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X-66A: Bracing for the Next Big Wing

Years in the making, a demonstrator airplane with a truss-braced wing configuration may go big

Boeing engineers share early ideas for airplane with high, long, thin wings braced by diagonal struts, or trusses, attached to the fuselage.

Lightening the Launch Load

Satellite structures lighten up with inventive use of additive manufacturing

A Boeing team designs a 3D-printed, metallic satellite structure to lower the parts count, reduce assembly time and eliminate secondary labor. 

Contact Centennial

100 years of aerial refueling, and counting

Over the past century, aerial refueling has evolved into the backbone of military aviation.

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Novel Network

Deployable, secure radio network has potential to improve military readiness.

New IQ: Little drones, big wings and other new things

Go inside Innovation Quarterly for a look at autonomous inspections, experimental aircraft and safety solutions.

Space to Sea: Low Earth Orbit to Ocean Dominance

Boeing teammates are developing the U.S. Navy’s Extra Large Uncrewed Underwater Vehicle, the world’s largest autonomous submarine.

Augmented Reality: Check

Boeing and augmented reality developer Red 6 are collaborating on aerial-dogfighting training technology for advanced tactical aircraft.

Direct Connection

New device transfers airplane data quickly to help airlines evaluate and monitor the health of their fleets.

Liquid Asset: The Way to Net Zero is Fluid

Boeing will use jet reference fluids to understand how airplane materials interact with 100% sustainable aviation fuels.

At the Ready

Remembering the B-25 Mitchell on the anniversary of V-J Day

First Ascent

Thirty years ago, the original reusable rocket blazed the trail for today’s spacecraft.

‘I Would Not Be Here Today Without the Invictus Games’

The turning point was encouragement from her 8-year-old daughter to apply for the Invictus Games.

Safe Flight for a 5G World

An effort is underway to ensure that new 5G cellular technology can safely coexist with the operation of aircraft of all types.

Trend Analysis: Long-Term Look

Discover how to become a master trendspotter — and trendsetter.

Ingenuity: The Pathway to Possibilities

Behind every Boeing innovation are visionaries who see our customers through their toughest challenges.

Last 747: The Queen Has Left the Building

The 1,574th and final “Queen of the Skies” rolls out from Boeing’s Everett factory, as commemorated in a sketch and photo.

Beyond Books

Competency-based flight training enhances student learning.

The Cascade Effect

Boeing’s net-zero modeling tool maps the future of sustainable flight.

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