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Boeing’s Starliner capsule may not carry astronauts into space until next year

Boeing’s Starliner capsule may not carry astronauts into space until next year

Boeing has been evaluating a new target launch date for its next Starliner mission over the last several weeks. The next test flight for the Starliner capsule won't have crew aboard. The mission will launch aboard an Atlas V rocket and dock with the ISS, spending about a week on the orbiting space station before returning to Earth. This test flight is expected to happen in July or early August, but no official date has been announced.

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Software glitch causes Tui aircraft to be involved in a “serious incident”

Software glitch causes Tui aircraft to be involved in a “serious incident”

Tui is a company in the UK that operates commercial airline services. Recently, a flight departing Birmingham airport and heading to Majproca with 187 people on board was in what the Air Accidents Investigation Branch classifies as a "serious incident." The incident wasn't because of a failure of some sort aboard the aircraft or an error made by the pilots in charge.

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Some Boeing 737 MAX grounded again after another fault spotted

Some Boeing 737 MAX grounded again after another fault spotted

The beleaguered Boeing 737 MAX has run into another issue, with the plane-maker recommending that some of tis jets be grounded after identifying more safety problems. A "potential electrical issue" has been blamed for the sudden announcement, which could force some airlines to cancel flights after aircraft are benched.

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Boeing 777 planes in the US, Japan grounded after engine failure

Boeing 777 planes in the US, Japan grounded after engine failure

Boeing's almost cursed 737 MAX is slowly starting to return to service but it seems that the aircraft maker has another headache coming. Fortunately, there were no lives lost before Boeing learned about what could be another faulty component that could have just as deadly consequences if left unchecked. Dozens of Boeing 777 planes have been temporarily put out of service after a flight from Denver had one of its engines failed in a rather dramatic way just after takeoff.

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Boeing Starliner crew capsule test delayed after damage during testing

Boeing Starliner crew capsule test delayed after damage during testing

Boeing has been dealt another setback in its path towards using Starliner to put humans into space. The next test flight for the Starliner crew capsule has been delayed no earlier than April 2. The delay comes on the heels of avionics in the capsule being replaced due to a power surge during a previous test.

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Next Boeing Starliner test will happen no earlier than March 25

Next Boeing Starliner test will happen no earlier than March 25

NASA and Boeing have announced the target date for the launch of the second uncrewed flight test for the Starliner spacecraft. The second test will happen no earlier than Thursday, March 25. Orbital Flight Test-2 is a critical development milestone on Boeing's path to use Starliner and fly astronauts to the ISS for NASA.

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All Boeing commercial aircraft will use biofuel exclusively by 2030

All Boeing commercial aircraft will use biofuel exclusively by 2030

Boeing has announced that it has set a target for its commercial aircraft to fly on 100 percent sustainable aviation biofuel by 2030. The move is part of Boeing's effort to reduce carbon emissions produced by its aircraft. Boeing has said that it is already conducting test flights with aircraft that have replaced petroleum-based jet fuel with pure biofuel.

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Boeing 737 MAX nails first passenger flight in US after long ban

Boeing 737 MAX nails first passenger flight in US after long ban

The Boeing 737 MAX has returned to commercial service in the US with a flight that took place through American Airlines. The trip, which included AA's President Robert Isom as one of the passengers, went from Miami to New York, the route that will be used for daily flights as American Airlines eases the airliner back into service.

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Boeing 737 Max makes its first commercial flight in almost two years

Boeing 737 Max makes its first commercial flight in almost two years

What was supposed to be the high point of Boeing's business became a nightmare, especially for those left behind by two fatal crashes nearly two years ago. The Boeing 737 Max was similarly dropped in the center of controversy that unsurprisingly included scandals going all the way up to the FAA. The company's entire fleet has been grounded around the world for nearly two years but, after a successful and thankfully uneventful test flight just last week, the 737 Max went back to the skies in what will be remembered as its first commercial flight since 2019.

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Boeing tests a squadron of five autonomous mini-jets

Boeing tests a squadron of five autonomous mini-jets

Boeing has announced that it has successfully carried out flight tests using five high-performance pilotless jet aircraft. The aircraft operated as a team without any intervention required from humans. Testing was conducted at the Queensland Flight Test Range in Cloncurry, Australia. It demonstrated the aircraft's ability to use onboard command and control along with data sharing capabilities, allowing collaboration amongst the squadron.

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Watch Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner ace NASA’s parachute test

Watch Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner ace NASA’s parachute test

Boeing's CST-100 Starliner has hit a major new milestone, paving the way for its eventual crewed trips to and from the ISS. The milestone marked the success of Starliner's final parachute balloon-drop test. NASA notes that once it's operational, Starliner will be the first orbital crew capsule made in America that will perform land-to-land trips.

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Boeing 737 MAX packed with journalists completes first flight

Boeing 737 MAX packed with journalists completes first flight

Boeing was hit very hard when the US government banned its 737 MAX passenger airliner for 20 months. On Wednesday, the aircraft staged its first flight with media onboard since the fleet was grounded by the government. Boeing is desperate to show passengers and airliners that the 737 MAX is safe and ready for operation.

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