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Regulators have ‘tentatively approved’ a software fix for Boeing’s 737 Max airplane  THE VERGE · 45 minutes
The Wall Street Journal reports that the Federal Aviation Administration has “tentatively approved sweeping software and pilot-training changes” for Boeing’s 737 MAX jet, a... more
This unusual Sikorsky-Boeing helicopter just made its first flight - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The SB>1 Defiant has not one but two rotors on top, and in the rear, a pusher propeller designed to give it high-speed flight. more
4D-printed materials can be stiff as wood or soft as sponge  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Imagine smart materials that can morph from being stiff as wood to as soft as a sponge - and also change shape. Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers... more
Everything you need to know about the Boeing 737 Max airplane crashes  THE VERGE · 2 days
The crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 have rocked the aviation industry, sparked numerous investigations, and resulted in the... more
Boeing Said to Offer Safety Feature as Standard in 737 Max Upgrade  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Boeing will mandate a previously optional cockpit warning light as part of a software update to the 737 Max fleet that was grounded in... more
Plant scraps are the key ingredient in cheap, sustainable jet fuel  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have developed a process for converting plant waste from agriculture and timber harvesting into high-density aviation fuel. Their research may help reduce CO2 emissions from... more
Look inside NASA's wind tunnel video - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The wind tunnel has been used for NASA, military and commercial aviation research over the last 60 years. Now it's being used to develop technologies that will keep astronauts safe on future... more
Boeing 737 Max airplane crashes: all of the news, updates, and analyses  THE VERGE · 3 days
Two deadly crashes, with investigators initially focusing on faulty anti-stall technology Continue reading… more
This 'Speeder' flying motorcycle is ready for preorders video - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Jetpack Aviation is now taking preorders for its flying motorcycle that looks strikingly similar to Imperial Speeder bikes from Star Wars. Also, a robotic gripper that... more
Boeing 737 Max crashes show similarities, investigators find - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The 737 Max 8 has had two deadly crashes in five months. Now the Trump administration is calling for an investigation into how the aircraft was certified. more
Airbus Trials Drone Delivery to Ships  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Airbus on Friday began trials of drones delivering parcels to ships anchored offshore in Singapore, as the high-tech city rolls out the devices for an array of tasks. more
All about Boeing's 737 Max, the flight ban and investigations - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The 737 Max 8 has had two deadly crashes in five months. Now President Trump has weighed in, and the plane is grounded. more
This motorcycle has the craziest design we've ever seen video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The bike, which features hubless wheels and an airplane engine, looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. more
Boeing unveils new unmanned defense platform video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Boeing showed off a new unmanned defense system that has fighter-like performance and would work with manned aircraft operations. more
Boeing's 737 Max 8: All about the aircraft, flight ban and investigations - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The 737 Max 8 has had two deadly crashes in five months. Now President Trump has weighed in, and the... more
Boeing requests FAA ground the 737 as the President pushes an emergency order  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
After consulting with the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board, and airlines, Boeing is throwing its support behind a decision... more
Boeing's 737 Max 8: All about the aircraft and the investigations - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The 737 Max 8 has had two deadly crashes in five months. Here's what we know about the causes and what's next... more
Garmin's five new luxury MARQ smartwatches cost $1,500 and up - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The specialized tool watches range from aviator to driving to nautical models. So many luxury watches! more
Boeing is moving to address potential issues in new 737s as Europe bans its plane  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
In the wake of the second fatal crash in six months involving Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes, the... more
Trump laments complexity of modern airlines in wake of crash  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
President Donald Trump laments the complexity of modern airplanes after two deadly crashes in the past five months more
Over 40% of world's 737 Max 8s grounded after deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash  CBC · 2 weeks
By Tuesday, civil aviation authorities or airlines had grounded more than... more
Boeing Promises 737 Max 8 Software Update by April Following Second Crash  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
For months Boeing has faced harsh criticism from pilot groups, which took issue with a decision to update the plane's flight controls without detailing... more
Boeing to update software in model of plane involved in Ethiopian crash  CBC · 2 weeks
Boeing confirms it will deploy a software upgrade to the 737 Max 8 — the model that crashed on Sunday in Ethiopia and several... more
New Mexico: Military needs to do more to clean up jet fuel  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
New Mexico regulators say the U.S. Air Force has more cleanup to do after jet fuel spilled at a base bordering the state's largest... more
SpaceX makes history by completing first private crew capsule mission  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule has safely splashed down in the Atlantic, making it the first privately built crew-capable spacecraft ever to complete a mission to the International Space... more
NASA Captures Unprecedented Images of Supersonic Shockwaves  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
When an aircraft goes supersonic it produces waves from the pressure it puts on the air around it, which merge to cause the ear-splitting sound. more
YC’s latest moonshot bet is a startup building a $380k ‘flying motorcycle’  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
David Mayman has a vision for personal aviation that he’s spent the past dozen years and millions of his personal fortune chasing. He hasn’t... more
Stunning NASA pictures reveal supersonic jet shockwaves  Sky News · 2 weeks
Stunning images captured by physicists at NASA experimenting with a new photographic technology have revealed how supersonic aircraft's shockwaves move and interact. more
How United Airlines prepares a Boeing 777 between flights video - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
For a hard-working ground crew it's a race against the clock to keep a flight on time. more
If your flight's on time, thank your ground crew - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Preparing a commercial jumbo jet for its next trip isn't easy. Especially when you've got only 90 minutes to do it. more
US bans lithium batteries from cargo holds on passenger flights  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration issued new rules designed to protect air passengers from the potential dangers of lithium ion batteries.... more
Montreal-based UN aviation agency tried to cover up 2016 cyberattack, documents show  CBC · 4 weeks
In November 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organization was hit by the most serious cyberattack in its history. Internal documents obtained by CBC suggest... more
Boeing's 'loyal wingman' drone can fly alongside piloted aircraft - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
The unpiloted Airpower Teaming System can fly more than 2,000 nautical miles at a stretch as part of military operations. more
Boeing’s ‘Wingman’ drone buddies up with pilot-flown jets  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
It's already tomorrow in Australia, seemingly in more ways than one. It's the 27th already, yes, but they're also working in putting together AI-flown companion jets for their fighters. Why didn't we... more
Some airplane seats have built-in cameras – but companies say they’ve never been used  Global News · 4 weeks
A viral photo shows something you might not expect: a camera lens looking back at you in your airplane seat. more
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