Aviation and space

Comet streaking past Earth, providing spectacular show

Comet streaking past Earth, providing spectacular show

NASA’s Neowise infrared space telescope discovered the comet in March.

Comet streaking past Earth, providing spectacular show
FAA probing Boeing’s alleged pressure on designated inspectors

FAA probing Boeing’s alleged pressure on designated inspectors

A federal criminal probe has also been opened against the company in the wake of 2 fatal crashes.

FAA probing Boeing’s alleged pressure on designated inspectors
Boeing has settled almost all Lion Air crash-death claims

Boeing has settled almost all Lion Air crash-death claims

The company didn’t say how much it paid the families of the people killed in the 2018 Indonesia crash.

Boeing has settled almost all Lion Air crash-death claims
Paine Field terminal reopens Aug. 1 with limited service

Paine Field terminal reopens Aug. 1 with limited service

Down from 24 daily departures, Alaska and United combined will resume, for now, with only three per day.

Paine Field terminal reopens Aug. 1 with limited service
FAA concludes three days of test flights of Boeing’s 737 Max

FAA concludes three days of test flights of Boeing’s 737 Max

Multiple steps remain before the plane can get the green light to carry passengers again.

FAA concludes three days of test flights of Boeing’s 737 Max
Alaska Airlines could ban non-masked flyers from travel

Alaska Airlines could ban non-masked flyers from travel

Noncompliant passengers will be told it is their “final notice” and a written report will be made.

Alaska Airlines could ban non-masked flyers from travel
Report: Boeing fell short in disclosing key changes to Max

Report: Boeing fell short in disclosing key changes to Max

Engineers did not know how powerfully the flight-control system could push the plane’s nose down.

Report: Boeing fell short in disclosing key changes to Max
Norwegian scraps $10.6 billion deal for Boeing Max, 787 jets

Norwegian scraps $10.6 billion deal for Boeing Max, 787 jets

The decision covers 92 of Boeing’s Max narrow-body planes and five of the long-distance Dreamliners.

Norwegian scraps $10.6 billion deal for Boeing Max, 787 jets
Re-certification flights begin in Seattle for Boeing 737 Max

Re-certification flights begin in Seattle for Boeing 737 Max

The tests will evaluate the proposed changes to the plane’s automated flight control system.

Re-certification flights begin in Seattle for Boeing 737 Max

Flight tests of grounded 737 Max planned to begin Monday

Such tests are one of the final stages by the government before it certifies an aircraft.

Boeing starts 777-X test flights in Moses Lake

Boeing starts 777-X test flights in Moses Lake

Test operations are based in Everett and there is no plan to “overnight at Grant County International.”

Boeing starts 777-X test flights in Moses Lake
Foreign regulators demand substantial changes to Boeing Max

Foreign regulators demand substantial changes to Boeing Max

The company will be required to retrofit the worldwide fleet only after the 737 returns to service.

Foreign regulators demand substantial changes to Boeing Max
Boeing investigating racist incident at Everett plant

Boeing investigating racist incident at Everett plant

The company, meanwhile, says it has dismissed employees recently for behavior inconsistent with company values.

Boeing investigating racist incident at Everett plant
FAA orders fix for engine covers of Boeing 737 Max planes

FAA orders fix for engine covers of Boeing 737 Max planes

The problem is not related to the flight-control system that pushed jets into nosedives.

FAA orders fix for engine covers of Boeing 737 Max planes
Small plane makes emergency landing on US Highway 101

Small plane makes emergency landing on US Highway 101

The pilot was uninjured, and was able to maneuver the aircraft off the main roadway.

Small plane makes emergency landing on US Highway 101
Layoffs climb in Washington aviation industry amid pandemic

Layoffs climb in Washington aviation industry amid pandemic

“There’s no good news coming out of Boeing right now,” one company’s vice president of aerospace sales said.

Layoffs climb in Washington aviation industry amid pandemic
Boeing whistleblower alleges systemic problems with 737 Max

Boeing whistleblower alleges systemic problems with 737 Max

The engineer suggests similar issues may affect the safety of Boeing’s forthcoming 777X widebody jet.

Boeing whistleblower alleges systemic problems with 737 Max
Boeing, suppliers plunge on stop-and-go 737 Max comeback

Boeing, suppliers plunge on stop-and-go 737 Max comeback

An uptick in Covid-19 cases in the U.S. has added to concerns that airlines face a prolonged recovery

Boeing, suppliers plunge on stop-and-go 737 Max comeback
How-to guide offers tips for businesses planning to reopen

How-to guide offers tips for businesses planning to reopen

The city of Everett and the Snohomish Health District want to help employers to move safely to Phase 2.

How-to guide offers tips for businesses planning to reopen
Boeing: More Maxs canceled and no passenger jets delivered

Boeing: More Maxs canceled and no passenger jets delivered

From the Everett plant, Boeing delivered one 767 and two 777s in May, but not a single 787 Dreamliner.

Boeing: More Maxs canceled and no passenger jets delivered
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