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Boeing CST-100 Starliner progresses towards second uncrewed flight

Boeing CST-100 Starliner progresses towards second uncrewed flight

NASA and Boeing are making progress towards conducting the second uncrewed flight for the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. That second uncrewed flight has to happen before the Boeing spacecraft can take astronauts to the ISS as part of the NASA Commercial Crew Program. Currently, the target date for the uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 is no earlier than December 2020.

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FAA warns both Boeing 737 engines could shut down after takeoff

FAA warns both Boeing 737 engines could shut down after takeoff

Boeing's 737 is at risk of an engine failure that could potentially leave the jet powerless after takeoff, the FAA has warned airlines, after multiple incidents were observed as previously grounded fleets return to active service. The US Federal Aviation Administration says it has four recent reports of 737-series jets experiencing a stuck valve that, if unchecked, could lead to disastrous results.

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NASA gives Boeing some ISS good news

NASA gives Boeing some ISS good news

NASA has renewed its contract with Boeing to support the International Space Station, some good news for the beleaguered plane-maker amid increasingly unsettled times for the transportation industry. The extension will see Boeing continue working with NASA, Roscosmos, JAXA, ESA, and CSA through 2024, making sure the orbiting research platform continues to operate correctly.

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Boeing gets $1.2bn USAF contract to make first F-15EX fighter jets

Boeing gets $1.2bn USAF contract to make first F-15EX fighter jets

The United States Air Force (USAF) has awarded aerospace company Boeing a contract valued at nearly $1.2 billion, requesting that it build the first eight F-15EX advanced fighter jets for its future fleet. The private company has already started work on the first two of these eight jets, according to Boeing, which says it is building the vehicles at its F-15 fighter jet facility in St. Louis.

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Boeing 737 MAX production restarts, but will take time to ramp up

Boeing 737 MAX production restarts, but will take time to ramp up

In a brief statement on Wednesday, Boeing said that it has restarted production on its 737 MAX in Washington. This the first time Boeing has worked on producing these jets since it suspended production back in January. The company plans to slowly increase the production of the 737 MAX throughout this year, doing so with an "optimal build environment," Boeing said.

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Apple, Qualcomm, Boeing may be put on China’s own entity list

Apple, Qualcomm, Boeing may be put on China’s own entity list

Some, especially governments, live by a "tit for tat" philosophy so it's really no surprise that China wants to hit the US back. The latter has not only extended Huawei's fate as part of the government's entity list, the US Department of Commerce has also made moves to deprive the phone maker of much-needed access to semiconductors for its processors. Since negotiations seem to have broken down, China is now threatening to respond in kind and put US companies on its own upcoming "unreliable entity list".

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Boeing Loyal Wingman unmanned aircraft takes shape in Australia

Boeing Loyal Wingman unmanned aircraft takes shape in Australia

Drones may be their commercial term but unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs have always had its roots in the airforce. The latter kind, of course, isn't meant for recreation or even content creation. Take for example the new UAV that a Boeing-led team has just presented in Australia, billed not just as a testament to Boeing's capabilities in aerospace technology but as well as Australia's first "in-house" aircraft in half a century.

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NASA reveals its three Artemis 2024 Moon lander firms

NASA reveals its three Artemis 2024 Moon lander firms

NASA's three picks for human landing systems for the Artemis program have been confirmed, a shortlist for the system which will land US astronauts on the Moon by 2024. The candidate systems each have ten months to demonstrate they're worthy for the next round of the process. Conspicuously absent from the final three, however, is Boeing.

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Boeing plans second unmanned Starliner test following December glitch

Boeing plans second unmanned Starliner test following December glitch

Boeing has made the decision to conduct a second Orbital Test Flight following the troubles it experienced late last year with the initial test. The company announced its decision on Monday, stating that it will conduct a second flight at zero cost to taxpayers, doing so to prove the safety of its system. The second flight will follow its first Orbital Test Flight in December 2019, which experienced a glitch that caused the capsule to enter the wrong orbit.

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NASA found critical Boeing Starliner bugs – now it has questions about the crewed capsule

NASA found critical Boeing Starliner bugs – now it has questions about the crewed capsule

In December, Boeing's Starliner capsule experienced an 'anomaly' after separating from the Atlas V rocket that launched it. In early January, NASA confirmed that it would work with Boeing to form an independent team tasked with investigating what, exactly, caused this problem. At the time, it had been revealed that the capsule's internal clock had put the spacecraft into the wrong orbit.

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Boeing 777X first flight success puts new plane back on track

Boeing 777X first flight success puts new plane back on track

Boeing's 777X successfully aced its first test flight over the weekend, later than the jet-maker had hoped for but no less of a milestone for it. Boeing had originally aimed to give the 777X its inaugural flight last week, but poor weather conditions including strong winds forced the plane to stay grounded.

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Wind just ruined the Boeing 777X’s majestic first flight

Wind just ruined the Boeing 777X’s majestic first flight

Boeing's brand new 777X failed to make its first test flight today, after inclement weather forced the 777X First Flight to be rescheduled. Strong winds left the plane waiting for several hours at the end of the runway in Everett, Washington on Friday, before Boeing admitted defeat.

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