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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
Sea-Tac Airport will lose $251 million in 2020 amid pandemic

Sea-Tac Airport will lose $251 million in 2020 amid pandemic

The losses are mainly from retail and dining rents, parking, car rentals and ground transportation.

Sea-Tac Airport will lose $251 million in 2020 amid pandemic
Air Force: Boeing can fix flawed $44 billion KC-46 tanker

Air Force: Boeing can fix flawed $44 billion KC-46 tanker

It had been discovered that shadows or the glare of the sun sometimes can hamper the 3D cameras’ view.

Air Force: Boeing can fix flawed $44 billion KC-46 tanker
Wary Boeing workers return to the assembly lines in Everett

Wary Boeing workers return to the assembly lines in Everett

Promising vigorous cleaning and social distancing, the company has opened facilities throughout the state.

Wary Boeing workers return to the assembly lines in Everett
GE cuts 737 Max order in new blow to best-selling Boeing jet

GE cuts 737 Max order in new blow to best-selling Boeing jet

Both companies have announced cost cuts and curtailed operations amid the virus outbreak.

GE cuts 737 Max order in new blow to best-selling Boeing jet
Boeing to resume Washington airplane production next week

Boeing to resume Washington airplane production next week

More than 27,000 employees are expected to return to work in Everett and Renton starting Monday.

Boeing to resume Washington airplane production next week
Boeing woes point to steep job cuts and slashed production

Boeing woes point to steep job cuts and slashed production

The company invested $1 billion in 777X wing plant in Everett. Walking away from it seems unlikely.

Boeing woes point to steep job cuts and slashed production
Paine Field to get a paltry amount of airport stimulus money

Paine Field to get a paltry amount of airport stimulus money

Federal grants are based on 2018 passenger counts. Unfortunately, Everett passenger service began in 2019.

Paine Field to get a paltry amount of airport stimulus money
Boeing’s order book shrinks as struggling buyers cancel 737s

Boeing’s order book shrinks as struggling buyers cancel 737s

The company lost orders for 150 Renton-built 737 Max aircraft last month.

Boeing’s order book shrinks as struggling buyers cancel 737s
Airlines cut Paine Field departures to a handful a day

Airlines cut Paine Field departures to a handful a day

Alaska Airlines is down to four daily Everett departures. United is flying once or twice.

Airlines cut Paine Field departures to a handful a day
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