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Inside The Workshop That Builds The World's Largest Wings

Boeing is busy developing its next ultra-efficient commercial jetliner, the 777x, and one of its biggest features — quite literally — are its wings. This amazing facility is where they will be made.


Sitting In A 737 Jet Engine Chair Turns Anyone Into A Supervillain

Mother Teresa? Gandhi? It doesn’t matter how nice or upstanding a human being you might be, the second you plunk yourself down in a chair made from the remains of a Boeing 737’s massive jet engine, you’ll immediately be mistaken for a comic book-calibre supervillain. Whether or not that’s a bad thing is up to you.


Watch This Absurd 10-Minute Video On How To Land A Plane In An Emergency

Tim Morgan, a commercial pilot with years of experience, has created a ten minute video he claims will help anyone safely land a 737 in an emergency. The notion that someone could plop down in a cockpit, with zero experience, and pilot a 737 to a safe landing is ludicrous, but that doesn’t make this video any less fascinating.


The Boeing 747 Is 47 Years Old This Week

Video: The Boeing 747 is one of the world’s most iconic airplanes. It’s the Queen of the Skies, the Jumbo Jet, one of few planes that can lay claim to such an important role in connecting Australia’s multicultural population to its roots in Europe, Asia and other parts of the world. Today, it celebrates its 47th year in operation.


Watch The Last Flight Of Air France's Boeing 747

Video: The beautiful, venerable Boeing 747 is reaching the end of its lifespan at many airlines across the world. Take-up of the new-generation 747-8 has been slow, with many carriers choosing the smaller Boeing 777 alongside the behemoth Airbus A380. Air France has just retired the last of its once-68-strong fleet of 747s, and it flew the final jumbo jet around France with an escort from the country’s premier aerobatic team, the Patrouille de France.


Get A Drone's-Eye View of Destinations Around The World

Emirates and Boeing have used drones to create View from Above, one the largest aerial filming projects ever.


Boeing Wants To Turn The Interiors Of Its Planes Into Giant Screens

The use of mood lighting on planes has almost become cliché — ahem, Virgin — but what if airlines could take that idea a bit further, actually using LEDs and projected imagery to wholly improve the flying experience? Boeing has a pretty great idea for what a well-lit plane of the future might feel like.


This Low-Flying 747 Is Really A Flawless 5.5-Metre Long RC Model

RC aircraft builders strive for extreme accuracy in their scaled-down versions of real-life planes. And what looks like one of Virgin Atlantic’s 747-400s doing a low-pass fly-by is actually an 5m long RC model of the airliner built and piloted by Adi Pitz.


Boeing Gets A Second Order To Ferry Astronauts To The ISS

In its ongoing effort to bring America back into the crewed spaceflight game, NASA announced today that Boeing has received a second commercial crew order to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.


FAA Is Doing Nothing About Continued Boeing Dreamliner Battery Failures

In 2013, the troubled Boeing 787 Dreamliner was grounded for nearly four months because the plane’s lithium-ion batteries caught fire. It’s had at least three more cell failures since the plane was allowed to resume flying. While the Federal Aviation Administration dismisses these new failures, the fact that these battery malfunctions continue to happen is a big deal.


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