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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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Boeing’s history with Europe goes back to Wilhelm Böing, father of company founder Bill Boeing, who was born in Hohenlimburg, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1868. In 1916, Bill Boeing established a company that has become the world’s leading aviation and aerospace enterprise and a global industry icon. As part of the… » read more

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More than 50 teenage students learned the basics of programming during the Coding Summer School in July in Brussels. Boeing and ThinkYoung, who jointly organized the school, are encouraging regulators to put ‘Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics’ (STEM) at the center of the educational agenda.

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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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From 30 hours to 30 seconds

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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From Plants to Planes

Next time you fly, imagine that the interior of the airplane was made from plant-based materials, making much of the cabin sustainable. Boeing’s improving the environmental performance of airplane interiors through novel use of flax. See more Boeing innovations at http://www.boeing.com/innovation/   Discover more on the Boeing YouTube channel

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The 737 MAX is living up to its name in a new video demonstrating the maximum performance capabilities of Boeing’s newest airplane. The video was captured in Moses Lake, Wash., as Capts. Mike Bryan, Greg McCann and Chris Dobb, all Boeing Test & Evaluation pilots, practiced the flight demonstration they performed at the Farnborough International… » 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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Start Your Engine

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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Darrin Morgan, Director of Biofuel Strategy at Boeing, talks about the present and the future of alternative aviation fuels, a revolution-in-the-making for the airline industry that is now metaphorically standing at passport control, eagerly waiting to be waved directly through to boarding. “As a company, we realized about seven years ago that the aviation industry… » read more

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