The Stratoliner Was the First Plane to Fly Above the Storm

In the early days of commercial air travel, planes were limited to just 14,000 feet in order to protect their passengers from the the dangers of thin, high altitude flying. But in 1938, Boeing changed the face of commercial air travel with the model 307 Stratoliner, the first commercial airplane to offer a pressurized… » 1/05/15 11:48am 1/05/15 11:48am

BlackBerry Is Now Helping Boeing Build a Self-Destructing Phone

We've known for nearly a year that Boeing is working on an understandably hush-hush smartphone project. It's a self-destructing phone for spies called the Boeing Black. And now we know that BlackBerry is helping—which is kind of weird since the Boeing Black runs on Android. Again, it's all very hush-hush. » 12/20/14 11:00am 12/20/14 11:00am

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fire Investigation Blames Pretty Much Everybody

The Wall Street Journal reports that on Monday the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officially released its report on the mysterious battery fires that grounded Boeing's 787 Dreamliner fleet last year. And while they didn't identify what caused the actual short circuit, the NTSB puts the blame on a series… » 12/02/14 8:41am 12/02/14 8:41am

Boeing's New Space Taxi Has the Cleanest Cabin on Earth

With NASA's rather surprising decision to split the Commercial Crew Program prize between Boeing's CST-100 and SpaceX's Dragon 2 capsule, America is officially back in the manned space exploration game! Woohoo! And even better, our astronauts will be shuttled to the ISS in style aboard the spacious CST-100 from Boeing. » 9/19/14 11:40am 9/19/14 11:40am

Boeing and SpaceX Will Share NASA's $6.8 Billion Space Taxi Program

NASA just announced a critical component of Launch America, the country's highly anticipated next chapter in human spaceflight. The organization confirmed in a press conference today that Boeing and SpaceX will split the $6.8 billion "space taxi" contract, with $4.2 billion going to Boeing and $2.6 billion to SpaceX. » 9/16/14 4:23pm 9/16/14 4:23pm

Video: Unmanned F-16 jet dodges a live missile for the first time

Boeing has successfully tested the QF-16 against live fire for the first time. The QF-16 is a a modified version of the F-16 Fighting Falcon designed to be controlled remotely by a human pilot so companies can test new weapons systems against it. It's pretty awesome to see it dodging the bullet in the skies. » 8/29/14 7:02am 8/29/14 7:02am

The Fighter Jet We Could Have Built Instead of the F-35

The mid-1990s found the U.S. military in need of a low-cost, supersonic stealth fighter jet that all three armed services branches could field. Easy, right? The subsequent—and highly contentious—design competition between Boeing and Lockheed saw the winner take home a $200 billion defense contract, which in turn… » 7/18/14 12:40pm 7/18/14 12:40pm

An Up-Close Tour of the C-17 Globemaster, the Giant That Flies

With sinuous lines, flawless grey skin, and four powerful turbofan engines straight out of a contemporary sci-fi movie, the iconic C-17 Globemaster has a surprisingly spacious exterior, with a 170,858 pound maximum payload. Inside, it's a total mess of cables, wires, pipes, and hundreds of gadgets that the average… » 7/01/14 9:00am 7/01/14 9:00am

Extremely rare photo of two armed F-16s escorting a Boeing Dreamliner

The Aviationist caught these cool selfies of two Royal Netherlands Air Force pilots escorting a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in F-16 fighter jets fully armed for air interception duties. But don't worry, it's not a terrorism alarm. They were just welcoming the country's first Dreamliner. » 6/10/14 8:21pm 6/10/14 8:21pm

Boeing's X-36 Is the Single Coolest R/C Plane in the History of Aviation

Despite the mammoth budgets assigned to next-generation military aircraft programs, the Department of Defense is always looking for ways to streamline the development process and shave dollars from a combat system's bottom line. You'd think the DoD would take Boeing's lead and just build quarter-sized, remote… » 3/05/14 11:40am 3/05/14 11:40am