Aviation and space

SpaceX is suing the government again, but it’s a secret why

The company said the suit contains “confidential and proprietary information.”

Aviation’s impact on climate is big issue in world elections

Earlier this year, European travel agencies first started to notice a drop in flight bookings.

Was pilot error a factor in the Boeing 737 Max crashes?

Some pilots say yes, but others say that view is unrealistic and reflects American aviation arrogance.

Paine Field is no ‘Sea-Tac north’: Airline service is win-win

After dire predictions, the new airport passenger terminal seems to be delivering as promised.

Boeing finishes software update for grounded 737 Max

The next big step is a certification flight with Federal Aviation Administration representatives aboard.

Alaska floatplanes collided at 3,300 feet; victims identified

None of the dead were from Washington state.

FAA chief defends handling of Boeing 737 Max safety approval

The acting administrator testified before a House subcommittee chaired by Rick Larsen, D-Everett.

Navy pilot tried to scribble out contrails depicting phallus

Two junior officers ar Naval Air Station Whidbey Island were investigated for the prank in Okanogan.

Boeing altered key switches in 737 Max cockpit

That move closed an option that could have helped the Ethiopian Airline pilots regain control.

Vintage DC-3 plane is bound for Europe on D-Day anniversary

The Historic Flight Foundation’s John Sessions is flying again after a serious crash last summer.

Some fliers plan to avoid Boeing 737 Max for a year or more

A survey found that only 20 percent would immediately fly on the plane after the grounding.

The CEO of Propeller Airports takes a ground-level approach

Paine Field passenger-terminal developer Brett Smith is being honored for landing the airlines.

Boeing pressured FAA-authorized engineers on safety issues

They say the company sought to limit testing so it could meet schedules and keep costs down.

Safety was ‘a given’: Inside the boardroom amid Boeing’s crisis

The decision-making of Boeing’s board is under scrutiny after two crashes of the 737 Max.

Boeing says it didn’t tell airlines that safety alert was off

On Sunday, the company issued a statement about the “disagree light” on Boeing 737 Max models.

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.