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Stratolaunch keeps working on hypersonic vehicles

It’s been three months since ownership of the Stratolaunch space venture was transferred from the late Seattle billionaire Paul Allen’s estate to a private equity firm, but the new owners say they’re still pursuing one of the old owner’s dreams: hypersonic flight. Get … Continue reading

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Boeing moves 737 MAX timetable to mid-2020

Boeing today acknowledged that it doesn’t expect 737 MAX airplanes to be back in service until mid-2020, months later than previously projected. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Boeing goes negative in 2019 on net airplane orders

Amid its 737 MAX crisis, Boeing Commercial Airplanes is reporting a negative number for net orders in 2019, meaning that it booked more cancellations than new orders over the course of the past year. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Boeing’s new CEO puts safety first on his first day

Veteran aerospace executive David Calhoun took the reins as Boeing’s CEO today, telling employees in a company-wide email that his top priorities are to get the 737 MAX flying again and restore confidence in the troubled aerospace giant. It was just the kind … Continue reading

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Iran admits shooting down 737 jet by mistake

Days after claiming that the catastrophic crash of a Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 plane was caused by a mechanical failure, the Iranian military acknowledged that it erroneously downed the jet with a missile strike, killing all 176 people aboard. Get the news brief … Continue reading

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U.S. officials suspect Iranian missile downed 737 jet

President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials today voiced suspicions that Iranian surface-to-air missiles brought down the Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 jet that crashed in Iran on Jan. 8 amid a volley of attacks. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Ukrainian Boeing 737 jet crashes in Iran

First photos emerge from site of plane crash near Tehran; there are no indications of survivors – Tasmin pic.twitter.com/LOuyhza0Yj — BNO News (@BNONews) January 8, 2020 A Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 jet carrying 176 people crashed tonight after taking off from … Continue reading

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