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737 MAX jet crash kills 157 in Ethiopia

Airlines in China and three other countries have suspended flights of their Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets in light of March 10’s catastrophic crash in Ethiopia. Ethiopian Airlines reported today that both of the “black boxes” from the 737-8 that … Continue reading

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Boeing will offer biofuel for jet deliveries

Boeing says it will begin offering airlines and operators the chance to have their jets powered by biofuel when they take off for their new homes, and Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is the first to sign up for the option. The … Continue reading

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It’s not easy being green when it comes to jet fuel

For years, the Port of Seattle has been talking about weaning Seattle-Tacoma International Airport off fossil fuels, but now it’s getting serious about taking action. “At a certain point in time, you just have to say, ‘Well, let’s make a … Continue reading

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Kymeta boosts satellite links on the road in Peru

Kymeta Corp., the Redmond, Wash.-based company backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and other investors, has demonstrated the performance of its flat-panel satellite antennas in an unlikely setting: on top of buses traveling throughout Peru. With the aid of partners … Continue reading

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Black box recovered from Amazon Air crash site

The National Transportation Safety Board says it has recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the muddy Texas bay where an Atlas Air Boeing 767 cargo jet crashed last weekend. Three crew members were killed in the Feb. 23 crash into Trinity … Continue reading

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Tesla sells $35,000 cars and shifts to online sales

Tesla is finally following through on its pledge to sell its Model 3 electric cars at the standard price of $35,000, but says it’s shutting down on-the-spot showroom sales to remain “financially sustainable” at the lower price point. Going forward, … Continue reading

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Boeing-Safran joint aerospace venture picks a name

The 50-50 joint venture that Boeing and Europe’s Safran aerospace company formed last year to build auxiliary power units for airplanes now has a name: Initium Aerospace. Auxiliary power units, or APUs, are onboard engines that are used primarily to start an … Continue reading

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