Aviation and space

Experts hunt for reason why 41 died in Moscow plane fire

The pilot said the plane was without radio communications because of a lightning strike.

SpaceX confirms crew capsule destroyed in ground test

The company told reporters Friday it’s too soon to know what went wrong during the April 20 test.

Rep. Larsen’s subcommittee plans hearing on Boeing 737 MAX

The House Subcommittee on Aviation will examine the status of the plane since its March grounding.

Boeing wants to move crash lawsuits from Chicago to Indonesia

The plaintiffs say shifting the cases 10,000 miles away would lessen the company’s financial liability.

Boeing taps former federal judge to oversee crash cases

Executive vice president J. Michael Luttig was named counselor to CEO Dennis Muilenburg.

Army’s bid to cut Boeing’s Chinook helicopters meets resistance

The Senate said that halting the purchases could cost 1,000 jobs across the nation.

NASA workers warned not to share images of SpaceX explosion

“Oh no!” one voice off-camera says. The video has since been deleted.

FAA begins work to restore confidence in 737 MAX — and itself

The agency and counterpart regulators from overseas are meeting in Seattle this week to clear the air.

Pilots credited for actions in Port Townsend plane crash

The 60-year-old PT-17 fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft experienced engine failure.

Just in case: Boeing secures $1.5 billion credit line

With 737 MAX deliveries on hold, the company wants to ensure it has enough cash.

Boeing says safety alert in 737 MAX didn’t work in all planes

“The disagree alert was not operable on all airplanes because the feature was not activated as intended.”

Boeing accused of negligence in new suits by victim families

The company was sued Monday by two Canadians who lost 10 family members in the crash of a 737 MAX.

At contentious annual meeting, Boeing CEO defends 737 design

Dennis Muilenburg also took reporters’ questions — six in all — for the first time since two MAX crashes.

FAA could clear Boeing 737 MAX to fly again within weeks

Airlines would still need weeks to get their planes ready and their pilots trained.

American Airlines: $350M impact from 737 Max 8 grounding

The company operates 24 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in its fleet.

Boeing, in crisis, holds annual shareholders meeting Monday

One proposal up for a vote would require that different people serve as CEO and chairman.

How Boeing 737 Max’s grounding hits airlines and passengers

Canceled flights and swapped planes are disrupting summer travel plans.

Southwest CEO ‘not happy’ about Max crisis but backs Boeing

The airline denies having any interest in buying planes from rival planemaker, Airbus.

Pentagon watchdog clears acting chief Shanahan of wrongdoing

The acting Defense Secretary had faced allegations of favoring his former employer, Boeing Co.

Air Force bombers making temporary return to Grant County

Four B-52 bombers will be arriving in Moses Lake for a week of training exercises from May 14-16.