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Rocket engine scores a ’10’ in test for space plane

A rocket engine built from spare space shuttle parts — and the team behind the engine — passed a grueling 10-day, 10-firing test that sets the stage for Boeing’s Phantom Express military space plane. “We scored a perfect 10 last week,” … 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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Why SpaceX and Boeing can sell extra seats to orbit

RENTON, Wash. — When NASA’s Phil McAlister worked out the contracts with SpaceX and Boeing to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station, he made sure they could make some money on the side. The contracts contain a clause … Continue reading

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Boeing leads $16M investment in Matternet

Boeing HorizonX Ventures has taken the lead role in a $16 million Series A funding round for Matternet, a California company specializing in drone delivery operations in urban environments. Other investors include Swiss Post, Sony Innovation Fund and Levitate Capital, the companies … 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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