Aviation and space

Repealing Boeing’s big tax break could be a bumpy ride

It will be ended to avoid a trade dispute. But workers want Boeing to make changes if it’s later restored.

Delays in 737 Max certification flights may slow jet’s return

The ungrounding of the Boeing aircraft could be pushed to late June at the earliest, one source said.

Alaska Airlines will buy 200 new jets over the coming decade

The purchase includes many Boeing 737 Maxs, and maybe some Airbus A321 jets.

Debris found in fuel tanks of 70% of inspected 737 Max jets

Boeing said there’s no way to know how many planes have the same problem until they’re all inspected.

Boeing asks that its big state tax break be suspended

The company hopes the move will resolve a trade dispute involving European rival Airbus.

Boeing finds debris in wing fuel tanks of several 737 Maxs

The company did not say what the objects were found, but one report said they included tools and rags.

Anti-noise group seeks halt to Growlers at Coupeville field

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is in the process of increasing training flights by 400 percent.

Some dissent emerges on new engineering contract with Boeing

“This is being shoved down our throats,” said one SPEEA council rep.

FAA faces dilemma over 737 Max wiring flaw that Boeing missed

The vulnerability could lead to an emergency similar to the one that brought down two jets.

Everett’s new passenger terminal gets some national love

Paine Field was voted 8th-best among a selection of small airports, some of which aren’t all that small.

United pushes back expected return of grounded Boeing planes

United, Southwest and American are bracing for a second straight summer without their Max planes.

Boeing and engineering union agree on new, extended contract

The board of SPEEA will recommend the proposal to its 18,000 members in the Puget Sound area.

Airbus CEO sees no short-term benefit from Boeing Max woes

The European planemaker’s competing A320 is sold out through 2025.

Virus outbreak in China poses a new problem for Boeing

A number of deliveries are ready for Chinese customers who “cannot come to Seattle to take delivery.”

Boeing wins zero orders and delivers just 13 jets in January

Airbus by comparison had a big order month, winning net orders for 274 commercial aircraft.

Feds sue King County over deportation ban at Boeing Field

Immigration officials have been forced to transport detainees to and from the Yakima airport via bus.

Faulty software could have doomed Boeing’s Starliner capsule

Meanwhile, SpaceX successfully completed a launch abort test last month at Cape Canaveral.

Readers weigh in on more desired flights out of Paine Field

Results as of 1:59 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7. (Poll opened Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 8 a.m.)

Boeing is fixing a new software bug on the 737 Max

It involves a warning light for the horizontal stabilizer trim system.

Alaska Airlines will launch Everett-to-Boise service in June

To accommodate the schedule, the airline will cut the number of daily departures to Portland to two.

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