Mar 5, 2016

Boeing's new plane bathrooms sterilize themselves in just three seconds

Boeing engineers think they have a solution for smelly, grimy airplane bathrooms: ultraviolet light. The aircraft manufacturer has filed a patent for a self-cleaning lavatory that disinfects all surfaces in just three seconds. Many passengers would welcome more sanitary airplane bathrooms, but they may ...

Jan 4, 2016

ANA may buy Airbus superjumbos for Japan-Hawaii routes

The operator of All Nippon Airways is considering purchasing three A380 superjumbo jet planes from Airbus SAS, according to informed sources. ANA Holdings Inc. would likely use the aircraft on routes connecting Japan and Honolulu, the sources said Monday. It hopes to include the ...

Last Boeing C-17 leaves Southern California assembly plant

Nov 30, 2015

Last Boeing C-17 leaves Southern California assembly plant

The last C-17 Globemaster III built at a Southern California Boeing plant soared into history on Sunday with a flyover that marked the end of an era for the region’s once-thriving aerospace industry. The enormous cargo jet was cheered in Long Beach as if ...

Northrop Grumman to build secret, next-generation U.S. bomber

Oct 28, 2015

Northrop Grumman to build secret, next-generation U.S. bomber

The U.S. Air Force said Tuesday it chose Northrop Grumman Corp., maker of the B-2 stealth bomber, to build its next-generation bomber, a highly classified, $55 billion project designed to replace the aging bomber fleet with an information-age aircraft that eventually may be capable ...