Stories tagged: Boeing
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 …
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016
Trump manufactures Boeing issue
Trump has used the company as a punching bag in attacks on trade and now procurement costs. He must reconcile this stance with his promise to support American workers affected …
THURSDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 7:36 A.M.
Trump denies Air Force One threat is retaliation for Boeing CEO’s comments
President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to keep the existing Air Force One fleet flying into next decade unless Boeing reduces costs on replacement jets, and denied his broadside came …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 4:57 P.M.
Fact check: The inaccuracies in Donald Trump’s Air Force One tweet
President-elect Donald Trump tweeted: “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!” How …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 7:35 A.M.
Trump interjects himself in Air Force One, business deals
President-elect Donald Trump, a political newcomer who touts his corporate skills, turned businessman-in-chief Tuesday, first demanding the government cancel a multibillion-dollar order for new presidential planes and then hailing a …
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 12:06 P.M.
FAA orders Boeing 787 safety fix: Reboot power once in a while
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing a rule requiring urgent attention by operators of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner to avoid the possibility all three computer modules that manage the jet’s …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 1:30 P.M.
Canada looks to buy 18 Super Hornet jets on interim basis
Canada’s defense minister said Tuesday the country will enter into discussions with the United States and Boeing to buy 18 Super Hornet jet fighters on an interim basis and will …
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, 4:45 P.M.
Triumph to sell West Plains airplane parts factory
Triumph Group intends to sell its aircraft parts factory on the West Plains amid a companywide retrenching that has resulted in plant closures and consolidations across the country.
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.
SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 2016, 6:15 A.M.
Donald Trump’s promises trigger fears of a trade war that would damage Washington’s economy
Trade experts warn that Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric foreshadows a trade war with China and a scrapping of hard-won tariff reductions. Washington state farmers, who would be among the casualties …
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016, 11:18 A.M.
Boeing’s retiring boomers underscore U.S. manufacturing plight
John Rothery said his goodbyes, handed in his badge and walked away from Boeing. He had worked on almost every commercial jet model over four decades, from a 707 bristling …
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 1:46 P.M.
UPS order gives huge boost to Boeing 747
UPS announced it has ordered 14 Boeing 747-8 cargo freighters and took an option for another 14.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 11:31 A.M.
Boeing has a banner 3Q and sees more of the same ahead
Boeing’s third-quarter profit rose 34 percent on lower taxes, and the company raised its forecast for 2016 earnings, revenue and airplane deliveries.
SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016, 7:58 A.M.
Boeing warns 180 employees of pending layoffs
Boeing issued advance layoff notices Friday to 180 employees companywide. The layoffs are to take effect in mid-December, just ahead of the Christmas break at Boeing.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016
Education Notebook: FAFSA workshop scheduled at 5 local high schools
There will be FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) form completion workshops at SPS high schools throughout the month.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 6:03 P.M.
Boeing announces $6 million in grants for science, math
Boeing is awarding $6 million in grants to more than 50 nonprofit organizations and education institutions across Washington state to help train the next generation of aerospace, science and technology …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016, 1:46 P.M.
Boeing curtails OT pay for 80,000 workers in latest cost-cutting move
In another move to cut costs, Boeing told white-collar, salaried employees across the company on Tuesday that starting next month overtime pay will be severely limited.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 4, 2016, 7:30 A.M.
Boeing’s struggle with 777 assembly robots adds to Everett production snarl
Production of Boeing’s large 777 twinjet in Everett is significantly backed up, with incomplete jobs on each aircraft forcing catch-up work, some of which is being finished only after the …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016, 10:41 A.M.
Boeing posts rare quarterly loss, mulls phasing out 747
Boeing, absorbing billions in write-downs related to two of its newest commercial jets and a military fuel tanker, reported its first quarterly loss in nearly seven years.
WEDNESDAY, 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.