Aviation and space

Metal or composite 797 fuselage? Boeing says it’s not decided

An earlier report said the company was leaning toward metal, which would have favored Everett.

 

Boeing will take the controls at the Future of Flight museum

The county’s contract with the current operator, the Institute of Flight, is expiring.

 

Boeing, Airbus report roaring sales at close of Farnborough

Boeing announced a total of 673 orders and commitments for planes.

 

A Boeing 797 built with metal fuselage could favor Everett

The planemaker faces competition from cheaper derivative models of Airbus’s A321 and A330 airplanes.

New Air Force One will be red, white and blue, Trump says

The present light-blue color scheme on the Everett-built 747s was chosen by President Kennedy.

Boeing wins $12.7 billion deal with VietJet Aviation

The agreement covers 80 of Boeing’s 737 Max 10 planes and 20 of the 737 Max 8 models.

A P-47 Thunderbolt (top) passes a P-40 Tomahawk during maneuvers at the 50th annual Arlington Fly-In at the Arlington Airport on Saturday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Gallery: Arlington Fly-In

The 50th annual Arlington Fly-In is this weekend, July 6-8, at Arlington Municipal Airport.

A P-47 Thunderbolt (top) passes a P-40 Tomahawk during maneuvers at the 50th annual Arlington Fly-In at the Arlington Airport on Saturday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Alaska spaceport shortlisted for Rocket Lab launch site

The company hopes to have monthly oribial launches of its Electron rocket.

Bitter Rivals Airbus and Boeing agree: No one wins trade war

Boeing’s CEO said resolving the dispute is essential because the industry relies on the free flow of goods.

As Boeing 797 nears, GE ‘wrestling’ with what to do on engines

General Electric said it’s not convinced there will be enough demand for the airplane.

Boeing rewriting business model as 797 plans take shape

The company hopes to make money not only by building and selling the plane but from keeping it flying.

The Alaska Airlines repair and maintenance hangar at Paine Field, built in 1948 and shown here in 1951, now houses the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum. The airline will soon offer commercial flights from the Everett airport. (Ken Knudson / Everett Herald)

Alaska Airlines had hangar at Paine long before new terminal

Retirees recall fixing engines and maintaining airplanes in what’s now Flying Heritage Museum.

The Alaska Airlines repair and maintenance hangar at Paine Field, built in 1948 and shown here in 1951, now houses the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum. The airline will soon offer commercial flights from the Everett airport. (Ken Knudson / Everett Herald)

Boeing and Airbus bring swagger and strategy to air show

The Farnborough air show outside London is an unpredictable inflection point in their aerospace rivalry.

Man charged with pointing laser at aircraft pleads guilty

He pointed a laser beam at planes as they landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Boeing will own 80% of joint venture with Embraer

The Brazilian company brings engineering talent that Boeing could tap for the new 797.

Rocket developed by Japan startup in flames after liftoff

Interstellar Technologies believed the rocket suffered a glitch in its main engine.

747 helps zip state cherries to China from Grant County

Up until now the fruit has been shipped from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Redmond’s Planetary Resources has burned through its money

The would-be asteroid-miner has fizzled, but there remains a lot of optimism in the space sector here.

Trump’s proposed ‘Space Force’ has its roots in comic culture

Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik helped fuel a cultural appetite for space-oriented entertainment.

Boeing robot submarine is back, roaming the California coast

Echo Voyager can reach a maximum depth of 11,000 feet, with a top speed of about 9 mph.