After many years on the drawing board and $15 billion of investment the latest potential blockbuster from Airbus made its long-awaited first flight June 14.
A U.K. aircraft engine claimed to be the most efficient in the world faced its toughest test June 14.
Boeing is poised to launch a larger member of its 787 Dreamliner jetliner family to meet demand for long-haul travel within Asia and other long-haul routes, sources said July 13.
Boeing, rebounding from the 787 Dreamliner’s three-month grounding, is moving closer to a further production increase that would reward investors by freeing up billions of dollars for dividends and buybacks.
Revenue growth at United Technologies Corp. this year will likely be crimped due partly to Europe’s weak economy, the chief financial officer said June 13.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Japan’s second-biggest maker of heavy equipment, fired Satoshi Hasegawa as president and said it ended talks to merge with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., two months after denying the two companies had entered discussions to combine.
The House is heading toward passage of a sweeping defense bill that reflects the outrage among lawmakers over the growing number of sexual assaults in the military.
A high-profile New York Air National Guard airlift wing has promoted sexual abusers instead of punishing them, according to the retired officer who handled claims of sexual assault in the unit.
House appropriators have voted to reduce funding for permanent change-of-station moves in their defense appropriations bill for fiscal 2014. Lawmakers recommended reducing the PCS budget by $151 million.
The U.S. Navy is dropping a requirement that its official communications be issued in capital letters.
A key Republican said June 13 he’ll propose cutting cost-of-living adjustments for Social Security recipients and military and federal civilian retirees in an effort to find more money for defense programs.
France is moving ahead with plans to ‘desecrate’ the World War Two D-Day beaches with a vast offshore wind farm.The proposed 75 turbines each 100 meters high have been branded by campaigners as ‘an insult to the memory of the thousands who died there.’
It is a story of survival against all the odds which ranks as one of the most extraordinary in military history.
A capsule carrying three Chinese astronauts has docked with the Tiangong-1 space laboratory. The procedure came two days after the crew blasted off from Inner Mongolia on a Long March 2F rocket.
Rock star astronaut Chris Hadfield, just returned from a five-month stint in orbit, will be hanging up his spacesuit for a new adventure, the Canadian spaceflyer announced June 10.
Astronomers have found evidence of an alien planet forming surprisingly far from its host star, a discovery that could challenge the prevailing wisdom about how planets take shape.
Bothered by the pelting rain this hurricane season? Be thankful you don’t live on Venus, where it seems to snow heavy metal!
Luke Skywalker would be proud. Planets like Skywalker’s fictional home of Tatooine in the “Star Wars” movie series might have more potential for habitability than planets in other systems, research suggests.
It was another Soviet first in space 50 years ago, putting a woman in orbit. And the 26-year old Valentina Tereshkova carried her part with grace, shouting “Take off your hat, sky, I’m coming!” as she blasted off.
After 10 days in St. Louis, the first plane that can fly day or night without fuel is on its way to Cincinnati.
The United States has conclusive evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime has used chemical weapons against rebel forces and is now proposing a no-fly zone in the country. The use of weapons such as the nerve agent sarin crosses what President Barack Obama has called a ‘red line’ that would trigger greater American involvement in the crisis.
The crisis in Syria may appear to be no more or less than a civil war in a country many people would struggle to place on a map. But it’s much more than that: it is rapidly becoming a sectarian struggle for power that is bleeding across the Middle East, with the potential to engulf the entire region in a deadly power struggle between two bitterly opposed Muslim ideologies, Sunni and Shia.
Britain’s chances of winning future wars will be ‘seriously damaged’ by more crippling spending cuts, the country’s top soldier has warned. General Sir Peter Wall, the head of the Army, said further savings likely to be ordered by the government could prove ‘quite dangerous, quite soon.’
The Prime Minister intervened after Gen Sir Peter Wall, the head of the Army, said further cuts to troops could harm Britain’s ability to fight wars.
The U.K. government has raised further doubts about the strength of the defense sector in Scotland if it becomes independent. It has warned “complications” may arise because MoD orders could be classified for “UK eyes only.”
Lately it has been awkward to be both a soldier and a woman. Civilian friends gently inquire about my welfare, always after a kindly and meaningful pause. They’ve read about the military’s problems with sexual assault, they say, and they’d like to support me if I need it.