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Painting progress on Pima projects

The spray booth at the vast Pima Air and Space Museum complex in Arizona has been kept busy recently as several exhibits have been repainted before going on display.

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NASA DC-8 retirement

NASA will shortly retire its DC-8 Airborne Science Laboratory after 37 years of missions.

Dawn of a new supersonic age?

In a recent Key Publishing special magazine called ‘21st Century Airliners’, Mark Broadbent examines the contenders and challenges of building new supersonic commercial aircraft

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MD-90 arrives at Boeing facility for NASA X-66A modification

A McDonnell Douglas MD-90 has been ferried to a Boeing facility where it will be modified to test the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) concept as part of NASA's Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project.

NASA readies ex-USMC F/A-18D for chase mission ahead of X-59 testing

A former USMC-operated F/A-18D Hornet that was acquired by NASA from the US Navy in 2021 has been rolled out at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center – a part of Edwards AFB in California – after being rejuvenated and repainted ahead of its planned use in supporting the testing of the administration’s X-59 QueSST technology demonstrator

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Could this aircraft replace the 737? Boeing Transonic Truss-Braced Wing explained

Boeing and NASA have emerged with an eye-catching new concept for a future commercial airliner, reports Mark Broadbent

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How NASA's Boeing 757 tested lifesaving technology

David Willis details the life of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Boeing 757 and highlights some of the many research programmes it participated in during its career as a testbed.

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NASA’s X-57 Maxwell: the ultimate guide to the electric trailblazer

NASA’s X-57 Maxwell is intended to provide industry and regulators with the knowledge to revolutionise sustainable aviation. Mark Broadbent learns more

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Quieter supersonic flight: NASA X-59 chief pilot's insights

Lead pilot David Nils Larson talks to Mark Broadbent about NASA’s latest X-plane, the X-59 Quesst

A 737 replacement? Boeing and NASA partner on new airliner

NASA has announced a partnership with Boeing to design, build and fly a brand-new large-scale airliner.