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A U.S. Army helicopter flies over Kabul on June 2, 2011. (credit: PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

AP: US Military Officials Insisted Secret Pentagon Study Proved Need To Buy Russian Copters For Afghanistan

U.S. military officials insisted a top-secret Pentagon study proved the need to buy Russian helicopters for Afghanistan’s security forces. But the study actually recommended an American-made rotorcraft, according to unclassified excerpts obtained by The Associated Press.

12/09/2013

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Boeing Warns of Engine Icing Problems

Boeing is alerting airlines about possible engine icing problems on some of its new planes. It is recommending that planes with a specific General Electric engine avoid flying near thunderstorms that might contain ice crystals.

11/23/2013

A Boeing 777 airplane lies burned on the runway after it crash landed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Pilots, Airline Fault Equipment In Asiana Crash

The pilots of Asiana Flight 214, which crashed in San Francisco in July, as well as the airline, are raising the possibility that a key device that controls the Boeing 777′s speed may have malfunctioned, an aviation expert familiar with the investigation into the crash said Tuesday.

10/08/2013

File photo of a drone. (credit: KORAL CARBALLO/AFP/GettyImages)

Drone Industry Worries About Privacy Backlash

It’s a good bet that in the not-so-distant future aerial drones will be part of Americans’ everyday lives, performing countless useful functions.

03/29/2013

Boeing displays an "improved" 787 battery and its titanium-made case during a press conference in Tokyo on March 15, 2013. (credit: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

Boeing Shows Political Clout With Congress Silent On Dreamliner Problems

As Boeing, its airline customers and federal safety regulators struggled over the past two months to solve problems with the new 787 Dreamliner’s fire-plagued batteries, one player has been strangely silent: Congress.

03/19/2013

File photo of anti-missile flares. (credit: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel, US Successfully Test Anti-Missile System

Israel and the U.S. on Monday carried out a successful test of the next-generation Arrow 3 missile defense system, for the first time sending an interceptor into outer space, where it could destroy missiles fired from Iran.

02/25/2013

File photo of Japan Airlines' 787. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

AP Exclusive: 787 Grounded, But Batteries Can Fly

At the same time the government certified Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners as safe, federal rules barred the type of batteries used to power the airliner’s electrical systems from being carried as cargo on passenger planes because of the fire risk.

02/03/2013

Joseph Kolly PH.D. of the National Transportation Safety Board shows the charred battery box from a Japan Airlines (JAL) 787 at the NTSB headquarters on Jan. 24, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

NTSB Wants Boeing To Provide Full Operating History Of Lithium-Ion Batteries

U.S. investigators said Wednesday they asked Boeing Co. to provide a full operating history of lithium-ion batteries used in its grounded 787 Dreamliners after Japan’s All Nippon Airways revealed it had repeatedly replaced the batteries even before overheating problems surfaced.

01/30/2013

File photo of Japan Airlines' 787. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

NTSB: 787 Plane Battery That Burned Not Overcharged

The battery that caught fire in a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 in Boston earlier this month was not overcharged, but government investigators said there could still be problems with wiring or other charging components.

01/20/2013

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines takes off at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Jan. 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Lithium Batteries Leaks Central to Boeing’s 787 Woes

Lithium batteries that can leak corrosive fluid and start fires have emerged as the chief safety concern involving Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, a problem that apparently is far more serious than government or company officials acknowledged less than a week ago.

01/17/2013

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