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FILE - In this Monday, March 1, 2021 file photo, The first Alaska Airlines passenger flight on a Boeing 737-9 Max airplane takes off on a flight to San Diego from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. A Boeing pilot involved in testing the 737 Max jetliner was indicted Thursday, Oct. 14,2021 by a federal grand jury on charges of deceiving safety regulators who were evaluating the plane, which was later involved in two deadly crashes. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Alaska Airlines to keep canceling flights at high level for weeks

Flight cancellations since April will continue. The chaos has been damaging for Seattle’s hometown airline.

 

FILE - An airplane flies past the Boeing logo on the company's headquarters in Chicago, on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001. Boeing Co., a leading defense contractor and one of the world's two dominant manufacturers of airline planes, is expected to move its headquarters from Chicago to the Washington, D.C., area, according to two people familiar with the matter. The decision could be announced as soon as later Thursday, May 5, 2022, according to one of the people. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Boeing expected to move headquarters from Chicago to DC area

The move would put Boeing executives close to their key customer, the Pentagon, and the FAA.

 

FILE - The logo for Boeing appears on a screen above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Boeing is reporting a money-losing quarter as both its civilian-airplane division and the defense business are struggling. Boeing said Wednesday, April 27, 2022,  that it lost $1.24 billion in the first quarter and took large write-downs for several programs.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

Boeing posts $1.2 billion loss in Q1, worse than expected

The airplane-maker remains optimistic as it plans to resume 787 deliveries and boost production of the 737 Max.

 

A line of Boeing 777X jets, with their unique folding wingtips pulled up, are parked nose to tail on an unused runway at Paine Field, near Boeing's massive production facility, Friday, April 23, 2021, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Boeing delays Everett 777X production after ‘dreadful’ quarter

Meanwhile, the plane maker said massive financial losses are related to defense projects and the war in Ukraine.

A line of Boeing 777X jets, with their unique folding wingtips pulled up, are parked nose to tail on an unused runway at Paine Field, near Boeing's massive production facility, Friday, April 23, 2021, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
The Flying Heritage Collection of historic airplanes at Paine Field. (Snohomish County Tourism Bureau)

Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage museum collection reportedly sold

The late billionaire’s museum at Paine Field in Everett has been closed for two years due to the pandemic.

The Flying Heritage Collection of historic airplanes at Paine Field. (Snohomish County Tourism Bureau)
Cape Air, one of the nation’s largest commuter airlines, plans to purchase dozens of planes from Eviation Aircraft, the Arlington company that’s designed and built a fully electric commuter airplane. (Eviation) 20220420

Arlington electric aircraft maker logs order for 75 planes

Massachusetts-based Cape Air has signed a letter of intent with Eviation for the Alice airplane.

Cape Air, one of the nation’s largest commuter airlines, plans to purchase dozens of planes from Eviation Aircraft, the Arlington company that’s designed and built a fully electric commuter airplane. (Eviation) 20220420
Water drips from an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 after it received a water salute while becoming the first scheduled 737 arrival Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at Paine Field Airport in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Masks optional on Alaska Airlines after court ruling

The carrier said that passengers and employees have the option to wear a mask while traveling in the U.S. and at work.

Water drips from an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 after it received a water salute while becoming the first scheduled 737 arrival Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at Paine Field Airport in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A worker uses a lift to get onto the wing of a KC-46 Pegasus tanker plane, one of four, at the Boeing Everett Modification Center on Friday, May 12, 2017 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Ex-security guard sues Boeing, claiming chemical exposure

Holly Hawthorne says she got sick after working at a Paine Field hangar. Boeing declined to comment.

A worker uses a lift to get onto the wing of a KC-46 Pegasus tanker plane, one of four, at the Boeing Everett Modification Center on Friday, May 12, 2017 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Flyers wait to become the first passengers to depart on a Boeing 737 from Paine Field Airport Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

‘Our place to grow’: Alaska to resume full service in Everett

In June, the airline will offer 18 daily round-trip flights from the Paine Field passenger terminal.

