Aviation and space

Boeing will take a $4.9 billion charge over grounded 737 Max

The mounting costs will cause a $5.6 billion reduction in revenue and pre-tax earnings for the second quarter.

Did extended tax break get Boeing to build 777X in Everett?

Maybe, maybe not. A new state report says it’s not clear if it was an incentive, and Boeing won’t say.

6 minutes: Man haunted by family’s final moments on 737 Max

Paul Njoroge says several demands must be met before the Boeing plane is allowed to fly again.

3 US airlines don’t expect to fly the 737 Max before November

American, United and Southwest are waiting for the government to sign off on a Boeing software fix.

United will scrap 8,000 flights due to grounded Boeing jets

The airline said it will drop its 14 Max jets from the schedule until Nov. 3.

Senate committee approves FAA nominee over Dem objections

The former Delta executive is accused of retaliating against a pilot who reported safety concerns.

Washington sues Navy over noisy Growlers on Whidbey Island

AG Bob Ferguson says the jets’ impacts on human health and the environment was not properly analyzed.

Boeing deliveries of 737 tumble in 2nd quarter

The news comes after Boeing said a Saudi airline canceled a $5.9B order in favor of a deal with Airbus.

Maria Cantwell will vote against Trump’s nominee to lead FAA

Stephen Dickson faces criticism about his tenure at Delta Air Lines during a whistleblower lawsuit.

Senators Cantwell and Murray want more staffing at Sea-Tac

When a new facility opens, the airport will have twice as many international arrival gates.

Some Kenyan families reject Boeing’s compensation for crash

A lawyer for the families said they are not pursuing compensation from Ethiopian Airways.

Tuesday was World UFO Day; Washington has had many reports

There have been eight sightings on Whidbey alone since a reporting center began recording data in 1947.

Boeing needs up to 3 months to fix latest 737 Max problem

The company is notifying customers that it anticipates returning the plane to service in September.

NASA plans to send a drone to Saturn’s largest moon

The drone is slated to launch in 2026 and arrive at Titan in 2034 — before Everett gets light rail.

Boeing stock falls 2.9% as FAA orders more 737 Max changes

Southwest Airlines, meanwhile, will keep the Max out of its flight schedule at least through Oct. 1.

Boeing has a long history of failing to fix safety problems

Workers in Everett and elsewhere recorded false information, including on a 787 that experienced a fuel leak.

Southwest Air extends Boeing Max stoppage through September

The extension will force the continued cancellation of 150 daily flights, the airline said.

New problem discovered in Boeing’s troubled 737 Max jet

The Federal Aviation Administration reportedly found it during a simulator test of a software fix.