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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.


Step Inside The Restoration Of The Original Boeing 747

The Boeing 747 is an iconic aircraft that singlehandedly pushed the airline industry into the jumbo jet age. Sitting derelict at the Museum of Flight for 14 years, the very first of its kind is currently undergoing a rigorous restoration process to restore its former glory.


Monster Machines: The Fighter Jet The US Could Have Built Instead Of The F-35

The mid-1990s found the US 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 $US200 billion defence contract, which in turn became the debacle we know as the F-35. But what about the plane we could have had instead?


Watch A Boeing 787 Dreamliner Pull Some Crazy Stunts

There are certain things we all look for in a huge passenger jet: safety, stability, comfort… but what about some insane acrobatics? Well, you’ll be pleased to see that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner can certainly provide the latter.


Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Has Some Serious Moves

What do you when you have an airplane that you want to show off? Throw it around a bit, of course. Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner was put through its paces at the Farnsborough Air Show over the last few days, and its performance was pretty damn impressive.


Chinese Exec Living In Canada Hacked And Sold Secret Warplane Data

Attacks on US networks come as little surprise these days. But the US Department of Justice is now charging a Chinese executive living in Canada with stealing sensitive data about US warplanes and selling it on.