boeing and aerospace

Boeing’s next all-new jet moves a step closer to reality

Boeing’s next all-new jet moves a step closer to reality

Boeing has set up a new airplane program office to move one step closer to a decision on a “New Mid-market Airplane” — but still short of launching the proposed new jet, often...
GE’s plan to shed company-owned planes shocks private-jet industry

GE’s plan to shed company-owned planes shocks private-jet industry

General Electric’s plan to shed five company-owned planes flies in the face of the boardroom axiom that such aircraft are time- and money-saving tools, not luxury items....
12 Tully’s Coffee locations at Boeing to close, with each side blaming the other

12 Tully’s Coffee locations at Boeing to close, with each side blaming the other

In two weeks, Tully’s Coffee locations at Boeing plants will close. Tully’s Coffee says it was difficult and unprofitable working with Boeing after the company’s job cuts or...
First delivery of Boeing’s KC-46 Air Force tanker slides into next year

First delivery of Boeing’s KC-46 Air Force tanker slides into next year

Following new development problems, Boeing won’t be able to deliver its first KC-46 air refueling tanker to the Air Force this year as previously expected....
Northrop to buy Orbital for $7.8 billion to boost space business

Northrop to buy Orbital for $7.8 billion to boost space business

The deal is another consolidation move among defense contractors, after United Technologies said this month that it will buy Rockwell Collins for $23 billion....
Boeing Insitu drones work to monitor hurricanes, Oregon wildfires

Boeing Insitu drones work to monitor hurricanes, Oregon wildfires

Boeing’s drone unit in the Columbia Gorge closed its facilities due to smoke from the Eagle Creek wildfire. With one drone team just back from Texas after Hurricane Harvey, another...
Emirates wavers on A380 deal; concerned Airbus may scrap jet

Emirates wavers on A380 deal; concerned Airbus may scrap jet

While Airbus is pushing for the $8 billion deal at November’s air show in Dubai, concern that the value of used A380s will plummet if the slow-selling model is canceled is a big...
SkyWest orders more jets it will fly for Alaska Air, reflecting Horizon’s troubles

SkyWest orders more jets it will fly for Alaska Air, reflecting Horizon’s troubles

Regional carrier SkyWest Airlines ordered an extra 10 Embraer E175 jets that it will operate for Alaska Airlines next year. A five-jet bump in the order is spurred by the capacity...
Boeing, Airbus raise alarms over United Tech, Rockwell deal

Boeing, Airbus raise alarms over United Tech, Rockwell deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Airplane makers Boeing and Airbus raised concerns Tuesday about the proposed tie-up of industrial company United Technologies and aerospace parts maker Rockwell...
Boeing scowls at big deal by suppliers United Techonologies and Rockwell

Boeing scowls at big deal by suppliers United Techonologies and Rockwell

In an unusually strong statement, Boeing warned that if it decides that the $23 billion acquisition damages its interests, it may renegotiate existing contracts with the two...
WTO upholds Washington’s 2013 B&O tax breaks for Boeing

WTO upholds Washington’s 2013 B&O tax breaks for Boeing

A World Trade Organization appeals-court ruling issued Monday says the 2013 extension of Washington state’s aerospace tax incentives did not include prohibited subsidies. The...
Pilots’ union sues Horizon Air over deferral of 6 jet deliveries

Pilots’ union sues Horizon Air over deferral of 6 jet deliveries

Horizon Air is deferring delivery of six Embraer 175 jets due to a shortage of pilots. Concerned that the jets may go to rival carrier SkyWest, the Teamsters union representing the...
Boeing and SpaceX drive ‘new space race’ at NASA center

Boeing and SpaceX drive ‘new space race’ at NASA center

Critical milestones are on the horizon for Boeing and SpaceX, NASA's commercial crew partners: Flight tests of their spacecraft, including crewed missions, are planned for 2018....
Pittsburgh airport to test letting nonfliers get past security

Pittsburgh airport to test letting nonfliers get past security

Thanks to a new program starting Sept. 5, nonfliers will be allowed to roam beyond security at the Pittsburgh airport as part of a test that the airport developed with the TSA’s...
Patrick Shanahan, Pentagon’s No. 2, sets up alert system on his ex-employer Boeing

Patrick Shanahan, Pentagon’s No. 2, sets up alert system on his ex-employer Boeing

