NASA has selected Boeing and its industry team to lead the development and flight testing of a full-scale Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) demonstrator airplane.
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NASA awards sustainable flight contract to Boeing

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded a contract for the development and flight testing of a full-scale Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) demonstrator aeroplane to Boeing. The demonstrator will test technologies as part of the Sustainable Flight Demonstrator (SFD) program and will inform future designs that could lead [read more]

The 1,574th and final Boeing 747 (Image: Boeing/Paul Weatherman)
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Final Boeing 747 rolls out of Everett

The final Boeing 747 to ever be made has rolled out of the Everett plant in Washington state this morning marking the end of more than 50 years of continuous production. The Boeing 747-8F is the 1,574th Boeing 747 to be built and the freighter aircraft will be delivered to [read more]

Boeing 737-10 (Image: Nick Harding / Max Thrust Digital)
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Aerospace & Defence industry recovery remains on track

The global aerospace and defence industry post-covid recovery remains on track according to the UK trade organisation, ADS. August saw aircraft orders and deliveries remain steady with 74 aircraft delivered and 30 commercial orders across the manufacturers. However, this was slower than the previous month, including the Farnborough Air Show. [read more]

British Airways 787 powered by Roll-Royce Trent 1000 Engines. (Max Thrust Digital)
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Boeing cleared to resume 787 deliveries

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved changes made by Boeing to the way it manufactures Boeing 787 Dreamliners paving the way for the airframer to resume delivery of the type to airlines. Boeing was forced to halt production of the Dreamliner in the autumn of 2020 after manufacturing defects [read more]