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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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Boeing 737 MAX now cleared for flight with these FAA safety changes

Boeing 737 MAX now cleared for flight with these FAA safety changes

Boeing's 737 MAX has been cleared to fly in the US again, with the Federal Aviation Administration giving the ill-fated jet the green light to resume flight. The decision comes after 20 months of safety reviews, following the two crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that accounted for 346 deaths.

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Boeing’s Starliner flight test just got an unexpected crew shake-up

Boeing’s Starliner flight test just got an unexpected crew shake-up

NASA and Boeing have revealed a crew change for Boeing's upcoming Crew Flight Test, which will see the CST-100 Starliner transport three crew members to the International Space Station next year. Barry "Butch" Wilmore will be replacing Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson for the flight, joining Mike Fincke and Nicole Mann for the mission. Ferguson was set to command the mission, which will be the inaugural flight of Boeing's Starliner spacecraft.

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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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