United Airlines said Thursday it will postpone launch of its Denver-Tokyo nonstop flight by at least 1-1/2 months as the Federal Aviation Administration continues to probe why batteries on Boeing’s Dreamliner 787 — the jet that United plans to use on the route — caught fire on two different occasions.
A Boeing Co. unit based in Colorado Springs has been awarded a $49.4 million defense contract for software engineering and other services for a military communications satellite.
Federal aviation investigators say pilot error was the likely cause of a vintage-biplane crash that killed the pilot and injured a passenger in south-central Colorado last year.
Two Colorado-based aerospace operations are among five companies chosen by NASA to develop concepts for demonstrating solar electric propulsion in space.
One of only 20 new massive jumbo jets in the world landed in Denver on Tuesday. Pilots took test runs with Boeing’s new 787.