Aviation and space

Qatar Airways CEO takes delivery of a 737 at Paine Field

The Renton-built 737 Max 8 is the first of 20 for rebranded Air Italy, now a Qatar Airways holding.

Small chopper to hitch a ride to Mars with NASA’s next rover

The helicopter’s blades will encounter far less atmosphere than they would on Earth.

New SpaceX rocket tweaked for use over and over again

Falcon 9 rockets are redesigned to allow for many uses and quicker turnarounds.

Sanctions on Iran could cost US, European companies billions

The leaders of Britain, France and Germany tried but failed to persuade Trump to stick with the deal.

Boeing wasn’t counting on potential Iran deal worth billions

As sanctions resume, it appears Airbus has more to lose in terms of firm orders and deliveries.

Boeing vows much-delayed tankers will be delivered this year

Disagreeing with an openly skeptical federal government, the company says success is in sight.

Transport plane that crashed in Georgia was on final trip

Adjutant General: Puerto Rico has “the oldest planes on inventory” of all U.S. National Guard planes.

Spike in ‘minor’ aviation accidents a ‘leading indicator’

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer says they’re among the problems the military should examine.

Mukilteo plans aerospace program for girls ages 12-16

Girls who will attend middle school or high school this fall are eligible to apply.

The air traffic control tower is in sight as a plane takes off from San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco in 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

FAA: Pilots to blame for 3 San Francisco airport close-calls

The agency re-certified the airport last week after an in-depth review of its operations.

The air traffic control tower is in sight as a plane takes off from San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco in 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Cracked window forces Southwest 737 to land in Cleveland

There were no reports of injuries after Flight 957 landed safely.

5 dead after military plane crashes in Georgia

The C-130 belonged to the Puerto Rico National Guard and was bound for Arizona.

Trump hails bravery of crew, passengers aboard damaged 737

The pilot, Capt. Tammie Jo Shults, has earned praise for helping prevent a far worse outcome.

FAA orders more jet engine fan blade inspections

The agency is calling for more frequent inspections of 3,716 CFM56-7B engines on U.S. airplanes.

Boeing bets again on parts and services with big acquisition

The company is buying aerospace parts distributor KLX for $3.25 billion, plus the assumption of debt.

Southwest plane in Everett for repairs after fatal accident

The twin-engine Boeing 737 was reportedly flown to Paine Field on Monday.

Boeing in competition to build the Navy’s MQ-25 flying tanker

The contract, which does not yet have a set dollar amount, is to be awarded this summer.

Trip to moon? NASA’s only lunar rover just got canceled

It was in the concept formulation stage for potential launch in the 2020s.

Boeing plans increase in 767 production, bullish on outlook

Puget Sound-area factories look set to remain very busy even as 777 production dips.

Flight attendant sues SkyWest, says pilot assaulted her

She says a captain drugged her after they attended an Edmonton Oilers hockey game in Alberta.