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Virgin seeks to revive supersonic commercial flight -- but faster

Virgin seeks to revive supersonic commercial flight -- but faster

Space tourism company Virgin Galactic on Monday announced a partnership with engine-maker Rolls-Royce to build a supersonic commercial airplane that flies at three times the speed of sound.

The quest to find signs of ancient life on Mars

The quest to find signs of ancient life on Mars

Mars may now be considered a barren, icy desert but did Earth's nearest neighbour once harbour life? It is a question that has preoccupied scientists for centuries and fired up sci-fi imaginings.

Europe marks 40th anniversary of first Ariane rocket launch

Europe marks 40th anniversary of first Ariane rocket launch

The first Ariane space rocket lifted off over the forests of French Guiana 40 years ago, enabling Europe to at last take its place as an independent player in the international race for space.

Boeing says working with regulators for return of 737 MAX

Boeing says working with regulators for return of 737 MAX

Boeing said on Saturday that it was working closely with regulators to make the necessary changes to grounded 737 MAX aircraft to ensure their safe return.

WTO gives final approval to US retaliation in Airbus case

WTO gives final approval to US retaliation in Airbus case

The World Trade Organisation on Monday gave the United States final authorisation to impose tariffs on EU products in retaliation for illegal subsidies given to Airbus, in a widely expected procedural move.

SpaceX rocket with unmanned US capsule blasts off for space station

SpaceX rocket with unmanned US capsule blasts off for space station

A SpaceX rocket with an unmanned crew capsule blasted off on Saturday for the International Space Station, in a key milestone for Elon Musk’s space company and NASA's long-delayed goal to resume human spaceflight from US soil later this year.

Farnborough airshow records orders worth $192bn

Farnborough airshow records orders worth $192bn

The biannual air industry gathering recorded more than 1,400 commercial aircraft orders, valued at $154bn.

Aviation industry urged to hire more women

Aviation industry urged to hire more women

The industries are coming under scrutiny because of the low numbers of women employed as senior executives or airline pilots.

Boeing says it will not deliver any aircraft to Iran

Boeing says it will not deliver any aircraft to Iran

Boeing will not deliver aircraft to Iran in light of US sanctions, effectively aborting a pair of large contracts with Iranian carriers, a Boeing spokesman said Wednesday.

SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist.

SpaceX launches 10 more satellites for Iridium

SpaceX launches 10 more satellites for Iridium

SpaceX on Friday blasted off a re-used Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 satellites into orbit, its fourth launch toward a $3 billion upgrade to Virginia-based Iridium's mobile, voice and data network.

Airbus in $40bn deal to sell 430 A320s to US firm: source

Airbus in $40bn deal to sell 430 A320s to US firm: source

Airbus is due to announce the sale of 430 of its medium-range A320 family of aircraft to US investment firm Indigo Partners in a deal worth more than $40 billion, a source said Wednesday.