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Boeing and Saab this week completed the first flight of their all-new T-X aircraft, which is designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force’s training requirements. During the 55-minute flight, lead T-X Test Pilot Steven Schmidt and Chief Pilot for Air Force Programs Dan Draeger, who was in the seat behind Schmidt, validated key aspects of… » read more

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Europe’s aviation market remained strong in 2015 despite significant economic uncertainties. Europe’s GDP grew by 1.9 percent in 2015 and is forecast to grow by 1.8 percent annually through 2035. The Association of European Airlines reports that member airlines carried approximately 307 million passengers, 4.3 percent more passenger traffic in 2015 than in 2014. Members… » read more

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The Boeing T-X aircraft has one engine, twin tails, stadium seating and an advanced cockpit with embedded training. The system also offers state-of-the-art ground-based training and a maintenance-friendly design for long-term supportability. This animation depicts two Boeing T-X aircraft in action. Boeing unveiled not one, but two production T-X aircraft in St. Louis. Boeings design… » read more

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Here’s a time-lapse view of the world’s “Largest solid 3-D printed item” being made. Boeing and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory created the object, which measures 5.3 metres long, 1.7 metres wide and half a metre tall. The component, a wing trim and drill tool that Boeing will use to build… » read more

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