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Boeing vs. Bombardier: Canada Cautions The U.S.

On Thursday 5/18/17, the Canadian government warned the United States that they may cancel a $2 billion order for 18 Super Hornet fighter jets from Boeing. This announcement came just after the Trump administration took the first official step to renegotiate NAFTA. However, Canada’s government cited the cause for the cancellation will be directly related to the U.S. Department of Commerce ...

Airlander 10: The Supply Chain Could Be Transformed Forever

The world’s largest aircraft takes to the air once again after it crashed last year in August. The Airlander 10 was developed by Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) and has the potential to revolutionize the supply chain. Able to land on nearly any surface, almost anywhere in the world, Airlander 10 can deliver freight to remote areas and doesn’t require a port, airport or any other type of infrastru...

Boeing Halts 737 MAX Test Flights

Boeing is facing headwinds as they were forced to temporarily halt test flights for their new 737 MAX aircraft. This comes just days before the aerospace manufacturer was preparing to make their first 737 MAX delivery to a customer. It is suspected that the temporary hold on test flights was due to engine issues but Boeing assurances that they are sticking to the plan of delivering the MAX this ...

Boeing Vs. Bombardier: Aerospace Manufacturers Battle For The High Ground

The behemoth American aerospace manufacturer, Boeing lashes out against Canadian plane-maker, Bombardier. Boeing accuses Bombardier of using illegal federal subsidies to sell the C-Series at a discounted rate, undercutting the american manufacturer. This comes just weeks after tensions rise between U.S. and Canada as trade laws and practices of the two nations comes into question by the Trump ...

Boeing In Conflict With President Trump: Iran Deal At Stake

Boeing Co. lands their second jetliner sale with Iran since the Shah era and it could lead to tensions with the current administration. The $3 billion deal has the potential to offer major economic boost for the manufacturer as airline sales slow around the world. A contract of this size could lead to new jobs in the United States but the fact that the planes will be heading to Iran has some in ...

SpaceX’s Reusable Falcon 9: One Giant Leap For Mankind

Some are calling it the next “Wright Brothers moment”, other’s are excited about the money it will save, but one thing is for sure Elon Musk is betting big with SpaceX’s reusable rocket. The Falcon 9 is scheduled to take off Thursday, 3/30/2017 and it will be first time Space Explorations Technologies will reuse the 14-story tall rocket booster. The mission is to ferry a communications ...

Aviation 17: Soaring Toward a Better Aerospace Industry

Today, Thursday March 2nd, marks the beginning of the US Chamber of Commerce’s annual Aviation Summit in Washington D.C. The event is taking place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, runs from 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. ET, and features some of the leading names in the Aerospace industry. One of the highlights of this years conference is a downlink with NASA astronauts currently living and working on ...

Lockheed Martin: On The Quest For A Quiet Supersonic Jet

Supersonic passenger jets are soon to be flying above our heads once again thanks to NASA and Lockheed Martin’s work on Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) X-Plane. This jet is currently seeing its first wind tunnel tests at NASA’s Glenn Research center in Cleveland. Lockheed was chosen last March by NASA to build a manned demonstrator aircraft that would make supersonic air travel quiet ...

CMCs and the Modern Aerospace Industry: General Electric Takes a LEAP Forward

General Electric Aviation is working on developing a ‘blueprint’ to help improve the production of industrialized ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). CMCs are a breakthrough materials technology, utilized in manufacturing of jet engines. The amazing thing about this material is that they can be made as strong as metal but are much lighter while also being able to withstand much higher tempera...

GE Aviation Invests $4.3 Billion in American Manufacturing

Engineers at GE are hard at work on the company’s new GE9X jet engine. This behemoth of an engine is being developed for Boeing’s next generation passenger jet, the 777x. GE boasts that the engine itself is more powerful than the first manned space rocket and wider than the body of the 737. At this point the company is taking steps to start building specific components using additive manufa...