Sep 17, 2015

Boeing to give Xi a tour of its key airplane factory near Seattle

U.S. aerospace giant Boeing said Wednesday that it will host China’s president, Xi Jinping, next week at its main airplane factory in Washington state. China’s fast-growing airplane market is one of Boeing’s best customers, taking delivery of some 25 percent of the company’s commercial ...

Boeing unveils Starliner space fleet

Sep 5, 2015

Boeing unveils Starliner space fleet

Boeing already has the Dreamliner. Now it also has the Starliner. The aerospace giant announced the name of its future space fleet Friday. More than 200 people, including Florida Gov. Rick Scott, NASA and Boeing officials, and a bevy of former astronauts, gathered at ...

Aug 27, 2015

FAA starts probe after Allegiant jet aborts out-of-control takeoff

U.S. air-safety investigators are looking into a mechanical failure that caused the nose of an Allegiant Airlines jet to rise off the ground prematurely before takeoff, defying the crew’s attempts to push it down. Pilots abruptly halted their roll on the runway at 138 ...

Jul 30, 2015

Debris in photo from a Boeing 777, U.S. official says

A U.S. official says air safety investigators have a “high degree of confidence” that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared ...

Rochester bags $600 million hub for photonics R&D

Jul 28, 2015

Rochester bags $600 million hub for photonics R&D

Rochester, whose fortunes have risen and fallen with the demand for futuristic technologies from former powerhouses like Xerox and Kodak, is looking for its next big breakthrough in the field of integrated photonics, a light science with the potential to transform communications, medicine and ...