Aviation and space

Harrowing rescue saves ill-equipped hiker on Mount Adams

He was trying to summit the mountain as a tribute to his brother, who died hiking earlier this year.

Estimated cost for new Sea-Tac airport facility rises to $1B

Port of Seattle commissioners in 2013 estimated the project would cost $300 million.

Plane thief raised suspicions a year before Sea-Tac heist

A pilot says he saw Richard Russell “pointing and flipping switches” inside an empty SkyWest jet.

More parking sought for nearly completed airport terminal

Propeller Airports hopes to expand its Paine Field footprint by more than 40 percent.

As big hurricane nears, Boeing will suspend assembly in SC

The state of South Carolina has ordered an evacuation of coastal areas, including North Charleston.

20-hour flight is coming, and it may have a gym and bunks

Qantas is sizing up the long-range Airbus A350 against Boeing’s 777X.

Pepper spray discharges during flight to Hawaii, 15 treated

A passenger illegally brought the spray on the plane, but it appears it discharged accidentally.

2 men arrested in separate sex assault cases aboard flights

Prosecutors encourage victims and other passengers to report such attacks promptly.

Boeing wins contract to build 4 carrier-based drone tankers

The drones would be used to refuel Navy fighter jets and will be built in St. Louis.

Senate Democrats urge Boeing to negotiate with union in SC

Boeing has appealed a vote by flightline workers there to join the Machinists union.

United tests lie-flat seats on Boeing 737s for long routes

The airline plans to use the Max 10 jets to expand its luxury offerings for cross-country flights.

Groups sue Boeing over Duwamish River contamination

The suit contends the Military Delivery Center plant in Tukwila is a hotbed for highly toxic PCBs.

Future of Airbus megaplane is shaky despite Emirates orders

Two challenges shared by the Boeing 747: Hub airports are less important — and it has four engines.

Jet bridges installed at Paine Field passenger terminal

This week, the new building began to look more like a place where you can board an airplane.

Shortage of engines: Boeing delivers fewest 737s since 2012

Supplier shortfalls are hampering both Boeing and Airbus as they ramp up output of single-aisle planes.

Sea-Tac’s security challenge: 12,600 people have plane access

The airport and airlines are reviewing security after last week’s theft of an idle Horizon plane.

Historic Flight museum founder injured in BC air show crash

Pilot John Sessions was giving rides in a vintage 1930s airliner at the airport in Abbotsford.

Airplane theft shows potential dangers from airline workers

The man worked as a ground service agent for Horizon Air for 3½ years. He died in the crash.

Seattle plane heist, fatal crash show gaps in security

Two F-15 pilots attempted to divert the aircraft toward the Pacific Ocean.

Man who stole and crashed plane from Sea-Tac is identified

There were no passengers on the Horizon Air plane, which was seen doing loops before going down.