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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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Boeing 737 MAX 9 rollout brightens the day

The skies may have been gray at Boeing’s Renton final assembly plant today, but the mood was sunny – thanks to the rollout of Boeing’s first 737 MAX 9 jet. The photo op for employees is one of the rituals for … Continue reading

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Boeing OKs buyouts for 1,800 union workers

Boeing has approved buyouts for more than 1,800 union workers, marking the start of a new round of job reductions that’s expected to continue through the year. The voluntary layoffs include 1,500 machinists and 305 engineers, representatives of the workers’ unions told … Continue reading

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NASA buys Russian space rides from Boeing

NASA has agreed to purchase at least two trips to and from the International Space Station on Russian Soyuz spacecraft, from an unlikely ticket-seller: the Boeing Co. The arrangement follows through on a convoluted plan laid out back in January, and … Continue reading

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Stephen Colbert dons Boeing’s spacesuit

Let history record that America’s first late-night astronaut is … Stephen Colbert? In a pre-recorded bit due to be broadcast tonight on CBS’ “Late Show,” Colbert wears the spacesuit designed for crews on Boeing’s Starliner space taxi and does his … Continue reading

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How robots and humans get along at Boeing

Automation isn’t just a job for the robots: It takes flesh-and-blood workers to make robotic manufacturing work, as shown in a new video about the machines that set fasteners on Boeing’s 777 jets. Boeing’s Fuselage Automated Upright Build, or FAUB, works with … Continue reading

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Get a sneak peek at Boeing’s 737 MAX 9 jet

RENTON, Wash. – One year after Boeing’s super-fuel-efficient 737 MAX 8 jet made its aerial debut, its bigger sibling – the MAX 9 – is just weeks away from its rollout. The 737 MAX 9 nearly 9 feet longer and should be able … Continue reading

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