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NASA Doesn't Have The Money For Big Rockets

July 24, 2014 7:43 am | News | Comments

NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say.                   

Boeing 2Q Profit Up 52 Percent

July 23, 2014 9:24 am | News | Comments

The Chicago-based company said net income increased to $1.65 billion, or $2.24 per share, from $...

UTC Aerospace To Expand In Puerto Rico

July 23, 2014 7:49 am | News | Comments

Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Tuesday the expansion of UTC Aerospace Systems follows a previous...

British Experts To Analyze Black Boxes From MH17

July 22, 2014 1:03 pm | News | Comments

Britain's prime minister says black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern...

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Obama Commemorates 45th Anniversary Of Moon Landing

July 22, 2014 12:58 pm | News | Comments

This week's 45th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon is being celebrated at the White House.                         

Museum Honors Wright Brothers' Mechanic

July 22, 2014 11:19 am | News | Comments

The self-taught mechanic hand-built the first airplane engine after a slew of automakers rejected the brothers' request to build one.                     

F-35's No-Show At Farnborough Disappoints

July 22, 2014 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The failure of the Joint Strike Fighter to travel to England this week for a premier air show heaped further embarrassment on its developers as they try to convince skeptics that the $400 billion program was a price worth paying ...    

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3D Printing For Aircraft Industry Takes Off

July 22, 2014 7:59 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

European aerospace manufacturer Airbus says its pioneering use of a 3D printed titanium bracket in its A350-XWB aircraft could herald a new future for aerospace production.                    

NASA Renames Building For Armstrong

July 21, 2014 12:50 pm | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Armstrong, who died in 2012, was remembered at a ceremony Monday as not only an astronaut, but also as an aerospace engineer, a test pilot and university professor.                    

Private Jet Recovery From Recession Uneven

July 21, 2014 10:03 am | by Stephen Singer, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The improving market has not been universal. Signs of strength have been in large-cabin planes, while sales of small and mid-sized planes stall.                      

Boeing Procurement Officer Pleads Guilty To Fraud

July 21, 2014 7:57 am | by Jim Salter, Associated Press | News | Comments

A former procurement officer for The Boeing Company in St. Louis pleaded guilty Friday to federal fraud charges for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts sold to Boeing.          

Airbus Joining Virginia Applied Research Center

July 18, 2014 8:06 am | News | Comments

The center in Prince George County is a consortium of industry, academia and government. It focuses on manufacturing breakthroughs and advancements in applied research.                 

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Disaster Strikes Twice For Malaysia Airlines

July 18, 2014 7:46 am | by Stephen Wright and Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible to redeem.            

AirAsia X To Buy 50 Airbus Planes

July 17, 2014 12:35 pm | News | Comments

Long-haul budget airline AirAsia X has inked a deal to buy 50 Airbus A330neo planes as part of its regional expansion.                        

Comet-Chasing Probe Makes Surprise Discovery

July 17, 2014 11:20 am | News | Comments

Scientists say a space probe aiming to become the first to land on a comet has taken images that appear to show its target could actually be two separate lumps of rock and ice flying in tandem.           

American Crane Completes The First Lift For Orion

July 17, 2014 10:33 am | by American Crane & Equipment Corporation | News | Comments

Early last month, American Crane’s 25 ton double girder clean room crane (with single failure-proof hoist) strategically lifted and placed Lockheed Martin’s Orion crew module atop their service module. This custom overhead crane is ...   

Airbus Beats Boeing In Farnborough Orders Race

July 17, 2014 9:49 am | News | Comments

Airbus beat rival Boeing in the aircraft order stakes at this year's Farnborough Airshow, garnering nearly twice as many orders and commitments.                    

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Airbus A380s Tested For Air Leak Problems

July 16, 2014 11:57 am | News | Comments

Airbus has advised airliners to test noisy doors on the world's largest passenger airliner, the A380, after identifying a problem with the door seal that could lead to a drop in cabin pressure.               

UAE Plans First Arab Spaceship To Mars

July 16, 2014 11:33 am | by Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Arab Emirates, already home to the world's tallest tower, is now reaching for the stars, with plans to send the first Arab spaceship to Mars in 2021.                   

Factory Output Rises For 5th Straight Month

July 16, 2014 10:27 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The modest gain underscored manufacturing's role in helping return the economy to growth after a grim first quarter.                       

Boeing Gets Order For 10 Dreamliners

July 16, 2014 7:48 am | News | Comments

The aircraft-leasing firm CIT Group Inc. has ordered 10 Boeing 787 passenger jets with a list price of $2.5 billion, Boeing said Tuesday.                    

The Next Big Thing In Aviation Is Small

July 16, 2014 7:43 am | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press | News | Comments

With some no bigger than a hummingbird, the hottest things at this week's Farnborough International Airshow are tiny compared with the titans of the sky, such as the Airbus 380 or the Boeing Dreamliner.              

GE Aviation To Upgrade Auburn Plant

July 15, 2014 9:52 am | News | Comments

Bentley said in a statement Tuesday that it will make the Auburn plant the first of its kind to mass produce additive components for the jet propulsion industry.                

F-35 Jet Gets Limited OK After Fire

July 15, 2014 9:09 am | by Robert Burns, AP National Security Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy and Air Force have approved a limited return to flight for their new-generation F-35 fighter jet, keeping alive the possibility that it could make an appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow in England this week.           

Alcoa Signs $1.1B Deal For Jet Engine Parts

July 15, 2014 7:51 am | News | Comments

The Pittsburgh-based aluminum company has been moving away from mining and smelting aluminum to focus on selling parts used to build planes and cars.                   

Airshow To Give Glimpse Of The Future Of Flying

July 14, 2014 7:56 am | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press | News | Comments

The trade show is expected to see the first presentation of the world's most advanced fighter jet, new commercial aircraft as well as a host of new technological advances.                 

Amazon Seeking FAA Permission To Fly Drones

July 11, 2014 12:54 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Amazon is officially asking the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.                

Manufacturing.net Rewind: Another Michigan City In Trouble; Boeing Checks Plane Parts

July 11, 2014 12:48 pm | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from the financial struggles of the birthplace of GM to a train accident that damaged six Boeing commercial airplane bodies.               

Boeing Raises Forecast For Airplane Demand

July 10, 2014 7:37 am | News | Comments

Boeing expects orders of 36,770 new airplanes over the next 20 years, with total list prices valued at an estimated $5.2 trillion.                        

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