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Airbus acquires robotics firm in Boeing’s backyard

Airbus says it has acquired MTM Robotics, a Seattle-area company that provides automated systems for aerospace manufacturing, for an undisclosed sum. MTM’s headquarters are in Mukilteo, Wash., just a few miles from Boeing’s Everett factory. But MTM has had a close … Continue reading

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Voom helicopter service expands to Bay Area

Voom has officially extended its app-based, on-demand helicopter service to the San Francisco Bay Area, confirming that the Airbus subsidiary is now active in the United States as well as in Brazil and Mexico. Today’s announcement comes months after initial reports that … Continue reading

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Kymeta boosts satellite links on the road in Peru

Kymeta Corp., the Redmond, Wash.-based company backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and other investors, has demonstrated the performance of its flat-panel satellite antennas in an unlikely setting: on top of buses traveling throughout Peru. With the aid of partners … Continue reading

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Audi and Airbus show off mini-me flying car

A flying car developed by Airbus, Audi and Italdesign took a high-profile test flight today at the Amsterdam Drone Week conference, but its size was low-profile. The modular vehicle was a quarter-scale demonstration model of the “Pop.Up Next” transportation system … Continue reading

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Blue Origin and Airbus back ‘The Moon Race’

A new nonprofit organization is partnering with Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture, Airbus and other heavy-hitters to create a moon-centric prize program known as “The Moon Race.” The contest’s goal is to boost technologies that could contribute to sustainable lunar exploration. A … Continue reading

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Boeing and Embraer forge $4.75B jet venture

After months of negotiations, Boeing and Brazilian jetmaker Embraer today announced a tentative agreement to form a $4.75 billion joint venture that would bring Embraer’s small-size commercial aircraft operations firmly into Boeing’s fold. The arrangement is a strategic parry to last … Continue reading

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WTO ruling opens the way for tariffs (or talks)

The World Trade Organization today issued its final report in a long-running dispute over subsidies for Airbus jets, potentially clearing the way for the U.S. to levy harsh tariffs on European imports. It’s more likely, however, that U.S. and European officials will … Continue reading

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