Aerospace blog

Boeing delivered 169 jets in Q2, including nine 787s in June

The Boeing Co. delivered 169 aircraft in the second quarter, including 16 787s, the company reported Wednesday. Nine of those 787s were delivered in June.… Continue reading

Boeing begins 787 flight training in Miami, ups estimate for pilot demand

Boeing launched 787 flight training Thursday at its campus in Miami. The company also increased its forecast for global demand for pilots and maintenance technicians.… Continue reading

Aeromexico flies away with its first Boeing 787

Aeromexico’s first Boeing 787 is on its way to the carrier’s Mexico City headquarters. The Boeing Co. delivered the Dreamliner on Thursday to International Lease… Continue reading

Boeing, Machinists union in talks over 777X

Reuters and The Seattle Times are reporting that the Boeing Co. and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) are in until-now-secret talks… Continue reading

Boeing and the 777X: next steps

UPDATE: The union has released a detailed summary of the proposed contract extension, and voting will be one day only — on Wednesday, Nov. 13.… Continue reading

Machinists dive into the Boeing proposal’s fine print

Some FOD surrounding the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) contract extension … • It’s hard to read the hundreds of comments on… Continue reading

Boeing’s Conner: ‘Let’s move forward together’

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner sent a letter about the company’s contract-extension proposal straight to manufacturing employees today in an email. It’s pasted below,… Continue reading

Execs discuss the state of aerospace

The Governor’s Aerospace Summit opened Tuesday at Comcast Arena in Everett and continues Wednesday, with the governor himself delivering the keynote address. The event is… Continue reading

Meet the new 777X caucus

After the Governor’s Aerospace Summit in Everett ended Wednesday afternoon, members of the new 777X Legislative Task Force met with Gov. Jay Inslee, behind closed… Continue reading

Airbus goes big in Japan: Now what?

The aerospace industry is still reeling after Monday’s truly shocking announcement that Japan Airlines will buy 31 Airbus A350s worth $9.5 billion. It’s like Ichiro… Continue reading

Inslee signs Boeing bills; Machinists plan protest today

Gov. Jay Inslee today signed into law a lengthy extension of a multibillion-dollar tax break to help convince the Boeing Co. to place final assembly… Continue reading

Analyst: ‘It behooves both parties’ to resume talks

Following last night’s rejection of a new Boeing Co. contract by members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, our sibling publication, Seattle… Continue reading

Boeing 777X program briefing planned Sunday night

Boeing is to brief the media on the 777X airplane program Monday morning at the Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai is 12… Continue reading

Meet our new aerospace writer

We have a new aerospace and business reporter, replacing Michelle Dunlop, who left us in August. His name is Dan Catchpole. Dan started last Monday,… Continue reading

The Boeing 777X’s burgundy branding

AirlineReporter.com has an interesting review of the gradual visual branding changes Boeing has unveiled in recent years, starting with the Dreamliner livery and working through… Continue reading

Boeing 777X: Chicago holds the key to Everett

If you’re obsessed with all developments 777X, some noteworthy reads: Scott Hamilton’s Leeham News and Comment blog says Boeing Commercial Airplanes would prefer to continue… Continue reading

Shutdown threatens Washington aerospace jobs

The partial shutdown of the federal government is threatening aerospace jobs in Washington, an Everett company says. Aviation Technical Services, the locally owned maintenance, repair… Continue reading

Ethiopian 787 fuselage repair imminent

The Puget Sound Business Journal and Aviation Week’s Things With Wings blog report that the Boeing Co. is apparently ready to begin to repair the… Continue reading

Boeing to cut production rate for 747-8

It’s hard for an aerohead to not feel sad upon hearing more news that points to the end of the line for the Boeing 747… Continue reading

New board member, officers at Aerospace Alliance

The Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance has a new president, vice president and member at large on its board of directors. Here’s the organization’s news release:… Continue reading

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