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It now seems likely that Starliner will not launch crew until early 2022

Enlarge / What a docking of Boeing’s Starliner to the International Space Station will look like. Boeing About five weeks have passed since Boeing updated the status of its Starliner spacecraft, with the company saying it was “evaluating” a new target launch date for its next mission. This test flight of Starliner, which will not carry …

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After Saturday’s engine failure, Boeing says many 777s should be grounded

Enlarge / United Airlines 238 suffered an engine out failure on Saturday, Feb. 20. Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images While the National Transportation Safety Board investigates an aircraft engine failure that occurred in flight on Saturday, manufacturer Boeing has recommended that airlines suspend flying certain versions of the 777 wide-body airliner. “Boeing is …

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Boeing wants all its aircraft to fly on sustainable fuels by 2030

gk-6mt via Getty Images Boeing has vowed to make flights using its planes more eco-friendly within the next decade: The aviation titan has announced its commitment to make sure its planes can fly on 100 percent sustainable fuels by 2030. It explained that making the shift to sustainable fuels is the “safest and most measurable …

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After Math: 24-hour PogChamps and 56-inch ‘Hyperscreens’

So, wild week huh. Probably not how most of us had hoped to start the new year off, but hey, it didn’t really pan out for the president either what with Twitter and Facebook having finally suspended Donald Trump’s social media accounts. And as if that wasn’t crisis enough, a whole bunch of other things …

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Boeing’s tanker drone completes first flight with refueling pod

Boeing Humans might not have much involvement in mid-air refueling before long. Boeing has flown a test version of its MQ-25 tanker drone with a refueling pod attached for the first time, taking it one step closer to topping up military aircraft. The 2.5-hour flight showed that the autonomous drone’s aerodynamics were sound with the …

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American Airlines conducts first public Boeing 737 Max test flight after ban

the_guitar_mann via Getty Images American Airlines is gearing up to become the first US airline to resume commercial passenger flights with the Boeing 737 Max after the plane’s 20-month ban was lifted. The company has completed a test flight with media onboard — a short 45-minute trip from Dallas, Texas to Tulsa, Oklahoma — as …

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NASA official may face criminal investigation for contact with Boeing

Enlarge / Doug Loverro, formerly NASA’s chief of human spaceflight. NASA The US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia has opened a criminal investigation of a former top NASA official, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The grand jury investigation concerns communications between Doug Loverro, then the chief of human spaceflight for NASA, and …

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Boeing is reportedly ending production of its 747 jumbo jet

Arne Dedert/picture alliance via Getty Images If it wasn’t already apparent that the era of ‘big’ flying is ending, it might be soon. Bloomberg sources say Boeing is ending production of its iconic 747 jumbo jet (specifically, the 747-8) in about two years. A spokesperson for the aircraft maker didn’t confirm or deny the shutdown, …

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