| Sep 29, 2013
| 11:43 PM
Authorities said late Sunday night that the fires that damaged three buildings at Santa Monica Airport after a business jet crashed there have been extinguished.
The crash occurred about 6:20 p.m. Monday, when a twin-engine Cessna Citation coming from...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
FRESNO — The blaze near Yosemite National Park had incinerated scores of acres and was spreading fast. It was time, federal officials decided, to attack it from the air with all the resources at their command.
As the nation's armada of air tankers...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Aerospace giant Boeing Co. announced plans to close its sprawling Long Beach plant and eliminate thousands of assembly-line jobs where the hulking C-17 cargo plane is built.
The plant is one of the last vestiges of an era in which aviation and aerospace...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Unemployment rates remain stubbornly high across the country. In Los Angeles County, more than 500,000 people are currently out of work. But there are plenty of jobs to be had — so long as you’re looking in the right place or you’re...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:39 PM
A former Boeing Co. procurement officer and three other people were indicted by a federal grand jury and accused of engaging in a bribery and kickback scheme, a federal prosecutor said.
The ex-procurement officer allegedly leaked nonpublic information...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:11 AM
A 235-foot-tall rocket carrying a top-secret spy satellite roared to life and blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, leaving a thick white plume as it cut across the morning sky.
The launch took place Wednesday at 11:03 a.m. PDT at the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:51 PM
NASA offered a peek of the first batch of images and physical data from its new IRIS solar observatory, the first detailed look at a little-understood layer of the sun sandwiched between the surface and glowing outer corona.
Researchers have just...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:02 AM
After a pair of a historic arrested landings aboard an aircraft carrier, a U.S. Navy drone aborted a third landing because of a malfunction in one of its three redundant navigation computers.
The X-47B drone was four miles out Wednesday, with its...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:33 PM
The Air Force held a competition between the world’s two stealth-technology leaders, Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. The companies designed and built prototypes in Southern California. Full story: F-22 program produces few planes,...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 1:19 PM
The Navy awarded a $279.4-million contract to Raytheon Co. to build the next generation of electronic attack jammers, which spew radio waves and emit other electromagnetic noise to jumble enemy signals.
Electronic warfare technology -- much of it top...
| Jun 20, 2013
Few places in the aerospace industry are as revered as Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Skunk Works.
For decades, employees at the secretive site have designed and built the some of the most innovative military aircraft ever built.
The U-2 spy plane. The...