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At last, first Boeing KC-46 Pegasus tanker flies away

EVERETT — After months of delay and hundreds of millions of dollars in cost overruns, a military version of the Boeing Co. aerial-refueling tanker flew for the first time Friday.The first KC-46A, which is...

Date: 09/25/2015 | Business

Crucial Boeing tanker 1st flight follows China leader's visit

EVERETT — It's a big week for the Boeing Co., which will be on display for two of its biggest customers: China and the U.S. Air Force.Both are key cash sources for Boeing in coming years. Thousands of jobs in the area depend on the...

Date: 09/21/2015 | Business

Boeing aerial-refueling tanker’s 1st flight set for Sept. 25

EVERETT — Boeing's KC-46 aerial refueling tanker is slated to fly for the first time on Sept. 25.Since finishing fuel tests the plane has steadily progressed through ground tests that precede a first flight, said a source familiar with the program.Even so,...

Date: 09/15/2015 | Business

Boeing plans to increase 767 production

EVERETT — Boeing is ramping up work on its 767 assembly line in Everett from the current 1.5 airplanes a month to 2.5 a month by the end of 2017.Demand has picked up for the twin-aisle airplane thanks to two customers — shipper FedEx and the U.S. Air Force.

Date: 09/09/2015 | Aerospace Blog

Sen. McCain faults delays in Boeing's KC-46 tanker program

EVERETT — In an open letter last month, Sen. John McCain took the Defense Department to task for delays in Boeing's KC-46 aerial refueling tanker development program.Boeing won the bid to design the replacement for the Air Force's aging primary tanker with a fast-paced...

Date: 09/07/2015 | Business

Engine concern diverts 767 to Vegas

LAS VEGAS — An airport official said a commercial airliner bound from New York to Los Angeles made an unscheduled stop in Las Vegas after pilots reported a concern about an engine.

Date: 08/20/2015 | Nation & World

Boeing says KC-46 tanker’s first flight further delayed

EVERETT — Boeing’s new aerial refueling tanker, the KC-46A Pegasus, won’t fly until late September or early October following a chemical mix-up last month that damaged the plane’s fuel system, a company spokesman said Monday.

Date: 08/17/2015 | Aerospace Blog

Boeing is looking at improving its Everett-built 767 jet, exec says

There is still a market for Boeing’s 767, the company’s Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith said Wednesday at Jefferies Global Industrials Conference.

Date: 08/12/2015 | Aerospace Blog

Boeing starts low-rate production of KC-46 tanker

EVERETT — Boeing’s new aerial refueling tanker, the KC-46 Pegasus is already in production, though it hasn’t flown yet.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Local News

FedEx places the biggest-ever order for 767 freighters

FedEx has placed the biggest order for Boeing 767s. The cargo and package delivery company announced Tuesday that it has ordered 50 767-300 freighters and has options for another 50 of the airplanes, which are assembled at Boeing’s Everett plant.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Aerospace Blog

Boeing digging deep for tanker overruns

EVERETT — The Boeing Co. is digging deeper into its wallet to cover cost overruns for designing and developing the U.S. Air Force’s new aerial refueling tanker, the KC-46 Pegasus.

Date: 07/18/2015 | Local News

Plane lands safely in Seattle after engine fire

SEATAC — An engine fire forced a Delta flight with nearly 270 people on board to make an emergency landing at the Seattle airport before dawn Thursday.There were no injuries reported aboard Delta Flight 2469, from Anchorage, Alaska, to Atlanta, said Sea-Tac...

Date: 07/16/2015 | Northwest

FedEx reportedly in talks to buy 25 Boeing 767 freighters

FedEx is reportedly negotiating with Boeing to buy at least 25 767 freighters. The sale would be a big bump for the twin-engine airplane program, which has posted seven net orders since 2013. The program is...

Date: 07/15/2015 | Aerospace Blog

Boeing loses $1.3B tanker deal to Airbus

The Boeing Co.'s KC-46 Pegasus tanker was shut out again Tuesday, this time by South Korea. That makes the aerial refueling tanker 0-for-6 competing for foreign military contracts.Boeing has lost every one of those deals to its rival, Airbus Group's A-330 Multi Role Tanker...

Date: 06/30/2015 | Aerospace Blog

Boeing says commercial airplane demand will keep rising

Boeing says it sees the already historically high demand for commercial airplanes only going up over the next 20 years.

Date: 06/11/2015 | Aerospace Blog

Boeing KC-46 tanker program test plane takes off with boom attached

A test plane from Boeing's new aerial refueling tanker program took off from Boeing Field International in Seattle fitted with a refueling boom Tuesday afternoon. The plane is not the final KC-46 model that Boeing is under contract to deliver to the U.S. Air Force in 2017.

