Aviation and space

Homeland Security is issuing hacking alert for small planes

Plane owners are being advised to restrict unauthorized physical access to their aircraft.

Boeing drops out of ‘unfair’ Pentagon nuclear missile program

That leaves Northrop Grumman as the sole bidder for a program worth tens of billions of dollars.

Profit flat as Southwest takes $175 million hit from Max jet

The airline is talking to Boeing about compensation for the grounding.

American expects grounded jet to cut profit by $400 million

The world’s biggest airline has struggled with thousands of cancelations this summer.

Boeing CEO raises possibility of pausing Max production

The company reported Wednesday that it suffered a second-quarter loss of nearly $3 billion.

Oak Harbor mayor asks AG to dismiss Growler lawsuit

He said the majority of people on Whidbey “do not consider Navy noise to be a bad noise.”

Gallery: We missed an entire day of moon news back in 1969!

The Herald then did not have a Sunday edition — a real disadvantage during the Apollo 11 mission.

Boeing will take a $4.9 billion charge over grounded 737 Max

The mounting costs will cause a $5.6 billion reduction in revenue and pre-tax earnings for the second quarter.

Did extended tax break get Boeing to build 777X in Everett?

Maybe, maybe not. A new state report says it’s not clear if it was an incentive, and Boeing won’t say.

6 minutes: Man haunted by family’s final moments on 737 Max

Paul Njoroge says several demands must be met before the Boeing plane is allowed to fly again.

3 US airlines don’t expect to fly the 737 Max before November

American, United and Southwest are waiting for the government to sign off on a Boeing software fix.

United will scrap 8,000 flights due to grounded Boeing jets

The airline said it will drop its 14 Max jets from the schedule until Nov. 3.

Senate committee approves FAA nominee over Dem objections

The former Delta executive is accused of retaliating against a pilot who reported safety concerns.

Washington sues Navy over noisy Growlers on Whidbey Island

AG Bob Ferguson says the jets’ impacts on human health and the environment was not properly analyzed.

Boeing deliveries of 737 tumble in 2nd quarter

The news comes after Boeing said a Saudi airline canceled a $5.9B order in favor of a deal with Airbus.

Maria Cantwell will vote against Trump’s nominee to lead FAA

Stephen Dickson faces criticism about his tenure at Delta Air Lines during a whistleblower lawsuit.

Senators Cantwell and Murray want more staffing at Sea-Tac

When a new facility opens, the airport will have twice as many international arrival gates.

Some Kenyan families reject Boeing’s compensation for crash

A lawyer for the families said they are not pursuing compensation from Ethiopian Airways.

Tuesday was World UFO Day; Washington has had many reports

There have been eight sightings on Whidbey alone since a reporting center began recording data in 1947.