Aerospace blog

Muilenburg: Boeing remains on track to keep boosting profits

The cash is going to keep coming. That was Boeing CEO and Chairman Dennis Muilenburg’s key message at a Wall Street conference Thursday… Continue reading

Boeing continues to cut jobs, citing need to stay competitive

The Boeing Co.’s workforce in Washington dropped by 1,582 in April. That is the biggest month-over-month decline for the airplane maker since January… Continue reading

Trump’s proposed budget better for Boeing — by $1.4 billion

The Boeing Co. came out ahead in the federal budget proposal released Tuesday by President Donald Trump’s administration. The proposal increased spending in fiscal year… Continue reading

GE starts testing engine for the Boeing 777X jetliner

General Electric announced Friday that it has started certification testing for its GE9X, the powerful new engine that will lift Boeing’s 777X jetliner into the… Continue reading

Cuts continue as Boeing issues more layoff notices

The Boeing Co. issued more layoff notices Friday, as the aerospace giant continues trimming its workforce. At least 281 workers were told they… Continue reading

Paine Field museum scores rare 1930s de Havilland airplane

One of the rarest aircraft in the world recently landed at Paine Field’s Historic Flight Foundation in Mukilteo. The museum added a 1930s-era… Continue reading

Boeing delivers the first 737 MAX, to Malaysian carrier

The Boeing Co. handed over the first 737 MAX to Malindo Air on Tuesday at Boeing Field. The MAX family of airplanes is… Continue reading

Testing, certification the last big hurdle in tanker production

Already behind schedule, Boeing’s KC-46 aerial refueling tanker is going to be later still. When Boeing delivers the first KC-46 late this year,… Continue reading

Construction begins on Boeing delivery center in China

Construction started Thursday on the Boeing Co.’s first overseas plant. The facility, located in Zhoushan, China, is a critical piece of Boeing’s… Continue reading

Creative Boeing filed, or received 2,266 patents in 2016

Boeing workers were some of the most creative in the world in 2016. Last year, the company was awarded or applied for 2,266… Continue reading

Plano, Texas, considers $200K grant to land Boeing office

The Boeing Co. could get $200,000 from taxpayers for putting its new services division’s headquarters in Plano, Texas, the Dallas Morning News reports. Plano’s city… Continue reading

Boeing sent 580 layoff notices to union workers in April

The Boeing Co. issued 580 layoff notices in April, according to state records. Most went to union workers: 217 to members of the… Continue reading

Suppliers say Boeing plans to accelerate 737 MAX production

In the next two years, the Boeing Co. plans to go from making about one 737 MAX a month to more than 50… Continue reading

Aerospace suppliers spending huge sums to boost capacity

The shop floor at Cobalt Enterprises in Lake Stevens is abuzz with activity as half-million-dollar machine tools turn metal blocks into airplane… Continue reading

Boeing adds a sixth test plane to refueling tanker program

The Boeing Co. added a sixth test plane to its KC-46 aerial refueling tanker program. The aerospace giant expects the additional tanker will… Continue reading

Boeing sales fall, more cuts loom, shareholder payouts rise

Boeing executives won’t say how much longer they see the slow-motion job cutting continuing. The company cut its global workforce by 1,176 during… Continue reading

Boeing lays off Washington workers; total could be hundreds

Friday was an unseasonably sunny day in Everett, but that probably was little comfort for the hundreds of Boeing workers who were laid… Continue reading

Boeing honors top suppliers, three are from Washington

Three Washington-based companies were among 13 recipients of Boeing’s 2016 Supplier of the Year awards this month. The companies beat out thousands of… Continue reading

Boeing says it plans to lay off hundreds of engineers

The Boeing Co. continues slashing its workforce as it seeks to hold off market pressure and make good on promises to shareholders. The… Continue reading