Aviation and space

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2020 file photo, a motorcyclist cruises past the Renton, Wash., Boeing plant where 737's are built. Boeing is temporarily lowering its delivery target for the 787 Dreamliner after discovering additional work that will need to be performed on the aircraft. The company said Tuesday, July 13, 2021, that the 787 production rate will temporarily be lower than five per month and will gradually return to that rate. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times via AP, File)

Boeing cuts production on the 787 to address a new flaw

The problem is on the forward pressure bulkhead, which keeps the plane’s interior pressurized.

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2020 file photo, a motorcyclist cruises past the Renton, Wash., Boeing plant where 737's are built. Boeing is temporarily lowering its delivery target for the 787 Dreamliner after discovering additional work that will need to be performed on the aircraft. The company said Tuesday, July 13, 2021, that the 787 production rate will temporarily be lower than five per month and will gradually return to that rate. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times via AP, File)

Applications open for aviation jobs protection program

It’s funded by the federal American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill enacted in the spring.

Jackson Ishida, 13, runs through a preflight safety check during a Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club program on Saturday, June 12, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A Mukilteo aviation club helps youth of all colors aim high

The Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club introduces airplanes to kids who might not otherwise spread their wings.

Jackson Ishida, 13, runs through a preflight safety check during a Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club program on Saturday, June 12, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
An artist's rendering of the Eviation Alice electric airplane. (Eviation) 20210705

Arlington company Eviation unveils electric airplane design

The nine-passenger aircraft could fly for the first time this year at Arlington Municipal Airport.

An artist's rendering of the Eviation Alice electric airplane. (Eviation) 20210705
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter patrols the area of debris from a 737 cargo plane that crashed off Oahu, Friday, July 2, 2021, near Honolulu. The plane made an emergency landing in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii early Friday and both people on board were rescued. The pilots of the Transair Flight 810 reported engine trouble and were attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land the Boeing 737 in the water, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. (Craig T. Kojima/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

Two rescued after cargo plane crashes in ocean off Hawaii

The pilots reported engine trouble and were forced to land the Boeing 737 in the water.

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter patrols the area of debris from a 737 cargo plane that crashed off Oahu, Friday, July 2, 2021, near Honolulu. The plane made an emergency landing in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii early Friday and both people on board were rescued. The pilots of the Transair Flight 810 reported engine trouble and were attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land the Boeing 737 in the water, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. (Craig T. Kojima/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
The Boeing 737 Max 10 airplane landing at Boeing Field in Seattle on June 18, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Chona Kasinger.

United’s big jetliner order includes 200 Boeing 737 Max jets

The airline’s ambitious upgrade bolsters a push to appeal to travelers willing to pay for pampering.

The Boeing 737 Max 10 airplane landing at Boeing Field in Seattle on June 18, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Chona Kasinger.
With the Olympic mountains in the background, Boeing's 777x  lifts off from Paine Field on its first flight, to Boeing Field in Seattle, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Boeing’s next airplane likely to be delayed by FAA concerns

The agency is concerned that late changes on the 777X could introduce new, inadvertent problems.

With the Olympic mountains in the background, Boeing's 777x  lifts off from Paine Field on its first flight, to Boeing Field in Seattle, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Czech airline sues Boeing over losses related to 737 Max

The complaint alleges “Boeing chose a cheap and hastily implemented bandaid” for its flight control system.

Helen Mary Vaudrin, a “Rosie the Riveter” at the Goodyear Aircraft plant in Akron, Ohio during WWII, touches a Goodyear F2G-1 Super Corsair at the Restoration Center & Reserve Collection at Paine Field,  on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 in Everett, Washington. It is believed she riveted the fuselage of the plane during her time at the Goodyear Factory.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

‘Rosie the Riveter’ reunites with plane she helped build

A 100-year-old Monroe resident came face to fuselage with a World War II Corsair at Paine Field.

Helen Mary Vaudrin, a “Rosie the Riveter” at the Goodyear Aircraft plant in Akron, Ohio during WWII, touches a Goodyear F2G-1 Super Corsair at the Restoration Center & Reserve Collection at Paine Field,  on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 in Everett, Washington. It is believed she riveted the fuselage of the plane during her time at the Goodyear Factory.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Tim Keating, Boeing executive vice president of government operations and a member of the leadership council, speaking in 2014 at the Governor’s annual Aerospace Summit in Everett. Keating was abruptly ousted Monday. (Ellen M. Banner/Seattle Times/TNS)

Boeing ousts its longtime chief lobbyist in Washington, D.C.

Chief Executive Dave Calhoun’s memo provided no explanation for Tim Keating’s sudden departure.

Tim Keating, Boeing executive vice president of government operations and a member of the leadership council, speaking in 2014 at the Governor’s annual Aerospace Summit in Everett. Keating was abruptly ousted Monday. (Ellen M. Banner/Seattle Times/TNS)
With the Olympic mountains in the background, the first passenger flight by Alaska Airlines Flight 2878 departs for Portland on opening day of the Paine Field Terminal on Monday, March 4, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Snohomish County airports get $5.5 million in federal grants

Paine Field will receive $5.4 million. Arlington’s airport and Harvey Field each are getting $59,000.

