Aviation and space

Edmonds pilot inspires children to seek the skies

A flight as a boy inspired Greg Bell. He’s now made 100 flights to bring in the next generation.

 

Boeing to open its first 737 plant in China

The ribbon-cutting risks being overshadowed by trade tensions.

 

Mexican Boeing 737 jet damaged in possible drone hit

Images on local media showed considerable damage to the nose of the passenger plane.

 

Flight returns to Seattle after human heart was left onboard

Passengers’ reaction was of kindness because everyone on board “was happy to save a life.”

North Creek High School junior Austin Mitchell learns to fly using a $14,000 Redbird flight simulator in Northshore School District’s new Introduction to Aviation class. (Northshore School District)

Northshore District students soar in new aviation class

Many in the class are contemplating careers as pilots, air traffic controllers or engineers.

North Creek High School junior Austin Mitchell learns to fly using a $14,000 Redbird flight simulator in Northshore School District’s new Introduction to Aviation class. (Northshore School District)

Lion Air leader talks of slashing Boeing jet orders

The carrier is furious at Boeing for what he sees as an effort to deflect blame for the Oct. 29 crash.

Navy ‘terminating discussions’ about impact of Growlers

The law requires federal agencies to consider the effects a project may have on historic properties.

Lion Air crash sheds light on dark side of cockpit automation

Features that have made flying safer may have the unintended consequence of confusing pilots.

US pilots want more training on new Boeing jet after crash

The MAX 737 automated anti-stall system is under scrutiny after a deadly crash in Indonesia.

Report faults safety failures, defects in Lion Air crash

Black box data show a Boeing 737’s automatic safety system repeatedly pushed the plane’s nose down.

Airbus plans to tweak A330 to fend off Boeing’s new jet

An A330neo would be designed for shorter trips, with lower-thrust engines than the present model.

United flights to San Francisco and Denver begin March 31

The carrier is now booking six flights a day from Paine Field. Alaska announced its schedule earlier.

Alliance against Growler expansion ‘not going away’

The final decision is expected to be released within a couple of weeks.

World War II pilot killed in vintage airplane crash in Texas

The P-51D Mustang had just participated in a flyby when it crashed. The pilot was also killed.

Visitors admire the tanks and planes in the new 30,000-square-foot hangar at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum at Paine Field on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Vintage war machines live on at Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage

Weeks after he died, his museum unveiled a new hangar to preserve stories of planes, tanks — and people.

Visitors admire the tanks and planes in the new 30,000-square-foot hangar at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum at Paine Field on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Father of Indonesian man sues Boeing over Lion Air crash

His son was one of 189 killed when the 737 MAX 8 airliner dove into the Java Sea on Oct. 29.

Alaska now selling tickets for Everett; Southwest bows out

Service could start Feb. 11. Alaska Airlines has acquired Southwest Airlines’ gate times.

Sea-Tac reviewing ways to prevent another stolen plane

There was noway to stop the plane without endangering other lives once it got to the runway.

Third pilots’ union raises concern about Boeing 737 Max jet

The aircraft is under a spotlight after last month’s crash off the coast of Indonesia.

What the airlines are planning for Paine Field in Everett

If all goes as planned, three carriers will begin serving Snohomish County with 24 daily flights.