Flyers wait to become the first passengers to depart on a Boeing 737 from Paine Field Airport Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
FILE - In this March 31, 2017, file photo, Boeing employees stand near the new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner at the company's facility in South Carolina after conducting its first test flight at Charleston International Airport in North Charleston, S.C.  The International Association of Machinist says six of its earliest and most vocal members have been fired at Boeing’s South Carolina plant, months after some employees at the sprawling North Charleston campus voted to join the union.  The Machinists tell The Associated Press that half a dozen employees were terminated from the North Charleston production facilities earlier in 2018. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)

Geopolitics leads Boeing to downgrade dozens of jet orders

Sanctions on Russia force Boeing order revision, while ongoing 787 halt reduces jet deliveries.

FILE - In this March 31, 2017, file photo, Boeing employees stand near the new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner at the company's facility in South Carolina after conducting its first test flight at Charleston International Airport in North Charleston, S.C.  The International Association of Machinist says six of its earliest and most vocal members have been fired at Boeing’s South Carolina plant, months after some employees at the sprawling North Charleston campus voted to join the union.  The Machinists tell The Associated Press that half a dozen employees were terminated from the North Charleston production facilities earlier in 2018. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)
A model of a Boeing Co. 737 Max aircraft at the company's pavilion during the Wings India 2022 Air Show held in Hyderabad, India, on March 24, 2022. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Dhiraj Singh.

Boeing taps Amazon, Microsoft and Google for cloud mega-deal

The company is rebooting its technology to address quality lapses and production gremlins.

A model of a Boeing Co. 737 Max aircraft at the company's pavilion during the Wings India 2022 Air Show held in Hyderabad, India, on March 24, 2022. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Dhiraj Singh.
Water drips from an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 after it received a water salute while becoming the first scheduled 737 arrival Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at Paine Field Airport in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Alaska Airlines cancels dozens of flights as pilots picket

So far flights out of Paine Field in Everett have been unaffected. No picketing was seen there Friday.

Water drips from an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 after it received a water salute while becoming the first scheduled 737 arrival Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at Paine Field Airport in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, March 11, 2019, rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The number of deaths in major air crashes around the globe fell by more than half in 2019 according to a report released Wednesday Jan. 1, 2020, by the aviation consultancy To70, revealing the worst crash for the year was an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX on March 10 that lost 157 lives. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, FILE)

Former Boeing test pilot found not guilty of deceiving FAA

Mark Forkner was acquitted Wednesday on felony charges of deceiving federal regulators.

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, March 11, 2019, rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The number of deaths in major air crashes around the globe fell by more than half in 2019 according to a report released Wednesday Jan. 1, 2020, by the aviation consultancy To70, revealing the worst crash for the year was an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX on March 10 that lost 157 lives. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, FILE)
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers conduct search operations at the site of a plane crash in Tengxian County in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Mud-stained wallets. Bank cards. Official identity cards. Some of the personal effects of 132 lives presumed lost were lined up by rescue workers scouring a remote mountainside Tuesday for the wreckage of a China Eastern plane that one day earlier inexplicably fell from the sky and burst into a huge fireball. (Zhou Hua/Xinhua via AP)

China jet’s nosedive from 29,000 feet baffles crash specialists

“It’s hard to get the airplane to do this,” an expert says. There were almost certainly no survivors of the crash Monday.

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers conduct search operations at the site of a plane crash in Tengxian County in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Mud-stained wallets. Bank cards. Official identity cards. Some of the personal effects of 132 lives presumed lost were lined up by rescue workers scouring a remote mountainside Tuesday for the wreckage of a China Eastern plane that one day earlier inexplicably fell from the sky and burst into a huge fireball. (Zhou Hua/Xinhua via AP)
A woman reacts as she prepares to leave an area for relatives of the passengers aboard China Eastern's flight MU5735 at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Guangzhou. No survivors have been found as rescuers on Tuesday searched the scattered wreckage of a China Eastern plane carrying 132 people that crashed a day earlier on a wooded mountainside in China's worst air disaster in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

No survivors found in crash of Boeing 737 in China

What caused the plane to drop out of the sky shortly before it was to being its descent remained a mystery.

