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Boeing's self-flying taxi completes its first flight

Boeing's self-flying taxi completes its first flight | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Multiple companies have outlined plans for flying taxis, but Boeing just took an important step toward making them a practical reality. The aircraft maker ha
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focus has been on the self-driving cars - Boeing is going another direction....

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How China is playing Boeing against Airbus to build its own airplane industry

The real reason Boeing is opening a factory in China — it's not the Export-Import Bank.
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well, we are sending live chickens to China for "processing" - why not give them all the technology to build planes...   yup - 30 pieces of silver

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Boeing 797: Paris Air Show gets glimpse of new airliner

Boeing 797: Paris Air Show gets glimpse of new airliner | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The world got its first small peek at Boeing's plans for an all-new small twin-aisle aircraft, its first new airliner since its 787 Dreamliner. The first public image of the jet was unveiled here at the Paris Air Show as a teaser for what has become the commercial aviation industry's most anticipated new airliner.
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Boeing 797 - maybe in 2025....   sounds like a long time - but then time flies - just like Boeing...

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check this out  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql0Op1VcELw 

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Sept. 28, 1924 | First Around-the-World Flights Touch Down in Seattle

Sept. 28, 1924 | First Around-the-World Flights Touch Down in Seattle | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The flight began on April 6, 1924, when four Douglas World Cruiser planes, named the Seattle, Chicago, Boston and New Orleans, set off from Seattle to Alaska, then over the Pacific to Japan, through Asia, the Middle East and Europe, over the Atlantic to Newfoundland via Iceland and Greenland, and finally over America from Boston back to Seattle.
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Imagine 175 days to make it around the world.  Happened thanks to the Army program called "World Flight"  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_World_Cruiser -  here is a video clip from the adventure  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tux_MRsC9l4  - and, useless trivia, but mom used to work for the company that built the planes (Douglas Aircraft) but not in 1924 - that was the year she was born - Douglas went on to become McDonnell Douglas and then Boeing. One of the planes was named Chicago https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_World_Cruiser  In much later years, it was my privilege to do an around the world flight starting in Chicago - in 72 hours! And when Star Trek arrives.........

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