The decision by U.S. and European officials to certify Boeing's 747-8 Freighter means the aircraft now can begin commercial cargo flights.
This hybrid freighter out of the University of Tokyo would have 164-foot retractable sails made of aluminum and plastic.
The 747-8 Freighter, whose passenger version is slated to come a year later, is getting tested alongside the 787 Dreamliner in Washington state.
Bad weather and an errant freighter that strayed into the off-shore danger zone forced NASA to delay Tuesday's planned launch of the Ares I-X rocket on a $445 million test flight.
For the movie adaptation of Watchmen, Black Freighter has been cut from the theatrical release for purposes of runtime, but director Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. have come up with an excellent compromise.
Within a decade, unmanned freighters could be operating in regions like the Baltic Sea, and some think they could be safer, cheaper, and cleaner than manned cargo vessels. But regulatory and labor concerns remain.
In advance of the Paris Air Show, the aviation giant is touting its new freighter's ability to fly using a fuel mixture with 15 percent renewable plant matter.
To celebrate the Seahawks' appearance in this Sunday's Super Bowl, the aviation giant has painted one of its 747-8 freighters in the NFL team's livery.
Geek clothier Black Milk is on the verge of launching a new superhero collection, riffing on Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Superman... and Rorschach.
Black Milk is on the verge of launching a new superhero collection, riffing on Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Superman... and Rorschach.