Aviation and space

Everett misses out again: Lesser airports got a $17M bonus

Due to puzzling technicalities, busy Paine Field has had little luck with the federal bailout.

Boeing gets $50 billion in bond orders to boost crisis cash

The airplane manufacturer is burning through the most money it ever has with travel at a standstill.

Boeing to cut local workforce by up to 15% after huge loss

The company will reduce production of 787s and 777s and very slowly resume work on the 737 Max.

Boeing directors elected despite concerns by advisory firms

Two proxy advisers warned shareholders to support CEO David Calhoun “with caution.”

Airbus CEO warns workers it’s bleeding cash and needs cuts

Both Airbus and Boeing are preparing for job cuts as they gauge the depth of the downturn.

Boeing: Newly confirmed virus in Everett workforce is no risk

The 2 employees stayed home after falling ill in mid-March. Their test results just came through.

Sea-Tac Airport will lose $251 million in 2020 amid pandemic

The losses are mainly from retail and dining rents, parking, car rentals and ground transportation.

Air Force: Boeing can fix flawed $44 billion KC-46 tanker

It had been discovered that shadows or the glare of the sun sometimes can hamper the 3D cameras’ view.

Wary Boeing workers return to the assembly lines in Everett

Promising vigorous cleaning and social distancing, the company has opened facilities throughout the state.

GE cuts 737 Max order in new blow to best-selling Boeing jet

Both companies have announced cost cuts and curtailed operations amid the virus outbreak.

Boeing to resume Washington airplane production next week

More than 27,000 employees are expected to return to work in Everett and Renton starting Monday.

Boeing woes point to steep job cuts and slashed production

The company invested $1 billion in 777X wing plant in Everett. Walking away from it seems unlikely.

Paine Field to get a paltry amount of airport stimulus money

Federal grants are based on 2018 passenger counts. Unfortunately, Everett passenger service began in 2019.

Boeing’s order book shrinks as struggling buyers cancel 737s

The company lost orders for 150 Renton-built 737 Max aircraft last month.

Airlines cut Paine Field departures to a handful a day

Alaska Airlines is down to four daily Everett departures. United is flying once or twice.

2,500 Boeing workers to resume work in Everett and elsewhere

With COVID-19 still a concern, the company promised to “have all of the necessary safety measures in place.”

Boeing extends temporary shutdown of Puget Sound plants

The company had planned to reopen on Wednesday. About 60 Everett employees have tested positive.

Key system on Boeing’s KC-46 tanker needs a complete redesign

The change in the Everett-built airplane involves a remote vision system used for aerial refueling.

Boeing takes new blow with Avolon scrapping $8 billion order

The plane-leasing company will also defer delivery of 25 Boeing and Airbus narrow-bodies.

Boeing to offer buyouts, weighs wide-body production cuts

The buyouts would keep a $60 billion bailout option viable. Forced layoffs would complicate that effort.

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