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  • Announcing Orbital Reef - Your Address in Orbit [Blue Origin, so, uh, no]

    10/26/2021 3:16:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 25, 2021 | Blue Origin
    Blue Origin and Sierra Space have announced plans for Orbital Reef, a commercially developed, owned, and operated space station to be built in low Earth orbit. The station will open the next chapter of human space exploration and development by facilitating the growth of a vibrant ecosystem and business model for the future. Orbital Reef is backed by space industry leaders and teammates including Boeing, Redwire Space, Genesis Engineering Solutions, and Arizona State University.Designed to open multiple new markets in space, Orbital Reef will provide anyone with the opportunity to establish their own address on orbit. This unique destination will...
  • Boeing employees in Seattle organize group 'sickout Fridays' in protest over COVID-19 vaccine mandate

    10/17/2021 4:28:55 AM PDT · by cutty · 33 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 16 October 2021 | STEPHEN M. LEPORE
    Journalists have posted videos of people picketing in front of Boeing's Washington state factories . Now there are reports of a new 'Sickout Fridays' in an attempt to buck the mandate . They're also known as #FreedomFlu Sickouts, as explained by one person who contacted a journalist about the protest . They claim Boeing has acted in bad faith with regards to the vaccine mandate, which requires employees to be vaccinated by December 8. Boeing employees are reportedly planning a weekly 'sickout Fridays' protest against a new COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The aerospace giant said on Tuesday it will require its...
  • Boeing tells workers they must get COVID-19 vaccine

    10/12/2021 6:37:30 PM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 25 replies
    KIRO 7 News ^ | 10/12/21
    SEATTLE — (AP) — The Boeing Co. has told employees they must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or possibly be fired. The Seattle Times reports the deadline for workers at the aerospace giant is Dec. 8. “Compliance with these requirements is a condition of employment,” states a Boeing internal presentation from Tuesday viewed by the newspaper. “Employees who are unable to meet these requirements ... may be released from the company.” Employees can request exemptions “due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief.” Any employee granted such an exemption will have to “undergo frequent testing for COVID-19” and be ready...
  • Report: Boeing requiring employees to get COVID vaccine

    10/12/2021 6:00:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Fox 13 Seattle ^ | 12 OCT 2021 | Associated Press
    RENTON, Wash. - The Boeing Co. has told employees they must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or possibly be fired. The Seattle Times reports the deadline for workers at the aerospace giant is Dec. 8. "Compliance with these requirements is a condition of employment," states a Boeing internal presentation from Tuesday viewed by the newspaper. "Employees who are unable to meet these requirements ... may be released from the company." Employees can request exemptions "due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief." Any employee granted such an exemption will have to "undergo frequent testing for COVID-19" and be ready to...
  • Boeing Contributes $1 Million for Hispanic and Latinx Support Organizations Across the U.S.

    10/01/2021 9:33:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    PRNewswire ^ | Sep. 30, 2021
    CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S., Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced a $1 million donation to organizations supporting Hispanic and Latinx communities. The investment package will fund 28 organizations working to strengthen appreciation for Hispanic and Latinx history and culture, increase STEM education curriculum in underserved schools, advance Latinx-focused leadership and workforce development programs and diversify the aerospace talent pipeline.
  • ANGRY UPDATE!! Why is Blue Origin still getting government contracts? What about Artemis?

    09/29/2021 1:19:54 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 27, 2021 | The Angry Astronaut
    How does Blue Orgin continue to get government contracts while suing the government and publicly criticizing Artemis?ANGRY UPDATE!! Why is Blue Origin still getting government contracts? What about Artemis? | September 27, 2021 | The Angry Astronaut
  • Nearly two months after discovering a problem with its Starliner spacecraft, Boeing is still searching for answers

