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Flying cars grab air show’s spotlight

The next few days will bring dueling announcements from Boeing and Airbus about how many jetliners they’re selling, but one of the hottest tech frontiers at this week’s Farnborough International Airshow looks forward to something completely different: flying cars. Aston … Continue reading

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Flying-car startup puts BlackFly on the fast track

A Silicon Valley startup called Opener is taking the wraps off a single-seat, all-electric flying vehicle known as BlackFly, which the company says will require no formal licensing in the U.S. “The future of aviation begins today,” Alan Eustace, a former Google … Continue reading

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Boeing and Embraer forge $4.75B jet venture

After months of negotiations, Boeing and Brazilian jetmaker Embraer today announced a tentative agreement to form a $4.75 billion joint venture that would bring Embraer’s small-size commercial aircraft operations firmly into Boeing’s fold. The arrangement is a strategic parry to last … Continue reading

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GoFly Prize unveils 10 designs for flying machines

Some of the designs look like winged motorcycles. There’s a cute mini-airplane with stubby wings. And a couple of the contraptions look more like time machines than flying machines. The diversity among the winners in the first phase of the … Continue reading

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Boeing invests in Kittyhawk drone software venture

Boeing says its HorizonX venture capital arm is investing in Kittyhawk, a San Francisco startup that provides end-to-end software solutions for autonomous drone operations. The investment is part of a $5 million seed round that was led by Bonfire Ventures with participation by … Continue reading

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Washington makes its pitch for Boeing’s next jet

Boeing hasn’t yet declared whether it will build a new breed of midsize passenger jet — variously known as the New Mid-Market Airplane, NMA or 797 — but Washington state officials are already arguing they have the best place to build it. … Continue reading

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Boeing teams with Safran on auxiliary power units

Boeing and Safran have set up a joint venture to design, build and service auxiliary power units for airplanes, marking another big step in Boeing’s drive to build a more integrated supply chain. “This strategic partnership will leverage Boeing’s deep … Continue reading

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