Airplane with world’s longest wingspan takes flight, beating Spruce Goose record

Stratolaunch jet, brainchild of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, may be used to launch small satellites into space A giant six-engine aircraft with the worlds longest wingspan surpassing Howard Hughes infamous Spruce Goose took off from California on its first flight on Saturday. The behemoth, billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who died in October, is vying to be a contender in the market for air-launching small satellites. It was an emotional moment for me, to personally watch this majestic bird take flight, to see Paul Allens dream come to life in front of my very eyes, Floyd told a teleconference briefing. As the plane lifted off, Floyd said, I did whisper a thank you to Paul for allowing me to …

Boeing and US under pressure to ground 737 Max as further bans brought in

US regulators increasingly isolated in maintaining plane is safe as EU countries halt flights Boeing and the US aviation authorities have come under increasing pressure to ground the 737 Max despite repeated reassurances as the European Union and numerous other countries halted flights and Donald Trump weighed in following a Ethiopian Airlineaccording to FlightRadar24. TUI, the worlds largest travel and tourism company, said it would stop using the 737 Max across all six airlines in its group. Earlier on Tuesday, Australia and Singapore suspended operations of all Boeing 737 Max aircraft in and out of their airports, after Indonesia and China grounded their fleets of the Max 8. Oman and South Korea have also followed suit. Nearly 40% of the …