Aviation and space

Law firm says it settled some cases involving Boeing crashes

Plaintiffs in the Lion Air cases agreed to enter mediation. Families of Ethiopian Airlines victims did not.

Aircraft mechanics training programs are booming

Boeing estimates there will be demand for 193,000 aircraft mechanics over the next 20 years.

FAA misled Congress on Boeing 737 Max, probe finds

Safety inspectors who worked on training requirements for Boeing 737 Max pilots were “underqualified.”

Boeing workers give big dollars to support local nonprofits

The Boeing Employees Community Fund gives $500,000 to the YMCA of Snohomish County.

France floats tariffs on US goods amid Airbus-Boeing dispute

The World Trade Organization ruled in May that Europe illegally subsidized Airbus, hurting Boeing.

FAA chief says he’ll test Boeing’s MAX changes this week

The former 737 pilot and Delta Air Lines executive will conduct the test in a flight simulator.

Attorney general chalks up win in lawsuit against Navy

The Navy will work to clarify the potential effects Growlers may have on marbled murrelets.

House leaders want to talk to employees who worked on 737 Max

Rep. Rick Larsen and Oregon Rep. DeFazio formally requested interviews with several Boeing workers.

Air Force finds another problem with Boeing’s KC-46 tanker

Cargo locks on the bottom of the floor of the Everett-built aircraft became unlocked during a recent flight.

737 Max return to service might be ‘phased,’ CEO concedes

Europe’s air safety regulator is concerned about the plane’s certification process.

Inslee passes up a chance to confront corporate ‘blackmail’

The governor skipped a meeting about tax breaks he said Boeing squeezed out of the state.

Boeing 737 Max jet to face separate test by EU regulators

The possible requirement of new equipment would significantly complicate the plane’s return to service.

Europe’s 737 Max test-flight plan highlights rift with FAA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency also says Boeing’s redesign still has “integrity issues.”

Spirit of St. Louis replica to make its first public flight

A replica of the plane that Charles Lindbergh flew will take off Sunday from the Arlington airport.

Door explodes in ground test on Boeing 777X at Everett plant

The accident happened Thursday during the final test as part of the plane’s certification by the FAA.

Ex-Boeing official in 737 Max probe won’t turn over documents

Mark Forkner reportedly had suggested to the FAA that MCAS not be included in the pilot manual.

American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging flight

A criminal complaint says he wanted to earn some overtime pay fixing the Boeing 737-800.

‘Clawback’ could make a comeback in aerospace tax break debate

Boeing and other firms rebut an auditor’s claim that it’s unclear if incentives are spurring job growth.

European safety agency has strict demands for Boeing 737 Max

The EASA is demanding stability during extreme maneuvers with the flight-control system on and off.

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