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Airbus-Bombardier deal complicates jet dispute

Airbus added a twist to a U.S.-Canada trade dispute by announcing a plan to partner up with Bombardier, the Boeing Co.’s Canadian rival. The plan calls for Airbus to take on a majority stake in Bombardier’s C Series line of … Continue reading

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Virgin invests in (and rebrands) Hyperloop One

British billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has invested in the Hyperloop One rapid-transit venture, which will soon be rebranded as Virgin Hyperloop One, the company announced today. The arrangement was described as a global strategic partnership rather than an acquisition. … Continue reading

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Boeing to buy Aurora to boost autonomous flight

Boeing says it has struck a deal to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences, a leader in the field of autonomous flight, to beef up its own capabilities on that frontier. Aurora has been working with Uber on a new type of electric-powered autonomous … Continue reading

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Zunum unveils electric plane design for 2022

Zunum Aero is fleshing out its plan to build an electric-powered airplane that could be delivered to airlines as early as 2022. To gear up for testing, the Kirkland, Wash.-based startup has added a second development center in the Chicago … Continue reading

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James Dyson reveals $2.7B electric car project

Would you buy a new electric car from this vacuum-cleaner salesman? James Dyson, the founder of the Dyson gadget powerhouse, is betting $2.7 billion that you will. Today Dyson, who made his name with high-tech vacuum cleaners and has branched out … Continue reading

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Hyperloop One highlights 10 transit targets

A California startup that aims to turn tech pioneer Elon Musk’s Hyperloop rapid-transit concept into reality has chosen 10 winners in a global competition – including proposed routes stretching from Chicago to Pittsburgh, Cheyenne to Denver, Dallas to Houston and Miami … Continue reading

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How Air Force One’s price is being trimmed

President Donald Trump was stretching the truth when he claimed that he trimmed a billion dollars from the cost of procuring the next two Air Force One planes, but a report on Defense One reveals that significant savings are indeed being made – primarily by … Continue reading

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