Inslee: Boeing’s 787 troubles are ‘surmountable’

Gov. Jay Inslee today said he’s confident the Boeing Co. can quickly solve safety concerns about the Dreamliner’s lithium-ion batteries which prompted federal regulators to ground the company’s newest passenger plane.

“This is a surmountable problem,” Inslee said at a news conference. “We all are excited about this amazing product and we all are obviously concerned and want to make sure we move forward to do the right thing on this product.”

Inslee said he spoke with Boeing representatives this morning who told him the company is “working day and night” on answering questions about the safety of the technology.

Also today, Jeff Johnson, president of the Washington State Labor Council, said he’s “optimistic” Boeing “can get a handle on it in the next couple weeks.”

Johnson, who is also a leader of the Washington Aerospace Partnership, said machinists he’s spoken with describe the problem as a “glitch” that can be dealt with.

More in Herald Business Journal

Why real estate investors are watching self-driving cars closely

With decisions on real estate made years in advance, could self-driving cars change how we live?

More than 60 Boeing 737s per month: Can suppliers keep up?

There was lots of talk this week about the prudence and pressures of soaring production rates.

Grocer Albertsons eyes Rite Aid deal in health care push

The combo would have 4,892 stores, more than 4,300 pharmacies and a strong presence on both coasts.

Developer proposes an 18-story building in Lynnwood

It would be the second-tallest in the county and include apartments with retail space.

Even as stock markets shook, many investors held steady

Older investors were buying stocks, but at a lower rate than their younger counterparts.

Snohomish County business licenses

PLEASE NOTE: Business license information is obtained monthly from the Washington Secretary… Continue reading

New Everett mayor speaks out about business in city, region

Q&A: Cassie Franklin on what can be done to get Boeing to build the 797 here and attract new industries.

Aerospace analyst explains how he’ll help state’s Boeing bid

Richard Aboulafia will deliver a report on Washington’s strengths and weaknesses in landing the 797.

Air passenger traffic growing faster than airplane capacity

“Our customers are in a good place,” a Boeing marketing executive says of the airlines.

Most Read