Aerospace blog

Production on Boeing’s KC-46 program already a year behind

Boeing is adding a sixth test aircraft to avoid further delays to its new aerial refueling tanker program. A sixth test airplane is… Continue reading

Boeing deliveries were lower than expected in first quarter

The Boeing Co. delivered 169 commercial jets in the first three months of the year. That is lower than in recent years, but… Continue reading

Lockheed Martin makes hiring push for ex-Boeing engineers

With hundreds of Boeing aerospace engineers out of work in recent months, Lockheed Martin is holding a string of job fairs in Boeing… Continue reading

Smaller, more efficient 787 has been a boon for airlines

Virgin Atlantic started regular service between London and Seattle on Monday, just days after the demise of the glitzy British airline’s U.S.-based carrier,… Continue reading

Some at Boeing worry new work shifts will worsen traffic

The Boeing Co. is streamlining its Everett factory shifts starting April 10. The change will increase efficiency, the company told employees earlier this… Continue reading

Boeing layoff tally reaches 245, more expected

The Boeing Co. laid off 245 workers this month, according to a notification filed with the state. The tally includes 173 union-represented employees… Continue reading

Future of Boeing’s 787 seems secure, but maybe not in Everett

Weak orders for the Boeing Co.’s sleek 787 Dreamliner have some analysts considering a day when the advanced jetliner is put together only… Continue reading

Puzzling over the technology ban on some air carriers

but not all — electronic devices on flights from some — but not all — countries has many… Continue reading

Report: South Carolina workers not affected by Boeing layoff

Workers at Boeing’s plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, have not been affected by the layoffs announced Friday by the aerospace giant, reports the Charleston… Continue reading

Boeing plans to lay off 170 workers in region; offers buyouts

The Boeing Co. announced more layoffs and a new round of buyouts late last week for workers around Puget Sound. The company continues… Continue reading

Future of trade discussed at gathering in Seattle

Anxious questions about the future of the United States’ trade policy dominated a gathering of trade-dependent businesses Monday in Seattle. Trade policy used… Continue reading

Airliner winglets help to save billions of gallons of fuel

Airlines and other operators flying Boeing jets have saved billions of gallons of aviation fuel thanks to winglets — wing-tip attachments that curve… Continue reading

In Renton, Boeing rolls out another version of the 737 MAX

The Boeing Co. unveiled its newest jetliner — the 737 MAX 9 — Tuesday morning at a private event attended by thousands of… Continue reading

Boeing has soft launch of 737 MAX 10X; woos potential customers

The Boeing Co. did a soft launch Monday of a 737 MAX 10X, a stretched single-aisle aircraft to compete with Airbus’ popular A321neo. Randy Tinseth,… Continue reading

Boeing expects its new 737 MAX 9 to roll out on Tuesday

The Boeing Co.’s newest jetliner — the 737 MAX 9 — is scheduled to roll out of the company’s Renton plant Tuesday. The… Continue reading

Boeing worker accidentally leaks info on 36,000 employees

A Boeing worker’s decision to email a spreadsheet home to his wife theoretically could cost the company more than $13 million. It also… Continue reading

Boeing expects pricing pressure from Airbus, customers

Who makes the best airplanes? Boeing executives say their company’s jetliner catalog is poised to dominate the market into the 2020s. Execs from… Continue reading

Global trade dominates aerospace meeting in Lynnwood

Trade-dependent businesses face an uncertain future: Will the federal government clamp down on visas for foreign workers? Will it cut the corporate tax… Continue reading

Aerospace leaders seek an edge at conference in Lynnwood

Workers at the Lynnwood Convention Center are getting the place ready for the hundreds of aerospace leaders gathering here this week to discuss… Continue reading

NASA is testing technology to help airlines fly more efficiently

The airplane dropped down low over Central Washington. Snow-covered farming towns peeked through holes in the clouds hugging the ground. Many of… Continue reading