Aviation and space

Ex-Boeing official in 737 Max probe won’t turn over documents

Mark Forkner reportedly had suggested to the FAA that MCAS not be included in the pilot manual.

American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging flight

A criminal complaint says he wanted to earn some overtime pay fixing the Boeing 737-800.

‘Clawback’ could make a comeback in aerospace tax break debate

Boeing and other firms rebut an auditor’s claim that it’s unclear if incentives are spurring job growth.

European safety agency has strict demands for Boeing 737 Max

The EASA is demanding stability during extreme maneuvers with the flight-control system on and off.

Reflected in the polished aluminum wing, chief engineer Martin Overall reaches into the cockpit of the Silver Spitfire, a World War II Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX fighter plane, during a 50-hour maintenance checkup at the Historic Flight Foundation on Wednesday in Mukilteo. The plane is making a round-the-world attempt and has logged 6,449 nautical miles so far. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

British WWII plane stops in Everett during worldwide flight

The Silver Spitfire is flying across the world. It stopped at Paine Field Monday for maintenance.

Reflected in the polished aluminum wing, chief engineer Martin Overall reaches into the cockpit of the Silver Spitfire, a World War II Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX fighter plane, during a 50-hour maintenance checkup at the Historic Flight Foundation on Wednesday in Mukilteo. The plane is making a round-the-world attempt and has logged 6,449 nautical miles so far. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

On this noisy factory floor, deaf workers fit right in

Employees at Valence in Everett are learning sign language from their deaf co-workers.

It’s Labor Day, and unemployment here is at a 20-year low

Snohomish County’s jobless rate hasn’t been this low since 1999. And that’s good for job-seekers.

United removes Boeing Max from schedule until mid-December

The plan reduces United’s risk of alienating customers by canceling flights close to departure.

Boeing says it will sell about 50 acres at Kent site

Five buildings will come down as the company consolidates while keeping its presence in the town.

Spokane airport considering scaled-down terminal expansion

The original design was deemed too expensive because of a federal cap on the passenger facility charge.

What travelers need to know about Boeing 737 Max developments

A nightmare scenario has turned into a global aviation chess game of the highest stakes.

Alaska Airlines to begin Everett-Spokane service on Nov. 4

To accommodate the schedule, the airline will reduce the number of daily departures to Los Angeles.

Southwest, largest Boeing 737 Max customer, eyes other jets

The airline has 280 Max planes on order, of which 34 were delivered and in service before the grounding.

Pilot turns self-styled whistle-blower after 737 Max crash

For months, he said, he voiced concerns about potential risks of the 737 Max flight control feature.

Airbus extends lead over Boeing in 2019 airliner deliveries

Airbus reported 69 deliveries last month, compared to Boeing’s 19.

As his wife Heather looks on, John Norman gets a hug from his daughter Amber Nelson, and granddaughter Ashlee Nelson, right, after his replica of the Spirit of St. Louis flew for the first time from Arlington Municipal Airport on Sunday, July 28, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

This might be the best Spirit of St. Louis replica ever made

A plane like the one Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic logged its first flight in Arlington.

As his wife Heather looks on, John Norman gets a hug from his daughter Amber Nelson, and granddaughter Ashlee Nelson, right, after his replica of the Spirit of St. Louis flew for the first time from Arlington Municipal Airport on Sunday, July 28, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Soviet-era fighter jet from Paul Allen’s estate up for sale.

The restored and flyable MiG-29 was formerly on display at a Paine Field aircraft museum.

Boeing: Lingering engine fix will push back delivery of 777X

Delay of the 777X’s entry into service could hit both Boeing’s airline customers and its suppliers.

Newly stringent tests spur major software change for 737 Max

Boeing is modifying the flight-control system to take input from two computers instead of one.

FAA criticized for letting Boeing oversee safety of planes

Officials conceded that the government had misjudged the risk of a second 737 Max disaster coming.

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