    09/24/2021 4:47:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Washington Poost ^ | By Christian Davenport
    ...two months after it first discovered an issue with some of the valves in the spacecraft’s service module, the company still doesn’t know with 100 percent certainty what caused 13 of those valves to remain shut when they should have been open... ...the company might even have to swap out the spacecraft’s service module for a new one... “We got very close to launch without having identified the valve problem,” said George Nield, a panel member who previously oversaw the Federal Aviation Administration’s office of commercial space transportation. “Are there any changes to hardware inspection, testing, vehicle processing or checkout...
  • Anti-SpaceX lobbying campaign casts new light on Elon Musk's Biden beef

    09/23/2021 2:19:34 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 23 Sept 2021 | Christian Datoc
    SpaceX emerged as the federal government's preferred aerospace contractor during the Trump years, and the aforementioned leaked emails outline a concerted effort by United Launch Alliance, a chief SpaceX competitor jointly owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin, to sour SpaceX's relationship with the Biden administration. The document itself included photos of Musk with President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, claimed that Musk "has had some controversial opinions about the coronavirus pandemic," and contained a lengthy section detailing Musk's staunchly anti-union past. "This is very helpfull!!!!" Solomon wrote in response. "I...
  • Boeing Investigating After Discovery on New Air Force One Jet

    09/19/2021 9:39:49 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 6 replies
    www.westernjournal.com ^ | September 19, 2021 | Jack Davis
    A new version of the plane is under construction under a contract with Boeing Corp. Ever think about how cool it might be to have a drink aboard Air Force One? Well, somebody at the Boeing facility where the new models of what will become Air Force One are being fitted out in San Antonio, Texas, left a couple of booze bottles inside the plane, sparking an investigation. The incident was first reported by The Wall Street Journal. Alcohol is officially banned at the San Antonio plant where the plane is being developed. However, two miniature bottles of tequila were...
  • Federal prosecutors 'will criminally charge a former Boeing test pilot' they suspect of misleading FAA regulators about 737 MAX safety issues

    09/17/2021 4:37:14 AM PDT · by WhoisAlanGreenspan? · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 01:43 EDT, 17 September 2021 | UPDATED: 01:49 EDT, 17 September 2021 | By KEITH GRIFFITH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Federal prosecutors are preparing to criminally charge a former Boeing pilot who is suspected of misleading regulators about safety issues during the approval process for the troubled 737 MAX, according to a new report.Mark Forkner, Boeing's 737 MAX chief technical pilot during the aircraft's development, could face charges in the next few weeks, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal. Prosecutors have been probing whether Forkner intentionally lied to the Federal Aviation Administration about the nature of new flight control software on the jet, which suffered two deadly crashes within months, killing 346 people.Forkner's attorney David Gerger...
  • Pilot error likely caused fatal Air India Express crash, report finds

    09/13/2021 10:55:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    cnn ^ | September 13, 2021
    The Boeing 737, repatriating Indians stranded in Dubai due to the coronavirus pandemic, overshot the table-top runway and crashed while landing at Calicut International Airport in the southern state of Kerala in heavy rain on August 8, 2020. In spite of being asked to go around by the pilot monitoring the landing, the pilot flying the aircraft failed to do so, the agency said, and the monitoring pilot also failed to take over the controls and execute the order. The aircraft had already made one failed attempt to land before it overran the 2,700-metre (8,900-foot) runway. The airport is known...
  • Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing over price dispute

    09/06/2021 12:12:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | SEP 6 2021
    BLIN – Boeing faces a standoff with one of its biggest customers after Ireland’s Ryanair said it had ended talks over a purchase of 737 MAX 10 jets worth tens of billions of dollars due to differences over price. The rare decision to go public over big-ticket airplane negotiations comes after months of wrangling that had already delayed a deal for the largest version of the 737 MAX when Ryanair re-ordered a smaller model in December. A large new Ryanair order would provide a boost to the U.S. plane maker as it rebuilds confidence in the MAX, grounded for 20...
  • RUMBLINGS OF 747 AT MACH 1 AS TEST JET NEARS SPEED OF SOUND

