Aerospace blog

Boeing CEO pledges more profit, even though orders are down

In the next few years, the Boeing Co. faces headwinds: Airplane orders are down, revenue has dropped from its former cash-cow 777 program,… Continue reading

Two aerospace advocacy groups in the state have merged

Two of the state’s leading aerospace advocacy groups — the Aerospace Futures Alliance and the Washington Aerospace Partnership — have merged. The new… Continue reading

Record high for Boeing shares; company comfortable with Trump

Boeing is happy to be at the table for dinner discussions with President Donald Trump, even if such proximity comes with an occasional… Continue reading

Boeing’s automated 777 production system is back on track

The Boeing Co.’s radical revamp of how it makes its twin-aisle 777 has cleared early challenges that hampered airplane production for months. At… Continue reading

Parts for Boeing 777X will be rolling off lines in Everett soon

The Boeing Co.’s Everett plant is weeks away from turning out the first production parts for its new airliner, the 777X. Workers have spent months… Continue reading

Economists: With new president, business outlook uncertain

Businesses’ growing confidence in the U.S. economy is matched only by their uncertainty about how President-elect Donald Trump’s administration will affect their bottom… Continue reading

Despite 11th-hour orders, Boeing’s 2016 tally down again

The Boeing Co. booked a big flurry of last-minute orders. But it was not enough to defy expectations that the annual tally would… Continue reading

Mukilteo aerospace supplier has a social-service mission, too

Walk through Orion Industries’ Mukilteo plant and you’ll see airplane innards — wire bundles, part of a light fixture for front-landing gear, air… Continue reading

Declining unemployment rate makes it hard to find good workers

Daniel Pedlar’s alarm goes off every weekday at 4:20 a.m. The 20-year-old rolls out of bed, throws on his clothes — usually jeans… Continue reading

Boeing eyes ending staggered start times to optimize production

Traffic around the Boeing Co.’s Everett plant could get worse in the new year. Streets and highways near the plant already are jammed… Continue reading

Boeing delivers 500th 787 Dreamliner — in record time

The Boeing Co. made its 500th delivery of a 787 Thursday. The plane was a 787-8 for Avianca, Colombia’s flag carrier. It has… Continue reading

Boeing reduces 777X contract engineers

The Boeing Co. slimmed down the number of contract engineers working on the 777X earlier this month. At least a few dozen engineers… Continue reading

U.S. challenges WTO ruling on state tax breaks for Boeing

The United States is challenging the World Trade Organization’s ruling that tax breaks passed by Washington amount to illegal support for the Boeing… Continue reading

Boeing warns of more cost cutting and possibly layoffs

Leaders of the Boeing Co.’s commercial airplanes division told employees Monday that more job cuts and further cost reductions are needed in 2017… Continue reading

Boeing to make fewer 777s; Everett job cuts likely

Cuts are coming to the Boeing Co.’s 777 line — deeper and sooner than previously planned by company leaders. The company announced plans… Continue reading

Glasair retiree is Arlington Airport’s Person of the Year

Ted Setzer almost became a dentist. Instead, he ended up at Glasair Aviation, the innovative airplane maker in Arlington, where he helped revolutionize… Continue reading

First 787-10 headed to final assembly line in South Carolina

The Boeing Co. is about to start assembling the biggest version of its Dreamliner, the 787-10. Two fuselage sections were moved… Continue reading

Museum’s Boeing birthday greeting could become a world record

The Institute of Flight is trying to make a record-breaking birthday card for the Boeing Co., which turned 100 earlier this year. Thousands… Continue reading

As Conner retires, Boeing to expand aftermarket services

Facing the prospect of flattish aircraft sales in the next few years, the Boeing Co. on Monday doubled down on its push to… Continue reading

Boeing grant supports internships for low-income students

Everett Community College students studying how to operate and maintain increasingly automated and robotic factories could soon get workplace experience before graduating. College… Continue reading