Stories tagged: aerospace
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Triumph Group will keep Spokane factory; sale plans abandoned
Triumph Group no longer plans to sell its West Plains aircraft parts factory. About 600 people work at the Spokane plant, which produces floor panels and ducting for airplanes.
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Aerospace manufacturing a high-wage, growth industry for Spokane area
Over the next 20 years, about 40,000 new airplanes will be needed to keep pace with global demand for air travel. Local aerospace manufacturers are vying for part of that …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:48 p.m.
Boeing halts test flights of new plane over engine issue
Boeing is suspending test flights of a new commercial airplane because of possible problems with a key engine part.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
Boeing’s sales fall as company delivers fewest jets since 2014
Boeing’s sales slumped as the U.S. planemaker delivered the fewest jetliners in three years, ahead of the impending debut of a new version of the company’s best-selling plane.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Boeing makes billion-dollar bet on the 747 hauling cargo
Boeing has a temporary plan to save the iconic but slow-selling 747 jumbo jetliner: buying its own planes and leasing them to cargo haulers.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
Boeing’s plan for bigger 737 MAX meets with industry doubts
Boeing said Monday it expects to launch a new larger variant of the 737 MAX family, the MAX 10, by year-end.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
French aerospace deal includes Zodiac plant in Newport
French aerospace manufacturing giant Safran’s $9 billion deal to acquire compatriot aircraft interiors company Zodiac includes a string of Zodiac subsidiaries in Washington state. Zodiac operates plants making cabin interiors …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Boeing plans buyouts, layoffs for engineers in first of three cuts for 2017
Boeing announced internally on Tuesday a new round of employee buyouts for engineers company-wide and warned that layoff notices will follow later this month to engineers in Washington state, where …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Airbus secures Iran Air deal with list price of $18 billion
Airbus and Iran Air finalized Thursday a deal for 100 planes worth more than $18 billion dollars at list prices – a contract that’s potentially a big boost for Iran’s …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
Supersonic passenger planes may begin test flights in 2017
The time it takes to fly from New York to London may be cut by more than half if Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and a Denver startup create a …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
United reviews $12.4 billion Airbus jet order in fleet revamp
United Continental is weighing whether to alter a $12.4 billion order for Airbus Group’s largest twin-engine jets and is studying a swap of Boeing’s smallest 737 for a longer version …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 9:19 a.m.
Airbus plans 1,100 job cuts as it consolidates
Airbus wants to cut more than 1,100 jobs across Europe as it consolidates its activities and seeks to better compete with U.S. rival Boeing and others amid growing global demand …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 6 p.m.
Supersonic jet startup Spike Aerospace eyeing Spokane for manufacturing
A Boston company is eyeing Spokane as a location to manufacture a supersonic jet now in the early stages of development, a move that could create hundreds of high-paying jobs.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 8:48 a.m.
WTO says Boeing offered illegal tax breaks by Washington Legislature
A World Trade Organization panel on Monday ruled that Washington state offered billions in illegal tax breaks to plane maker Boeing, and that the U.S. government must take action to …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
Triumph to sell West Plains airplane parts factory
Triumph Group intends to sell its aircraft parts factory on the West Plains amid a companywide retrenching that has resulted in plant closures and consolidations across the country.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
UPS order gives huge boost to Boeing 747
UPS announced it has ordered 14 Boeing 747-8 cargo freighters and took an option for another 14.
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 11:31 a.m.
Boeing has a banner 3Q and sees more of the same ahead
Boeing’s third-quarter profit rose 34 percent on lower taxes, and the company raised its forecast for 2016 earnings, revenue and airplane deliveries.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
Boeing warns 180 employees of pending layoffs
Boeing issued advance layoff notices Friday to 180 employees companywide. The layoffs are to take effect in mid-December, just ahead of the Christmas break at Boeing.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 6:03 p.m.
Boeing announces $6 million in grants for science, math
Boeing is awarding $6 million in grants to more than 50 nonprofit organizations and education institutions across Washington state to help train the next generation of aerospace, science and technology …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
Boeing’s struggle with 777 assembly robots adds to Everett production snarl
Production of Boeing’s large 777 twinjet in Everett is significantly backed up, with incomplete jobs on each aircraft forcing catch-up work, some of which is being finished only after the …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
World’s largest aircraft damaged on 2nd test flight
The developer of the world’s largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship sustained damage after it made a bumpy landing Wednesday on its second test flight in eastern England.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
Business use of drones takes off as new rules kick in
Unmanned aircraft are transforming natural resource management in the West. Industry officials expect the use of drones to accelerate after the Federal Aviation Administration relaxes the rules for who can …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
Boeing lands major deals at Farnborough International Airshow for new planes
EgyptAir is buying nine Boeing 737-800 airplanes, in a deal that has a list value of at $864 million.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9 a.m.
Aerospace supplier Triumph cutting 99 jobs in Everett
Boeing supplier Triumph Group will lay off 99 employees at its Structures-Everett facility effective Sept. 30, according to information filed with the state Employment Security Department.
Sun., June 26, 2016
Paul Allen’s giant plane takes shape in the desert, but its market is unclear
In the high Mojave Desert, the airframe of Paul Allen’s giant, mysterious plane for carrying rockets into space is approaching completion.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Air Force says Boeing tanker program faces further delays
The Air Force said Friday that Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program, already late and over budget, faces a further serious delay of six months to the initial tanker deliveries – and …
Sat., May 21, 2016, 9:07 a.m.
Solar-powered plane’s latest leg: Oklahoma to Ohio
The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 took off from Tulsa International Airport about 5 a.m. Saturday with a destination of Dayton International Airport in Ohio. The flight was expected to take …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 5:19 p.m.
Triumph Composite workers strike; company seeks replacements
Workers at Spokane airplane parts plant Triumph Composite Systems go out on strike amid plans by the parent company to cut expenses by closing facilities.
Mon., May 9, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Machinists vote to strike Triumph factory on West Plains
Union officials are urging the 403 Machinists making aerospace parts at the Triumph Composite Systems factory west of Spokane to reject a labor contract and vote Monday for a strike
Wed., April 27, 2016, 9:08 a.m.
High product, labor costs lead to decline in Boeing’s profit
Aerospace giant Boeing Co. saw its quarterly earnings plunge 9 percent compared to last year, with the Chicago-based company posting $1.2 billion in profits.