Boeing’s Historic First: Astronauts Travel to the ISS

Boeing Starliner Launches Manned Test Flight To International Space Station
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Traveling in a Boeing aircraft is routine on Earth, but the recent journey of two astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) marks a historic first for the American aerospace giant.

Boeing would let flying cars into the air

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Boeing’s venture into the flying car market in Asia by 2030 signifies a strategic move into the emerging field of urban air mobility (UAM), a sector that promises to revolutionize transportation by enabling air travel within and between cities using eVTOLs (electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles).

The updated operational concept of Wisk Aero

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Soaring into the Future: Wisk Aero’s Revolutionary Urban Air Mobility
In a groundbreaking development, Wisk Aero, in collaboration with aerospace titan Boeing, has recently unveiled its updated Concept of Operations (ConOps) for Uncrewed Urban Air Mobility (UAM), charting a new course in aviation history. This pioneering document delineates the transition from crewed to uncrewed flights, focusing on integrating autonomous, electric aircraft into urban landscapes with an eye on safety, infrastructure, and airspace integration.

NASA’s new passenger craft will make ocean crossings shorter than the time it takes to watch a movie

This imaginary supersonic aircraft is just an illustration. But NASA is working with the aerospace industry's major players and key creative workshops to develop a concept for a passenger aircraft that could even enable daily commutes over the oceans / Photo: Boeing/NASA
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Imagine soaring from New York to London in less time than it takes to finish an average movie. NASA’s recent groundbreaking venture is aimed at revolutionizing transatlantic travel. They’ve embarked on the creation of a supersonic passenger jet that boasts a blistering top speed of Mach 4 (approximately 4,900 km/h). To put this in perspective, this not only doubles Concorde’s impressive Mach 2 (2,450 km/h) speed but also outpaces the famed SR-71 Blackbird spy plane that had a design speed of Mach 3.2 (3,920 km/h).

The Horizon of Aviation: Airbus’ Vision for 2035 and Beyond

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The sky of the future holds a fresh vision of Airbus. A gleaming, brand-new incarnation of the European aircraft manufacturing giant’s A320neo family is anticipated to make its debut sometime between 2035 and 2040. Ambitious targets set the prospective fuel consumption at 20-25% less than current levels, but numerous obstacles remain. Central to these is the necessity of fine-tuning the Open Fan technology, a cutting-edge engine design developed by CFM.

The future of aircraft design

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NASA is collaborating with Boeing on a project to improve the sustainability of aircraft design, as part of its efforts to reduce fuel consumption. The $1.15 billion project aims to build and test a more fuel-efficient version of the Boeing 737, which currently accounts for nearly half of all domestic flights in the US.