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After an extended quarantine, the next ISS crew arrives in orbit

Working from home is easy for some and difficult for others, but one place it’s downright impossible is the International Space Station. So pandemic or no pandemic, the latest crew had to get themselves up there. They’ve just had a successful launch and arrival, but only after a protracted quarantine period. To be clear, ISS crews are always quarantined prior to launch to make sure they don’t bring the flu up from a chance encounter, but given the coronavirus situation, this was a special occasi...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Government, Russia, Tech, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Aerospace, Boeing, Roscosmos, Chris Cassidy, Commercial Crew, Anatoly Ivanishin, Ivan Vagner


United just released aviation-themed Zoom video conference backgrounds for everyone who misses flying as the coronavirus lockdowns continue (UAL)

United Airlines just posted a series of aviation-themed backgrounds for Zoom, the video chat app. As frequent flyers continue to shelter in place and avoid travel, United said the backgrounds offer a bit of lighthearted fun as the coronavirus crisis continues, and its severity continues to grow. Scroll down to see and download the backgrounds. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. This is a terrible time for aviation — the industry itself, those who work in it, and those who fly...
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NYC Has Record Number of Deaths; Fauci Raises Hope: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious-disease expert, said the final death toll from the virus may be lower than earlier estimated. With the U.S. is on track to overtake Italy in fatalities, New York City reported a record 824 deaths in the past 24 hours.Stocks rallied after the Federal Reserve took steps to provide as much as $2.3 trillion in additional aid, even as Americans applied for jobless benefits in huge numbers again. Morgan Stanley Chief Executive Officer James Gorman ...
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Stop us if you've heard this before: Boeing's working on 737 Max software fixes for autopilot, stabilization bugs

Problems pile up for grounded craft Boeing is working on software patches for two bugs in its infamous 737 Max's flight controller – one that causes the autopilot to drop out during final approach, the other a loss of control mid-flight.…
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598 Airplanes, Toilet Paper, and Corn Dogs

Brian Coleman joins us to talk about 737 MAX order cancellations, airlines flying cargo, flight cancellations and ghost flights, and furloughs. Also, the Stratolaunch might have a new life as a carrier for hypersonic test aircraft, some positive airline stories, fun aviation things to do at home including training being offered without cost, some interviews, stories, and an electric fold-up scooter that you can take on your plane. Aviation News This Big Boeing 737 MAX Order Cancellation Could...
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God Save The Queen: The Boeing 747 Is Quietly Retiring

By Isaac Cabe  Published: April 08th, 2020 
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Boeing making new 737 MAX software updates to address computer issue

Boeing Co said late on Tuesday it will make two new software updates to the 737 MAX's flight control computer as it works to win regulatory approval to resume flights after the jet was grounded following two fatal crashes in five months. The planemaker confirmed to Reuters that one issue involves hypothetical faults in the flight control computer microprocessor, which could potentially lead to a loss of control known as a runaway stabilizer, while the other issue could potentially lead to...
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Boeing Says It Will Redo Critical Unmanned CST-100 Starliner Test It Borked Last Year

Boeing is calling a mulligan on the failure of its CST-100 Starliner spacecraft to reach proper orbit in an unmanned test for NASA last year and will conduct another before it tries to use it to launch astronauts, the Washington Post reported Monday.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Washington Post, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Spaceflight, Boeing, Commercial Crew Program, Cst 100 Starliner


If at first you don't succeed, fly, fly again: Boeing to repeat CST-100 test, Russia preps another ISS taxi

A reflight beckons for Starliner as rival SpaceX admits: 'Rockets are hard' Roundup Boeing is to repeat December's CST-100 test while Russia prepares for what might be the last launch of its space station taxi monopoly in this week's wrangling of rocket news.…
Tags: Spacex, Russia, Software, Boeing


Boeing to attempt second Starliner test flight after bungled debut mission

But the test flight probably won't take place until the fall at the earliest
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Boeing, Emerging Tech, Starliner


