Aerospace

Business is so strong for aircraft builder Boeing that it is temporarily rehiring “several hundred” retired mechanics in Washington State to help it meet production demands. Also, the manufacturer is looking to hire new employees as it struggles to meet commercial aircraft orders that have been piling up. On Wednesday, Boeing announced a record 202 …

Ten spaceports are driving the commercial space industry forward, and the FAA said ‘another half dozen locations are knocking on the door.’

Thanks to space pioneers like Celestis and Elysium, people can have their remains launched into outer space or get planted on the moon.

Companies spend huge sums to get things into space, but an average of 1 in 20 launches fail. That’s why they need insurance.

Jeff Bezos spoke Tuesday about his plans and dreams for space, and what it is holding back the industry from the final frontier.

Lockheed Martin has landed its first contract for the hybrid airship it created at its top secret Skunk Works with U.K.-based Straightline Aviation.

NASA is reviewing more than 6,000 applicants for astronauts but will select only eight to 14 for its new class. What it’s looking for.

The rocket under development will have 8.5 million pounds of thrust. “That’s 31 747s at full power,” says one engineer.

Automaker Honda announced a new product, jets.

Phil LeBeau tells us about a company that’s working on airplane satellite tracking technology.

The use of private jets in the United States has grown to two-thirds of the global market for luxury air travel, as the number of high net worth individuals in the world’s biggest economy increases steadily. The country represents some 66 percent of global deliveries in the private jet market as of the end of …

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a warning to drone operators. “Operating drones around airplanes and helicopters is dangerous and illegal. Unauthorized operators may be subject to stiff fines and criminal charges, including possible jail time,” the agency said. The FAA sent out this message Wednesday as the number of close calls with unmanned aircrafts reported …

The southeastern portion of the U.S. is seeing an increase in manufacturing jobs, thanks in part to the rapid expansion of the auto and aerospace industries.

On a cloudy day in May, a Russian-made rocket roared off a launch pad in Kazakhstan. A few minutes later, it was falling from the sky, its payload—a $300 million Mexican communications satellite—disintegrating over Siberia. A little over a month later, one of SpaceX’s rockets exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral. It …

Jane Wells takes us inside the United Launch Alliance rocket facility to see what’s in the works.