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Designing A First Class Airbus Showroom

April 18, 2014 2:57 pm | by Hofmann Innovation | Articles | Comments

As is customary for experienced model builders, the design of the mock-ups needed to be indistinguishable from a series version, in terms of impression, function and feel.               

NASA's Moon-Orbiting Robot Crashes

April 18, 2014 7:43 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Researchers believe the robotic explorer vaporized upon contact because of its high orbiting...

Robot Sub Makes 1st Complete Search For Missing Plane

April 17, 2014 8:25 am | by Margie Mason, Associated Press | News | Comments

A robotic submarine has completed its first full 16-hour mission scanning the floor of the...

SpaceX Will Try To Launch Station Cargo Friday

April 16, 2014 3:02 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA confirmed the launch date Wednesday, two days after a last-minute rocket leak delayed the...

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High Oil Prices Are Actually Good For Airlines

April 16, 2014 11:30 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

High oil prices forced the major airlines to do business differently. They grounded older, gas-guzzling jets. Then they charged extra for checking baggage and raised other fees. More passengers were packed into planes and mergers helped push airfares higher.

U.S. Factory Output Extends Solid Gains

April 16, 2014 10:04 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. factory output rose further last month, extending strong growth from February after harsh weather had caused production to tumble in January. Manufacturers produced more furniture, clothing, chemicals and aerospace products.       

If Filed, Plane Lawsuits May Not Get Heard In U.S.

April 16, 2014 8:20 am | by Gillian Wong, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some lawyers have argued that the families could still sue in America if they alleged the plane's U.S. manufacturer, the Boeing Co., was somehow responsible for the disaster.              

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Police: Drone Hindered Medical Chopper

April 15, 2014 10:50 am | News | Comments

A man is facing charges after deputies say he was flying a video camera-equipped drone that hindered the landing of a medical helicopter at an accident scene.                     

FAA Says Hawaiian Didn't Inspect Plane Properly

April 15, 2014 10:21 am | News | Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration says Hawaiian Airlines went eight years without properly inspecting certain components of one of its planes used for commercial flights.                

Fuji Heavy Considering New Plant To Make Parts For Boeing 777X

April 15, 2014 8:15 am | News | Comments

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. is considering building a plant in central Japan to make parts for Boeing Co.'s next-generation 777X passenger jets, company officials said Tuesday.              

Robotic Sub Aborts First Mission

April 15, 2014 7:58 am | by Margie Mason, Associated Press | News | Comments

A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth along the floor of the Indian Ocean.        

Google Buys Drone Maker

April 15, 2014 7:49 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems.               

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Space Station Launch Set For Monday Despite Computer Problems

April 14, 2014 12:27 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA spent much of the weekend debating whether to proceed with the launch of the Dragon cargo ship, already a month late. A critical backup computer failed outside the space station Friday.            

Robotic Submarine Deployed In Search For Missing Plane

April 14, 2014 8:02 am | by Margie Mason, Associated Press | News | Comments

Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean for the first time Monday after failing to pick up any signals from the missing Malaysian airliner's black boxes for six days, the leader of the search effort said.     

Amazon CEO Offers Update On Drones

April 11, 2014 12:59 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

After making a hubbub about testing delivery by aerial drones in December, the company said its Prime Air team is testing fifth- and sixth-generation aerial vehicles and in the design phase on generations seven and eight.         

Black Box Data Lost For 2012 Malaysia Airlines Flight

April 10, 2014 2:06 pm | by Sylvia Hui, Associated Press | News | Comments

Malaysia Airlines failed to properly preserve flight recordings during an incident at London's Heathrow Airport in 2012 when a plane had to turn back because of technical problems, a report by Britain's air accidents investigator found.     

Air Force Launches Spy Satellite

April 10, 2014 2:01 pm | News | Comments

An unmanned blasted off Thursday from Cape Canaveral with a satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. No details about the classified satellite were divulged. It's intended for national security.               

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Judge Sets Hearing In Boeing Sale Lawsuit

April 10, 2014 12:58 pm | News | Comments

A federal judge in Kansas has set a hearing in the lawsuit against Boeing brought by two unions over pensions and retiree medical benefits.                   

Swiss Unveil New Solar Plane

April 9, 2014 10:00 am | by John Heilprin, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Swiss team planning to complete the first round-the-world solar flight next year has unveiled a new version of the plane they say can remain in the air indefinitely.               

Airlines: Cost To Factor In Tracking Standards

April 7, 2014 11:44 am | by Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The director of the International Air Transport Association said Monday he wants to see a globally agreed upon tracking standard in place by the end of this year, which also takes into consideration the cost on airlines.      

Boeing: U.S. OKs Sale Of Plane Parts To Iran

April 7, 2014 11:11 am | News | Comments

A Boeing spokesman said that the parts were needed to ensure safe flight, but he declined to describe them further or put a dollar amount on them.                   

How Much Has The Flight 370 Search Cost?

April 7, 2014 8:45 am | by Leon Drouin-Keith, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. bill alone has run into the millions of dollars, and some countries such as China have devoted more ships and planes to the effort than the Americans have.                 

Desperate Hunt For Flight 370 'Black Boxes'

April 4, 2014 12:50 pm | by Nick Perry, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two ships with sophisticated equipment for searching underwater zeroed in Friday on a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean in a desperate hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet's black boxes, whose batteries will soon run out.    

Suspected N. Korean Drones Reflect New Threat

April 4, 2014 11:02 am | by Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korean experts say two small drones believed to have been flown across the border by the North were crude and decidedly low-tech but underscore a potential new threat that must be taken seriously.          

Gov. Walker Signs Aviation Tax Break Bill

April 4, 2014 8:27 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The bill Walker signed Thursday will exempt aviation companies like Gulfstream and Cessna in Milwaukee from having to pay sales taxes on aircraft maintenance parts and labor.              

MBT Manufacturing Newswire: Wireless Electricity, Digital Paper & Airbag Jackets

April 3, 2014 2:30 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

In this episode of MBT's Manufacturing Newswire, we'll discuss the latest on wireless electricity and Sony’s Digital Paper. We'll also talk about the new auto safety regulation and take a look at airbag jackets.          

MH370: What Do We Know?

April 3, 2014 2:10 pm | by Todd Pitman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Not a single piece of wreckage from the lost plane has been found, not even after a new analysis led investigators to change the focus of their search yet again.                

Boeing Delivers 161 Aircraft In 1Q

April 3, 2014 12:35 pm | News | Comments

Boeing delivered 161 commercial airplanes in the first quarter, nearly an 18 percent increase from last year, as it ramps up production to meet demand.                  

Air, Space Artifacts Getting New Display In D.C.

April 3, 2014 11:29 am | by Brett Zongker, Associated Press | News | Comments

For the first time since its 1976 opening, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum plans to overhaul its central exhibition showing the milestones of flight.               

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