Aviation and space

Pilot killed in crash of small plane in South Dakota

The pilot originally departed from Everett, but he was diverted to Sioux Falls because of thunderstorms.

Boeing lines up plane sales once meant for Russian carrier

Boeing lines up plane sales once meant for Russian carrier

One agreement could add new orders for 777Xs and 787 Dreamliners by the end of this month.

Boeing lines up plane sales once meant for Russian carrier
SpaceX captures the flag, beating Boeing in cosmic contest

SpaceX captures the flag, beating Boeing in cosmic contest

Elon Musk’s company is the first private firm to launch a crew to the International Space Station.

SpaceX captures the flag, beating Boeing in cosmic contest
Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum will close — for now

Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum will close — for now

The fate of the vintage aircraft museum that featured Paul Allen’s private collection is up in the air.

Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum will close — for now
Boeing cutting more than 12,000 jobs with layoffs, buyouts

Boeing cutting more than 12,000 jobs with layoffs, buyouts

The company said it will lay off 6,770 workers this week, and another 5,520 are taking buyouts.

Boeing cutting more than 12,000 jobs with layoffs, buyouts
Boeing workers cope with the virus threat as layoffs loom

Boeing workers cope with the virus threat as layoffs loom

Five weeks after they returned to work, Boeing workers say measures inside the plants are mostly working.

Boeing workers cope with the virus threat as layoffs loom
FAA says it will let Boeing employees vouch for plane safety

FAA says it will let Boeing employees vouch for plane safety

The agency defended the current system but identified areas for improvement. Some lawmakers disagree.

FAA says it will let Boeing employees vouch for plane safety
Boeing workers donate $170,000 to Snohomish County groups

Boeing workers donate $170,000 to Snohomish County groups

The Boeing Employees Community Fund helps local nonprofits afford food, equipment and services.

Boeing workers donate $170,000 to Snohomish County groups
Paine Field terminal to close for 71 days of ramp repairs

Paine Field terminal to close for 71 days of ramp repairs

Alaska is down to one departure per day due to the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on travel.

Paine Field terminal to close for 71 days of ramp repairs
Alaska Airlines cuts Paine Field departures to one per day

Alaska Airlines cuts Paine Field departures to one per day

Commercial air service at small and regional airports, including Everett’s, has dwindled or vanished.

Alaska Airlines cuts Paine Field departures to one per day
Boeing goes another month without a single airliner order

Boeing goes another month without a single airliner order

Airlines are canceling thousands of flights while passengers remain too scared to fly.

Boeing goes another month without a single airliner order

Seattle Times wins Pulitzer Prize for Boeing 737 Max coverage

The accolade was awarded to reporters Dominic Gates, Steve Miletich, Mike Baker and Lewis Kamb.

Lufthansa in ‘tense’ talks with Boeing, Airbus plane deferrals

Lufthansa in ‘tense’ talks with Boeing, Airbus plane deferrals

The group has 40 outstanding orders for 777X and 787 Dreamliner models.

Lufthansa in ‘tense’ talks with Boeing, Airbus plane deferrals
Alaska Airlines to require passengers to wear masks

Alaska Airlines to require passengers to wear masks

The airline is also blocking middle seats on large planes and aisle seats on small ones through May.

Alaska Airlines to require passengers to wear masks
Everett misses out again: Lesser airports got a $17M bonus

Everett misses out again: Lesser airports got a $17M bonus

Due to puzzling technicalities, busy Paine Field has had little luck with the federal bailout.

Everett misses out again: Lesser airports got a $17M bonus
Boeing gets $50 billion in bond orders to boost crisis cash

Boeing gets $50 billion in bond orders to boost crisis cash

The airplane manufacturer is burning through the most money it ever has with travel at a standstill.

Boeing gets $50 billion in bond orders to boost crisis cash
Boeing to cut local workforce by up to 15% after huge loss

Boeing to cut local workforce by up to 15% after huge loss

The company will reduce production of 787s and 777s and very slowly resume work on the 737 Max.

Boeing to cut local workforce by up to 15% after huge loss
Boeing directors elected despite concerns by advisory firms

Boeing directors elected despite concerns by advisory firms

Two proxy advisers warned shareholders to support CEO David Calhoun “with caution.”

Boeing directors elected despite concerns by advisory firms
Airbus CEO warns workers it’s bleeding cash and needs cuts

Airbus CEO warns workers it’s bleeding cash and needs cuts

Both Airbus and Boeing are preparing for job cuts as they gauge the depth of the downturn.

Airbus CEO warns workers it’s bleeding cash and needs cuts
Boeing: Newly confirmed virus in Everett workforce is no risk

Boeing: Newly confirmed virus in Everett workforce is no risk

The 2 employees stayed home after falling ill in mid-March. Their test results just came through.

Boeing: Newly confirmed virus in Everett workforce is no risk
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