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  • Microsoft and Boeing team up to streamline aviation through big data and AI

    Microsoft and Boeing team up to streamline aviation through big data and AI

    Cortana is set to fly the friendly skies thanks to a new partnership between Microsoft and Boeing, bring the Microsoft intelligent assistant closer still to the domain of its namesake. Microsoft and Boeing announced a partnership today to move Boeing’s suite of digital aviation offerings over to Azure, and the end result is that said servers are going to begin to get smarter, according… Read More

  • Bigelow Aerospace partners with ULA to launch private space habitats

    Bigelow Aerospace partners with ULA to launch private space habitats

    Through a new partnership announced this week, United Launch Alliance (ULA) will work with Bigelow Aerospace to launch a large inflatable habitat on an Atlas V rocket in 2020. The size of the habitat will be based off of Bigelow’s B330 module, which is named for its total expanded volume of 330 cubic meters. The announcement comes shortly after Bigelow Aerospace had their smaller… Read More

  • Amazon leases 20 Boeing jets to speed up deliveries

    Amazon leases 20 Boeing jets to speed up deliveries

    Amazon’s logistics arm is taking a big step forward by leasing a fleet of Boeing 767s that will ship packages to customers in North America. Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), an air cargo transportation provider, said that Amazon has agreed to lease twenty of its planes for 5-7 years. Read More

  • New Air Force Satellites Launched To Improve GPS

    New Air Force Satellites Launched To Improve GPS

    This morning, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched a Boeing-built satellite into orbit as part of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System (GPS). This $131 million satellite was the final addition to the Air Force’s most recent 12-satellite GPS series, known as the Block IIF satellites. GPS satellites are operated by the Air Force and provide global… Read More

  • NASA Partners With Boeing And SpaceX To Send Astronauts Up In Space Taxis

    NASA Partners With Boeing And SpaceX To Send Astronauts Up In Space Taxis

    NASA has announced a deal with SpaceX and Boeing to build space taxis to shuttle astronauts to the International Space Station. This deal will end NASA’s reliance on expensive Russian crew transport by 2017. The cost was a whopping $71 million per seat. However, the rising tensions in Ukraine may have also been a factor in the push for U.S. contracts. Read More

  • Boeing Black Secure Smartphone Hits The FCC, Aims To Be The Next BlackBerry

    Boeing Black Secure Smartphone Hits The FCC, Aims To Be The Next BlackBerry

    BlackBerry still enjoys a number of government smartphone contracts, but a new Android device forthcoming from Boeing might threaten that relationship. The aviation giant copped to development of a secure smartphone last year, but now the so-called “Boeing Black” has hit the FCC (via Myce), providing a little more background. Read More

  • Boeing To Release A Super-Secure Android Smartphone Later This Year

    Boeing To Release A Super-Secure Android Smartphone Later This Year

    As if producing commercial airliners, helicopters, and satellites didn’t keep Boeing busy enough, the company revealed earlier this week that they would soon be branching out into a slightly different market. National Defense Magazine reports that Boeing is currently working on an highly-secure Android-based smartphone of all things, and that it should see a release later this… Read More

  • Cleaner Flight: Virgin America's Efficient Engines, UOP Biofuels Go Transatlantic

    Air travel promises to become cleaner, if industry actions ahead of the huge, annual Paris Airshow are any indication. Virgin America— a company that’s been reporting on its own greenhouse gas emissions since 2009— ordered $1.4 billion worth of new, super fuel-efficient engines from CFM International the companies announced on Wednesday. The move should help keep energy… Read More

  • Fighter-Size Phantom Ray UAV Flies Into Your Nightmares

    This fighter-size UAV is called the Phantom Ray and may have played a part in the recent events in Pakistan. Designed around the Boeing X-45, this UAV recently flew to 7,500 feet at 204 mph and has been spotted making flights in Afghanistan as well as test flights at Edwards AFB. Read More

  • Boeing Patents Quiet Cabin Technology With Unconventional Design

    There hasn’t been a radical change in commercial jet design since the first De Havilland Comet flew in 1949. It has always been wing-on-tube in favor of the integrated wing/tube like the B-2 bomber.However, Boeing was recently granted some patents on a number of radical design changes that look to quiet the skies for both passengers and listeners on the ground, creating a different… Read More

  • Boeing 747-8: The Largest Airliner Boeing Has Ever Built

    A few days ago, we foretold of the Boeing event where they would release the new 747-8: Boeing’s largest airliner ever built. Well it happened, and Wired got some good pics at the event. The fly-by-wire plane still has to undergo further testing and log more flight hours. The fly-by-wire system is relatively new — earlier planes required mechanical linkage — and so a new… Read More