Aviation and space

American, Russian and Italian astronauts blast into space

A Soyuz space capsule has successfully blasted off for the International Space Station, carrying an American astronaut, a Russian and… Continue reading

Airbus profits lag amid engine issues, military challenges

Airbus’ first-half profits took a hit amid ongoing problems with its A400M military transporter and engine problems for its A320neo, and… Continue reading

Airbus slashes Superjumbo output, says A320 fix unreliable

By Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg Airbus said it will almost halve production of its slow-selling A380 superjumbo, casting further doubt over the program’s future, while warning… Continue reading

Boeing’s ‘monster’ cash haul gives new lift to top Dow stock

By Julie Johnsson / Bloomberg News Boeing squeezed more cash out of its 787 Dreamliner jet program during the second quarter, handed billions of dollars… Continue reading

Future of jumbo Airbus A380 said to hinge on Emirates order

Bloomberg Airbus is working on vital sales campaigns aimed at extending the life of its flagship A380 superjumbo, with outgoing marketing chief John Leahy seeking… Continue reading

Close-call: Air Canada pilot wasn’t using guidance system

The wayward Air Canada pilot who nearly landed on a crowded San Francisco International Airport taxiway earlier this month… Continue reading

United Airlines says it’s now bumping fewer passengers

By Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times United Airline’s image took a beating in April because of an ugly incident caught on video involving a passenger… Continue reading

Boeing, GE oppose Trump nominee for Export-Import Bank

By Elizabeth Dexheimer, Bloomberg It’s not looking good for Scott Garrett, the former GOP congressman tapped by President Donald Trump to run the controversial Export-Import… Continue reading

Company protests Forest Service limits on firefighting jets

A giant aircraft that can fly high above oceans on intercontinental flights instead jets in low and… Continue reading

A frugal traveler gets a first taste of first class flight

By Alexa McMahon, The Washington Post “First class can now board,” the loudspeaker blared. I perked up. This was my moment. I pushed through the… Continue reading

Face scans for US citizens flying abroad stir privacy issues

If the Trump administration gets its way, U.S. citizens boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, a… Continue reading

FAA investigates near-miss incident at San Francisco airport

In what one aviation expert called a near miss of what could have been the largest aviation disaster ever,… Continue reading

Stunt pilots deliver ‘a busy 15 minutes’ at Arlington Fly-In

The bright red biplane spiraled down toward the ground, trailing a thick corkscrew of smoke. Thousands of eyes watched the plane as it… Continue reading

Jet deals and plenty of new business from Paris Air Show

State officials say Washington companies could land upwards of $200 million in new business out of the Paris Air Show. Washington sent its… Continue reading

New Boeing chief McAllister tackles changing business strategy

Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ new boss, Kevin McAllister, keeps a painting in his office of the Bethlehem Steel mill during its heyday in his… Continue reading

With record travelers, TSA offers tips to avoid hassles

By Fredrick Kunkle, The Washington Post No knives. Bag the liquids. Stow the peanut butter in checked baggage or chuck it. That’s the word from… Continue reading

Boeing 787 first rolled out of Everett plant 10 years ago

Saturday marks the 10th anniversary since the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner rolled out of the company’s Everett plant. Thousands of Boeing workers and… Continue reading

Inmate’s escape: Phones, wire cutters, a drone and $47,000

A South Carolina inmate broke out of a maximum-security prison using wire cutters apparently flown in by drone, officials said… Continue reading

FBI: Delta flight attendant broke wine bottle over man’s head

A flight attendant broke a wine bottle over the head of a man who lunged for an… Continue reading