Date: 06/02/2015 | Aerospace Blog

Boeing’s KC-46 program resumes flight tests

Boeing's new aerial refueling tanker program is back in the air. The program's first test plane, EMD1, flew for 4.5 hours Thursday out of Boeing Field International in Seattle. Prior to that,

Date: 05/29/2015 | Aerospace Blog

Tanker on track to fly this summer

Boeing says its military aerial refueling tanker, the KC-46 is on track to fly this summer, reports the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Date: 05/13/2015 | Aerospace Blog

GAO: Boeing shortens tanker test-flight program

EVERETT — Production problems have significantly shrunk Boeing’s test-flight program for the new Everett-built aerial-refueling tanker for the U.S. Air Force, according to a federal oversight report.

Date: 04/10/2015 | Business

Boeing delivers 184 jets in first quarter of 2015

EVERETT — The Boeing Co. delivered 184 commercial airplanes in the first three months of 2015, the company said in a news release Friday.

Date: 04/03/2015 | Business

Report: Suppliers, software problems contribute to USAF tanker delays

EVERETT — Problems with suppliers and software integration have contributed to the latest delays to the development schedule for the U.S. Air Force’s new aerial refueling tanker, according to a report by federal auditors.

Date: 03/19/2015 | Aerospace Blog

Report: Boeing’s KC-46 might not fly until summer

EVERETT — So, first flight of the Boeing Co.’s KC-46 appears to just keep getting pushed further out.

Date: 03/18/2015 | Aerospace Blog

Flight of first Air Force tanker delayed again, sources say

EVERETT — The U.S. Air Force will have to wait a little longer for first flight of a new aerial-refueling tanker, which the Boeing Co. is developing at the Paine Field plant.

Date: 03/17/2015 | Business

Boeing poised for $15.6 billion in Air Force work

WASHINGTON — Boeing Co. may reap as much as $15.6 billion through 2020 from the U.S. Air Force for development and production of its KC-46 aerial refueling tanker, according to estimates by the service.

Date: 02/05/2015 | Business Wire

Boeing announces leadership changes affecting 737, 767 and South Carolina

EVERETT — The upcoming retirement of Boeing’s top executive in South Carolina prompted a series of follow-the-leader promotions that the company announced Tuesday.

Date: 01/13/2015 | Aerospace Blog

Boeing sets records for deliveries and orders in 2014

The Boeing Co. delivered more commercial jetliners in 2014 than in any other year, the Chicago-based company said Tuesday.In 2014, it...

Date: 01/06/2015 | Business

United could be fined $300,000 for missing washer on 767

CHICAGO — Chicago-based United Airlines could face a fine of more than $300,000 for allegedly operating a jet without a washer on the axle of a landing gear wheel.

Date: 12/31/2014 | Business Wire

Test plane takes first flight for Boeing tanker program

Boeing's aerial-refueling tanker program moved ahead Sunday morning. The test flight marks the beginning of a fast-paced flight testing schedule with little margin for delays or other problems.

Date: 12/28/2014 | Business

First tanker test plane does taxi tests at Paine Field

EVERETT — The first test plane of Boeing’s aerial-refueling tanker program ran through taxiing and ground tests Saturday ahead of its first flight, which is slated for...

Date: 12/27/2014 | Aerospace Blog

Seattle-Paris flight diverts to Montana because of odor

BILLINGS, Mont. — An official at a Montana airport says a Delta Air Lines flight heading from Seattle to Paris with more than 200 people aboard was diverted to Billings after an “electrical odor” was detected on board.

Date: 12/16/2014 | Northwest

Odds and ends: Boeing’s KC-46 tanker

EVERETT — Space and time limited what I could put into my story on the KC-46 aerial-refueling tanker program update, so here are some odds and ends that I had...

Date: 12/15/2014 | Aerospace Blog

Boeing KC-46 tanker to fly Dec. 27 or 28, Air Force says

EVERETT — Boeing workers and engineers are hustling to get the first test plane of the company’s aerial-refueling tanker program in the air later this month.

Date: 12/15/2014 | Business

Boeing exec: KC-46 program preparing for first flight

EVERETT — The first test plane for the Boeing Co.’s KC-46A aerial-refueling tanker program is on the flight line at Paine Field next to the company’s factory.

Date: 12/03/2014 | Aerospace Blog

Boeing’s KC-46 program has little room for more delays, says Air Force general

A senior Air Force general says there is little room left for delays on Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program, the Air Force Times reported Wednesday.

Date: 11/19/2014 | Aerospace Blog

Boeing plays catch-up on Air Force tanker work

EVERETT — Boeing workers are hustling to get the first test plane for its aerial-refueling tanker program into the air sometime in the second half of November — about five months later than the company had planned.Boeing is testing wiring it had to remove from...

Date: 10/08/2014 | Business

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