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Boeing 787 Dreamliner wows with near-vertical takeoff

Boeing is prepping for the 2015 Paris Air Show by trumpeting the nearly unreal vertical takeoff powers of the next-gen passenger jet.

By June 12, 2015


15 hours on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, in coach

Want to sit for 15 hours? Boeing's new 787-9 claims better passenger comfort over extremely long-haul routes. Here's what it's like on one of the longest you can take.

By January 20, 2015


Watch crazy jetpack daredevils fly in formation with a jumbo airplane

Fly the friendly skies with a couple of jetpack-wearing risk-takers who pull off one of the scariest aerial stunts ever seen.

By November 5, 2015


United goes long with its first Dreamliner 787-9

Carrier is the first in North America to get the bigger version of Boeing's Dreamliner. Next month, it will start flying the world's longest Dreamliner route.

By September 4, 2014


Airbus slides into a wild crosswinds landing

Your stomach might have flipped if you were on board an Airbus A380 that boldly braved an extreme landing in Germany over the weekend.

By September 22, 2015


Boeing to build 787-10 Dreamliners in South Carolina

The aviation giant assembles other 787s in both Washington and South Carolina, but it decided the 787-10 will be built exclusively in the South.

By July 30, 2014


'Star Wars' R2-D2-themed jet ready to take flight, BB-8 design on the way

These are the droids you are looking to fly in: ANA Japan unveils its R2-D2 jet as well as other "Star Wars" designs that include a BB-8 jet for the upcoming "The Force Awakens" film.

By September 14, 2015


In Wichita, the 787 Dreamliner gets its head start

Every month, Spirit Aerosystems turns out ten Dreamliner forward sections, complete with electronics and other systems. CNET Road Trip 2014 checked out the production line.

By July 22, 2014


In Kansas, where 787 Dreamliners are born (pictures)

Boeing's next-gen planes are assembled in Washington or South Carolina, but the front sections are made in Kansas. CNET Road Trip 2014 visits the aviation heartland to see the manufacturing process.

28 Images By July 22, 2014


An electric plane and Boeing's Dreamliner star at Farnborough (photos)

We popped along to the UK's gigantic Farnborough Airshow to take a look at an electric plane, the new Boeing 787-9, the Eurofighter Typhoon and plenty more besides.

61 Images By July 18, 2014