Tag Archives: Aviation

Amazon Air gets a shorter name for Christmas

Is “Amazon Prime Air” no longer a factor? Not quite, but if you’re reading the tea leaves in today’s post-holiday recap from Amazon, you’ll notice that the online retailing giant’s fleet of Boeing 767 cargo delivery jets is now called “Amazon Air.” … Continue reading

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Boeing-Embraer talks add a twist to trade battle

Boeing and Embraer, a Brazilian regional-jet manufacturer, today confirmed that they’re discussing a “potential combination” in the wake of a Wall Street Journal report suggesting that Boeing was looking into acquiring the company, Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Boeing vs. Bombardier battle enters next phase

The U.S. Commerce Department says its tariffs on imported Canadian jets will add up to 292.21 percent, marking another escalation in a trade battle involving Boeing and Canada’s Bombardier. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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2,500 applicants sign up for drone experiments

The city of Seattle, King County, Boeing, KING 5 and Tukwila’s police department are among more than 2,500 organizations and individuals who have registered their interest in experiments that could lead to routine drone deliveries, aerial night patrols and other … Continue reading

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Erik Lindbergh unveils VerdeGo air taxi venture

A new entrant in the market for electric-powered air taxis is getting a boost from one of aviation’s oldest family names: Erik Lindbergh, the grandson of pioneering pilot Charles Lindbergh, is announcing the formation of a venture called VerdeGo Aero. VerdeGo Aero is … Continue reading

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Canada gets set to cancel Boeing fighter jet deal

Reuters reports that Canadian officials have decided to cancel an order of 18 Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet jets, marking an escalation in the trade battle involving Canadian jet maker Bombardier’s sales to U.S. markets. Unnamed officials are quoted as saying that … Continue reading

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Why Amazon patented a self-destruct drone

Most inventors look for ways to make their machines more robust, but Amazon has won a patent for delivery drones that fall apart more easily. Why? For safety reasons. The patent application, filed last year and published last week, lays out … Continue reading

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