Dan Catchpole

Snohomish County economic outlook bright — for at least some

Businesses in Snohomish County face an uncertain future. Technology and trade are two big drivers of economic growth here. But while some companies… Continue reading

Boeing CFO tempers plans to double the company’s profit

The Boeing Co.’s chief financial officer Greg Smith tempered the company’s pledges to nearly double its profit margin in the next few years… Continue reading

Boeing expects pricing pressure from Airbus, customers

Who makes the best airplanes? Boeing executives say their company’s jetliner catalog is poised to dominate the market into the 2020s. Execs from… Continue reading

Global trade dominates aerospace meeting in Lynnwood

Trade-dependent businesses face an uncertain future: Will the federal government clamp down on visas for foreign workers? Will it cut the corporate tax… Continue reading

Aerospace leaders seek an edge at conference in Lynnwood

Workers at the Lynnwood Convention Center are getting the place ready for the hundreds of aerospace leaders gathering here this week to discuss… Continue reading

25 candidates vie for seat on county PUD commission

Twenty-five people are vying to fill an empty seat on the Snohomish County Public Utility District’s three-member commission. Despite the long list, the… Continue reading

Hungry bookworms welcome new library in Everett

A swarm of kids and parents poured into Mariner Library when Sno-Isle Libraries’ newest branch opened its doors Saturday morning. It took Lillyana… Continue reading

NASA is testing technology to help airlines fly more efficiently

The airplane dropped down low over Central Washington. Snow-covered farming towns peeked through holes in the clouds hugging the ground. Many of… Continue reading

Boeing CEO pledges more profit, even though orders are down

In the next few years, the Boeing Co. faces headwinds: Airplane orders are down, revenue has dropped from its former cash-cow 777 program,… Continue reading

Fire leaves Port of Everett marina dock without power

An electrical fire has left a dock at the Port of Everett’s marina without power since late January. It is expected to be… Continue reading

Two aerospace advocacy groups in the state have merged

Two of the state’s leading aerospace advocacy groups — the Aerospace Futures Alliance and the Washington Aerospace Partnership — have merged. The new… Continue reading

New member sought for Snohomish County Public Utility District board

Snohomish County Public Utility District commissioners are taking applications to fill a vacancy on their three-member board, which oversees the agency that keeps… Continue reading

Boeing loses 2 of its 9 sales of 747-8 passenger jets

Boeing just lost 7 percent of its unfilled 747 orders. A Nigerian carrier, Arik Air, swapped its order for two 747-8s for two… Continue reading

Record high for Boeing shares; company comfortable with Trump

Boeing is happy to be at the table for dinner discussions with President Donald Trump, even if such proximity comes with an occasional… Continue reading

Boeing’s automated 777 production system is back on track

The Boeing Co.’s radical revamp of how it makes its twin-aisle 777 has cleared early challenges that hampered airplane production for months. At… Continue reading

Parts for Boeing 777X will be rolling off lines in Everett soon

The Boeing Co.’s Everett plant is weeks away from turning out the first production parts for its new airliner, the 777X. Workers have spent months… Continue reading

Seattle Genetics plans to expand and add 200 workers

The Pacific Northwest’s biggest biotech firm — Seattle Genetics — is poised to go from being a one-drug company to one with a… Continue reading

Wood WWII plane to soar again at Flying Heritage Collection

The airplane is in parts — fuselage, wings, engines, control cables, propellers laid out in a hangar corner at the Flying Heritage Collection… Continue reading

PUD in talks to buy building in Everett for $5.5 million

The Snohomish County Public Utility District is in talks to buy a church in South Everett and convert it into office space to… Continue reading

Economists: With new president, business outlook uncertain

Businesses’ growing confidence in the U.S. economy is matched only by their uncertainty about how President-elect Donald Trump’s administration will affect their bottom… Continue reading