The new deputy defense secretary has set up an alert system to insulate himself from decisions affecting Boeing, where he rose to senior vice president during a 30-year career....
Paul Ryan picked the most awkward spot in America to argue for corporate tax cuts

Paul Ryan picked the most awkward spot in America to argue for corporate tax cuts

Uh, Mr. Speaker? I hope you looked around on your Seattle visit. Because there’s probably no place where big business is less in need of a big tax break. And no company that’s...
Watch: Alaska Airlines flight offers dramatic view of solar eclipse

Watch: Alaska Airlines flight offers dramatic view of solar eclipse

Passengers aboard a chartered Boeing 737 operated by Alaska Airlines had a unique view of Monday’s eclipse, getting some grand-scale perspective and a very different experience...
Pilots, check your bearings: Boeing Field catches up with Earth’s magnetic field

Pilots, check your bearings: Boeing Field catches up with Earth’s magnetic field

Because the Earth’s magnetic field has shifted over the decades, the runway numbers at Boeing Field have just been changed, requiring pilots to pay attention and change their...
Port commission adds $213M to Sea-Tac project costs as work starts on international passenger terminal

Port commission adds $213M to Sea-Tac project costs as work starts on international passenger terminal

Port of Seattle Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved an extra $213 million for two major construction projects at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, then celebrated the...
How Charlottesville and Trump reveal CEO character

How Charlottesville and Trump reveal CEO character

Three major company CEOs left President Donald Trump's advisory council after the tardy and half-hearted condemnation of the alt-right's ugly demonstration. Most remain aboard....
Cost of Sea-Tac’s two big expansion projects rises 17 percent to $213 million

Cost of Sea-Tac’s two big expansion projects rises 17 percent to $213 million

Port of Seattle commissioners will vote Tuesday on a proposed $213 million in additional spending at Sea-Tac Airport: a 16 percent increase in funding for construction of the new...
Mini-fridge-sized satellites could provide troops real-time information for missions

Mini-fridge-sized satellites could provide troops real-time information for missions

It’s another sign of how increasingly capable small satellites are finding their way into an array of private and government applications, including commercial imaging, scientific...
Port of Seattle plans business park on empty land near Sea-Tac Airport

Port of Seattle plans business park on empty land near Sea-Tac Airport

Once completed, the Des Moines Creek North industrial park could employ about 400 people, the port estimates....
Horizon Air names new exec to help with crisis of canceled flights

Horizon Air names new exec to help with crisis of canceled flights

Horizon Air has appointed a veteran Alaska Airlines pilot as its new vice president of flight operations. He’ll have to deal with a continuing crisis of flight cancellations...
Fiery aerospace entrepreneur Peter Zieve likely headed to Mukilteo general election

Fiery aerospace entrepreneur Peter Zieve likely headed to Mukilteo general election

“Citizens know him as the owner of a very successful business,” said a Mukilteo council member, explaining why voters may have supported Peter Zieve despite an AG rebuke and other...
Boeing’s cash gush wins over ‘late to the party’ stock pickers

Boeing’s cash gush wins over ‘late to the party’ stock pickers

Four Wall Street analysts upgraded their recommendations on Boeing shares and others lifted their target prices....
Republican leaders give up on border-adjusted tax on imports

Republican leaders give up on border-adjusted tax on imports

While several Republican leaders had spent more than a year championing the border-adjusted tax, and Boeing had lobbied strongly for such a tax, retailers’ groups had strenuously...
Alaska Air profit rises, with little impact from Horizon’s troubles

Alaska Air profit rises, with little impact from Horizon’s troubles

Alaska Air Group booked a second-quarter profit of $296 million. Management said it’s accelerating the integration of Virgin America and that its solution for the pilot shortage at...
Boeing churns out cash as 737, 787 production runs smoothly

Boeing churns out cash as 737, 787 production runs smoothly

Boeing squeezed more cash out of its 787 Dreamliner jet program during the second quarter, handed billions of dollars back to shareholders and raised its profit forecast. It also...
‘A painful and frustrating experience’: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall

‘A painful and frustrating experience’: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall

The pilot-shortage crisis at Alaska Air subsidiary Horizon Air continues after multiple flight cancellations. The airline is contracting with SkyWest as well as bringing in Alaska...