Petitions To Keep Bezos From Returning To Earth Next Month Signed By Over 56,000 People

Petitions To Keep Bezos From Returning To Earth Next Month Signed By Over 56,000 People

Over 56,000 people have signed petitions calling to prevent Jeff Bezos from returning to earth next month, when the billionaire founder of Amazon.com is set to ride his phallic ‘New Shepard’ rocket into space along with his brother, Mark and...
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GE Sells Aircraft-Leasing Unit to AerCap for $31 Billion

GE Sells Aircraft-Leasing Unit to AerCap for $31 Billion

General Electric (NYSE:GE) took the next step in its dramatic transformation under CEO Larry Culp. The industrial titan finalized a deal to sell its GECAS aircraft-leasing business to top rival AerCap (NYSE:AER) as Culp seeks to simplify GE and refocus on...
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F-15EX Flies For First Time

F-15EX Flies For First Time

The F-15EX took off and landed from St. Louis Lambert International Airport in Missouri on Tuesday, completing a 90-minute test flight before returning to the airport. Matt Giese, Boeing F-15EX’s chief test pilot, said the new fighter jet is packed...
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Rolls-Royce warns on £2bn cash outflow

Rolls-Royce warns on £2bn cash outflow

Rolls-Royce has slashed its forecast of flying hours and expects to burn through £2bn in cash this year, as uncertainty about the new coronavirus variants and increased travel restrictions put the brakes on a recovery in air travel. The engine-maker...
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US Navy’s new Constellation-class frigate

US Navy’s new Constellation-class frigate

The U.S. Navy’s next-generation frigate, the Constellation class, is a do-or-die effort for the service and a critical test of its return to building ships around existing technologies rather than designing them around technologies in development. In a roun...
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Russia will soon test Sarmat ICBM

Russia will soon test Sarmat ICBM

Russian strategic forces will soon test Sarmat ICBM capable of beating any defenses. Russia is planning to conduct “in the near future” flight tests of its new intercontinental ballistic missile, which it says is capable of beating any defense systems....
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First Boeing 737 Max airliner takes to the skies

First Boeing 737 Max airliner takes to the skies

Yes, almost 2 years after jet’s worldwide grounding, The first commercial flight on Boeing’s controversial 737 Max jet left Miami aitport for New York’s LaGuardia Airport today morning, almost two years after the aircraft was grounded world...
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Lockheed Martin acquires rocket engine maker Aerojet Rocketdyne for $4.4 Billion

Lockheed Martin acquires rocket engine maker Aerojet Rocketdyne for $4.4 Billion

Lockheed Martin, the U.S.’s largest defence contractor, will acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne, a rocket engine and missile manufacturer, for $4.4 billion including debt and net cash, giving the company a larger stake in space and hypersonic technology. The move co...
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Japan Plans To Spend $48 Billion To Field F-X Stealth Fighters By 2035

Japan Plans To Spend $48 Billion To Field F-X Stealth Fighters By 2035

Japan Plans To Spend $48 Billion To Field F-X Stealth Fighters By 2035 That Would Outperform F-35 And Chinese Fighters. Last week, Japan’s Nikkei newspaper revealed new details of Tokyo’s ambitious plans to domestically develop a sixth-generation F-X s...
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GAO: Only three of 46 piloted Pentagon aircraft met their annual mission capability

GAO: Only three of 46 piloted Pentagon aircraft met their annual mission capability

Only three of 46 piloted Pentagon aircraft met their annual mission capability (MC) goals in a majority of the years between fiscal years (FYs) 2011–19, according to a new report. The Government Accountability Office (GAO), in a report released on...
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IATA: Airlines need another $80 billion in aid to survive

IATA: Airlines need another $80 billion in aid to survive

Airlines will need $70-80 billion in aid to survive the coronavirus crisis, or another half again of the amount already received from governments, their global industry body warned. “We are extremely grateful to them for having injected $160 billion into...
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Airbus and Boeing Report October 2020 Orders

Airbus and Boeing Report October 2020 Orders

Boeing and Airbus delivered 13 and 72 commercial jets in October 2020, compared to 19 and 76 deliveries, respectively, in the same month last year. For Airbus, the month of October was the strongest since the COVID-19 pandemic began. With...
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Embraer Report Deliveries in 3Q

Embraer Report Deliveries in 3Q

Embraer delivered a total of 28 jets in quarter three, of which seven were commercial aircraft and 21 were executive jets (19 light and 2 large). As of Sept. 30, the firm order backlog totaled $15.1 billion. During quarter three,...
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Germany walks away from Lockheed, Boeing cargo helicopter offers

Germany walks away from Lockheed, Boeing cargo helicopter offers

The German Defence Ministry wants to start fresh on a new heavy transport helicopter after finding that offers from American firms Boeing and Lockheed Martin for the Chinook and the King Stallion, respectively, were too expensive, officials announced Tuesday. ...
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Raytheon to axe more than 15,000 jobs

Raytheon to axe more than 15,000 jobs

Raytheon Technologies Corp. plans to eliminate more than 15,000 jobs this year at its corporate offices, jet engine-maker Pratt & Whitney and aviation and military equipment manufacturer Collins Aerospace amid a broad downturn in the airline industry Total...
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