U.S. Sen. John McCain criticized the Air Force's handling of the KC-46 aerial refueling tanker development program, which Boeing is building in Everett for the military.The longtime Republican senator from Arizona put his criticism in a letter last week to Defense Secretary...
Date: 09/02/2015 | Aerospace Blog
B-17 flight brings back memories for Arlington's Art Unruh
Date: 08/25/2015 | Local News
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
WASHINGTON — In a few weeks, the Pentagon will announce the companies picked to develop America's next bomber jet, sparking a budget war that will last for years and reshape the defense industry, experts say.The Long Range Strike Bomber, which will probably be called...
Date: 08/02/2015 | Business Wire
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
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
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 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
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A mysterious Boeing space plane rocketed into orbit Wednesday, carrying no crew but a full load of technology experiments.The Air Force launched its unmanned mini-shuttle late Wednesday morning. An Atlas V rocket lifted it up and out over the...
Date: 05/20/2015 | Nation & World
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
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
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
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
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
WASHINGTON — In a surprise announcement, the U.S. Air Force on Wednesday said it has chosen Boeing's Everett-built 747-8 to replace two aging 747-200s that serve as Air Force One. The decision does not involve a competitive bidding process."The Boeing 747-8 is...
Date: 01/28/2015 | Business
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
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's army said Saturday it has deployed a suicide drone for the first time in massive ongoing military drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, the army's chief commander of ground...
Date: 12/27/2014 | Nation & World
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
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
A bullet punched through the oil tank is what most likely brought down the FHC’s Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk in 1942. But that certainly wasn’t the only lead thrown at this veteran fighter...
Date: 11/06/2014 | Flight Paths
WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin Corp.'s latest contract for 43 F-35 fighters has a value of about $4.55 billion, with prospects for a deal for as many as 153 more aircraft about a year from now, according to the Pentagon.The Defense Department and officials from Lockheed,...
Date: 11/01/2014 | Business Wire
The R-2800 engines seen in the Flying Heritage Collection's Hellcat and P-47 have a particularly noticeable device perched on the top of their nose case. The complex little component is a propeller governor.
Date: 10/29/2014 | Flight Paths
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