Aviation and space

China tariffs target mostly old 737s, but message is clear

Boeing and analysts think China fired a mere warning shot — and the scope of retaliation could change.

Sea-Tac airport’s new international facility over budget

The cost now stands at $830 million, or 21 percent higher than originally estimated.

Quieter supersonic jet? Lockheed wins a NASA award to try

The experimental plane will be designed to mitigate the shock waves emanating during flight.

Trump could win trade battle with China but lose the war

China is quickly moving toward producing its own line of commercial aircraft.

Alaska Airlines developing new sex misconduct training

A former Facebook executive said a flight attendant brushed off her complaint about a passenger.

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince quietly visits Boeing in Everett

His visit to the Seattle area was all but secret, but an agreement with Boeing was announced.

Boeing detects computer virus attack, little damage done

A Boeing spokeswoman said Thursday that the ransomware virus was contained to “a few machines”.

Boeing and Airbus are dueling in niche market for small jets

While Airbus prepares to take control of a Bombardier program, Boeing is in talks to acquire Embraer.

Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, fears it could hit production

The virus gains access to a network and attacks computer software using “ransomware.”

Drone nearly hits Boeing 777-200 landing in New Zealand

It was about 16 feet from the plane at a point when it was impossible to take evasive action.

Self-taught, Flat Earth rocketeer blasts off into sky

“I’m tired of people saying I chickened out and didn’t build a rocket.”

Not a UFO alien, 6-8-inch tall mystery girl was a human

The remains were found in 2003 near a church in an abandoned Chilean village.

United gives $10,000 travel voucher to ‘bumped’ passenger

But the airline drew the line at letting her into one of its airport lounges.

Stocks tumble on trade fears; SP has worst week in 2 years

A trade war could damage the global economy and slash profits at big U.S. exporters like Boeing.

Trump orders huge tariffs on China, raises trade war worries

Business groups worry China will target U.S. exports of aircraft, soybeans and other products.

Somers sees Paine Field as focal point of a thriving county

In an annual speech, he also acknowledged challenges such as opioid addiction, crime and homelessness.

Tesla’s Elon Musk could earn $55 billion over 10 years

Tesla Inc. shareholders have approved a mammoth 10-year pay package for Chief Executive Elon Musk. A Tesla representative said… Continue reading

Boeing CEO Muilenburg’s total compensation rose to $18.5M

That’s up from just over $15 million a year earlier. It includes the value of stock awards in 2017.

Boeing’s an early casualty as investors dig in for trade war

The company’s share price is headed toward its biggest weekly slump in more than two years.

Lawsuit: TSA searching digital devices on domestic flights

The civil rights group says it filed two Freedom of Information Act requests that were ignored.