Aviation and space

GE cuts 737 Max order in new blow to best-selling Boeing jet

Both companies have announced cost cuts and curtailed operations amid the virus outbreak.

Boeing to resume Washington airplane production next week

More than 27,000 employees are expected to return to work in Everett and Renton starting Monday.

Boeing woes point to steep job cuts and slashed production

The company invested $1 billion in 777X wing plant in Everett. Walking away from it seems unlikely.

Paine Field to get a paltry amount of airport stimulus money

Federal grants are based on 2018 passenger counts. Unfortunately, Everett passenger service began in 2019.

Boeing’s order book shrinks as struggling buyers cancel 737s

The company lost orders for 150 Renton-built 737 Max aircraft last month.

Airlines cut Paine Field departures to a handful a day

Alaska Airlines is down to four daily Everett departures. United is flying once or twice.

2,500 Boeing workers to resume work in Everett and elsewhere

With COVID-19 still a concern, the company promised to “have all of the necessary safety measures in place.”

Boeing extends temporary shutdown of Puget Sound plants

The company had planned to reopen on Wednesday. About 60 Everett employees have tested positive.

Key system on Boeing’s KC-46 tanker needs a complete redesign

The change in the Everett-built airplane involves a remote vision system used for aerial refueling.

Boeing takes new blow with Avolon scrapping $8 billion order

The plane-leasing company will also defer delivery of 25 Boeing and Airbus narrow-bodies.

Boeing to offer buyouts, weighs wide-body production cuts

The buyouts would keep a $60 billion bailout option viable. Forced layoffs would complicate that effort.

Aviation pioneer, innovator and entrepreneur Joe Clark dies

He is the man most responsible for those elegant upswept wingtips now standard on new Boeing 737s.

Inslee signs the law repealing a Boeing tax break

The move, which the aerospace giant sought, aims to resolve an international trade dispute.

Paine Field passenger volume plummets; flight changes likely

Despite a 68% drop, the passenger terminal’s owner expects to weather the coronavirus crisis.

Boeing plants here to close; infected Everett worker dies

To the relief of anxious employees, the company said it will shut down factory operations for two weeks.

Lawmakers: Protecting jobs is priority in any Boeing bailout

“The money has to be used for the continued operation of the company,” said Rep. Rick Larsen.

Nikki Haley resigns from Boeing board over airlines bailout

The Trump administration has said it would back Boeing, which is also a top U.S. defense contractor.

Boeing tumbles 17% after seeking $60B for aerospace bailout

The planemaker is racing to shore up cash needed to weather the coronavirus pandemic.

Boeing might have to cut production — and shed Everett workers

With airline schedules slashed, the company faces a challenge comparable to the aftermath of 9/11.

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