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View From The Top: Watch Qantas' Last Boeing 767 Take Its Final Flight

Qantas’ last Boeing 767 aircraft took its final flight in December before the airline retired it after almost 30 years in the sky. We were there to check it out as passengers, but Qantas had a camera in the cockpit to give us a great view of the final flight.


Absolutely Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Aeroplane Controls

All of them? If you’re talking about a commercial airliner, then there’s hundreds and hundreds. There are big, fat manuals describing what they all do. But, since you asked, buckle up.


Monster Machines: The Stratoliner Was The First Plane To Fly Above The Storm

In the early days of commercial air travel, planes were limited to just 4267m 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 aeroplane to offer a pressurised cabin.


Watch This Virgin Atlantic 747 Jumbo Jet Land Without One Of Its Landing Gears

A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 had to make an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport, London, when its right landing gear got stuck. Amazingly enough, the pilots managed to keep control with only three of the four gears in place.


Gallery: Qantas Boeing 767 Final Flight

Qantas has had the Boeing 767 in its fleet for almost 30 years. Today the last passenger flight of the Qantas 767 took off from Melbourne to Sydney as QF767 at 1700 AEDT — and we were there to witness it.


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.


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 it didn’t identify what caused the actual short circuit, the NTSB puts the blame on a series of failures by Boeing, Japan’s GS Yuasa Corp. — who supplied the 787’s batteries — and even the FAA.


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.


Boeing And SpaceX Will Share NASA's $US6.8 Billion Space Taxi Program

NASA just announced a critical component of Launch America, the country’s highly anticipated next chapter in human spaceflight. The organisation confirmed in a press conference today that Boeing and SpaceX will split the $US6.8 billion “space taxi” contract, with $US4.2 billion going to Boeing and $US2.6 billion to SpaceX.


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 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.


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