Aviation and space

Who will launch first — Boeing or SpaceX?

NASA trained, Boeing employee Chris Ferguson hopes to make history as a company astronaut.

Salty water is buried beneath Martian landscape, study says

Scientists don’t know if it’s an underground pool, an aquifer-like body, or just a layer of sludge.

Dozens heard Amelia Earhart’s final, chilling pleas for help

A historic aircraft recovery group analyzed radio calls heard in the days after Earhart disappeared.

An experimental Boeing plane hangs visitors looking at engines and planes on display at the Future of Flight on Friday, July 20, 2018 in Mukilteo, Wa. The Boeing Co., plans this year to operate the Future of Flight Aviation Center. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Boeing will take the controls at the Future of Flight museum

The county’s contract with the current operator, the Institute of Flight, is expiring.

An experimental Boeing plane hangs visitors looking at engines and planes on display at the Future of Flight on Friday, July 20, 2018 in Mukilteo, Wa. The Boeing Co., plans this year to operate the Future of Flight Aviation Center. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of 1st moon landing

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin didn’t attend because ongoing legal matters associated with the foundation.

Boeing faces setback with spacecraft for NASA astronauts

During a test of its emergency abort system in June, officials discovered a propellant leak.

Paine Field to briefly close main runway

The temporary shutdown is needed after work applying a fog seal treatment didn’t perform as expected.

Metal or composite 797 fuselage? Boeing says it’s not decided

An earlier report said the company was leaning toward metal, which would have favored Everett.

Boeing, Airbus report roaring sales at close of Farnborough

Boeing announced a total of 673 orders and commitments for planes.

A Boeing 797 built with metal fuselage could favor Everett

The planemaker faces competition from cheaper derivative models of Airbus’s A321 and A330 airplanes.

New Air Force One will be red, white and blue, Trump says

The present light-blue color scheme on the Everett-built 747s was chosen by President Kennedy.

Boeing wins $12.7 billion deal with VietJet Aviation

The agreement covers 80 of Boeing’s 737 Max 10 planes and 20 of the 737 Max 8 models.

A P-47 Thunderbolt (top) passes a P-40 Tomahawk during maneuvers at the 50th annual Arlington Fly-In at the Arlington Airport on Saturday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Gallery: Arlington Fly-In

The 50th annual Arlington Fly-In is this weekend, July 6-8, at Arlington Municipal Airport.

A P-47 Thunderbolt (top) passes a P-40 Tomahawk during maneuvers at the 50th annual Arlington Fly-In at the Arlington Airport on Saturday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Alaska spaceport shortlisted for Rocket Lab launch site

The company hopes to have monthly oribial launches of its Electron rocket.

Bitter Rivals Airbus and Boeing agree: No one wins trade war

Boeing’s CEO said resolving the dispute is essential because the industry relies on the free flow of goods.

As Boeing 797 nears, GE ‘wrestling’ with what to do on engines

General Electric said it’s not convinced there will be enough demand for the airplane.

Boeing rewriting business model as 797 plans take shape

The company hopes to make money not only by building and selling the plane but from keeping it flying.

The Alaska Airlines repair and maintenance hangar at Paine Field, built in 1948 and shown here in 1951, now houses the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum. The airline will soon offer commercial flights from the Everett airport. (Ken Knudson / Everett Herald)

Alaska Airlines had hangar at Paine long before new terminal

Retirees recall fixing engines and maintaining airplanes in what’s now Flying Heritage Museum.

The Alaska Airlines repair and maintenance hangar at Paine Field, built in 1948 and shown here in 1951, now houses the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum. The airline will soon offer commercial flights from the Everett airport. (Ken Knudson / Everett Herald)

Boeing and Airbus bring swagger and strategy to air show

The Farnborough air show outside London is an unpredictable inflection point in their aerospace rivalry.

Man charged with pointing laser at aircraft pleads guilty

He pointed a laser beam at planes as they landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.