Aviation and space

Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, fears it could hit production

The virus gains access to a network and attacks computer software using “ransomware.”

Drone nearly hits Boeing 777-200 landing in New Zealand

It was about 16 feet from the plane at a point when it was impossible to take evasive action.

Self-taught, Flat Earth rocketeer blasts off into sky

“I’m tired of people saying I chickened out and didn’t build a rocket.”

Not a UFO alien, 6-8-inch tall mystery girl was a human

The remains were found in 2003 near a church in an abandoned Chilean village.

United gives $10,000 travel voucher to ‘bumped’ passenger

But the airline drew the line at letting her into one of its airport lounges.

Stocks tumble on trade fears; SP has worst week in 2 years

A trade war could damage the global economy and slash profits at big U.S. exporters like Boeing.

Trump orders huge tariffs on China, raises trade war worries

Business groups worry China will target U.S. exports of aircraft, soybeans and other products.

Somers sees Paine Field as focal point of a thriving county

In an annual speech, he also acknowledged challenges such as opioid addiction, crime and homelessness.

Tesla’s Elon Musk could earn $55 billion over 10 years

Tesla Inc. shareholders have approved a mammoth 10-year pay package for Chief Executive Elon Musk. A Tesla representative said… Continue reading

Boeing CEO Muilenburg’s total compensation rose to $18.5M

That’s up from just over $15 million a year earlier. It includes the value of stock awards in 2017.

Boeing’s an early casualty as investors dig in for trade war

The company’s share price is headed toward its biggest weekly slump in more than two years.

Lawsuit: TSA searching digital devices on domestic flights

The civil rights group says it filed two Freedom of Information Act requests that were ignored.

Boeing’s newest 737 Max makes first flight over Seattle

Prospects for the new aircraft — the Max 7 — are hazy, as low-cost carriers migrated to larger models.

Co-pilot sues Alaska Airlines, says flight captain raped her

The plaintiff alleges she blacked out after the captain gave her wine at a hotel lounge.

Some workers want union vote at South Carolina Boeing plant

At issue is whether 178 flight readiness technicians and inspectors can vote on whether to join.

Nepal plane crash came after confused pilot-airport chatter

The pilot reportedly did not follow instructions and approached the airport’s runway from the wrong direction.

Geometric clusters of cyclones churn over Jupiter’s poles

New data could help scientists determine the depth of the planet’s Great Red Spot.

Rolls-Royce spends millions of dollars to repair 787 engines

Turbine blades inside the engines are corroding faster than expected.

Bones found in 1940 seem to be Amelia Earhart’s, study says

The bones are lost, but measurements of her skull, arm and leg remain.

The FAA has bungled a $36-billion project, report says

More than $7 billion in federal funds have already been spent on the GPS-based NextGen program.