Stories tagged: Boeing
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 11:53 A.M.
Boeing fighter jet, feared dead, gets new life from Trump tweets
Boeing’s Super Hornet is poised for a surprising comeback thanks to President Donald Trump’s Twitter broadsides and a strike-fighter shortage caused by delays to Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 program.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 9:53 A.M.
Boeing sues suppliers over liquid that damaged first Air Force tanker
Boeing is suing two California companies it claims supplied a mislabeled chemical that caused severe damage to the refueling system of its first Air Force KC-46 refueling tanker and delayed …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 6:17 P.M.
Trump’s Boeing speech shows differences with Obama
Presidents since Franklin Delano Roosevelt have loved to tour Boeing factories. The lessons they draw from their time on the factory floor – and the inevitable photo opportunity beside shiny …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 1:54 P.M.
Trump hits the road, hoping rally speeches overcome troubles
Shifting attention from his troubled White House, President Donald Trump hit the road Friday for a campaign-style rally, resurrecting the buoyant jobs promises that powered his election victory and pledging …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 9:47 A.M.
Trump attends Boeing’s rollout of new 787 Dreamliner today
President Donald Trump is scheduled to drop in at Boeing’s North Charleston complex in South Carolina Friday, as the plane maker rolls out the first jet of its largest 787 …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 7:03 A.M.
For Boeing chief, how cozy is too cozy in access to Trump
Few companies have been as successful as Boeing in building a cozy relationship with President Donald Trump. The question is how close is too close.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 6:01 P.M.
Boeing workers maintain South’s anti-unionization history
Nearly 3,000 production workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant have voted not to join the Machinists, maintaining southern reluctance toward unionization.
MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2017, 1:04 P.M.
Documents show safety issues led to major fine for Boeing
Newly released documents show that Boeing paid $12 million in late 2015 to settle Federal Aviation Administration investigations into safety issues.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 7:07 A.M.
Boeing wins $13.8 billion wide-body jet order from Singapore Air
Boeing won orders for 39 wide-body aircraft from Singapore Airlines Ltd. as Southeast Asia’s biggest long-distance carrier upgrades its fleet over the next decade with more fuel-efficient models in an …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 6 A.M.
NASA astronauts training in water survival at Fairchild
Four NASA astronauts who hope to travel to the International Space Station next year aboard “private space taxis” are in water-survival training at Fairchild Air Force Base.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017, 6:35 P.M.
Norwegian Air CEO pledges rock-bottom trans-Atlantic fares with his growing Boeing fleet
Starting in June, Norwegian Air Chief Executive Bjxrn Kjos promises the cheapest trans-Atlantic airfares U.S. travelers have ever seen – as low as $75 one way, flying on a new …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 7:03 P.M.
Trump order casts further doubt on Boeing’s Iran deal
Boeing’s pending $8 billion deal with Iran Air was already in serious doubt before President Trump’s executive order Friday barred travel to the U.S. by Iranian nationals for the next …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 12:38 P.M.
Does D.B. Cooper evidence link hijacker to Boeing? Plot thickens
You know the recent stories exploring whether D.B. Cooper was a Boeing employee? Never mind. That theory only lasted a few days. Time for a new speculation.
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 11:57 A.M.
Commerce secretary nominee Ross discloses vast range of assets
Commerce Secretary nominee Wilbur Ross’s financial disclosure showed the vast range of the billionaire’s wealth, which includes holdings of Apple and Boeing shares and cash accounts holding more $150 million …
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 …
UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 6:12 P.M.
Boeing’s difficult journey from racism to diversity
“I will not recommend for membership in this union any other than members of the white race.” That may sound like some old declaration from the Deep South. But until …
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 1:26 P.M.
Turkish 747 cargo jet crashes in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens
A Boeing 747 cargo aircraft crashed Monday during its approach to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people, most of them on the ground. The jumbo jet …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 10:14 A.M.
Drone engine maker to set up facility in Columbia Gorge
SEATTLE – An Australian company that makes engines for aerial drones is planning to set up a facility in the Columbia Gorge, following a $90 million agreement to supply engines …
THURSDAY, 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.
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, 10:22 A.M.
Boeing reinvents the 777 assembly line while production cranks on
Boeing is radically revamping how it will build the 777 widebody jet – a plane that still earns it vital profits despite a slowdown in sales and production rate, so …
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 4 P.M.
Dan Hansen: Spokane Supersonics has a nice ring to it
I was skeptical when I read that Spokane was on a list of potential places to build the Spike Aerospace S-512, an aircraft that would break the sound barrier. But …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 10:13 P.M.
Trump suggests he would ditch F-35 in favor of alternate plane
President-elect Donald Trump piled on fresh criticism of the Pentagon’s most sophisticated aircraft on Thursday, suggesting that he might abandon the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in favor of a cheaper …
THURSDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 5:55 P.M.
Boeing announces plans to make fewer 777s
Boeing has announced plans to make fewer 777s starting next summer.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016, 2:46 P.M.
Iran seals deal with Boeing to buy 80 planes worth $16.6 billion
Iran’s flag carrier finalized a major deal with U.S. plane maker Boeing Co. to buy $16.6 billion worth of passenger planes Sunday in one of the most tangible benefits yet …