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  • Boeing applies for license to launch proposed satellite constellation

    Boeing Co. has applied for a license from the Federal Communications Commission to launch and operate a network of thousands of satellites, joining companies such as SpaceX and OneWeb in …


  • Boeing’s Washington job cuts could be in the thousands, report says

    The Boeing Co. is reportedly taking steps to eliminate 10 percent of its workforce in Washington state.


  • Deliveries of Boeing 787s set to resume in early May

    Boeing reported a better-than-expected first-quarter profit even as it scrambled to fix its grounded 787. The company said on Wednesday that deliveries of the 787 should resume in early May. …


  • Boeing 787 tests progress

    Boeing said it has finished more than half of the testing on its proposed battery fix for the 787, with the rest of the ground and flight tests coming in …


  • Boeing to brief FAA on 787 fix

    SEATTLE – Boeing on Wednesday instructed a small team of top machinists at its Auburn parts plant to begin building new, high-strength containment boxes for the lithium-ion batteries on its …


  • Boeing to propose quick fix for 787

    SEATTLE – Boeing will propose to regulators, perhaps this week, a short-term fix to bolster the 787 Dreamliner’s defenses in case of battery fires like those that have kept the …


  • Boeing CEO’s remarks raise questions on plant site for 737

    SEATTLE – Boeing Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney jolted listeners on a morning conference call Wednesday when he said the planned revamp of the 737 single-aisle jet …


  • Boeing to crank out 737s

    SEATTLE – To meet booming demand for single-aisle jets worldwide, Boeing announced Wednesday that it plans to step up production of its Renton, Wash.,-built 737 to 42 planes per month …


  • Boeing’s Phantom Ray takes test flight

    LOS ANGELES — A sleek, delta-winged robotic jet took to the skies for the first time above the Mojave Desert at Edwards Air Force Base. Boeing Co.’s experimental drone, dubbed …


  • Spin Control: Corks pop at Boeing, but keep appeal history in mind

    Despite the celebrating that has taken place since Boeing was declared the winner in the Air Force’s New Tanker Sweepstakes, it may be wise not to start adding all those …


  • 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 …


  • Air Force to award $35 billion tanker contract

    After a decade of delays and embarrassing missteps, the Air Force is poised to award one of the biggest contracts in military history — a $35 billion deal to build …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • Europe says Boeing loses in world trade court ruling

    GENEVA – European officials claimed Wednesday that a preliminary decision by the world’s top trade court found that aid to U.S. aircraft maker Boeing violated international rules, leading to the …


  • Boeing again delays first delivery of 787

    Boeing Co. postponed the delivery of its first 787 to the middle of the first quarter of 2011, compounding a string of delays for the jetliner that is already more …


  • One more round, perhaps, for Boeing and EADS

    Boeing submitted its bid today for the Air Force’s $35 billion refueling jet contract as the military tries once again to pick a winner for the troubled program after several …


  • New plane colors reflect Boeing’s international base

    When Boeing introduces a new airplane, the first examples out the factory door usually wear the liveries of U.S. airlines. With the 747, the colors were from the now-defunct Pan-American …


  • War of words flies higher than troubled Air Force tanker

    Boeing Co. will try for the third time to get a tanker based on its 767 in the hands of U.S. Air Force pilots before the KC-135s parked at Fairchild …


  • Possible end seen in fight over new air tankers

    Senior Pentagon officials say their latest $35 billion plan to acquire refueling planes is fair.


  • Boeing Co. makes fix on 787 joint

    Boeing Co. said Thursday it has finished fixing structural flaws in the first of its long-delayed 787 jetliners. The problem forced the company to postpone test-flying the jet for a …


  • Gregoire addresses Boeing fray

    Gov. Chris Gregoire said Wednesday she talks daily with Boeing Co. and International Association of Machinists officials, but she remained mum about her efforts to ease the tension between the …


  • Gregoire says she’s on top of Boeing dispute

    Gov. Chris Gregoire said Wednesday she talks daily with Boeing Co. and International Association of Machinists officials, but she remained mum about her efforts to ease the tension between the …


  • Boeing sees $1B charge from rising costs

    Boeing on Tuesday said it will record a $1 billion charge because of a delay in producing a new version of the 747 freighter jet, blaming slow sales and late …


  • A move to the South could also take Boeing’s profits south

    A Boeing Co. decision to locate a second 787 production line in South Carolina would cost Washington jobs, but the company has been exporting work for years, with little chance …


  • Northrop: Boeing has ‘unfair’ edge in tanker deal

    The Pentagon has given Boeing Co. an “unfair” advantage in the latest competition for a troubled $35 billion tanker contract, a Northrop Grumman Corp. executive said Tuesday.


  • Boeing says 787 can fly this year

    Boeing says its 787 aircraft will be ready for its first test flight by the end of this year and its initial delivery in the last three months of 2010, …


  • Boeing sets new test flight date for delayed 787

    Boeing says its 787 aircraft will be ready for its first test flight by the end of this year and its initial delivery by the end of next year, sending …


  • Boeing defense cuts mean 1,000 layoffs

    The job ax at Boeing is set to fall on the defense division, which until now has largely been spared companywide employment reductions.


  • Boeing again delays initial 787 test flight

    Boeing Co. said Tuesday it has again delayed the first test flight of its long-awaited 787 jetliner, citing a need to reinforce part of the aircraft.


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