Aviation and space

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.

Boeing a ‘subsidy junkie,’ Brits say in Bombardier spat

“No aircraft these days comes to market without support from government,” Labour spokesman says.

Honeywell to increase its focus on aerospace; plans spinoffs

Two divisions of the firm will be turned into stand-alone publicly traded companies.

Private-jet glut spurs ‘insane’ bargains for aspiring buyers

The glut of new planes is one reason pre-owned prices were down 16 percent in August from a year earlier.

US Commerce Department slaps more duties on Bombardier

The 80 percent duty comes on top of duties of nearly 220 percent announced last month.

Boeing takes another step into the pilotless plane market

Boeing chiefs say the deal is a move to align itself with future trends in aviation technology.

Boeing-backed startup sees hybrid-electric flights in 5 years

The all-electric buses tooling around Seattle are more of a model than Elon Musk’s electric cars.

‘Almost inconceivable’: Unsolved disappearance of a Boeing 777

A final report calls failure to find Flight 370 “societally unacceptable in the modern aviation era.”

After winning Trump’s ear, Boeing is victorious in trade spat

But not everything has gone Boeing’s way. The Export-Import Bank still isn’t open for business.

Analysts pan Boeing’s push for tariffs on Canadian jetliner

“You are giving your real competitors an excuse to say, ‘If the U.S. can do this, we can do it.’”

Boeing also gets government help, critics of tariff say

Meanwhile, the Commerce Department plans to impose a 219 percent tariff on Canadian-made jetliners.

With air service coming, first responders plan for a crash

They do drills at Paine Field every three years. With airlines coming soon, this one was different.

US to impose tariffs on Canadian jet maker, backing Boeing

The Commerce Department suggested the tariffs could be as high as 219 percent.

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island celebrates 75 years

“It went from a Model T Ford to a deluxe Cadillac.”

Boeing creates a Renton office to oversee its new airplane

Experts expect the company to make a formal 797 launch decision no later than next year.

Special delivery of ‘beautiful bird’ at Boeing in Everett

Qatar Airways gets its first 747-8 freighter and orders four 777-300s.

Boeing planes designed for Alaska to make final flights

The special Boeing 737-400s carry cargo in the middle of the plane and 72 passengers in the rear.