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Amazon’s drone hive looks like sci-fi movie

If filmmakers ever decide to do a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” with drones instead of birds, they could use Amazon’s concept for a drone-dominated fulfillment center in their set design. The artwork, included in a patent application published … Continue reading

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Small is big in Boeing’s 20-year plan

EVERETT, Wash. – Boeing’s 20-year outlook for the airplane market is as sunny as ever, even though some analysts worry about a shift from more profitable wide-body jets to smaller, more economical single-aisle jets. The way Boeing sees it, a … Continue reading

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Ooh-la-la! Boeing’s 737 MAX 10 wows Paris

This week’s Paris Air Show started off with a zoom, in the form of Boeing’s launch of the 737 MAX 10 jet  — the longest version of its fuel-efficient single-aisle airplane family. Today’s kickoff of the sales campaign was totally … Continue reading

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Air show teaser shows off Boeing’s ballet

If you like airplanes, you’ll love Boeing’s teaser video for the Paris Air Show, which puts a 787-10 Dreamliner and a 737 MAX 9 jet through a series of moves worthy of a ballet. The video preview has become a … Continue reading

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Take a virtual tour of Boeing’s Renton plant

More than 5 million guests have toured Boeing’s airplane factory in Everett, Wash., which ranks as one of the Puget Sound region’s top attractions – but far fewer tourists have been inside the area’s other Boeing assembly plant, south of Seattle in … Continue reading

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Amazon proposes ‘virtual safety shroud’

What happens if a child or a dog wanders into range while a drone is dipping down to make a delivery? Amazon has an answer: a “virtual safety shroud” that the drone creates, potentially based on readings picked up by its … Continue reading

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Boeing studies pilotless plane concepts

EVERETT, Wash. – The Boeing Co. says it’s on a path that could ultimately lead to self-flying commercial passenger airplanes, starting with simulations and ground-based experiments this year and progressing to flight tests by 2019. “In commercial air transportation, we are not … Continue reading

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