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Kitty Hawk shifts gears on flying-car plans

California-based Kitty Hawk, the flying-car venture backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, says it’s winding down its Flyer project, which created an ultralight aircraft designed to fly over water. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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All-electric Cessna airplane takes to the air

An all-electric version of one of the world’s best-known small utility airplanes hummed through its first flight today at Moses Lake in central Washington state. Redmond, Wash.-based MagniX and Seattle-based AeroTEC were in charge of the test, which focused on the performance of a … Continue reading

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Boeing resumes 737 MAX jet production

Boeing says it has resumed 737 MAX production at its factory in Renton, Wash., with more than a dozen initiatives implemented to enhance product quality and workplace safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Trump tweets support for Elon Musk and Tesla

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s dispute with county authorities over the reopening of the company’s California car factory was injected into President Donald Trump’s Twitterstream today. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Boeing plans cutbacks amid coronavirus losses

Boeing says it’s planning to reduce its workforce by 10% and cut back on production of wide-body jets in response to the coronavirus pandemic’s dramatic effect on the aviation industry. “We will be a smaller company for a while,” David … Continue reading

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Boeing reorganizes for ‘post-pandemic’ era

Boeing has put its chief financial officer in charge of a newly formed group called Enterprise Operations, Finance & Strategy, as part of a reorganization aimed at streamlining the company’s top leadership and preparing for what Boeing calls “the post-pandemic … Continue reading

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Boeing gets set to ramp up jet production

Boeing says it’s planning to resume all commercial airplane production in the Seattle region starting next week, more than three weeks after operations were shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak. About 27,000 employees will be brought back to work … Continue reading

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Boeing extends virus-related factory shutdown

Boeing says its 14-day suspension of operations at its Puget Sound airplane factories, as well as at its maintenance site at Moses Lake in central Washington state, will be extended until further notice. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Air Force and Boeing strike deal to fix tankers

The Air Force says it reached two agreements with Boeing today, aimed at making the final fixes in camera systems for Boeing-bult KC-46A Pegasus tankers and releasing $882 million in payments that were held back due to problems with the tankers. Get the … Continue reading

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Boeing CEO says voluntary layoffs are on the way

Boeing CEO David Calhoun says the company is preparing a voluntary layoff program that’s aimed at reducing the need for “other workforce actions” as it deals with the economic repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent to employees, Calhoun … Continue reading

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