Aviation and space

Jet bridges installed at Paine Field passenger terminal

This week, the new building began to look more like a place where you can board an airplane.

 

Shortage of engines: Boeing delivers fewest 737s since 2012

Supplier shortfalls are hampering both Boeing and Airbus as they ramp up output of single-aisle planes.

 

Sea-Tac’s security challenge: 12,600 people have plane access

The airport and airlines are reviewing security after last week’s theft of an idle Horizon plane.

 

Historic Flight museum founder injured in BC air show crash

Pilot John Sessions was giving rides in a vintage 1930s airliner at the airport in Abbotsford.

Airplane theft shows potential dangers from airline workers

The man worked as a ground service agent for Horizon Air for 3½ years. He died in the crash.

Seattle plane heist, fatal crash show gaps in security

Two F-15 pilots attempted to divert the aircraft toward the Pacific Ocean.

Man who stole and crashed plane from Sea-Tac is identified

There were no passengers on the Horizon Air plane, which was seen doing loops before going down.

Stolen plane chased by fighter jets before it went down

Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor called it a “joyride gone terribly wrong.”

Drone seen flying illegally on Mukilteo side of Paine Field

Unmanned aerial vehicles are prohibited within five miles of any airport, except with FAA permission.

Interns learn the nuts and bolts and rivets of manufacturing

A Boeing program helps get high school students ready for immediate employment in aerospace.

Pence details plan for creation of ‘Space Force’

The proposal has been met with skepticism from military leaders and experts who question the wisdom.

Boeing faces new production snarls for cash-cow 737 jetliner

The planemaker has about $1.8 billion of 737 inventory sitting on the tarmac at Renton.

In aerospace industry, female execs soar to top

Boeing has had a woman at the helm of its defense, space and security business since 2016.

Venezuela attack shows drones can become assassins

Boeing developed a compact laser weapons system that disabled a drone in about 15 seconds.

FAA could release new passenger service report in September

Meanwhile, the airline terminal at Paine Field in Everett is expected to be ready in October.

Alexey Ryabinin, center, looks up while his fellow classmates inspect the interior of a BAC Jet Provost that they removed a Viper engine from during class at Everett Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Technician School on Friday, July 13, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Now there’s a swing shift for aviation tech training at EvCC

A state grant has enabled the college to offer its two-year maintenance program to more students.

Alexey Ryabinin, center, looks up while his fellow classmates inspect the interior of a BAC Jet Provost that they removed a Viper engine from during class at Everett Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Technician School on Friday, July 13, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Astronauts picked for SpaceX, Boeing capsule test flights

The seven men and two women strode onto the stage to cheers from the crowd.

Stronger planes can mean fewer fatalities in crashes

People are less likely to be trapped by collapsed seats and floors, or exposed to poisonous gases.

Alaska Airlines accused of forcing gay couple to sit apart

An attendent was trying to accommodate a straight couple who wanted to sit together.

Southwest: Other carriers finding cracked engine fan blades

The manufacturer is considering recommending more frequent inspections.