Boeing suspending 787 production at South Carolina plant

Boeing Co said on Monday it would suspend production of its 787 airplane at its facilities in South Carolina amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Boeing will redo bungled test flight of its Starliner spacecraft

Boeing said it will repeat a test flight of its Starliner spacecraft after several major issues plagued its first attempt. The decision casts more uncertainty on when Starliner can be used to begin carrying NASA astronauts into orbit — a milestone that's already years overdue.
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Boeing to re-fly uncrewed demo mission of their human spacecraft after first try met with errors

Boeing has confirmed what many suspected following the partial failure of their original Starliner capsule Orbital Flight Test (OFT) – the company will re-fly the mission, once again seeking to test and demonstrate the Starliner’s launch, flight, Space Station docking and landing capabilities prior to flying a version of the mission with actual astronauts on board. In a statement, Boeing said that it “has chosen” to re-fly the mission, in order to “demonstrate the quality of the Starliner sys...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Tech, Nasa, United States, International Space Station, Dragon, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Boeing, OFT, South Carolina, Spacecraft, Outer Space


Boeing suspends 787 airplane production

Boeing said Monday it will suspend all 787 operations at its South Carolina factory following a stay-at-home order issued by the governor, effectively putting the company’s entire commercial airplane production on hiatus. The closure will start at the end of the second shift April 8. “It is our commitment to focus on the health and safety of our teammates while assessing the spread of the virus across the state, its impact on the reliability of our global supply chain and that ripple effect o...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, Supply Chain, Tech, United States, Aviation, Seattle, Boeing, South Carolina, Puget Sound, Governor, Moses Lake, COVID, Brad Zaback, U S Employees, Boeing South Carolina BSC


Boeing is temporarily halting all commercial airplane production in the US because of coronavirus

Boeing is temporarily suspending production operations at its manufacturing facility in South Carolina, where it builds the 787 airplane, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the company said Monday. The closure will begin at the end of the second shift on Wednesday, and will run "until further notice."
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The future of space travel is starting right now

2020 is off to rocky start, but there are some exciting things happening on the space travel front.Private companies like SpaceX and Boeing have partnered with NASA to get American spacecrafts into space, back to the moon, and onwards to Mars."I think in a hundred years first of all we're going to be celebrating 2020, so 2120 get ready for a big party," says Reisman.
Tags: Travel, Science Fiction, Astronomy, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Future, Nasa, Physics, Moon, Innovation, Universe, Planets, Exploration, Mars


Boeing temporarily suspending production of 787 planes at South Carolina plant because of coronavirus

Boeing is temporarily suspending production operations at its manufacturing facility in South Carolina, where it builds the 787 airplane, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the company said Monday. The closure will begin at the end of the second shift on Wednesday, and will run "until further notice."
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Boeing suppliers Hexcel and Woodward scrap merger as coronavirus hits demand

Boeing Co suppliers Hexcel Corp and Woodward Inc on Monday called off their planned all-stock merger as widespread travel bans to curb the coronavirus pummels demand in the aerospace sector.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Boeing, Hexcel, Boeing Co, Woodward, Woodward Inc, Hexcel Corp


Myriota raises $19.3 million to expand its IoT satellite constellation

Internet of things satellite connectivity startup Myriota has raises a $19.3 million Series B funding round, led by Hostplus and Main Sequence Ventures, with additional funding from Boeing, former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, Singtel Innov8 and others. The company has now raised $37 million in Funding, and has four satellites on orbit already, with a plan to expand that to 25 by 2022 with the help of this new funding. Myriota provides low-cost, power efficient direct satellite connectivity...
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U.K. Premier Hospitalized; Japan Set for Emergency: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- The daily death toll from the novel coronavirus declined in some global hotspots, and President Donald Trump said he sees signs the U.S. outbreak is beginning to level off.Stocks climbed as New York State fatalities fell for the first time and Italy had the fewest deaths in more than two weeks. Germany saw a fourth straight day of declines in new cases, though government officials have warned the worst of the crisis is yet to come.U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to a h...
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Covid 19 coronavirus: Boeing to continue production shutdown

SIGN UP TO OUR COVID-19 NEWSLETTER.SIGN IN OR REGISTER, THEN SELECT TOP NEWS STORIES Boeing said on Sunday it will continue its shutdown of production indefinitely at its Seattle area facilities due to the spread of the coronavirus.The... [Author: [email protected]]
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Boeing extends closure of Washington state production facilities because of coronavirus

Boeing is extending the temporary suspension of production operations at its Puget Sound and Moses Lake facilities in Washington state because of the coronavirus pandemic, the company said Sunday.
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Boeing shunned automation for decades. When the aviation giant finally embraced it, an automated system in the 737 Max kicked off the biggest crisis in its history.

The two Boeing 737 Max plane crashes that killed 346 people have been attributed to a faulty automated system that pilots say they were not aware of. The crashes have sparked a huge crisis for Boeing, causing it to lose billions, face lawsuits, come under Congressional and regulatory scrutiny, lose plane orders, and lose its status as the world's largest plane maker. There is a cruel irony in Boeing's crisis, as the company has a reputation for being traditionally less in favor of automated sy...
Tags: Congress, Indonesia, France, US, Trends, Ethiopia, Airbus, Faa, Boeing, Business Insider, Max, University Of Southern California, American Airlines, Christine Negroni, National Transportation Safety Board, Congressional


Pelosi Abandons Sweeping Coronavirus Legislative Agenda, Agrees to Narrowly-Tailored Phase-4 Relief Bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday indicated she would support a phase-4 coronavirus relief bill without a broad infrastructure plan or many of the other unrelated legislative goals she initially called to be included in the legislation."I'm very much in favor of doing some of the things that we need to do to meet the needs of clean water, more broadband, and the rest of that. That may have to be for a bill beyond this," Pelosi told CNBC. "Right now, I think that we have a good model. It w...
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Take Government Aid? We’ll See, Some Businesses Say

Executives at Boeing, for one, have indicated that they might not accept money authorized by the stimulus if they dislike the terms.
Tags: News, Boeing, Relief, United Airlines, American Airlines, Kelly, Delta Air Lines Inc, Calhoun, Boeing Company, Stocks and Bonds, Law and Legislation, Credit and Debt, United States Economy, United States Politics and Government, David L, Airlines and Airplanes


Why Boeing might not need a bailout despite coronavirus, 737 Max crises

Boeing could get up to $17 billion from the federal government's $2 trillion stimulus package to shore up its operations. But is it necessary?         [Author: USA TODAY]
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STILL FLYING: Humanitarian Cargo Flight of Masks from China to U.S.

While news headlines focus on the decline of international travel, it’s important to remember that many essential and critical missions are still being conducted by the general and business aviation communities. Many of these missions save lives or reunite people with their loved ones. During a crisis like COVID-19, our industry shines. With COVID-19 cases rising and personal protective equipment (PPE) dwindling, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker began looking for alternative ways to sour...
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U.S. Air Force to release $882 million to Boeing - official

The U.S. Air Force will release $882 million in payments to Boeing that were held back due to flaws in the KC-46 air refueling tanker, a Pentagon official said on Thursday.
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The Competitive Edge: Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB)

Q: What was the reason for founding your organization – what was the open niche you saw that could be addressed with a new product or service? What was the problem, or gap, or opportunity? The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) was founded in 2007 by a small group of leading organisations from civil society, industry and academia with a mission of promoting the global sustainable production, conversion and use of biofuels. Working with our multi-stakeholder community, we develo...
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The Concorde made its final flight a little more than 16 years ago and supersonic air travel has yet to return — here's a look back at its awesome history

British Airways operated its final commercial Concorde flight on October 24, 2003, from New York's JFK International Airport to London Heathrow.  It was the last commercial passenger flight for the Concorde in a career that began in 1976. A total of 14 Concordes entered service with British Airways and Air France.  Co-developed by the British and the French, Concorde was the first and only effective supersonic commercial airliner, while talk of new supersonic planes have generally not been com...
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