Aviation and space

Boeing earnings down 10% as 737 MAX uncertainty continues

“There was no surprise or gap or unknown here,” CEO Dennis Muilenburg said of the airplane’s design.

After loading passengers, San Juan Airlines pilot Rebecca Watson pulls chocks before piloting a Cessna 207 for an early morning flight out to the San Juan Islands from Bellingham International Airport on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in Bellingham, Wash. San Juan Airlines, which has flown small charter flights from Paine Field for decades, will begin twice-daily scheduled flights from Everett to the San Juan Islands on May 1.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Paine Field lands a 3rd airline, but this one flies Cessnas

San Juan Airlines begins scheduled passenger service from Everett to Friday Harbor on May 1.

After loading passengers, San Juan Airlines pilot Rebecca Watson pulls chocks before piloting a Cessna 207 for an early morning flight out to the San Juan Islands from Bellingham International Airport on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in Bellingham, Wash. San Juan Airlines, which has flown small charter flights from Paine Field for decades, will begin twice-daily scheduled flights from Everett to the San Juan Islands on May 1.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Boeing 1Q report will reveal financial impact of MAX crisis

The company on Wednesday will announce quarterly results that could foreshadow a very tough year.

New York Times: Shoddy work at Boeing’s South Carolina plant

Faulty parts were installed in some 787s, and metal shavings were often left inside the jets.

Why the Boeing 737 MAX software fix is taking so long

An update turned out to be more complicated than Boeing anticipated, both politically and technically.

Air Force evacuates 13 planes to Spokane to avoid storm

Fairchild Air Force Base can house displaced McConnell personnel and provide aircraft maintenance.

Panel: Pilots don’t need new simulator training for 737 MAX

Meanwhile, two groups are urging Boeing to appointment an independent chairman of the board.

EU threatens to tax $20 billion of US goods over Boeing aid

The U.S., meanwhile, was preparing tariffs on EU goods to offset EU subsidies for Airbus.

Trump says Boeing should re-brand the grounded 737 MAX

The president also tweeted that Boeing should “add some additional great features.”

Giant Stratolaunch aircraft lifts off from California

The company, founded by the late Paul G. Allen, will use the jet for air-launching small satellites.

Southwest doesn’t plan to use Boeing Max jets until August

Without a quick fix to the flight-control system, other airlines are also likely to follow.

Good luck finding a place to park at Sea-Tac

Spring break and long weekends turn the airport’s parking garage status from “full” to “challenging.”

Transportation secretary grilled on safety after 737 crashes

Elaine Chao testified on Capitol Hill: “The FAA itself acknowledges that they need to improve.”

Reports: Chinese carrier asking Boeing for compensation

China Eastern Airlines has “lodged claims” with Boeing over the grounding of the 737 MAX.

Boeing shareholder files class-action lawsuit over 737 MAX

He said he bought 300 Boeing shares in March and sold them weeks later, losing more than $14,000.

Boeing’s deliveries of popular jet tumble after grounding

The company delivered 149 planes in the first quarter, compaired to 184 last year.

In a broadside against Airbus, US pursues aircraft tariffs

The move follows separate WTO findings that both Boeing and Airbus are subsidized.

Bush Foundation wants retired Air Force One plane in museum

The Air Force is reviewing the request. Two planes are to be retired in 2025. Both are Boeing 747s.

They could stand the noise if Growlers stuck to flight path

Some folks might not understand the identified flight tracks, according to the Navy.