At the moment, there’s only one approved, legal way to get to the orbiting International Space Station as an American astronaut: in a Soyuz spacecraft. Maybe you could pay the Chinese for a seat on a Shenzou, but that’s a long shot. At the moment, it’s Soyuz or nothing, and that agreement ends in November 2019. NASA,…
The wingspan of the upcoming versions of the Boeing 777 series commercial plane is so big it can’t fit at a standard airport gate, so the company had to get special approval to engineer wing tips that can fold up after landing.
Model maker Luca Iaconi-Stewart has been building a stunningly accurate model of a Boeing 777 for almost 10 years. This model however, is made out of manila envelopes and glue.
Boeing’s 747 is perhaps the most iconic commercial airplane of all time. Introduced half a century ago in 1968, it was a technological marvel and a dependable workhorse. Through that time, they’ve built more than 1,500 of these winged beasts. Production has recently dropped way off, and Boeing’s customers have stopped…
A 17-hour test flight where you end up right back where you started is probably pretty boring. Any way to spice things up is probably welcome, which is likely why Boeing test pilots used their long, boring test flight to draw a massive outline of their plane all over America’s beautiful face.
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Let’s have a bit of fun and compare my bathroom to the one on a Boeing Business Jet, which the company has been showing off at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, or EBACE, in Geneva to make us all feel bad about ourselves.
I can imagine quite a few horror scenarios onboard an airplane. Looking outside your window and seeing fighter jets is definitely at the very top of that list. That was the reality this week for passengers aboard an Indian Jet Airways flight bound for London that lost contact with air traffic controllers in Cologne,…
Hey, you remember that time when you were 14 and you called up your crush with your best friend secretly listening in so that after they could tell you what to say? President Donald Trump did just that, except with the Air Force General in charge of the F-35 program and the fucking CEO of Boeing in the room listening.
We all know that Elon Musk wants to go to Mars. That’s great! NASA wants to go to Mars as well, and even has a deadline of 25 years to get there. Now Boeing’s CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, has come out not just saying he wants to build the craft that take humans to Mars, but that he’s going to beat Musk there.
To anyone who was worried: the American airline industry isn’t in as bad a shape as Donald Trump is making it out to be, who says that if he isn’t elected to be President, Boeing’s jobs are moving to China.
Early this morning an ASL Airlines Boeing 737-400 cargo plane skidded off a runway while landing at the Orio al Serio airport in Bergamo, Italy. The crew, composed of the captain and first officer, were not hurt. This could have ended a lot worse than it did.
It’s very likely the only commercial airplane almost anyone can identify by name and sight. This aerial humpback has been the biggest, best-known icon of Boeing since it was first unveiled in 1968, and now, after more than 1,500 have been sold, it finally looks like Boeing may be ending production of the legendary 747.
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.
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…
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.