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The first test flight lasted just under an hour.

Both pilot and passenger raved about the new jet's abilities over the short test flight.

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Mulally is one of two current or former CEOs being considered for the job.

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There's more to the $4B price tag than PEOTUS lets on, of course.

The Air Force budgeted $2.9B for research and development, and $1 billion for acquisition of the two 747-8-based airliners.

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Stadium seating and a twin-tail design are a few of the highlights.

The Air Force wants to replace its aging fleet of T-38 Talon training jets with 350 new, advanced trainers. Boeing's entry is the first clean-sheet design we've seen.

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Qantas lines up a Tesla Model S in ludicrous P90D spec against its own Boeing 737 on an airport runway in Australia to see which is the fastest off the line.

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There's a go-kart for sale on Craigslist in northern Maryland, powered by a Boeing jet turbine engine.

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The final C-17 Globemaster has been completed and left Boeing's Long Beach, CA factory. The hulking jet is slated for delivery to Qatar in 2016.

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The US Air Force has appointed Northrop Grumman as the supplier for its new long-range strike bomber program, which is valued at $60 billion.

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A new variant of the venerable F-15 Eagle could be on the way, and it will allegedly carry 16 of the longest-range missiles in the US Air Force arsenal.

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With a potential 7.3 billion annual passengers, the aviation industry is looking to biofuels as the only path to greener airplanes.

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Elon Musk's SpaceX startup has scored a big victory, earning certification from the US Air Force to launch national security payloads.

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A DARPA test back in March has successfully launched two different rear-facing weapons from a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor cargo plane.

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Force fields may be getting ready to move out of the realm of science fiction, as Boeing has patented a system that attempts to mitigate shockwaves.

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September's report that the US Air Force was thinking about armoring and arming its V-22 Osprey was a surprise, and now, less than three months on, the tilt-rotor plane has successfully completed its first forward-firing weapons test.

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Which phrase do you prefer? Many hands make light work or too many cooks in the kitchen? It's a question that some members of NATO might be asking after the statements made by Domingo Ureña Raso, the executive vice president of military aircraft for European aerospace giant Airbus.

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Before the military can start constructing TIE Fighters and Galaxy-class starships, attempts to militarize space need to start a bit more simply. This is the XS-1, a concept space plane designed by Northrop Grumman under a $3.9-million contract from DARPA as part of an experimental space plane program.

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Back in October, we told you that Honda would be delaying the HondaJet until mid-2013. Well, that has changed again with Honda now expecting to launch their high-tech light jet in the second half of 2014.

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After the Federal Aviation Administration grounded all Boeing 787 Dreamliners for nearly three months following a battery fire, federal officials have approved plans to get the planes back in the air.

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The mystery of potentially dangerous lithium ion batteries continues to hang over sales of vehicles using this technology. Experts who recently testifyied before the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said that failure of the technology has slowed development of electric cars and other applications of the batteries.

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After offering to help Boeing with its lithium-ion battery problems, Elon Musk is somewhat raising the stakes. Musk, who heads both Tesla Motors and space exploration company SpaceX, has now called the batteries in the Boeing 787 "inherently unsafe" in an e-mail to trade publication Flightglobal.

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With keywords like lithium-ion batteries, "thermal runaway" and Elon Musk, had we not read any further, we would have figured this story was some disastrous news about Tesla Motors. Instead, it's about airplanes. Specifically, Boeing's new Dreamliner.

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