Electric air transport set to take off with air taxis, cargo deliveries

A model of a Wisk Aero LLC electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxi during the Singapore Airshow in Singapore, on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024.  Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Among displays of defense jets, passenger airliners and high-tech aviation equipment at the Singapore Airshow were electric air transport vehicles — … Read more

Israel vows to target Lebanon’s Hezbollah even if temporary pause reached with Hamas in Gaza

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israel’s defense minister vowed Sunday to step up attacks on Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group even if a cease-fire is reached with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Hezbollah, which has been exchanging fire with Israel throughout the war in Gaza, has said it will halt its nearly daily attacks on Israel if … Read more

Why airlines are raising baggage fees and charging more at the airport

Travelers arrive for flights at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago on March 16, 2021. Scott Olson | Getty Images News | Getty Images Airlines are raising their prices to check a bag — again. Just how much you it will cost you, however, depends on when you pay for the service. United Airlines, American Airlines … Read more

Intuitive Machines stock (LUNR) jumps after Odysseus moon landing

Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lunar lander on display at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. NASA Shares of Intuitive Machines jumped 16% in trading Friday after the company’s successful first moon landing. Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C cargo moon lander known as “Odysseus” on Thursday became the first privately developed spacecraft to land on the lunar surface — as well as the first … Read more

United Airlines raises checked bag fee $5, following American

United Airlines planes at Denver International Airport. Leslie Josephs | CNBC United Airlines is raising the price to check bags, becoming the latest carrier this year to hike a fee that generated more than $5 billion for airlines in the first nine months of 2023 alone. United economy passengers who book domestic tickets starting Feb. … Read more

Intuitive Machines Odysseus lands on moon in historic NASA mission

The IM-1 lander “Odysseus” in lunar orbit on Feb. 21, 2024. Intuitive Machines A U.S. company has gone to the moon – and into the history books. Intuitive Machines IM-1 mission reached the moon’s surface on Thursday evening, in the first American lunar landing since the Apollo era. The company’s Nova-C cargo lander, named “Odysseus” … Read more

Rolls-Royce shares jump 8% after 2023 profits more than double

An Airbus A340-313, operated by Universal Sky Carrier is landing at night in Barcelona, Spain. Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images LONDON — Rolls-Royce shares jumped more than 8% on Thursday after the British aerospace group more than doubled its annual profits in 2023 and forecast further momentum this year. Rolls-Royce, which manufactures jet engines … Read more

What are space nukes raising tensions between Moscow and Washington?

In this pool photograph distributed by Russian state agency Sputnik, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin talks to students and Chelyabinsk Region industry workers at the Stankomash plant in Chelyabinsk on February 16, 2024. Alexander Ryumin | Afp | Getty Images A fresh spat between Washington and Moscow has raised alarm about the potential risk of a … Read more

Boeing touts 737 Max as ‘safest airplane,’ comments on China’s Comac C919

Miniature models of Boeing commercial airplanes displayed at the Singapore Airshow in Singapore on February 20, 2024.  Roslan Rahman | Afp | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Boeing touted its 737 Max aircraft as “the safest airplane” and said China’s latest domestic jetliner Comac C919 is similar to offerings by Airbus and Boeing that are already … Read more

Boeing replaces head of troubled 737 Max program

A person walks past an unpainted Boeing 737-8 MAX parked at Renton Municipal Airport adjacent to Boeing’s factory in Renton, Washington on January 25, 2024.  Jason Redmond | AFP | Getty Images Boeing is replacing the head of its 737 Max program less than two months after a panel blew out on one of the … Read more