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China to impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon and other US firms over Taiwan arms sales
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China to impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon and other US firms over Taiwan arms sales

Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the sanctions were "to safeguard national interests" and would apply to those who have "behaved badly in the process of arms sales to Taiwan"

Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson won't fly on inaugural crewed flight of CST-100 Starliner
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Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson won't fly on inaugural crewed flight of CST-100 Starliner

Ferguson withdrew from the mission citing personal reasons – family commitments that couldn't be missed.

Custom-made B777 aircraft for VVIP travel arrives in India: All you need to know about Modi's high-tech plane
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Custom-made B777 aircraft for VVIP travel arrives in India: All you need to know about Modi's high-tech plane

These two aircraft were part of Air India's commercial fleet for a few months in 2018 before they were sent back to Boeing for retrofitting them for VVIP travel

Amazon's Project Kuiper gets FCC approval; half of its 3,236 internet satellites to go up by 2026
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Amazon's Project Kuiper gets FCC approval; half of its 3,236 internet satellites to go up by 2026

Project Kuiper is supposed to have gotten its names from the region of the Solar System called Kuiper belt.

NASA, Boeing begin Green Run testing of the Space Launch System's core stage for Artemis 1
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NASA, Boeing begin Green Run testing of the Space Launch System's core stage for Artemis 1

SLS is an advanced launch vehicle will carry humans beyond Earth’s orbit, to the moon, Mars and one day to deep space.

NASA has purchased an additional Soyuz seat from Russian space agency, as a failsafe, to ensure it will have a ride to the ISS
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NASA has purchased an additional Soyuz seat from Russian space agency, as a failsafe, to ensure it will have a ride to the ISS

NASA would compensate for bumping a Russian cosmonaut from the flight by flying their cargo to the ISS on a US-built spacecraft.

A decade in the making: After a few stumbles and explosions, NASA will launch its astronauts to the ISS on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST
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A decade in the making: After a few stumbles and explosions, NASA will launch its astronauts to the ISS on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST

Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will blast off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center launchpad.

How NASA and SpaceX are preparing for the launch of their astronauts in the commerical human spaceflight mission?
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How NASA and SpaceX are preparing for the launch of their astronauts in the commerical human spaceflight mission?

American astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will be launched from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Vistara's first 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft operates maiden commercial flight on Delhi-Kolkata route
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Vistara's first 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft operates maiden commercial flight on Delhi-Kolkata route

Vistara said its first 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which was delivered to it by Boeing in February this year, operated its maiden commercial flight from Delhi to Kolkata on Thursday morning

Boeing cuts 12,000 jobs, resumes production of grounded 737 Max; reveals plans for more layoffs
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Boeing cuts 12,000 jobs, resumes production of grounded 737 Max; reveals plans for more layoffs

Boeing, one of the nation's biggest manufacturers, said it will lay off 6,770 US employees this week, and another 5,520 workers are taking buyout offers to leave voluntarily in the coming weeks.

COVID-19 Impact: Boeing expected to announce job cuts in US after aviation sector rocked by plunging travel demand
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COVID-19 Impact: Boeing expected to announce job cuts in US after aviation sector rocked by plunging travel demand

In April, Boeing chief executive Dave Calhoun said the company had “begun taking action to lower our number of employees by roughly 10 percent through a combination of voluntary layoffs, natural turnover and involuntary layoffs as necessary.”

Shrouded in Darkness: US military launches its sixth uncrewed plane into orbit while its purpose remains a mystery
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Shrouded in Darkness: US military launches its sixth uncrewed plane into orbit while its purpose remains a mystery

The Air Force has two reusable space planes and each mission has been progressively longer than the last.

NASA contracts private companies — SpaceX, Blue Origin, Dynetics — to develop Artemis' lunar lander
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NASA contracts private companies — SpaceX, Blue Origin, Dynetics — to develop Artemis' lunar lander

The three companies will develop, build and fly the landers and the contract for the initial 10-month period is $967 million.

Boeing cuts 787 Dreamliner production after second straight quarter of losses; may resume 737 MAX production at low rates in 2020
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Boeing cuts 787 Dreamliner production after second straight quarter of losses; may resume 737 MAX production at low rates in 2020

Demand for Boeing’s bigger and more profitable 787 jet had waned as a result of the US-China trade war.

Boeing says will need to borrow more money on coronavirus fallout; trying to get back 737 MAX jets into service
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Boeing says will need to borrow more money on coronavirus fallout; trying to get back 737 MAX jets into service

Boeing is trying to bring its 737 MAX jet back into service after two fatal crashes, even as the aviation industry slumps because of the coronavirus, which has dried up demand for passenger air travel.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Airbus asks staff to brace for deeper job cuts; says immediate action necessary as survival in question
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Airbus asks staff to brace for deeper job cuts; says immediate action necessary as survival in question

People familiar with the matter say Airbus is also in active discussions with European governments about tapping schemes to assist struggling industries, including state-guaranteed loans.

Wall Street gains after reports of Boeing to resume production next week; investors cheer Trump's plan to reopen economy
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Wall Street gains after reports of Boeing to resume production next week; investors cheer Trump's plan to reopen economy

Boeing's shares soared 11.7 percent on plans to resume commercial aircraft production in Washington state after halting operations last month due to the coronavirus pandemic

Boeing will re-test its Starliner spacecraft after software failure during last flight test
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Boeing will re-test its Starliner spacecraft after software failure during last flight test

A series of software glitches and an issue with the automated timer resulted in Starliner failing to dock at the space station.

US airlines seek $50 billion coronavirus bailout to avoid collapse as White House drafts financial assistance package
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US airlines seek $50 billion coronavirus bailout to avoid collapse as White House drafts financial assistance package

A trade association warned that without action airlines could run out of money by year-end, and even sooner if credit card companies started withholding payments. Without action soon, airlines and others in the sector could furlough tens of thousands of workers.

Travel industry under siege as coronavirus contagion grows; IATA urges govts to consider extending credit lines, tax cuts
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Travel industry under siege as coronavirus contagion grows; IATA urges govts to consider extending credit lines, tax cuts

US travel curbs on much of continental Europe announced by President Donald Trump on Wednesday deepened the sector’s misery that began after the virus emerged in China late last year and reduced traffic.