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Boeing HorizonX invests in Near Earth Autonomy

Boeing’s venture capital arm, Boeing HorizonX, says it has made a substantial investment in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh-based startup that focuses on technologies for autonomous flight. Boeing and Near Earth also announced a partnership to explore future products and applications for … Continue reading

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Airbus-Bombardier deal complicates jet dispute

Airbus added a twist to a U.S.-Canada trade dispute by announcing a plan to partner up with Bombardier, the Boeing Co.’s Canadian rival. The plan calls for Airbus to take on a majority stake in Bombardier’s C Series line of … Continue reading

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Boeing to buy Aurora to boost autonomous flight

Boeing says it has struck a deal to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences, a leader in the field of autonomous flight, to beef up its own capabilities on that frontier. Aurora has been working with Uber on a new type of electric-powered autonomous … Continue reading

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Zunum unveils electric plane design for 2022

Zunum Aero is fleshing out its plan to build an electric-powered airplane that could be delivered to airlines as early as 2022. To gear up for testing, the Kirkland, Wash.-based startup has added a second development center in the Chicago … Continue reading

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Boeing wins seven contracts for data analytics

Seven more companies have joined the list of customers for data analytics services from Boeing AnalytX, bringing the total of contracts signed this year to 223. Boeing AnalytX is part of the aircraft manufacturer’s drive to capitalize on the growing demand … Continue reading

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Passenger Drone joins race to market flying cars

“Taking autonomous to the sky: You knew it was coming.” Swiss-based Passenger Drone is following up on the tag line from one of its videosby declaring that its autonomous flying machine is indeed taking people into the sky on test flights. The car-sized, … Continue reading

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U.S. officials slap 220% tariff on Canadian jets

The U.S. Commerce Department today issued a preliminary finding that Canada’s Bombardier aircraft company was getting unfair subsidies for its CSeries jets — and laid out a plan that would more than triple the cost of the jets being bought … Continue reading

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