Aviation and space

Amtrak wants to remind you just how bad flying is

“The coach on Amtrak is better than the first-class product on any domestic airplane.”

Russian airline orders six 777s, helping bridge delivery gap

Boeing has just a handful of 777 delivery slots still to fill in 2019.

Boeing helps keep Dow positive as the other indexes struggle

CEO Dennis Muilenburg says the company expects to start delivering more planes.

Industry panel weighs rolling back aviation safety rules

Airlines have been fighting the rule requiring pilots to have more hours of flying experience.

Boeing to boost Dreamliner output from 12 to 14 a month

By Julie Johnsson / Bloomberg Boeing will raise production of its 787 Dreamliner in 2019 and bolster a key accounting measure that will improve the… Continue reading

UK tries to protect 4,500 Belfast jobs from Boeing trade row

The British government is trying to find a way to protect some 4,500 jobs in Belfast endangered by a trade dispute.… Continue reading

Inslee urges Boeing to build its new jet in Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday efforts are under way to ensure the new mid-size airplane on Boeing drawing boards is eventually built in… Continue reading

SpaceX launches Pentagon’s secretive autonomous space drone

In the Pentagon’s vast arsenal there is little quite like it: a super-secret space drone that looks like a miniature… Continue reading

Flights to escape Irma skyrocket to $3K

Miami native Lissette Diaz is frantically trying to fly her family out from South Florida in case… Continue reading

China will need 7,240 new airliners by 2036, Boeing predicts

Bloomberg Boeing raised its 20-year forecast for aircraft demand in China as economic growth and an expanding middle class spur travel in the world’s most-populous… Continue reading

France will start arming its military surveillance drones

France is set to arm drones that are currently used exclusively for surveillance and intelligence, a first for the French military,… Continue reading

Boeing, Airbus voice doubts on $23 billion supplier merger

Bloomberg Boeing and Airbus voiced concerns about a proposed tie-up of two leading suppliers Tuesday, potentially upsetting United Technologies’s $23 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins.… Continue reading

Illegal state aid? Key WTO ruling favors Boeing on 777X

Boeing notched a key victory in a years-long legal case against its European rival, Airbus, after an international body rejected the… Continue reading

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft nears a fiery plunge into Saturn

After 13 years of observing Saturn, its rings and its myriad moons, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is less than two… Continue reading

Russia hoping to boost arms sales after Syrian usage

Russia is hopeful that the new weapons it tested for the first time in Syria will lead to… Continue reading

Harvey’s havoc could cost airlines big; United hit hardest

By By Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times Hurricane Harvey’s flooding and high winds forced the cancellation and delay of more than 23,000 flights and closed… Continue reading

Finnish president: Trump’s talk of Boeing purchase is a ‘duck’

By Aaron Gregg / The Washington Post A competition to replace Finland’s aging fleet of fighter jets became an unexpected point of contention this week… Continue reading

Qantas challenges Airbus and Boeing to fly farther

By Dominic Gates / The Seattle Times Australian airline Qantas said it wants to introduce nonstop flights between Sydney and London in 2022 and will… Continue reading

Boeing wows Ryan: ‘I have never seen anything like this’

House Speaker Paul Ryan dropped by the Boeing plant in Everett on Thursday to pitch the Republican tax cut plan and wound up… Continue reading

Should NASA keep flying its big, expensive missions?

but they’re well worth it, according to a report published Thursday. The findings,… Continue reading