Aviation and space

Anti-noise group seeks halt to Growlers at Coupeville field

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is in the process of increasing training flights by 400 percent.

 

Some dissent emerges on new engineering contract with Boeing

“This is being shoved down our throats,” said one SPEEA council rep.

 

FAA faces dilemma over 737 Max wiring flaw that Boeing missed

The vulnerability could lead to an emergency similar to the one that brought down two jets.

 

Everett’s new passenger terminal gets some national love

Paine Field was voted 8th-best among a selection of small airports, some of which aren’t all that small.

United pushes back expected return of grounded Boeing planes

United, Southwest and American are bracing for a second straight summer without their Max planes.

Boeing and engineering union agree on new, extended contract

The board of SPEEA will recommend the proposal to its 18,000 members in the Puget Sound area.

Airbus CEO sees no short-term benefit from Boeing Max woes

The European planemaker’s competing A320 is sold out through 2025.

Virus outbreak in China poses a new problem for Boeing

A number of deliveries are ready for Chinese customers who “cannot come to Seattle to take delivery.”

Boeing wins zero orders and delivers just 13 jets in January

Airbus by comparison had a big order month, winning net orders for 274 commercial aircraft.

Feds sue King County over deportation ban at Boeing Field

Immigration officials have been forced to transport detainees to and from the Yakima airport via bus.

Faulty software could have doomed Boeing’s Starliner capsule

Meanwhile, SpaceX successfully completed a launch abort test last month at Cape Canaveral.

Readers weigh in on more desired flights out of Paine Field

Results as of 1:59 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7. (Poll opened Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 8 a.m.)

Boeing is fixing a new software bug on the 737 Max

It involves a warning light for the horizontal stabilizer trim system.

Alaska Airlines will launch Everett-to-Boise service in June

To accommodate the schedule, the airline will cut the number of daily departures to Portland to two.

Smaller jetliners are the future, says an aerospace maven

Richard Aboulafia thinks Boeing’s next new airplane should be a single-aisle 737 replacement.

This company has a solution to perishable carbon composites

A Bothell firm says its machines can manufacture carbon composites on site and reduce waste.

United Airlines to end flights from Everett to San Francisco

The carrier cited insufficient demand. United will continue to fly from Paine Field to Denver.

Embraer malfunction similar to 737 Max issue probed by NTSB

Investigators found the captain’s thumb switch that adjusts the trim had been installed upside down.

Flight attendants sue Boeing over ‘toxic’ air inside plane

The lawsuit alleges contaminated air from the outside off the engines enters the cabin.

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