Aviation and space

Amazon drone would dismantle itself in sky, rain down parts

The drone’s systems would allow it to control where the parts fall.

Defense secretary says he won’t accept flawed Boeing tankers

The most serious of recent flaws is multiple instances of the retractable boom scraping aircraft.

What North Korean photos say about new ballistic missile

It might not have the power to go past the West Coast if loaded with a real nuclear warhead.

Zuckerberg’s sister says she was harassed on Alaska flight

Randi Zuckerberg said the airline crew made light of a man making lewd comments to her.

Glitch has American Airlines lacking pilots during holidays

The pilots’ union said about 15,000 flights were scheduled without a captain, a co-pilot or both.

New Lufthansa 777s feature 7-foot beds for business fliers

Passengers will be able to choose between six different setups in the business cabin.

777 and A333 clip wings at New York’s JFK airport

Officials say the Virgin Atlantic airliner had to be towed after the incident.

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Siemens plan to build a hybrid plane

Kirkland-based Zunum Aero also has a project for a hybrid or electric plane in the works.

Airbus names a new top salesman amid legal troubles

Eric Schulz will take over as chief of sales for Airbus commercial planes in January.

Jetliner chief McAllister pushes for ‘faster, nimbler Boeing’

The Commercial Airplanes CEO will steer the company’s decision as to where to build the 797.

Volunteers re-create plane that made historic 1912 flight

The project in Vancouver, Washington, is a full-sized replica of a 1912 Curtiss Pusher biplane.

This flight’s on time: Paine Field terminal work progressing

15 flights a day by Alaska and United are expected to begin in less than a year.

Airline defendants to pay $95 million in 9/11 settlement

The litigation claimed that security lapses led the planes to be hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks.

Boeing bolsters team for potential 797 with leading engineer

Terry Beezhold has been chief project engineer for the 777X program.

AeroTEC expands its flight test operations in Moses Lake

It opens a new 32,000-square-foot narrow body airplane hangar.

Pentagon inspector general praises secret $80 billion bomber

US Government Accountability Office in 2016 rejected a protest filed by Boeing-Lockheed Martin.

Aerospace workers adjust to changing industry

The number of Boeing workers dropped almost 10 percent since last year.

Richard Branson’s 747 to launch satellites for the Pentagon

Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket would be “air launched” from a 747-400 it calls “Cosmic Girl.”

Southwest pilot with loaded gun arrested before boarding

He did not have authorization to have the 9 mm pistol, which was found in his carry-on luggage.

Close new Earth-size world, where year lasts under 10 days

Good news for seekers of extraterrestrial life: It’s not too hot and has no radiation flare-ups.