Stories tagged: airplanes
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Washington state granted REAL ID compliance extension
With a deadline looming that could affect Washington residents’ ability to fly domestically, the state has been granted a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Planes clip wings while taxiing at Phoenix airport
Two planes clipped wings while taxiing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, delaying passengers but causing no injuries.
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 …
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.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 4:11 p.m.
More Boeing job cuts ahead in the new year
After a year in which Boeing relentlessly slashed costs and cut its employment in Washington state by more than 8 percent, there’s more of the same to come in the …
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., Sept. 19, 2016, midnight
Getting There: ‘Tin Goose’ to fly over Spokane this week
A 1928 Ford Tri-Motor aircraft is coming to Felts Field and will be giving excursion rides over Spokane starting Thursday
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., March 9, 2016, 11:34 a.m.
Amazon leases 20 jets to build out logistics network
Amazon is taking to the skies. The e-commerce powerhouse has finalized an agreement to lease 20 Boeing jets from Air Transport Services Group Inc. as it builds out its U.S. …
Wed., July 15, 2015, midnight
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Stunt aviator De Lloyd Thompson repaired his damaged biplane, took off from the spot where it crashed the day before, and thrilled a crowd …
Sun., Sept. 1, 2013, midnight
Deer Park pilot flies to National Championship Air Races
Each September, tens of thousands of spectators flock to Nevada to watch precision pilots chase one another around pylons rising 50 feet off the desert floor. Matt Burrows made his …
Sun., July 21, 2013, midnight
Longtime aerial sprayer applies expertise to Palouse farmland
OAKESDALE, Wash. – If ag pilots must endure public misconceptions about their craft – and they do – Hollywood may be partly to blame. Who could forget that iconic scene …
Sat., May 11, 2013, midnight
Fallen Fairchild pilot Tyler Voss honored by pilots, friends
A sweatshirt and coveralls stained with grease and sweat sit on a work table at Felts Field exactly where Capt. Tyler Voss left them. He bought his Van’s RV-8 kit …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2012, midnight
Pioneer family member dies at 95
James Patrick McGoldrick II – successful businessman, aviation leader and collector – died last week at age 95 in one of the boats he kept at his Pend Oreille River …
Sun., Nov. 28, 2010, midnight
Flying the friendly skies requires patience, sanity
I’ve always said I would never be a homebuilder for all the money in the world, as people are just too hard to satisfy and expectations are way out of …
Mon., Aug. 2, 2010, midnight
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 …
Tue., June 2, 2009, midnight
Editorial: Weed-based aircraft fuel offers many positives
What if there were jet fuels that delivered better mileage and left a smaller carbon footprint? Fill ’er up!
Fri., May 29, 2009, midnight
Flight tests show biofuels slash airplane emissions
WASHINGTON – Initial flight tests have found that jet fuel made partly of camelina, algae or other bio-feed stocks can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes by more than 50 …
Wed., Dec. 20, 1995, midnight
Boeing Boosts Production Upswing In Orders Fuels Decision To Raise Output
Boeing had planned to reduce production of the 737, but instead will make more of its smallest jetliner. File/Associated Press
Thu., June 15, 1995, midnight
Boeing To Launch Stretch Version Of Its Newest Jet Four Asian Airlines To Buy 31 777-300x Jets
The Boeing Co. said Wednesday it will start work on a longer version of its twin-engine 777 after four Asian airlines promised to order 31 jets and took options to …