Aviation and space

A boom, a whoosh of air and then terror on Flight 1380

A terrifying string of events brought out acts of bravery among the 149 passengers and crew members.

In-flight explosion creates pressure for engine inspections

The CEO of Southwest Airlines said the Boeing 737 was inspected on Sunday and nothing appeared out of order.

Southwest rushes engine checks amid first-of-its-kind crisis

Ultrasonic examinations of the fan blades on its CFM56 engines will be completed within 30 days

1 dead after 737 blows an engine; woman nearly sucked out

The Southwest Airlines 737 made an emergency landing in Philadelphia.

FAA restricts Boeing 787s powered by some Rolls engines

The affected planes can fly no farther than 140 minutes from an airport, instead of the usual 330.

Pilot flies Southwest to Everett for retirement celebration

Bill Rogers, who oversaw delivery of the airline’s new 737s, got a water-cannon salute at Paine Field.

‘60 Minutes’: Serious mechanical issues plague Allegiant Air

The low-cost airline experienced more than 100 serious mechanical incidents during a 20-month period.

Boeing cited by Pentagon over Missouri plants’ deficiencies

Some of the issues remain unresolved after more than 904 days, according to federal records.

Syria strike puts Lockheed Martin’s stealthy missile to test

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Explosions rock Syria’s capital as Trump announces attacks

Syrian television reports that Syria’s air defenses, which are substantial, responded to the attacks.

U.S. ‘Space Corps’ could face off with China and Russia

As Russia and China step up their offensive capabilities, US quietly prepares to fight back.

China plans Taiwan Strait live-fire exercises amid tensions

“Any attempt to play the ‘Taiwan card’ would only be futile.”

Airborne ICU in 747 touches down in Spokane for Ebola drill

It’s the first exercise in moving multiple patients with highly infectious diseases around the U.S.

Air Force doesn’t expect Boeing KC-46 delivery until late ’18

The company insists the long-delayed aerial tanker will be ready in the second quarter of this year.

Algerian military plane crashes after takeoff, killing 257

One witness reported seeing some people jump out of the aircraft before it crashed.

China president’s conciliatory trade gesture raises optimism

Xi’s vows to cut Chinese auto tariffs and better protect intellectual property.

Boeing, Embraer near ‘marriage,’ Brazil defense chief says

The stage is set for the second alliance between major planemakers in six months.

Security guard injured when car crashes into Boeing gate

The driver was suspected of assault and crashed while being chased by police in Renton.

US and China both omit key products from tariff threats

For example, China isn’t targeting the largest jets made by Boeing Company.

Ospreys arrive in Japan with eye to N Korean deterrence

The Bell Boeing aircraft are expected to be used for special operations.