Aviation and space

Airbus names a new top salesman amid legal troubles

Eric Schulz will take over as chief of sales for Airbus commercial planes in January.

Jetliner chief McAllister pushes for ‘faster, nimbler Boeing’

The Commercial Airplanes CEO will steer the company’s decision as to where to build the 797.

Volunteers re-create plane that made historic 1912 flight

The project in Vancouver, Washington, is a full-sized replica of a 1912 Curtiss Pusher biplane.

This flight’s on time: Paine Field terminal work progressing

15 flights a day by Alaska and United are expected to begin in less than a year.

Airline defendants to pay $95 million in 9/11 settlement

The litigation claimed that security lapses led the planes to be hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks.

Boeing bolsters team for potential 797 with leading engineer

Terry Beezhold has been chief project engineer for the 777X program.

AeroTEC expands its flight test operations in Moses Lake

It opens a new 32,000-square-foot narrow body airplane hangar.

Pentagon inspector general praises secret $80 billion bomber

US Government Accountability Office in 2016 rejected a protest filed by Boeing-Lockheed Martin.

Aerospace workers adjust to changing industry

The number of Boeing workers dropped almost 10 percent since last year.

Richard Branson’s 747 to launch satellites for the Pentagon

Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket would be “air launched” from a 747-400 it calls “Cosmic Girl.”

Southwest pilot with loaded gun arrested before boarding

He did not have authorization to have the 9 mm pistol, which was found in his carry-on luggage.

Close new Earth-size world, where year lasts under 10 days

Good news for seekers of extraterrestrial life: It’s not too hot and has no radiation flare-ups.

Epic deals in Dubai for Airbus ($49B) and Boeing ($27B)

Frontier’s parent is buying 430 A320s in the biggest Airbus sale ever, and FlyDubai will buy 225 737s.

Dubai Air Show opens with Emirates $15.1B Boeing buy

The deal seemed to surprise Airbus staff who left a news conference moments before the announcement.

‘Flight to nowhere’ helps an autistic child learn to travel

‘There’s a lot of fear and a lot of unknowns, especially for the kids who have sensory needs.’

US drone strike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills ‘several’

The latest attack was carried out in coordination with Somalia’s government.

The end of an era: A sad farewell to the Boeing 747

Nostalgia for the plane is a rare warm and fuzzy for an industry most often under fire.

China’s new passenger jet finishes first long-haul flight

China hopes the C919 will compete with the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320.

Boeing 747-400 wins protest, may fight more US wildfires

Officials recommended the Forest Service revise its size limits and the company be reimbursed costs.

Boeing plans new spaceplane to launch satellites by 2020

Fast and affordable access to space has long been a sci-fi fantasy.