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Boeing 767s Ordered To Be Inspected By FAA

Boeing 767s are typically known to be among the safest planes today, and are the most popular planes in the air. The plane’s reputation may be sparkling, but the Federal Aviation Administration is taking no chances. The organization is ordering inspections of all Boeing 767s. According to a notice submitted by the FAA to the Federal Register this past Monday, …

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Delta Stock Up After Strong Holiday, New Seats

Today Delta Air Lines announced that it will spend over $770 million through 2016 to refurbish 225 of its domestic narrowbody planes, including the Boeing 757-200, 737-800, Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, bolstering its stock price after seeing a strong 2013 holiday. Planned upgrades will include the addition of slim-line seats with adjustable headrests, power at every seat, restroom overhauls …

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Stuck Cargo Jet Finally Takes Flight

“Whoa.” Traffic jams, road closures, car accidents, and shocked spectators. A large Boeing cargo jet was the center of a bizarre scene on Wednesday when it accidentally landed at a small airport on Kansas. According to the Chicago Tribune, the Dreamlifter, which took off from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, was bound for McConnell Air Force Base in …

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Boeing 777X Contract Rejected By Machinists Union

Boeing has said that it has no plans to re-open talks with a union representing Washington state machinists after they soundly rejected an eight-year labor contract extension on Wednesday that would have seen the company’s newest jetliner built in Washington. The company has however vowed not to re-open talks with the defiant workers and has said it will look very broadly …

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Lockheed Martin Announces SR-72, a Mach-6 Spy Plane

In 1998, the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane was retired from service, and no plane has come anywhere near serving a similar role. With an announcement from Lockheed Martin Corp. last week, the supersonic stealth spy plane is about to reach a new renaissance with the SR-72, which media outlets are affectionately calling “Son of Blackbird.” The SR-71 was a twin-engine, …

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DARPA Just Spent $26M… On Anti-Missile Laser Beam

According to an article in Military & Aerospace Electronics, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has given a total of $26 million in contracts to two U.S. defense companies to research a more efficient anti-missile defense system. Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems division in Redondo Beach, CA will receive $14.6 million while Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training division in …

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Boeing 777X Aircraft to be Built in Multiple Locales

Since its inception in the 1910’s, Boeing airplanes have been designed, engineered, and constructed in the Puget Sound area of Washington. Over the years, Boeing has established factories in several other locations in order to produce more parts, but the design, engineering, and overall construction has always been conducted at the Seattle-area warehouse. However, times are a-changin’. In an internal …

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Boeing 747 May Get 86’d in the Years to Come

The Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet has been hailed as a double-decker revolution in air travel that shrank the globe by the Associated Press, yet even Arsenio Hall seems able to offer one as a (seemingly unattainable) prize on his new show. Despite that glowing remark from the AP, Boeing has had to cut its 747 production line two times in …

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Airbus Lands Historic Deal with Japan Airlines

Boeing found itself losing its essential monopoly on the Japanese aerospace market Monday morning as Japan Airlines (JAL) signed a deal with Airbus worth $294.5 billion. The deal is for 31 wide-body A350 jets, with the future option to purchase 25 more at the same price. The deal comes as a huge blow to Boeing, having dominated the market in …

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Boeing Dreamliner: What is Being Done About Issues?

Boeing is taking responsibility for improving reliability in its 787 Dreamliner, which has had many issues in past months, according to Reuters. The most recent of these being a plane, from Poland’s LOT airline, that had to make an emergency landing at Keflavik airoport in Reykjavik, Iceland. The problem this time was with the antenna that transmits the plane’s identification, …

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F-15 Silent Eagle Rejected by South Korea

Reuters via the CS Monitor reported today that South Korea has voted down a bid from Boeing to sell the country 60 F-15 Silent Eagles in favor of starting the process again to get a better fighter. Although the F-15 was the only plane to fit the south Korean budget initially, the ruling party’s lawmakers and former military officials have …

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Last Boeing C-17 Delivered To U.S. Air Force

The well-known aerospace corporation Boeing has had a long relationship with the United States Air Force since the Cold War, and it is also a big supplier of planes to the Air Force as well. This past Thursday marked a milestone for this relationship when Boeing delivered its final model of the C-17 (Globemaster III) to the Air Force’s military …

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