Paine Field

Boeing flies 787, again not for battery tests

For the second time this week, Boeing is put the 787 in the air Wednesday for testing unrelated to the jet’s redesigned battery system. “This… Continue reading

Introduction to Paine Field

Last month, Snohomish County officials revealed a rough plan to entice the Boeing Co. or some other aerospace firm with a shovel-ready factory site on… Continue reading

Here’s your chance to ‘pilot’ a DC-3 from Paine Field

Here’s a chance to pilot a historic Douglas DC-3. And you don’t need to have ever flown before. The Historic Flight Foundation is… Continue reading

Quick permits promised for a Boeing 777X factory

Four weeks. That’s how quickly state and local officials are committing to hand over permits for a new 777X facility at or near… Continue reading

2 county airports get nearly $2 million in grants

The Arlington Municipal Airport and Paine Field are receiving nearly $2 million in federal grants to make the airports safe, Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., announced… Continue reading

See incredible flying machines at Paine Field

a B-25D Mitchell, F7F… Continue reading

State, local leaders take steps to land 777X

Boeing Co. officials merely need to ask for permits to add a 777X wing fabrication site in Snohomish County and their wish will… Continue reading

Allegiant Air refuses terms for terminal at Paine Field

Plans for passenger air service from Paine Field appear dead, at least for now. Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, the primary carrier interested in… Continue reading

County considers $8M bet on Boeing at Paine Field

Snohomish County officials are weighing an $8 million bet at Paine Field — the cost of preparing an industrial site at the airport… Continue reading

Future mechanics welcome a donated 727

“That’s ours!” Future airplane mechanics at Everett Community College shouted their welcome at Paine Field on Thursday as pilots from FedEx Express landed… Continue reading

Aviation Technical Services has new, local owners

Aviation Technical Services, a Paine Field-based maintenance, repair and overhaul company, announced Friday that its executives and other investors have bought ATS from… Continue reading

Tiny Allegiant Air thrives on low costs, high fees

There are no sure things in this city — with one exception: Allegiant Air. While other U.S. airlines have struggled over the… Continue reading

Inslee picks panel to make pitch for 777X jobs

Gov. Jay Inslee is enlisting a dozen Democratic and Republican lawmakers in the state’s effort to convince the Boeing Co. to design and… Continue reading

Aerospace race is real, state leaders warn

Matt Yerbic is bullish on aerospace in Washington, but that has not deterred people in other states from courting one of the owners… Continue reading

State perks set, now union to vote on Boeing 777X offer

A couple hundred Machinist union members held an unofficial rally Monday outside their union hall near Paine Field to protest a contract extension… Continue reading

Shutdown threatens Washington aerospace jobs

The partial shutdown of the federal government is threatening aerospace jobs in Washington, an Everett company says. Aviation Technical Services, the locally owned maintenance, repair… Continue reading

Future in doubt for iconic Boeing 747

For decades, the Boeing 747 was the Queen of the Skies. But the glamorous double-decker jumbo jet that revolutionized air travel and shrunk the globe… Continue reading

Runway at county airport to reopen Thursday

The Snohomish County Airport, better known as Paine Field, plans a formal reopening for its general aviation runway Thursday now that major upgrades… Continue reading

First flight of Boeing 787-9 scheduled for 10 a.m.

The Boeing Co. said late Monday that the first flight of the 787-9 was scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, with the plane departing Paine Field… Continue reading

5-hour first flight of Boeing’s stretched 787-9

SEATTLE — Five hours and 15 minutes will get you to the East Coast, but Boeing Flight 001 on Tuesday never left the state. Instead,… Continue reading