US military’s mystery space plane rockets back into orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. military’s mystery space plane rocketed into orbit again Sunday, this time with an extra load of science experiments. It’s the sixth flight of an X-37B, a solar-powered plane that’s flown by remote control without a crew. Officials aren’t saying how long the spacecraft will remain in orbit this […]

Boeing now saying pilots need simulator training for 737 Max

Seattle (AP), January 8 – Boeing said Tuesday it is recommending that pilots receive training in a flight simulator before the grounded 737 Max returns to flying, a reversal of the company’s long-held position that computer-based training alone was adequate. The recommendation is based on changes to the plane, results from tests involving a small […]

Indonesian airline wants to cancel Boeing order after crash

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In a blow for Boeing, Indonesia’s flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion dollar order for 49 of the manufacturer’s 737 Max 8 jets, citing a loss of confidence after two crashes within five months. It is the first announcement of a cancellation since Boeing’s new model aircraft were […]

Boeing takes hit to its reputation after 2 plane crashes

NEW YORK (AP) — In an era of unprecedented airline safety, Boeing’s newest version of its best-selling airliner has crashed twice in less than six months, killing 346 people and delivering a massive blow to the company’s reputation. More than 40 countries either grounded the planes or refused to let them into their airspace after […]

Boeing likely to face new questions after another 737 crash

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 11 – Sunday’s devastating plane crash in Ethiopia could renew safety questions about the newest version of Boeing’s popular 737 airliner. The Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed shortly after taking off from the capital of Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board. The plane was new. […]

Boeing union bid fails in South averse to organizing 

MEG KINNARD, Associated Press NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Production workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant have rejected an effort to unionize, maintaining Southern reluctance toward unionization and setting up a picture-perfect stop for President Donald Trump, who visits the facilities this week. Vote totals weren’t immediately available Wednesday, but the International Association of Machinists and […]

Boeing vote tells next chapter in Southern unionization 

MEG KINNARD, Associated Press NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 production workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant are deciding whether they want to unionize, writing the next chapter in efforts to organize labor in large manufacturing plants across the South. The first round of voting began early Wednesday. A second round of voting was […]