Boeing moves forward with biofuels

There’s no technological challenge to flying commercial airliners on fuels with a substantial renewable component. It’s been done, done and done again.

Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne test CST-100 thrusters

Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft is one step closer to liftoff after a gauntlet of test firings of its steering jets at White Sands Space Harbor in Las Cruces, N.M. Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne recently completed the tests, which simulated the demanding environment of space. The tests assessed how the thrusters -- which fire with 1,500 pounds of force -- will speed up, slow down and move the spacecraft while carrying NASA astronauts in Earth’s orbit.

Boeing debuts CST-100 Mock-up, astronauts climb aboard

Two NASA astronauts conducted flight suit evaluations inside a fully outfitted test version of The Boeing Company's CST-100 spacecraft earlier this week, the first time the world got a glimpse of the crew capsule's interior.

Boeing institutes tough battery tests

Boeing is desperately trying to get its 787 Dreamliner fleet back into the air and it is now testing the plane's volatile Li-Ion battery system to a rigorous standard that it helped develop itself. The strict new standard was never employed on the Dreamliner and in retrospect it might have been a good idea to run the tests before it was pressed into service.

Potatoes help Boeing improve Wifi connectivity

Boeing has been flying 20,000 pounds of potatoes around US air space in a bid to improve in-flight Wifi.

Boeing's CHAMP missile destroys enemy electronic systems

Non-lethal missile takes out electronics during successful test.

Green drone: Hydrogen fuel cell powers ScanEagle

Insitu, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing, announced this month that its ScanEagle unmanned aircraft completed a hydrogen-powered test flight for the first time.

Boeing, Siemens bring smart grid to the military


Corporate giants Boeing and Siemens have announced a new agreement between the two companies for a project that will bring smart grid technology to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Boeing Phantom Ray takes to the skies

The Boeing Phantom Ray unmanned airborne system (UAS) recently completed its first flight at Edwards Air Force Base - achieving an altitude of 7,500 feet and reaching a speed of 178 knots.

Boeing-owned firm 'helped Egypt eavesdrop'

Advocacy group Free Press is alleging that a Californian company has been helping the Egyptian government inspect the contents of email, Twitter and Facebook messages.

NASA shows off the aircraft of 2025

NASA's released images of three commercial aircraft designs that it says could be appearing in the skies by 2025.

High-speed broadband Internet takes flight

Boeing has announced the first installation of an in-flight, wireless high-speed broadband service on a business-class 737 aircraft.

US Air Force recruits 70 bomb-busting ‘bots

The US Air Force is recruiting 70 Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGV) to help airmen dispose of lethal explosive ordnance in the field.

Junk-tracking satellite sends back first signals

Boeing has received the first signals from its Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) satellite following its launch on Saturday night from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Boeing SolarEagle will stay aloft for five years

Boeing has clinched a lucrative $89 million deal with the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and fly an unmanned aircraft capable of staying aloft for up to five years.

Boeing wants you to vacation in space

Forget about traveling to another country for vacation! Boeing and Space Adventures have a much more interesting destination in mind for you: the International Space Station (ISS) in low Earth orbit (LEO).

Unmanned Boeing plane can stay in the air for 4 days

Boeing has unveiled a new hydrogen-powered plane that is not only one of the greenest and most lightweight aircraft the company has ever introduced, it also has the power to stay aloft for 4 days without a pilot.

X-51A WaveRider hits Mach 5

The sleek X-51A WaveRider managed to achieve a top speed of Mach 5 at an altitude of 70,000 feet during a recent test flight by the US Air Force.

Boeing preps next-gen GPS for launch


Boeing has completed prelaunch testing for the first of 12 next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF navigation spacecraft.

Phantom Ray flying wing to take off by year-end

Boeing has unveiled its Phantom Ray unmanned flying wing, and says it'll have it in the air by the end of the year.