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Country wants to lead the way in flying car regulation and legislation

Country wants to lead the way in flying car regulation and legislation.

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It's no space shuttle, but it's still pretty impressive

Using a car to pull an airplane is nothing new. We've seen a Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI, a Nissan Patrol and a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S all tug widebody aircraft. A few years ago, there was even a Toyota Tundra that pulled the Space Shuttle Endeavour across the 405 in Los Angeles. Now Australia's Qantas Airways has joined the fray, using the all-electric Tesla Model X P100D.

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Same goes for Boeing, Caterpillar and John Deere

U.S. steel and aluminum companies were pleased, however.

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Company says it violated government standards; sheet steel falsified, too.

Company says it violated government standards; sheet steel falsified, too.

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Even bullet trains have Kobe metals, but no safety problems have surfaced so far.

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Passenger jets, cars and many other products used dubious steel, aluminum, copper.

Passenger jets, cars and many other products used dubious steel, aluminum, copper.

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Everyone from Toyota to Boeing are investigating the effect on their products

Everyone from Toyota to Boeing are investigating the effect on their products

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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.

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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