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Brazil OKs Boeing-Embraer joint jet venture

The Brazilian government today approved the creation of a joint venture that would give Boeing control over Embraer’s commercial airplane operation. That approval is crucial to the $4.2 billion deal, because the government holds a “golden share” in Embraer that … Continue reading

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Air Force accepts first Boeing KC-46 tanker

After struggling through years of delay and absorbing billions of dollars of cost overruns, Boeing says the U.S. Air Force has accepted the first of what’s expected to be hundreds of KC-46 tanker aircraft. The Air Force says the plane … Continue reading

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Space billionaires honored as ‘Legends of Aviation’

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos has racked up another round of recognition for his role on the space frontier: Next week he’ll be inducted into the Living Legends of Aviation, alongside aerospace executives, pioneering skydiver Joe Kittinger and musician Kenny G. Microsoft … Continue reading

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Boeing reports record airplane deliveries for 2018

Boeing says it delivered a record-high 806 airplanes in 2018, with single-aisle 737 jets accounting for well more than half of those deliveries. The record pace comes despite a 737 delivery backup that hit the planemaker’s plant in Renton, Wash., … Continue reading

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Boom attracts $100M to build supersonic jet

Colorado-based Boom Supersonic says it has closed a $100 million Series B investment round to support the development of a Mach-2.2 commercial airliner called Overture. The funding includes $56 million in new investment as well as $44 million in previously announced investments. … Continue reading

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Could airport drone disruption happen here?

Hundreds of flights have been canceled and tens of thousands of airline passengers have been stranded because of the buzz of unauthorized drones over London’s Gatwick Airport — demonstrating how disruptive a simple aerial strategy can be. Military forces have been called up … Continue reading

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Boeing and Embraer set terms for joint ventures

Five months after announcing a tentative deal, the Boeing Co. and Brazil’s Embraer aerospace company say they’ve approved the terms for a joint venture that would take in Embraer’s commercial aircraft and services operations — plus another joint venture to promote and … Continue reading

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