Aviation and space

Trump wants to keep Boeing in business with Saudi Arabia

Since 1950, the country has spent nearly $90 billion on arms from U.S. defense contractors.

 

Lockheed’s troubled F-35 grounded by Pentagon after first crash

The cost of the jet once prompted President Trump to suggest he would scrap it for one from Boeing.

 

Woman with ‘emotional support squirrel’ removed from plane

The passenger had not indicated on her reservation that her support animal was a squirrel.

 

Rep. Rick Larsen shares Growler noise concerns with Pentagon

He said the Navy brass “just don’t get” how serious the issue is for the Central Whidbey community.

One of nearly a dozen steamroller operators reverses down down the runway at Paine Field while workers check compaction of the new asphalt on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 in Everett, Wa. Workers spent the week milling and repaving a swath of the nearly two-mile runway that was 65 feet wide and 8,000 feet long. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Main runway at Paine Field gets a paving do-over

The airport reopened to jet traffic Monday after a week-long closure to repair an earlier repair.

One of nearly a dozen steamroller operators reverses down down the runway at Paine Field while workers check compaction of the new asphalt on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 in Everett, Wa. Workers spent the week milling and repaving a swath of the nearly two-mile runway that was 65 feet wide and 8,000 feet long. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Airbus gets a new boss, inheriting all the old problems

Airbus scored with its A320 neo, taking on Boeing’s 737 Max, but design problems held back deliveries.

Company chosen for all Paine airplane and passenger services

McGee Air Services, an Alaska Air subsidiary, will handle baggage and do other work for three airlines.

Senate OKs FAA reauthorization, sends bill to White House

After many extension measures, it’s the first time a five-year bill has been passed since the 1980s.

United orders 9 more Dreamliners as 787 sales exceed 2017

The airline already has 37 Boeing 787s, with 13 more on the way.

50 years ago, they rolled it out: the first Boeing 747

On Sept. 30, 1968, there were audible gasps as the world’s first jumbo jet was revealed at Paine Field.

New FAA report could clear the way for 2019 airline service

A revised environmental assessment found no new significant issues arising from Paine Field flights.

Navy’s final EIS sticks with 36 new Growlers at Whidbey base

The Growlers are quieter than Prowlers, the Navy said, but are perceived louder due to engine frequency.

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.

Boeing gets $9.2 billion Air Force training aircraft contract

The service plans to buy about 350 of Boeing’s T-X aircraft to replace its T-38C Talons.

Dreamliners grounded again due to Rolls-Royce engine flaws

The engine blades are deteriorating faster than expected on the Boeing 787 jetliners.

Lockheed-Boeing chooses Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket engine

The two companies originally announced the partnership in 2014.

Airbus closes in on $18 billion China deal despite US spat

Airbus is also commemorating the 10th year of its first Chinese assembly line and its new helicopter plant.

Underdog Boeing wins $2.4B Air Force helicopter contract

It was a stunning upset. Boeing’s low bid beat out two other companies, including Lockheed Martin.

Pilots forget to pressurize cabin on Jet Airways India flight

About 30 passengers suffered bleeding in their noses and in their ears, forcing the plane to return.

Boeing’s head of communications is stepping down after a year

Phil Musser has been working in Chicago and traveling the world. His family lived in Washington, D.C.