw caused the second catastrophic crash of a 737 MAX jet and sparked a worldwide grounding of Boeing’s fastest-selling plane. Nine months after the Ethiopian Airlines crash, which killed … Continue reading

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Reactions to Boeing CEO’s departure reflect relief

In the wake of Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg’s ouster, lawmakers and union leaders said they hoped the leadership change would help the aerospace giant deal with the repercussions of two catastrophically fatal accidents involving 737 MAX airplanes and win back the … Continue reading

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What brought down Boeing’s CEO, and what’s next?

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg’s departure sends a message that the troubled company is going back to basics. But in this case, the basics have less to do with nuts and bolts, and more to do with information. Information technology rather … Continue reading

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Space Talent rounds up final-frontier jobs

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture and Elon Musk’s SpaceX are often at odds, but there’s at least one place where those two space-industry rivals are on the same page: the newly unveiled Space Talent job database. The search engine for careers … Continue reading

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Boeing adds to its investment in Morf3D venture

Boeing’s venture capital arm has added to its investment in Morf3D, a California startup that focuses of aerospace applications for 3-D printing. The fresh investment, announced today, follows a Series A investment round that Boeing HorizonX Ventures co-led back in April 2018. The precise amount … Continue reading

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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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