Aviation and space

Boeing 787's in various stages of assembly at Boeing's Everett Plant on April 29, 2017 in Everett. (The Boeing Co.)

A brief timeline of the Boeing 787

Here’s a look back at two decades of ups and downs for one of Boeing’s marquee airplanes.

Boeing 787's in various stages of assembly at Boeing's Everett Plant on April 29, 2017 in Everett. (The Boeing Co.)
Boeing workers walk to and from their cars during a shift change on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

It’s official: Everett to lose Boeing 787 line, 100s of jobs

Boeing confirmed Thursday it will move all production of the 787 Dreamliner to South Carolina.

Boeing workers walk to and from their cars during a shift change on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A Boeing 737 MAX jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, takes off on a test flight from Boeing Field, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Seattle. The MAX was grounded worldwide in early March 2019 after the second of two fatal accidents that together killed 346 people aboard almost-new aircraft. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

FAA chief tests changes to Boeing’s grounded 737 Max

The revamped jetliner was set to take off from the former Boeing Field in Seattle for a 2-hour flight.

A Boeing 737 MAX jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, takes off on a test flight from Boeing Field, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Seattle. The MAX was grounded worldwide in early March 2019 after the second of two fatal accidents that together killed 346 people aboard almost-new aircraft. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Worker cheer and wave as Boeing's 787 Dreamliner takes off from Paine Field Tuesday morning on Dec. 15, 2009. (Justin Best/ The Herald

Report: Boeing will end 787 Dreamliner production in Everett

Boeing declined comment on a WSJ story saying the passenger jet’s assembly will move to South Carolina.

Worker cheer and wave as Boeing's 787 Dreamliner takes off from Paine Field Tuesday morning on Dec. 15, 2009. (Justin Best/ The Herald
FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. A U.S. House committee is questioning whether Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration have recognized problems that caused two deadly 737 Max jet crashes and if either organization will be willing to make significant changes to fix them. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Lawmakers propose new rules targeting Boeing’s safety issues

A panel of officials would review the company’s use of workers to perform safety analysis for the FAA.

FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. A U.S. House committee is questioning whether Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration have recognized problems that caused two deadly 737 Max jet crashes and if either organization will be willing to make significant changes to fix them. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Boeing year-end goal for 737 max return gets boost in Europe

Boeing year-end goal for 737 max return gets boost in Europe

The company agreed to install a synthetic sensor on the next version of the plane — the 737 Max 10.

Boeing year-end goal for 737 max return gets boost in Europe
State asking Boeing what will keep 787 production in Everett

State asking Boeing what will keep 787 production in Everett

Closing that production line could cost thousands of local jobs.

State asking Boeing what will keep 787 production in Everett
Paine Field gets $5M grant to remedy a CARES Act oversight
Paine Field gets $5M grant to remedy a CARES Act oversight
Amazon’s buying spree of used planes goes against green pledge

Amazon’s buying spree of used planes goes against green pledge

Airlines are being spurred to hasten the retirement of their oldest, fuel-guzzling aircraft.

Amazon’s buying spree of used planes goes against green pledge
Commentary: The 737 Max debacle won’t be the end of Boeing

Commentary: The 737 Max debacle won’t be the end of Boeing

The plane may actually be the bright spot in Boeing’s airliners business.

Commentary: The 737 Max debacle won’t be the end of Boeing
Panel blasts Boeing, FAA for ‘horrific culmination’ of failures

Panel blasts Boeing, FAA for ‘horrific culmination’ of failures

Investigators found that the company had a financial incentive to avoid more pilot training.

Panel blasts Boeing, FAA for ‘horrific culmination’ of failures
‘Better with Boeing’ campaign aims to keep 787 assembly here

‘Better with Boeing’ campaign aims to keep 787 assembly here

A new marketing effort hopes to persuade the company to keep Dreamliner work in Everett.

‘Better with Boeing’ campaign aims to keep 787 assembly here
737 Max engineer didn’t know details of flight control system

737 Max engineer didn’t know details of flight control system

The program’s leaders only assumed pilots would react differently to the triggering of the MCAS.

737 Max engineer didn’t know details of flight control system
Boeing 737 Max moves another step closer to returning

Boeing 737 Max moves another step closer to returning

Test flights were performed from Vancouver to get around coronavirus-related U.S. travel curbs.

Boeing 737 Max moves another step closer to returning
Boeing finds new problem with 787 that will delay deliveries

Boeing finds new problem with 787 that will delay deliveries

The company also released data showing the tally of lost 737 Max orders this year is now approaching 1,000.

Boeing finds new problem with 787 that will delay deliveries
Manufacturing defect leads Boeing to ground eight 787s

Manufacturing defect leads Boeing to ground eight 787s

The company said it notified the FAA and is trying to determine the cause of the problem.

Manufacturing defect leads Boeing to ground eight 787s
Company related to Bezos’ space venture lands in Arlington

Company related to Bezos’ space venture lands in Arlington

Casting Operations, which is affiliated with Blue Origin of Kent, is building on six acres near the airport.

Company related to Bezos’ space venture lands in Arlington
Boeing Max breakthrough has key Europe tests set for Canada

Boeing Max breakthrough has key Europe tests set for Canada

The move gets around health-related U.S. travel restrictions.

Boeing Max breakthrough has key Europe tests set for Canada
Alaska Airlines anticipates more flights from Paine Field

Alaska Airlines anticipates more flights from Paine Field

In the weeks since service resumed, passenger volume shows promise, an airline executive says.

Alaska Airlines anticipates more flights from Paine Field
Saving Everett’s 787 line ‘worth a try,’ but it’s a heavy lift

Saving Everett’s 787 line ‘worth a try,’ but it’s a heavy lift

If Boeing decides to consolidate production of the model, South Carolina has a very strong case.

Saving Everett’s 787 line ‘worth a try,’ but it’s a heavy lift
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