Stories tagged: Airbus
Thu., April 13, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
Boeing’s largest 737 Max takes flight amid headwinds from Airbus
Boeing’s newest and largest 737 Max gunned down the runway and soared over the shore of Lake Washington, south of Seattle, on its maiden flight Thursday.
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.
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Boeing sees more airliner deliveries, lower defense revenue
Boeing Co. beat Wall Street expectations for fourth-quarter profit despite a slump in revenue from its defense business. The company forecast Wednesday that deliveries of commercial airplanes will rise slightly …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 6:35 a.m.
Boeing scores a $22 billion win in market dominated by Airbus
Boeing won a $22 billion deal from an Indian budget carrier, pulling off a feat in a single-aisle market ruled by its European rival Airbus.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
Jet-buying binge nears end as Boeing, Airbus brace for slowdown
The unprecedented jetliner shopping spree that’s spanned more than a decade is drawing to a close.
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 …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
Airbus wins $1.8 billion Canadian rescue-plane contract
Airbus Group won a C$2.4 billion ($1.8 billion) contract with the Canadian government to replace its search-and-rescue planes, beating out Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Embraer for the deal.
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, 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 …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
Officials: US OKs Airbus sale of 100-plus planes to Iran
Officials say the Obama administration has green-lighted the sale of more than 100 Airbus planes to Iran.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
U.S. grants Airbus first chance to sell airplanes to Iran
Airbus on Wednesday became the first airplane manufacturer to get U.S. government permission to sell aircraft to Iran following last year’s nuclear accord, getting final approval for a 17-plane sale …
Mon., July 11, 2016, 10:32 a.m.
Boeing, Airbus offer rosy outlooks for aircraft demand
Boeing and Airbus offered upbeat forecasts Monday for the aircraft market over the next 20 years, trying to tamp down worries that a long boom in plane-making could be ending. …
Fri., March 4, 2016, 8:38 a.m.
Iran invites Boeing to Tehran for aircraft deal
Iran has invited Boeing to Tehran to negotiate a possible aircraft purchase, just after the country signed a major deal with its rival Airbus, Iran’s state television reported.
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015, midnight
Zodiac Aerospace workers return to work after July explosion
The Newport, Washington, aerospace production plant that closed after an explosion last month is now open. The explosion on July 14 sent five employees of Zodiac Aerospace to the hospital. …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 27, 2014, 10:03 p.m.
AirAsia plane missing with 162 on board
An AirAsia plane with 162 people aboard lost contact with ground control on Sunday after takeoff from Indonesia on the way to Singapore, and the airline said search and rescue …
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013, 1:28 p.m.
Inslee makes overture to Boeing rival Airbus
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee personally met with an Airbus executive recently to discuss how the state and the Boeing rival can work together.
Sun., Nov. 24, 2013, midnight
Spin Control: Leaving reality out of the picture
A picture is only worth a thousand words if it’s the right picture for the intended words. When it’s the wrong picture, it’s worth considerably fewer words, and more trouble, …
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013, 7:31 a.m.
Oops: Pro-Boeing ad in Seattle uses Airbus plane
SEATTLE — There was one thing wrong in a full-page ad in The Seattle Times urging state lawmakers to pass a transportation package aimed at persuading Boeing to build the …
Tue., Oct. 8, 2013, midnight
Japan Airlines orders from Airbus is blow to Boeing
TOKYO – Usually when Japanese airlines need to buy a big plane, they go to Boeing. Not this time. Japan Airlines ordered its first Airbus jets on Monday. It’s buying …
Mon., June 17, 2013, 7:06 a.m.
Long-haul jets get boost at Paris Air Show
LE BOURGET, France — Airbus and Boeing both won pledges for big purchases of long-haul, wide-body jets today, as the Paris Air Show got off to a robust, if rainy …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2012, midnight
Unitech Composites and Structures
What began as a mom-and-pop startup in Hayden more than 30 years ago has grown into a major Northwest supplier of composite parts for the aerospace industry. Tucked into five …
Sat., July 7, 2012, midnight
Gregoire promotes aerospace during trip
OLYMPIA – Washington’s aerospace manufacturers are drumming up business this week in Ireland, Wales and England, in some cases with the main competitor to the state’s biggest name in airplanes, …
Mon., July 2, 2012, 10:52 a.m.
Airbus to build 1st US assembly plant in Alabama
MOBILE, Ala. — In the battle to dominate the global aviation industry, European aerospace giant Airbus announced its first assembly plant in the United States today, a symbolic and significant …
Wed., June 22, 2011, midnight
Aerospace summit set for Seattle
Seattle will be the site of a summit for aerospace manufacturers and suppliers next March and a Bellingham company will expand to reconfigure planes for an Austrian airline, Gov. Chris …
Tue., June 21, 2011, midnight
Gregoire, Boeing boss attend Paris Air Show
Gov. Chris Gregoire is in Paris this week, talking up Boeing at the biennial air show and talking up Washington as a place for the aerospace giant’s next assembly line. …
Sun., Feb. 27, 2011, midnight
Caldwell: Boeing’s tanker victory a blow to ’Bama
Thousands of Boeing Co. employees and suppliers, and only a touch fewer politicians, took a collective victory lap Thursday after the Pentagon made the 767 its choice for a new …
Sun., Jan. 23, 2011, midnight
Caldwell: Battle over Air Force tanker nearing conclusion
The U.S. Air Force may make its final final decision on the next generation of tanker as soon as next month. But Congress may have the final final final word.
Wed., Sept. 22, 2010, midnight
Senators, Rossi weigh in on tanker bid
The nation’s nine-year debate on how to replace Air Force tankers became a talking point in two places Tuesday: the floor of the U.S. Senate and the campaign trail in …
Wed., July 21, 2010, midnight
EU to appeal ruling by WTO on Airbus
GENEVA – The European Union will appeal today a landmark trade ruling that found it gave planemaker Airbus a wide range of illegal subsidies in its battle with U.S. competitor …