Aviation and space

Airlines need to hire thousands of pilots in the next decade

Boeing estimates that airlines will need about 131,000 pilots in North America and 514,000 more worldwide.

World’s 1st female spacewalking team makes history

The world’s first female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, floating out… Continue reading

Alaska CEO: ‘We really need to look at growing Paine Field’

At a conference, Brad Tilden speculated about expanded passenger service, but flights are capped — for now.

Boeing CEO, removed as chairman, near last chance on 737 Max

Dennis Muilenburg is preparing for a crucial appearance before Congress on Oct. 30.

Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch gets mysterious new owner

One year after the billionaire founder’s death, the company listed 10 new jobs, including two in Seattle.

Scathing report: FAA dropped the ball when approving 737 Max

The findings also said Boeing exerted “undue pressures” on employees who approved design changes.

Boeing names new board chairman in setback to CEO Muilenburg

The company’s directors decided to separate the two jobs. David Calhoun will serve as chairman of the board.

If aerospace jobs decline, should tax breaks be affected?

Five years ago a citizens commission asked lawmakers for guidance. It did again on Wednesday.

787 production backlog dwindles as Aeroflot cancels order

At 14 jets per month, the Everett line now has only 20 months worth of Dreamliner orders remaining.

Boeing sells a luxury-jet version of 737 Max to mystery buyer

The order by an anonymous customer was the first Max deal since June.

Boeing delivers just 26 planes in September, extending slump

The company hopes to win FAA approval to return the plane to flying this year.

Southwest pilots’ union sues Boeing over grounding of plane

The lawsuit, filed in Texas, could make it harder for Boeing to gain public confidence in the plane.

STEM summit focuses on ‘grow your own’ skilled workers

Regional firms need more local workers to fill skilled jobs: out-of-staters tend not to relocate.

Congressional panel wants to interview Boeing whistleblower

The engineer accused the company of blocking key safety upgrades for 737 MAX over costs.

Boeing pushed FAA to relax 737 Max certification requirements

The cockpit alerts would warn pilots if something went wrong during flight.

Boeing whistleblower: 737 safety improvement nixed over cost

His complaint suggests a software innovation might have prevented crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

World War II-era bomber crashes; at least 7 reported dead

The plane was carrying 10 passengers and three crew members, authorities said.

Everett passenger terminal has new investors: public workers

The retirement funds of the Washington State Investment Board now have a stake in Propeller Airports.

FAA orders urgent checks on some 737s for wing-related cracks

Boeing notified the agency after finding cracks on an aircraft undergoing modifications in China.

Boeing CEO’s fate intertwines with 737 Max’s as key tests loom

Dennis Muilenburg has been a target of critics who contend Boeing was slow in response to the crashes.