Aviation and space

Boeing’s tanker problems mar a record quarter for deliveries

The company delivered airplanes last quarter, but the cost of the KC-46 tanker program rose.

NAACP cautions African-Americans about American Airlines

The group warned of “disrespectful, discriminatory or unsafe conditions.”

Man rows to the rescue after helicopter slams into lake

He used a dinghy to help two seriously injured men get to shore at remote King Lake near Arlington.

New screenings for US-bound passengers on some airlines

Air France, Cathay Pacific, EgyptAir, Emirates and Lufthansa will interview passengers.

Fact check: Trump cites 70,000 jobs affected by Boeing order

Boeing says the order will “sustain” more than 70,000 jobs, including suppliers.

Boeing marks the start of 777X production at Paine Field

The new jetliner combines “the best of the 777 and the best of the 787.” Test flights begin in 2019.

Lockheed falls most in 9 months as sales outlook disappoints

A new rule was adopted that changes the timing of when the firm’s revenue is booked.

Newly found moon tunnel could help house a human colony

It is very long — 31 miles, according to Japan’s Institute of Space and Astronautical Science.

Boeing makes investments in future of autonomous flight

“We believe these are … technology enablers that could change the future of aviation.”

Boeing rushes to bring back retirees as temps

It’s unclear if this could be a definitive turn in the downsizing tide.

Boeing could help launch orbiting space station for the moon

“We should have a lunar base by now. What the hell has been going on?”

How the Airbus-Bombardier alliance could squeeze Boeing

“It makes Boeing look like they’ve been playing tic tac toe against a chess master,” says an analyst.

Boeing outmaneuvered? Airbus takes Bombardier under its wing

Airbus will buy a controlling stake in Bombardier’s C Series airplane — and build it in Alabama.

Bombardier said to explore options for aerospace assets

The Canadian planemaker is contending with newly imposed U.S. import duties of 300 percent.

Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

It was a colllision of 2 stars so dense that a teaspoon of their matter would weigh 1 billion tons.

FAA orders inspection after GE-Pratt engine blows up on A380

Engine Alliance recommends operators perform visual inspections of the fan hub.

Boeing, Airbus sales of airliners to Iran are safe for now

Iran Air’s order of Boeing 777s is important in helping shore up production levels of that plane.

Dremond Stidwell, 44, delivers a speech during the EvCC Aviation Maintenance Technology School’s 50-year anniversay celebration Wednesday at Paine Field. Stidwell, who moved here from Atlanta for this opportunity, is a full-time student in the program and is already working in the industry. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

EvCC’s aviation maintenance school celebrates 50 years

The school has trained hundreds of skilled technicians for well-paying jobs.

Dremond Stidwell, 44, delivers a speech during the EvCC Aviation Maintenance Technology School’s 50-year anniversay celebration Wednesday at Paine Field. Stidwell, who moved here from Atlanta for this opportunity, is a full-time student in the program and is already working in the industry. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Nicole Piasecki retires from Boeing after 25 years

Her father invented the twin-rotor helicopter that evolved into the U.S. Army’s heavy-lift Chinook

Asteroid sparks NASA to test planetary defense network

A small asteroid is on track to pass within 27,200 miles of Antarctica early Thursday.