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Solar-powered Odysseus drone will fly high in 2019

Aurora Flight Sciences, a pioneer in experimental flying vehicles that became a Boeing subsidiary last year, says its solar-powered, high-altitude, long-endurance Odysseus drone will take on its first flight in the spring of 2019. Odysseus has been years in the making, … Continue reading

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What did pilots know about 737 MAX risk?

What did 737 MAX pilots know, and when did they know it? That’s become a subject of debate in the wake of last month’s fatal Lion Air crash in Indonesia and the potential role played by an automatic control system that Boeing … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos unveils Amazon’s flying tribute to vets

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is big on veterans, and in honor of Veterans Day, he presided over the vet-friendly christening of Valor, Amazon Air’s 40th Boeing 767 freighter. In a tweet, Bezos said the name pays tribute to “the thousands of … Continue reading

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Case closed: FBI says plane thief acted alone

After a three-month investigation, the FBI has concluded that Horizon Air employee Richard Russell acted alone when he crept into a secure area of Sea-Tac International Airport, stole an airplane and took it on an joyride. Investigators also said today that … Continue reading

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Sales campaign lifts off for Plimp hybrid airship

What do you get when you cross an airship and an airplane? If you’re willing to spend more than $4 million, you could get the Plimp hybrid aircraft that’s envisioned by Seattle-based Egan Airships. The patented concept calls for mounting a … Continue reading

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Boeing issues bulletin in wake of 737 MAX crash

Boeing says it has issued an operations manual bulletin to address concerns about erroneous readings from a sensor that has been implicated in last week’s fatal crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX 8. The jet dove into the Java … Continue reading

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NASA and FAA get set for giant leap in air mobility

The rise of air mobility options ranging from delivery drones to air taxis and flying cars is shaping up as the biggest thing to hit aviation since the introduction of jet engines, NASA’s top official on aeronautics says. “I happen … Continue reading

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