Transportation

Exports surge 29 percent at Everett port

The Port of Everett is the second-fastest growing port on the West Coast when it comes to the value of products exported as… Continue reading

FAA authorizes special 787 test flights for batteries

The Boeing Co. will be allowed to conduct test flights of the grounded 787 model to gather additional data, federal regulators said Thursday. “These test… Continue reading

Where Alaska wants to fly from Paine Field

Alaska Airlines wants to fly passengers to Honolulu, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and other West Coast destinations from Everett’s Paine Field. Flying to… Continue reading

Automakers hope to rev up sales of diesel vehicles

Drivers in the U.S. are discovering what Europeans have known for years: Diesel engines are powerful and still get eye-popping fuel economy, especially at highway… Continue reading

Durable daypack is the perfect size

Name: ECBC Harpoon Daypack B7101 What it is: It’s the ultimate “personal bag” for someone who travels with just a carry-on and personal bag. It… Continue reading

Paine Field terminal will go ahead, exec says on Facebook

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon, who has opposed commercial flights at Paine Field, on Friday announced to his friends and followers on social… Continue reading

Sound Transit sets all-time record

Sound Transit set an all-time annual ridership record in 2012 with 28 million boardings on its commuter trains, buses and light rail. Average weekday boardings… Continue reading

U.N. agency may limit shipping of aircraft batteries

WASHINGTON — A U.N. agency that sets global aviation safety standards is moving to prevent aircraft batteries like the one that caught fire on a… Continue reading

Micro crystals probed by NTSB in 787 battery fire

Tiny crystals that can cause lithium-ion batteries to short-circuit and fail are among areas under investigation in Boeing Co. 787 fire and smoke… Continue reading

Aerospace group backs airline flights at Paine Field

LYNNWOOD — The effort to begin commercial flights to Paine Field has the backing of the board of the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance, an influential… Continue reading

American Airlines, US Airways boards OK merger

DALLAS — American Airlines and US Airways agreed Wednesday to a merger that will create the world’s biggest airline. The deal caps a turbulent period… Continue reading

2013 Audi Allroad gets more power, better mileage

The Audi Allroad is back on the job after a seven-year sabbatical during which it was replaced by the A4 Avant. For 2013 the Avant… Continue reading

Yakima County gives up interest in airport to city

Yakima County commissioners voted Tuesday to give up the county’s half-interest in the Yakima Air Terminal and turn the whole operation over to… Continue reading

Coal company rapped by research group

An environmental research group says an Australian company seeking to ramp up U.S. coal shipments to Asia has financial problems that could… Continue reading

Poland’s 787s grounded through October

WARSAW, Poland — Polish airline LOT said Thursday it is keeping its Boeing 787 Dreamliners grounded through October while the U.S. company tries to solve… Continue reading

Merged airlines affirm Boeing, Airbus orders to refresh fleet

American Airlines and US Airways said Thursday they will follow through on orders for new planes from Boeing and Airbus, rejuvenating fleets… Continue reading

American Air, US Airways announce $11 billion merger

US Airways CEO Doug Parker has landed the big merger he sought for years. Now the soon-to-be CEO of the new American Airlines… Continue reading

Inspector: Energy Dept. mismanaged battery grant

The Energy Department gave $150 million in economic Recovery Act funds to a battery company, LG Chem Michigan, which has yet to manufacture… Continue reading

FBI: Man charged with assault after slapping toddler on plane

ATLANTA — A 60-year-old Idaho man has been charged with simple assault for allegedly slapping an infant aboard an Atlanta-bound flight. In an affidavit filed… Continue reading

Airship makers float new craft to erase Hindenburg blot

LONDON — Airship builders say the development of lighter, stronger materials will allow them to deliver on a century-old ambition of making craft capable of… Continue reading