Paine Field

50 years after the 747 first flew, a 797 is on the horizon

50 years after the 747 first flew, a 797 is on the horizon

With eyes on the future, Boeing’s commemoration of an iconic but fading jumbo jet will be low-key.

50 years after the 747 first flew, a 797 is on the horizon
Passengers and workers await first Paine Field boarding call

Passengers and workers await first Paine Field boarding call

“For 10 years I’ve been promising myself I would be on that first flight,” says a reservation holder.

Passengers and workers await first Paine Field boarding call
2 Boeing tankers fly away to Kansas and Air Force service

2 Boeing tankers fly away to Kansas and Air Force service

They are the first of a planned fleet of 179 Everett-built KC-46 Pegasus airplanes.

2 Boeing tankers fly away to Kansas and Air Force service
Andy Bronson / The Herald                                The first of two KC-46 Pegasus tankers to be delivered to the U.S. Air Force is readied for a ceremony Thursday inside the main Boeing plant at Paine Field in Everett.

KC-46: Aerial gas station, troop transport, cargo carrier

As Boeing hands off the first Pegasus tankers to the Air Force, it’s easy to overlook their versatility.

Andy Bronson / The Herald                                The first of two KC-46 Pegasus tankers to be delivered to the U.S. Air Force is readied for a ceremony Thursday inside the main Boeing plant at Paine Field in Everett.
For a day, troubles are forgotten as Boeing delivers tankers

For a day, troubles are forgotten as Boeing delivers tankers

The company celebrated Thursday as it handed off two KC-46 Pegasus airplanes to the Air Force.

For a day, troubles are forgotten as Boeing delivers tankers
Federal shutdown delays start of airline service in Everett

Federal shutdown delays start of airline service in Everett

Key FAA officials, who must give a final OK to Paine Field passenger flights, are on furlough.

Federal shutdown delays start of airline service in Everett
Air Force accepts long-delayed, still-troubled Boeing tanker

Air Force accepts long-delayed, still-troubled Boeing tanker

Remaining flaws in the Everett-built KC-46A Pegasus relate to the aerial-refueling boom.

Air Force accepts long-delayed, still-troubled Boeing tanker
We’ve compiled timetables for Paine Field passenger service

We’ve compiled timetables for Paine Field passenger service

Schedules can change, but here are the planned airline departure and arrival times for Everett.

We’ve compiled timetables for Paine Field passenger service
Federal shutdown could delay Paine Field passenger flights

Federal shutdown could delay Paine Field passenger flights

The FAA says furloughs at the agency might postpone the final decision on Everett airline service.

Federal shutdown could delay Paine Field passenger flights
Boeing has its eye on 58 acres on west side of Paine Field

Boeing has its eye on 58 acres on west side of Paine Field

The airplane builder, which is vague about its plans, will have up to two years to study the site.

Boeing has its eye on 58 acres on west side of Paine Field
United flights to San Francisco and Denver begin March 31

United flights to San Francisco and Denver begin March 31

The carrier is now booking six flights a day from Paine Field. Alaska announced its schedule earlier.

United flights to San Francisco and Denver begin March 31
Visitors admire the tanks and planes in the new 30,000-square-foot hangar at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum at Paine Field on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Vintage war machines live on at Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage

Weeks after he died, his museum unveiled a new hangar to preserve stories of planes, tanks — and people.

Visitors admire the tanks and planes in the new 30,000-square-foot hangar at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum at Paine Field on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Alaska now selling tickets for Everett; Southwest bows out

Alaska now selling tickets for Everett; Southwest bows out

Service could start Feb. 11. Alaska Airlines has acquired Southwest Airlines’ gate times.

Alaska now selling tickets for Everett; Southwest bows out
What the airlines are planning for Paine Field in Everett

What the airlines are planning for Paine Field in Everett

If all goes as planned, three carriers will begin serving Snohomish County with 24 daily flights.

What the airlines are planning for Paine Field in Everett
Everett airline service gets one last airing, pro and con

Everett airline service gets one last airing, pro and con

The FAA’s required hearing on the impact of commercial flights at Paine Field was held Monday night.

Everett airline service gets one last airing, pro and con

Republic will manage Paine Field parking and valet service

The company has a five-year agreement with Propeller Airports, which is building the passenger terminal.

Workshop and hearing on commercial air service is Monday

Workshop and hearing on commercial air service is Monday

The FAA will hold an information session, then take public comment on airline plans for Paine Field.

Workshop and hearing on commercial air service is Monday
Help is wanted at Paine Field’s new passenger terminal

Help is wanted at Paine Field’s new passenger terminal

You can’t yet book a commercial flight from Everett, but you can apply for a job there.

Help is wanted at Paine Field’s new passenger terminal
Boeing leases aerospace gallery with lofty improvement plans

Boeing leases aerospace gallery with lofty improvement plans

The company is expected to invest millions of dollars in the former Future of Flight Aviation Center.

Boeing leases aerospace gallery with lofty improvement plans
One of nearly a dozen steamroller operators reverses down down the runway at Paine Field while workers check compaction of the new asphalt on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 in Everett, Wa. Workers spent the week milling and repaving a swath of the nearly two-mile runway that was 65 feet wide and 8,000 feet long. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Main runway at Paine Field gets a paving do-over

The airport reopened to jet traffic Monday after a week-long closure to repair an earlier repair.

One of nearly a dozen steamroller operators reverses down down the runway at Paine Field while workers check compaction of the new asphalt on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 in Everett, Wa. Workers spent the week milling and repaving a swath of the nearly two-mile runway that was 65 feet wide and 8,000 feet long. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
[flipp]