Tag: aerospace

Virgin Galactic stock takes off after FAA investigation ends

Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. shares jumped more than 9% in after-hours trading Wednesday, after the space-tourism company announced the end of an investigation into its first flight. Virgin Galactic SPCE, -3.55% said Wednesday that the Federal Aviation Administration has finished an inquiry into the company’s test flight with founder Richard Branson on board, which flew […]

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The 11 best features of the Hummer EV

In the early ’90s the actor, eventual politician, and man who would perpetually “be back,” Arnold Schwarzenegger pushed for the military Humvee vehicle to be sold to the public. Suddenly he and many, many others that decided that a military-grade vehicle would look great in their driveway were rolling around in the H1. In late […]

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Deliveries of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner likely delayed until late October

Deliveries of Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner will likely remain halted until at least late October as the plane maker has been unable to persuade air-safety regulators to approve its proposal to inspect the aircraft, people familiar with the matter said. With almost all deliveries paused for nearly a year, airlines and other Boeing BA, -1.20% customers increasingly […]

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FAA to review Boeing employee reports of feeling pressure over safety issues

The Federal Aviation Administration is launching a broad review of how Boeing Co. employees handle safety matters on the agency’s behalf after some company engineers said they face undue pressure, according to an agency letter and people familiar with the matter. An FAA survey conducted this year found 35% of a small sample of certain Boeing employees reported […]

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NOT Made in the USA: Defense contractor sentenced for selling U.S. military millions in goods made in China but labelled as American

It was as far from being made in the USA as you can get. A Virginia-based defense contractor has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for selling more than $7 million of goods to the U.S. military that were labelled as being made in the USA but were actually manufactured in China, the […]

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