Aviation and space

Boeing calls spacecraft abort test a success; 1 chute failed

It demonstrated that the Starliner spacecraft could carry astronauts to safety if something were to go wrong.

With Sea-Tac nearly maxed out, where to land a new airport?

Paine Field is certain to be studied by a state commission looking for a “relief valve” or replacement.

Newly public Boeing documents cite ‘catastrophic’ 737 scenario

They came to light as CEO Dennis Muilenburg faced withering criticism during a House committee hearing.

Boeing employees raised concerns about design of Max system

The company’s CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, faced a second day of questioning on Capitol Hill.

Senators grill Boeing CEO over 737 crashes and FAA oversight

“We have to get the balance right,” Dennis Muilenburg said of Boeing and government regulators.

Fake noise complaints inundate Everett’s Paine Field airport

The director of the Snohomish County-owned airport was the target of a scam to register complaints.

Everett Rep. Larsen: Boeing workers ‘deserve answers, too’

The House member released in advance his opening remarks for Boeing’s committee testimony on Wednesday.

FAA: Jets hit by lasers while approaching Sea-Tac Airport

No one was hurt, but three incidents were reported over the weekend.

When an airplane design is questioned, Boeing gets defensive

The company’s reaction to the 737 Max accidents follows a familiar pattern of deflecting blame.

Boeing crisis may turn a pliant Congress from friend to foe

As CEO Dennis Muilenburg testifies this week, the company’s relationships in Washington are being tested.

FAA continues to de-emphasize hands-on scrutiny of safety

Lax oversight played a part in two Boeing crashes, but the agency wants to be even more industry-friendly.

FAA shuts down Florida firm that supplied faulty sensor

The regulator’s revocation means Xtra Aerospace is out of business.

No bonuses for white-collar Boeing employees this year

The company’s notice to employees cited the cost so far of the 737 Max grounding at $9.2 billion.

Lion Air crash report points to Boeing, pilots, maintenance

Investigators highlighted nine critical points that they said combined to bring on the tragedy.

Grounded Boeing plane churns up more turbulence at airlines

American and Southwest say they are talking to Boeing about compensation for damages.

737 costs soar, and Boeing plans to slow production of 787s

In the third quarter, revenue fell 21% and profit was down 51%, largely due to the grounded 737 Max.

Boeing 737 Max design at fault in crash, Indonesia says

The conclusions were part of an official presentation to the families of survivors.

Boeing replaces executive who oversaw 737 Max, other planes

Kevin McAllister is being replaced Stanley Deal, who has been leading the company’s services division.

Boeing’s defense of 737 Max’s flight-control system stands up

Chat messages detailing bugs in the simulator was not evidence of flaws on the real plane, sources say.

FAA confronts Boeing over internal messages revealing flaws

“So I basically lied to the regulators (unknowingly),” a Boeing pilot wrote in a message from 2016.

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