Aviation and space

Boeing training pilots ask to decertify union

The company gave a 25% pay raise exclusively to its nonunion pilots. Union pilots didn’t like that.

Boeing considers taking on more debt to cover 737 Max costs

The Wall Street Journal reports that costs stemming from the Max grounding are increasing.

American Airlines vows to share Boeing proceeds with workers

The airline estimated that the grounding of the Max 737 will cut its pretax income by $540 million.

737 crisis leaves Boeing badly behind in race with Airbus

With loss of a previous strategic advantage, this disastrous year will be followed by a precarious 2020.

Another executive departs as Boeing tries to correct course

Mike Luttig was Boeing’s general counsel from 2006 until this spring.

Boeing documents sent to Congress called ‘very disturbing’

The records appear to show efforts to ensure production plans “were not diverted by regulators.”

For Boeing’s new CEO, saving the Max is only the first hurdle

David Calhoun is taking over during one of the bleakest chapters in Boeing’s 103-year history.

Boeing discloses new set of 737 Max messages to regulators

The Federal Aviation Administration has not commented on the content of newly revealed emails.

Board ousts CEO ‘to repair relationships’ amid Boeing crisis

Dennis Muilenburg is out. “A change in leadership was necessary to restore confidence,” the company said.

Alaska Airlines bag-handler shortage creates holiday havoc

As many as 6,000 travelers were affected, with about 40 arriving airplanes delayed at Sea-Tac Airport.

United pulls 737 Max until June, adding to Boeing woes

And Spirit AeroSystems, which builds fuselages for Boeing, will end deliveries intended for the Max.

Boeing capsule launches to wrong orbit, skips space station

It was supposed to be a crucial dress rehearsal for next year’s inaugural launch with astronauts.

Whidbey jet noise to be monitored by Armed Services Committee

Loud Growlers flown out of NAS Whidbey have long been a contentious issue for area communities.

As Boeing halts Max output, Airbus can’t build jets fast enough

The European planemaker has had to offer a wide range of cabin layouts that has complicated assembly.

Boeing’s 737 halt likely to cause temporary dent in U.S. GDP

“It’s hard for one company to leave a lasting imprint” on the economy, one analyst said.

737 workers are relieved, for now, but much is uncertain

In Renton, the no-layoff plan was “good news.” But the Max production pause will be bad for suppliers.

Boeing to indefinitely suspend 737 Max production in January

In a news release, the company said there are no furloughs or layoffs planned.

Boeing rival Airbus buys Mukilteo robotics company

MTM Robotics will become a subsidiary of Airbus but will continue to serve other aerospace companies.

FAA concerned over pressure by Boeing for quick return of Max

The grounding of the 737 jet after the two crashes is costing the planemaker and airlines billions.

Qantas chooses Airbus over Boeing for ultra-long-range plane

Boeing’s disadvantage was the fading chance of its 777-8X being available in time.

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