    09/01/2021 7:32:34 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 20 Dec 1992
    A 747 at close to the speed of sound? Test pilots at an Israeli aircraft company successfully flew a 747 freighter at 98 percent of the speed of sound in a safety demonstration for the Federal Aviation Administration. Israel Aircraft took the speed test as part of its plans to convert old passenger 747s into freighters. Menachem Shimol, a test pilot for Israel Aircraft, reported that its test plane reached 0.98 Mach in an 18-degree dive from 36,000 feet Sept. 30. Pilots described the high-speed experience as ''a little frightening''but said they were confident the plane would remain controllable. In...
  • Boeing scrubbed Starliner spacecraft’s launch after 13 valves failed to open

    08/10/2021 4:14:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | Aug. 9, 2021 at 10:16 am | Christian Davenport
    Over the weekend, engineers were able to open seven of those valves and restore them to working order, the company said, and it is still hopeful that it could launch the test flight by the end of the month. But Boeing still does not know what caused the problem, which forced yet another delay in a program that has been plagued by serious issues for years. Boeing is developing Starliner under a contract with NASA to fly the space agency’s astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Elon Musk’s SpaceX, the other company that holds the “commercial crew” contract,...
  • Boeing cuts production on the 787 Dreamliner to address flaw

    07/13/2021 8:15:36 PM PDT · by algore · 14 replies
    Boeing will cut production of its large 787 airliner for several weeks after discovering a new structural flaw in some planes that have been built but not delivered to airline customers. The Chicago company said Tuesday that it now anticipates that it will deliver less than half of the 787s remaining in its inventory this year. That is a retreat from CEO David Calhoun's statement last month that the company hoped to deliver a majority of the planes, estimated to be fewer than 100, in 2021. The slower rate of deliveries will hurt Boeing's cash flow because the company gets...
  • Boeing 737 MAX scandal: Christianity, Sin, and Society

    07/03/2021 12:53:08 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    On the second anniversary of the crash of Boeing 737 MAX in Ethiopia, killing all 157 aboard, it was clear to those attending a memorial at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C. that the crash was preventable and those 157 would be with us today but for Boeing’s criminal actions and a beholden FAA management. That point was driven home last month by FAA safety engineer Joe Jacobsen. Jacobsen wrote a five page letter to the parents of Samya Stumo, who died that day two years ago in Ethiopia, and made clear that had he and...
  • Boeing 737 cargo plane makes emergency landing in ocean near Honolulu; 2 rescued

    07/02/2021 10:10:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    The pilots of the Transair Flight 810 had reported engine trouble and were attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land the Boeing 737 cargo aircraft in the water, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Karin Evelyn said in an email that they received a report around 1:40 a.m. of a downed inter-island transport plane. About an hour later, rescuers in a Coast Guard helicopter spotted the debris field and two people in the water, Evelyn said. One person was hoisted into the helicopter and taken to Queens Medical Center...
  • Boeing 737 cargo plane makes emergency landing in ocean near Honolulu; 2 rescued

    07/02/2021 8:38:46 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 2021 | Associated Press
    A cargo plane made an emergency landing in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii early Friday and both people on board have been rescued. The pilots of the Transair Flight 810 had reported engine trouble and were attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land the Boeing 737 cargo aircraft in the water, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.
  • United Airlines orders 270 jets, its biggest aircraft purchase ever

    06/29/2021 10:09:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    CNN Business ^ | June 29, 2021 | Chris Isidore,
    The list price for the 270 jets totals about $35 billion. Airlines typically pay only a fraction of list prices — and because this is still not a good time for aircraft sales, United is paying far below half of the list price. United is likely getting an especially significant discount, on the 200 Boeing (BA) 737 Max jets that makes up the bulk of the order. The rest of the order is for 70 Airbus (EADSF) A321neo aircraft. United will use most of the jets ordered Tuesday to replace 200 smaller regional jets that carry about 50 passengers each,...
  • Boeing 777x realistically will not win certification approval before mid-2023 – U.S. FAA

    06/27/2021 12:38:10 PM PDT · by SaxxonWoods · 29 replies
    Bedrock!Brief ^ | David Shepardson
    The letter cites numerous concerns about lack of data and the lack of a preliminary safety assessment for the FAA to review. “The FAA will not approve any aircraft unless it meets our safety and certification standards,” the agency said in a statement Sunday.