I’m still salty about having to pay a checked bag fee, but if an airline asked me if I would fork over extra cash for my plane to do this, my immediate answer would be YESPLEASETAKEMYMONEYNOW.
Burnout Sanders, the automatic burnout-performing robot that campaigned and won the presidency, was busy trying to make the Presidential Seal golf cart leave some elevenses in the White House lawn with three-fifths of a horsepower while I dealt with Syria.
Following World War II, America’s nuclear capability rested with the Boeing B-47 Stratojet—a high-speed precursor to the modern jet airliner. The surprisingly capable strategic bomber carried out nuclear testing responsibilities early in the Cold War, including an absurd vertical looping maneuver to deliver its atomic…
Mother Teresa? Gandhi? It doesn’t matter how nice or upstanding a human being you might be, the second you plunk yourself down in a chair made from the remains of a Boeing 737's massive jet engine, you’ll immediately be mistaken for a comic book-caliber supervillain. Whether or not that’s a bad thing is up to you.
She is the invisible crewmate inside every F/A-18 Hornet cockpit, shelling out snappy commands and dire warnings to even the world’s most experienced and confident fighter pilots. Now, the woman behind the Hornet’s famous Bitchin’ Betty aural warning system, with its distinct southern drawl, is retiring.
Boeing’s St. Louis plant—once the home of McDonnell Douglas—where aircraft like the F-15, the F-4 and the Mercury and Gemini capsules were born, has been churning out Super Hornets for almost two decades now. And man, do they have the process down.
There’s a new space race happening, much smaller in scope than the great US/USSR rivalry of the ‘60s, but one that still marks a huge milestone: the race to see who will be the first to launch a commercial crewed spacecraft. The race is now official as NASA has ordered a crewed mission from SpaceX as well as Boeing.
A Dynamic Airways Boeing 767 was taxiing to depart from Fort Lauderdale International Airport when its port-side engine reportedly caught fire. The fire appears to have been quite severe, damaging the wing and fuselage and billowing large amounts of black smoke. The fire has since been put out and everyone was…
After a maze of programs and initiatives that lasted a decade-and-a-half, the U.S. Air Force has chosen its next bomber. The battle for the contract between a consortium of Lockheed Martin-Boeing and Northrop has been hard fought and comes with huge implication, and Northrop Grumman has been selected as the winner.
In 2013, the troubled Boeing 787 Dreamliner was grounded for nearly four months because the plane’s lithium-ion batteries caught fire. It’s had at least three more cell failures since the plane was allowed to resume flying. While the Federal Aviation Administration dismisses these new failures, the fact that these…
Chinese President Xi Jinping made a big trip to the U.S. this week, making a first stop in the Seattle area to visit Boeing. During his visit, Boeing announced two major developments. The first of these was a Chinese order for 300 new jets, including 250 737s, a deal worth $38 billion. The second announcement pertains…
Pope Francis arrived in the U.S. yesterday for a six-day multi-city historic visit aboard an Alitalia Airbus A330, at which point he transferred to a Fiat 500L. But the Holy See of the Catholic Church will be flying aboard a chartered American Airlines Boeing 777 throughout his tour of America, an airline which a Pope…
Jet engines are extraordinarily loud at roughly 140 decibels–and airports have struggled with mitigating their roar since the early days of commercial flight. An engineer at Boeing wants to make the cacophony more useful, if not silence it for good.
For years, all the aviation world knew about Boeing’s secret stealth project from the 1960s was limited to a name and a single mysterious photo. It seemed like a relic out of time, possessing many stealthy design features that wouldn’t exist until decades later, and even then, only in highly classified black projects.
When a jetliner’s engine explodes moments before take off, people ask questions. Now, less than a week after that very thing happened to a British Airways 777, answers are starting to emerge—and they’re scary. (See update below.)
The annual Air Force Association conference will kick off outside of Washington next week, where Boeing is putting its latest and greatest combat aircraft developments on show for industry and Washington power brokers. This includes new F-15 configurations that allow the 43-year-old design to lug 16 air-to-air…
ANA has been pumping Star Wars fans up for three airliners in Star Wars-themed liveries for months now, and the moment has finally come to see the first!
NASA and Boeing have released a little teaser on their newest spacecraft, the CST-100 Starliner, which will be built and tested at Kennedy Space Center and hopefully, eventually taxi people to space.