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Richard Branson mourns Virgin America

The Virgin Group’s billionaire founder, Richard Branson, says “many tears” are being shed over Alaska Airlines’ decision to retire the Virgin America brand in the wake of its $4 billion acquisition. Branson bid farewell to the brand in a “Dear … Continue reading

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Why Alaska Airlines is killing Virgin America

It all comes down to cost and consistency of branding: That’s why Alaska Airlines announced today that it would retire the Virgin America name for the airline it acquired last year. Seattle-based Alaska Air Group completed the $4 billion transaction (including … Continue reading

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Boom picks up $33M to build supersonic jet

Colorado-based Boom Technology has raised $33 million in a Series A round to build and fly its first supersonic jet, a one-third-scale prototype known as the XB-1 or “Baby Boom.” Testing the XB-1 would blaze the trail for a full-scale jet … Continue reading

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Amazon and DHL reportedly team up

Amazon is reportedly partnering with the German-based DHL delivery service for its Prime Air transport operation in Kentucky as well as for Amazon Fresh food deliveries in Germany. The Lane Report says Amazon will begin processing shipments at DHL’s facility … Continue reading

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Study confirms aviation biofuel’s benefits

A NASA-led study demonstrates that airplanes powered by biofuels can emit up to 70 percent less particulate pollution – providing a potential boost for technologies that are being pioneered at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The study, published today by the journal Nature, was … Continue reading

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Paul Allen hopes ‘ginormous’ plane flies soon

The world’s biggest airplane is staying on track to take to the air for the first time by the end of this year, according to Paul Allen, who made billions of dollars as Microsoft’s co-founder and is now spending millions of … Continue reading

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Boeing 737 MAX 9 rollout brightens the day

The skies may have been gray at Boeing’s Renton final assembly plant today, but the mood was sunny – thanks to the rollout of Boeing’s first 737 MAX 9 jet. The photo op for employees is one of the rituals for … Continue reading

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