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Boeing tests networking pod for fighter jets

The Boeing Co. and the U.S. Air Force say they’ve shown that a new type of communication pod for F-15 fighter jets, known as Talon HATE, can link together different types of aircraft and ground stations for secure communications. The … Continue reading

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Dozens hurt when 777 jet hits rough air

More than two dozen passengers on an Aeroflot Boeing 777 jet reportedly sought medical treatment after a scary run-in with sudden air turbulence during a flight from Moscow to Bangkok, documented on smartphone videos. Citing reports from Thailand, Russian-based Aeroflot … Continue reading

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Boeing sends layoff notices to hundreds more

The Boeing Co. signaled that hundreds of employees involved in aerospace engineering in Washington state and other locations will be laid off starting in June. The job cuts, reportedly due to begin on June 23, come on top of earlier … Continue reading

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Boeing’s 737 MAX 9 jet makes first flight

The newest sibling in Boeing’s 737 family, the MAX 9, made its first flight today from the company’s assembly plant in Renton, Wash. – 75 years after the Renton plant opened and 50 years after the first 737 took off. … Continue reading

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Zunum Aero has big plans for electric planes

Four years after its founding, Zunum Aero is finally going public with a plan to build hybrid electric airplanes that could revolutionize service to regional airports in the 2020s. “This is our coming out of stealth,” said Ashish Kumar, the founder and CEO … Continue reading

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Pilots give a ’10’ to Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

The largest breed of its Dreamliner jet series, the 787-10, got a great review today after being put through its aerial paces for the first time in the skies over South Carolina. “It performed exactly like we thought it would,” … Continue reading

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Boeing exec named as deputy defense chief

President Donald Trump today announced his intent to nominate longtime Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan as deputy secretary of defense, the Pentagon’s No. 2 civilian spot. Shanahan, 54, currently oversees Boeing’s manufacturing operations and supplier management functions as senior vice president for … Continue reading

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