Boeing discussing potential multibillion-dollar takeover of jetmaker Embraer

SEATTLE — Boeing is discussing a potential multibillion-dollar takeover of regional jetmaker Embraer of Brazil, the two companies said Thursday. A deal is by no means certain since the Brazilian government would have to approve the sale of a company considered the crown jewel of the country’s manufacturing sector. A successful transaction would be Boeing’s largest… Please follow and like us:

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Uber says it will bring its flying taxis to Los Angeles in 2020

LOS ANGELES — In just over two years, Uber says it will let commuters soar over Los Angeles’ snarled traffic in flying taxis. The ride-hailing firm announced Wednesday that L.A. will be one of the first cities served by UberAir, which it says will begin ferrying passengers across the region in electric aircraft in 2020. Aviation… Please follow and like us:

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Gulf blockade disrupts Qatar Airways flights

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have closed their airspace to Qatari aircraft on Tuesday amid a deepening diplomatic row, forcing Qatar’s flag carrier to re-route its flights over Iran, Turkey and Oman. The decision by the four Arab nations to sever diplomatic ties and cut off sea and air links with Qatar has… Please follow and like us:

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Air transportation harmed by unfair competition

As President Reagan’s former transportation secretary, it’s gratifying to see Washington is finally finding the gas pedal when it comes to infrastructure. We all have seen the cost of poor infrastructure, slowing down both us and U.S. businesses. But while we work ourselves out of a backlog of technology, concrete and steel problems, it’s also time… Please follow and like us:

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How China Aims to Take Down Boeing

If only China’s successful test flight last Friday of its first made-in-China large-scale airliner could be dismissed as poetic justice for Boeing. For decades, the American aviation giant has led the corporate full-court lobbying press to expand U.S. trade indiscriminately with the People’s Republic. The takeoff of the C919 narrow-body jet into the Shanghai skies now… Please follow and like us:

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Will Flying Cars Ever Take Off?

“Mark my word,” Henry Ford once said, “a combination airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile, but it will come.” The pioneer of mass-market automobiles made this prediction in 1940, but despite his own efforts to develop a flying car, he never saw one succeed at scale in his lifetime. Last week, two startups aiming… Please follow and like us:

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