Boeing Sets Airplane Delivery Record, Finishes 2017 with Larger Order Book

– Delivered 763 commercial airplanes to lead industry for sixth straight year

– Won 912 net orders valued at $134.8 billion at list prices

SEATTLE, Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered more commercial airplanes than any manufacturer for the sixth consecutive year and set an industry record with 763 deliveries in 2017, driven by high output of the market-leading 737 and 787 jets. At the same time, the company grew its backlog with 912 net orders, reflecting healthy demand for its single-aisle and twin-aisle airplanes.

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NASA, Partners Discuss Power for Future Space Exploration

NASA, Partners Discuss Power for Future Space Exploration

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Mars fission power system concept.
Credits: NASA

NASA and its partners will host a news conference at noon EST (9 a.m. PST) Thursday, Jan. 18, at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, to discuss a recent experiment involving a new power source that could provide the safe, efficient and plentiful energy needed for future robotic and human space exploration missions.

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Aerolíneas Ejecutivas expands fractional fleet in Mexico with new Cessna Citation Latitude aircraft

WICHITA, Kan. (Jan. 8, 2018) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has received an order from Aerolíneas Ejecutivas (ALE) for three Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jets. ALE, Mexico’s leading business aviation company, will operate these aircraft in its fractional ownership division, MexJet – established in 1997 as the first of its kind in the country.

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Growing Fleet Size of Commercial and Defense Aviation Industries Propels Demand in the Global Aerospace Sealants Market

Manufacturers can tap potential from rising investment in the domestic aerospace manufacturing segment within APAC

LONDON — 9 January 2018 — Regional growth, sustainability concerns, and adoption of technically advanced products are key factors positively impacting the revenue growth within the aerospace sealants market. Rising investment in domestic original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in developing countries of Asia Pacific represents an opportunity for vendors to establish strong relationships with regional aircraft manufacturers. The industry is transitioning to sustainable materials that are efficient yet cost-effective. It’s also vital that vendors develop strategies that include aggressive promotion and distribution, and inform customers about the advantages of these advanced products and chemicals if they want to increase the product adoption rate in an industry infamous for its complex approval procedures.

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U.S. Cargo Spacecraft Set for Departure from International Space Station

U.S. Cargo Spacecraft Set for Departure from International Space Station

The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is pictured attached to the Harmony module after it arrived on Dec. 17. 2017.
The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is pictured attached to the Harmony module of the International Space Station after it arrived on Dec. 17. 2017.
Credits: NASA

After delivering more than 4,800 pounds of science and supplies to the International Space Station, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will depart the orbiting laboratory on Saturday, Jan. 13. NASA will provide live coverage of Dragon’s departure beginning at 4:30 a.m. EST.

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UVify and Aevius Announce Partnership to Bring Draco R. to the US Industrial Market

Las Vegas, NV — (SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2017) — Today UVify, winner of CES 2017 Best Drone and Aevius, the nation’s leading industrial drone consultancy, have announced a strategic partnership to bring the Draco Research drone to the US market. After consideration of several industrial UAV distributors, UVify chose Aevius as the first official US dealer of the Draco R. because of Aevius’ years of experience and commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible with industrial drones.

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NASA Remembers Agency’s Most Experienced Astronaut

The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the passing of John Young, who died Friday night following complications from pneumonia at the age of 87. Young is the only agency astronaut to go into space as part of the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs, and the first to fly into space six times:

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