Aviation and space

Probe: Missile that downed 777 came from Russia-based unit

Prosecutors presented their findings to Moscow but so far have not received a response.

 

South Carolina plans to use drones to remotely watch inmates

“I think you’re seeing the future of corrections, right here.”

 

Brazil: Boeing-Embraer deal likely as defense fears soothed

Brazil’s defense minister hopes talks will wrap up by the end of the year.

 

United board faces a long to-do list, from chairman to jets

The airline is weighing an order for more Boeing 787-8 planes to replace an aging twin-aisle model.

Investigators say MH370 crash was accident, not pilot suicide

The back-and-forth comes after a panel of experts posited a new theory about the fate of the flight.

Boeing-backed startup has launch customer for electric plane

Zunum Aero, based in Kirkland, will use battery packs, rather than fuel.

Pilot-hungry airlines are raiding flight schools

The poaching is creating a shortage of instructors to train the next generation.

Bill requires anti-harassment rules for airlines, transit

It also calls for a system that lets employees report assaults and harassment.

Crashed Mexican 737-201 in Cuba had earlier complaints

The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about… Continue reading

Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors ‘critical’

Investigators tried to piece together why the aging Boeing 737 went down and erupted in flames.

737 with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba, 3 said to survive

State TV said the 39-year-old airliner veered sharply to the right after takeoff.

‘We’re on schedule,’ says developer of Paine Field air terminal

Alaska, United and Southwest are expected to begin service from Everett in September.

SpaceX rocket fueling appears ‘viable,’ NASA panel says

Loading crew before fueling is finished could be acceptable, they say.

Southwest says inspections turn up no flaws in fan blades

Although “a handful” of blades had been sent to the manufacturer for further examination.

Co-pilot sucked halfway out of plane after windshield cracks

The pilot was able to pull his colleague back inside the Airbus A319 as it flew over China.

Trade body: EU still providing illegal subsidies to Airbus

The WTO decision is the latest development in tussles between Europe’s Airbus and U.S. rival Boeing.

Naked man runs down aisle on flight from Seattle to Alaska

He was yelling and waving before he was tackled by passengers and locked in a bathroom.

Chilling theory for Boeing 777’s disappearance: pilot suicide

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished in 2014, but a panel of experts thinks they know what happened.

Memphis Belle’s rebirth: Rehabbed WWII bomber to roll out

It will be unveiled at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton, Ohio, on Thursday.

China’s first home-built aircraft carrier begins sea trials

The new aircraft carrier is based on the former Soviet Union’s Kuznetsov class design.