A woman reacts as she prepares to leave an area for relatives of the passengers aboard China Eastern's flight MU5735 at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Guangzhou. No survivors have been found as rescuers on Tuesday searched the scattered wreckage of a China Eastern plane carrying 132 people that crashed a day earlier on a wooded mountainside in China's worst air disaster in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
In this photo taken by mobile phone released by Xinhua News Agency, a piece of wreckage of the China Eastern's flight MU5735 are seen after it crashed on the mountain in Tengxian County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Monday, March 21, 2022. A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in a remote mountainous area of southern China on Monday, officials said, setting off a forest fire visible from space in the country's worst air disaster in nearly a decade. (Xinhua via AP)

Boeing 737 crashes in southern China with 132 aboard

More than 15 hours after communication was lost with the plane, there was still no word of survivors.

In this photo taken by mobile phone released by Xinhua News Agency, a piece of wreckage of the China Eastern's flight MU5735 are seen after it crashed on the mountain in Tengxian County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Monday, March 21, 2022. A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in a remote mountainous area of southern China on Monday, officials said, setting off a forest fire visible from space in the country's worst air disaster in nearly a decade. (Xinhua via AP)
A quality control specialist at The Group14 Technologies in Woodinville, Washington on March 1, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A quality control specialist at The Group14 Technologies in Woodinville, Washington on March 1, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
FILE - A line of Boeing 777X jets are parked nose to tail on an unused runway at Paine Field, near Boeing's massive production facility, Friday, April 23, 2021, in Everett, Wash.  After a couple dismal years, Boeing is getting more orders and delivering more airline planes. The company said Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, that it delivered 38 commercial planes in December and 340 for all of 2021.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Supply chain problems further slow Boeing deliveries

Some airplanes cannot be completed for want of items as small as a roll of tape.

FILE - A line of Boeing 777X jets are parked nose to tail on an unused runway at Paine Field, near Boeing's massive production facility, Friday, April 23, 2021, in Everett, Wash.  After a couple dismal years, Boeing is getting more orders and delivering more airline planes. The company said Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, that it delivered 38 commercial planes in December and 340 for all of 2021.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
FILE - In this March 23, 2020, file photo, workers head out a gate at a Boeing airplane manufacturing plant, where a mural of a jet covers a massive door behind in Renton, Wash. Boeing Co. has said it will dole out annual performance bonuses next month to most employees despite losing $12 billion over the last year during the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the company's employees did not receive annual bonuses last year after it lost $636 million in 2019 because of the grounding of the 737 MAX by the Federal Aviation Administration, The Seattle Times reported. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Boeing bonuses pump $485 million into state’s economy

More than 59,000 employees in Washington will get an average bonus of more than $8,000 pre-tax.

FILE - In this March 23, 2020, file photo, workers head out a gate at a Boeing airplane manufacturing plant, where a mural of a jet covers a massive door behind in Renton, Wash. Boeing Co. has said it will dole out annual performance bonuses next month to most employees despite losing $12 billion over the last year during the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the company's employees did not receive annual bonuses last year after it lost $636 million in 2019 because of the grounding of the 737 MAX by the Federal Aviation Administration, The Seattle Times reported. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
FILE - The final version of the 737 MAX, the MAX 10, takes off from Renton Airport in Renton, Wash., on its first flight Friday, June 18, 2021.  A judge has approved a settlement of a lawsuit, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, in which Boeing investors accused company directors of failing to properly oversee safety issues around the 737 Max. Under the settlement, insurers for several current and former Boeing directors will pay $237.5 million.    (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool)

Judge OKs Boeing settlement with investors over 737 Max

Insurers for several current and former Boeing directors will pay the settlement to Boeing.

FILE - The final version of the 737 MAX, the MAX 10, takes off from Renton Airport in Renton, Wash., on its first flight Friday, June 18, 2021.  A judge has approved a settlement of a lawsuit, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, in which Boeing investors accused company directors of failing to properly oversee safety issues around the 737 Max. Under the settlement, insurers for several current and former Boeing directors will pay $237.5 million.    (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool)