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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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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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Freighter conversion is doubling the life of passenger airplanes. To convert them, engineers create original design solutions for each airplane. After extensive work, the converted airplanes are sent back to work as freighters for another 20 years, saving them from being parked and replacing less efficient freighters at the same time. Learn more about Boeing… » read more

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Boeing is encouraging regulators to create a strong policy framework to advance sustainable aviation biofuels. Transcript: 2016 is Boeing’s centennial year: in the past century we have united the world through more efficient air travel and pioneered the outer reaches of space. 
And yet we look forward, with great excitement, to our next century, and… » read more

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Boeing is tapping into the mobile technology of smart phones and tablets to bring real-time data to pilots in flight. With applications such as Boeing’s Flight Deck Fuel Advisor, pilots can receive up-to-the-minute fuel data that helps them fly more efficiently.   Discover more at http://www.boeing.com/innovation and on the Boeing YouTube channel

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The engine that will eventually power our new 777X has now started ground testing. The GE9X is being tested at GE Aviation’s Peebles Testing Operation in Ohio. This marks a significant milestone in the development of the engine and the program. Maturation testing of the GE9X began five years ago and has progressed from component-level… » read more

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In February, Boeing, Aeromexico and Mexico’s Airports and Auxiliary Services (ASA) announced their collaboration with a biojet program supported by Mexico’s Sector Fund for Energy Sustainability (SENER-CONACYT) to advance research and development of sustainable aviation biofuel in Mexico. The initiative, coordinated through the Mexican Bioenergy Innovation Center, will support Mexico’s aviation sector as well as… » read more

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Boeing Product Development engineers are working on cabin concepts that should deliver an eye-popping experience in the future. Along with strategic accent lighting, they are developing projections of light and imagery for ceilings, walls and bulkheads.   Airlines could use lighting enhancements on the walls and bulkheads to display information about the trip destination— or… » read more

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