With the Olympic mountains in the background, the first passenger flight by Alaska Airlines Flight 2878 departs for Portland on opening day of the Paine Field Terminal on Monday, March 4, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
FILE - In this June 19, 2015 file photo, Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration building is seen in Washington.  The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday, June 2, 2021 that Ali Bahrami, the head of FAA's aviation safety office, will step down at the end of June. Bahrami was among FAA officials who were criticized by lawmakers and relatives of passengers on Boeing Max jets that crashed.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Latest FAA reform gives workers new way to report safety flaws

The Voluntary Safety Reporting Program was spurred by the two fatal crashes on the Boeing 737 Max.

FILE - In this June 19, 2015 file photo, Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration building is seen in Washington.  The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday, June 2, 2021 that Ali Bahrami, the head of FAA's aviation safety office, will step down at the end of June. Bahrami was among FAA officials who were criticized by lawmakers and relatives of passengers on Boeing Max jets that crashed.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Pilot Dan Tarasievich lines up for a landing at  Arlington Municipal Airport after a morning of flying with friends on Saturday, April 20, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Could Snohomish County’s two largest airports be expanded?

A study explores expanding runways at Paine Field and Arlington Municipal to relieve a coming crunch.

Pilot Dan Tarasievich lines up for a landing at  Arlington Municipal Airport after a morning of flying with friends on Saturday, April 20, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The final version of the 737 MAX, the MAX 10, takes off from Renton Airport in Renton, WA on its first flight Friday, June 18, 2021. The plane will fly over Eastern Washington and then land at Boeing Field  (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool)

Boeing’s newest version of the 737 Max makes first flight

The Max 10 took off near Seattle for an expected two-hour trip.

The final version of the 737 MAX, the MAX 10, takes off from Renton Airport in Renton, WA on its first flight Friday, June 18, 2021. The plane will fly over Eastern Washington and then land at Boeing Field  (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool)
Boeing 737 Max airplanes, including one belonging to TUI Group, left, sit parked at a storage lot, Monday, April 26, 2021, near Boeing Field in Seattle.  Lawmakers, on Tuesday, May 18,  are asking Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration for records detailing production problems with two of the company's most popular airliners. The lawmakers are focusing on the Boeing 737 Max and a larger plane, the 787, which Boeing calls the Dreamliner.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Biden administration talking to China on Boeing Max approval

The planes remain banned in the country while other jurisdictions have reauthorized it following crashes.

Boeing 737 Max airplanes, including one belonging to TUI Group, left, sit parked at a storage lot, Monday, April 26, 2021, near Boeing Field in Seattle.  Lawmakers, on Tuesday, May 18,  are asking Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration for records detailing production problems with two of the company's most popular airliners. The lawmakers are focusing on the Boeing 737 Max and a larger plane, the 787, which Boeing calls the Dreamliner.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
FILE - In this Feb.14, 2019 file photo, an Airbus A380, left, and a Boeing 747, both from Lufthansa airline pass each other at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. The United States and the European Union on Tuesday appeared close to clinching a deal to end a damaging dispute over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing and lift billions of dollars in punitive tariffs. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

Airbus-Boeing deal eases US-EU tensions but conflicts remain

For now, though, a truce in the Boeing-Airbus dispute goes a long way toward repairing a huge relationship.

FILE - In this Feb.14, 2019 file photo, an Airbus A380, left, and a Boeing 747, both from Lufthansa airline pass each other at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. The United States and the European Union on Tuesday appeared close to clinching a deal to end a damaging dispute over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing and lift billions of dollars in punitive tariffs. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
Shinji Maeda steps out of his plane waving American and Japanese flags after completing his round-the-world tour that took him to 18 different countries on Friday, June 11, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After 22,000 miles and 18 countries, he landed in Snohomish

Partially blind Japanese native Shinji Maeda came to the U.S. to become an aviator. Then he toured the world.

Shinji Maeda steps out of his plane waving American and Japanese flags after completing his round-the-world tour that took him to 18 different countries on Friday, June 11, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A Boeing 737 Max taxis after landing during a test flight in Seattle on Sept. 30, 2020. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Chona Kasinger.

United Airlines in talks to buy at least 100 Boeing Max jets

To attract orders for the plane, Boeing has been offering some customers steep discounts.

A Boeing 737 Max taxis after landing during a test flight in Seattle on Sept. 30, 2020. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Chona Kasinger.
Boeing workers walk outside of Boeing's Everett assembly plant on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Boeing jet sales surge as pandemic retreats in U.S., Europe

Deliveries remain an issue due to problems in factories and increased scrutiny from U.S. regulators.

Boeing workers walk outside of Boeing's Everett assembly plant on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
FILE - This undated illustration provided by Blue Origin shows the capsule that the company aims to take tourists into space. Jeff Bezos' rocket company is already calling its future clients "astronauts." One seat is up for grabs on the New Shepard rocket's debut passenger flight scheduled for July 2021; an online auction is underway. (Blue Origin via AP)

Bezos plans to go to space aboard Blue Origin flight in July

He, his brother, and the winner of an auction, will be aboard the New Shepard spacecraft on July 20.

FILE - This undated illustration provided by Blue Origin shows the capsule that the company aims to take tourists into space. Jeff Bezos' rocket company is already calling its future clients "astronauts." One seat is up for grabs on the New Shepard rocket's debut passenger flight scheduled for July 2021; an online auction is underway. (Blue Origin via AP)