Stories tagged: aircraft
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 5:48 P.M.
Boeing cutting 1,800 Seattle-area factory, engineering jobs
Boeing is shrinking its Seattle-area workforce by at least 1,800 jobs this year as the company streamlines operations in a brutally competitive commercial-aircraft market.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 11:40 A.M.
U.S., Chinese aircraft in ‘unsafe’ encounter over S. China Sea
A Chinese early warning aircraft and a U.S. Navy patrol plane had an “unsafe” encounter over the South China Sea this week, the U.S. Pacific Command said Friday, in the …
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 7:59 A.M.
Trump said to meet Boeing chief again over Air Force One
Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg will meet for the second time since the election with President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss his company’s contract to build the next-generation …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 3:01 P.M.
Boeing books $3.8 billion order for 737 MAX jets from GE leasing unit
Boeing booked a big 737 MAX order worth an estimated $3.8 billion from the aircraft leasing arm of GE during the holiday break.
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 8:32 A.M.
Pilot OK after landing without wheels deployed at Felts Field
A small plane crash-landed at Felts Field early Tuesday, causing damage to the propeller and underside of the aircraft but leaving the pilot uninjured.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 11:04 P.M.
Fijian man found guilty of trying to sell devices to China
A jury has found a Fijian man guilty of coming to the U.S. to buy devices used in aircraft, satellites and missiles so he could sell them to China, in …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 9:07 P.M.
U.S. military Osprey crash-lands off Okinawa, no fatalities
A U.S. military Osprey aircraft has crash-landed off Japan’s southern island of Okinawa, but its five crew members were safely rescued.
TUESDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 9:17 A.M.
House votes to prohibit sale of commercial aircraft to Iran
The Republican-led House has voted convincingly to approve legislation that would bar the sale of commercial passenger aircraft to Iran.
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 4:45 P.M.
Suicidal Germanwings pilot had struggled in U.S. flight school
The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had struggled with learning to fly and had failed a key test of his skills during training …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016, 1:50 P.M.
U.S. sending commandos, combat aircraft to Philippines
In a military buildup certain to inflame tensions with China, the United States said Thursday it will send troops and combat aircraft to the Philippines for regular, more frequent rotations, …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014, 1:13 P.M.
FBI cracking down on lasers pointed at planes
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest of anyone who aims a laser at an aircraft.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 28, 2013, 4:18 P.M.
Police: N. Idaho man tried to steal corporate jet
A northern Idaho man who police say tried to steal a $20 million corporate jet to fly it across the country to visit his ailing father in Massachusetts has been …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2013, 7:46 A.M.
SKorea rejects Boeing in warplane purchase project
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it has rejected Boeing Co.’s bid to build and supply 60 new fighter jets — even though it was the sole contender in …
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013, 11:10 A.M.
At least 1 dead after Idaho midair collision
BOISE — Two small planes collided in midair in central Idaho Friday, killing at least one person. The Federal Aviation Administration reports a single-engine Piper Tri-Pacer and a twin-engine Beechcraft …
THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2013, 7:13 A.M.
Air India halts flights of Boeing 787 aircraft
NEW DELHI — Air India grounded its fleet of six Boeing 787 aircraft today under orders from Indian aviation authorities after the jets were forced to halt flights in Japan …
TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
Tornado damage puts aircraft industry on hold
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tornado damage in Kansas’ aircraft manufacturing hub could have a ripple effect on the industry, analysts warned Monday, even as airplane makers Boeing and Hawker Beechcraft …
MONDAY, AUG. 2, 2010
Electric planes generate high hopes at air show
OSHKOSH, Wis. – An electric airliner? Imagine a hyper-efficient aircraft as large as a Boeing 737, although weighing much less. It would run quieter and cleaner than any other commercial …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2009
Boeing purchases East Coast plant
SEATTLE – Boeing will pay Texas-based Vought Aircraft Industries $1 billion to buy the 787 rear fuselage plant in Charleston, S.C. In addition to $580 million in cash, Boeing is …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009
787 delayed – again
SEATTLE – In the fifth major delay to its schedule for flying the 787 Dreamliner, Boeing said Tuesday it has discovered the plane needs added structural reinforcement where the wing …
MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2009, 7:03 A.M.
Missing French jet hit thunderstorms over Atlantic
A missing Air France jet carrying 228 people from Rio de Janeiro to Paris ran into a tower of thunderstorms and heavy turbulence over the Atlantic Ocean, officials said Monday, …
THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009, 3:41 P.M.
Boeing cuts 2010 production rate for some jets
Boeing Co. plans to scale back production of some of its jetliners next year as the global economic crisis further saps demand for commercial aircraft.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17, 2008
Three wheels, one big sky
Cheney resident Denny Reed, 33, is only half joking when he says he’s “just another guy who hates his full-time job.” A former design engineer at Seattle-based Bayliner boat manufacturing, …
SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 1997
Boeing Says 2 More Private 737s Ordered
Boeing Business Jets said Saturday that two more of the private 737s have been ordered, bringing total announced orders to 20. The new customers for the jets were not disclosed. …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 6, 1996
S. Korea Considers Buying Russian Jets
South Korea, a traditional consumer of U.S. military hardware, is considering the Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 as its next-generation fighter jet. Defense Ministry officials said Thursday that the Su-35, Russia’s most …
THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 1996
Hotly Debated B-1b Bombers Head For Base
A controversial, expensive weapon will make its home at Mountain Home Air Force Base starting this week. A pair of B-1B Lancer bombers are to arrive today, the first of …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14, 1996
Helicopter Crash Investigated Pilot Still In Critical Condition After Accident During Logging Operation
The pilot of a logging helicopter that crashed near Fourth of July Pass remains in critical condition at Kootenai Medical Center. There is no other information available about Jay A. …
SATURDAY, AUG. 26, 1995
Propeller Worry Prompts Faa Order
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered the grounding of any planes similar to the Southeast Airlines turboprop that crashed Monday in Georgia if they are equipped with Hamilton Standard …
FRIDAY, AUG. 25, 1995
Fairchild Clips Old B-52’S Wings, Hopes To Find New Home For Plane Clydesdale Is Being Put Out To Pasture, Could End Up In Military ‘Glue Factory’
Like a small child dismantles a fly, a large crane will pluck the wings and the tail from a historic B-52 bomber Monday at Fairchild Air Force Base. The plane, …