Aviation and space

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.

Richland nurse jumps into action during airplane emergency

“Her quick action to administer medical treatment may have averted a tragedy.”

Boeing resumes South Carolina operations after Florence

Boeing reopened its North Charleston, South Carolina plant after evacuation orders were lifted.

The future is past as Future of Flight exhibits are removed

The group that has run the Paine Field museum since 2005 is making way for new tenant Boeing.

Another study says we’re best state for aerospace commerce

As Boeing plans a new airplane model, state boosters are pleased to have their own data affirmed.

Harrowing rescue saves ill-equipped hiker on Mount Adams

He was trying to summit the mountain as a tribute to his brother, who died hiking earlier this year.

Estimated cost for new Sea-Tac airport facility rises to $1B

Port of Seattle commissioners in 2013 estimated the project would cost $300 million.

Plane thief raised suspicions a year before Sea-Tac heist

A pilot says he saw Richard Russell “pointing and flipping switches” inside an empty SkyWest jet.

More parking sought for nearly completed airport terminal

Propeller Airports hopes to expand its Paine Field footprint by more than 40 percent.

As big hurricane nears, Boeing will suspend assembly in SC

The state of South Carolina has ordered an evacuation of coastal areas, including North Charleston.

20-hour flight is coming, and it may have a gym and bunks

Qantas is sizing up the long-range Airbus A350 against Boeing’s 777X.

Pepper spray discharges during flight to Hawaii, 15 treated

A passenger illegally brought the spray on the plane, but it appears it discharged accidentally.

2 men arrested in separate sex assault cases aboard flights

Prosecutors encourage victims and other passengers to report such attacks promptly.

Boeing wins contract to build 4 carrier-based drone tankers

The drones would be used to refuel Navy fighter jets and will be built in St. Louis.

Senate Democrats urge Boeing to negotiate with union in SC

Boeing has appealed a vote by flightline workers there to join the Machinists union.

United tests lie-flat seats on Boeing 737s for long routes

The airline plans to use the Max 10 jets to expand its luxury offerings for cross-country flights.

Groups sue Boeing over Duwamish River contamination

The suit contends the Military Delivery Center plant in Tukwila is a hotbed for highly toxic PCBs.

Future of Airbus megaplane is shaky despite Emirates orders

Two challenges shared by the Boeing 747: Hub airports are less important — and it has four engines.