NASA unveils its first all-electric plane, the X-57 Maxwell

World / Science & Health Nov 9, 2019

NASA unveils its first all-electric plane, the X-57 Maxwell

NASA, best known for its many Florida-launched forays into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 Maxwell, on Friday at its lesser-known aeronautics lab in the California desert. Adapted from an Italian-made Tecnam P2006T twin-engine propeller plane, the X-57 ...

Software under scrutiny in spate of Airbus A220 engine failures

Business / Tech Oct 25, 2019

Software under scrutiny in spate of Airbus A220 engine failures

A U.S.-led investigation into a series of engine failures on Airbus's smallest jet, the A220, is studying whether a software change allowed unexpected vibrations that tore parts and forced three emergency landings, several people familiar with the case said. The airline Swiss halted its fleet ...

Boeing makes progress on 737 Max but FAA needs weeks to review

Business Oct 23, 2019

Boeing makes progress on 737 Max but FAA needs weeks to review

Boeing Co is making progress toward getting its 737 Max aircraft in the air again, but the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will need at least several more weeks for review, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said on Tuesday. Boeing and the FAA are grappling to contain ...

Japan to tighten foreign investment rules for national security

Business Oct 3, 2019

Japan to tighten foreign investment rules for national security

The government is preparing to tighten regulations on foreign investment in Japanese companies that do work in areas sensitive to national security, including space development and nuclear energy, government sources said Thursday. The government will revise the foreign-exchange law to require that foreign investors seek ...