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.
U.S. steel and aluminum companies were pleased, however.
Company says it violated government standards; sheet steel falsified, too.
Passenger jets, cars and many other products used dubious steel, aluminum, copper.
Everyone from Toyota to Boeing are investigating the effect on their products
Both pilot and passenger raved about the new jet's abilities over the short test flight.
Mulally is one of two current or former CEOs being considered for the job.
The Air Force budgeted $2.9B for research and development, and $1 billion for acquisition of the two 747-8-based airliners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elon Musk's SpaceX startup has scored a big victory, earning certification from the US Air Force to launch national security payloads.
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.
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.