Stories tagged: Boeing
MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013, 7:06 A.M.
Long-haul jets get boost at Paris Air Show
LE BOURGET, France — Airbus and Boeing both won pledges for big purchases of long-haul, wide-body jets today, as the Paris Air Show got off to a robust, if rainy …
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
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. …
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
Pollution rules delayed after Boeing balks
Entering her final year in office, former Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire found herself in a difficult spot. Indian tribes, powerful supporters of the governor, wanted stricter water pollution rules.
THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013
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 …
SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013
Water pollution limits stalled
The Washington state Department of Ecology has known since the 1990s that its water-pollution limits mean some Washingtonians regularly consume dangerous amounts of toxic chemicals in fish from local waterways. …
THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013
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 …
MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2013
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 …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2013, 3:37 P.M.
FAA grounds Boeing 787 Dreamliner
WASHINGTON — Federal officials say they are temporarily grounding Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners until the risk of possible battery fires is addressed.
THURSDAY, JAN. 10, 2013
Fairchild is finalist for newest tankers
Fairchild Air Force Base is on the short list to be the first home for the nation’s newest air refueling tanker. The Air Force said Fairchild and three other bases …
SUNDAY, DEC. 9, 2012
Boeing union prepping for potential strike
SEATTLE – The head of Boeing’s engineering union says there’s a “very high chance” a strike could come as soon as February. The Society of Engineering Employees in Aerospace is …
SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012
Boeing looks south of border
The Inland Northwest’s push to expand its growing aerospace industry is dealing with an unexpected obstacle. Boeing Co.
FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012, 8:43 A.M.
Boeing encouraging suppliers to look toward Mexico
SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing is encouraging its suppliers to attend a workshop next month to learn how to outsource business to Mexico.
SUNDAY, OCT. 14, 2012
Unitech Composites and Structures
What began as a mom-and-pop startup in Hayden more than 30 years ago has grown into a major Northwest supplier of composite parts for the aerospace industry. Tucked into five …
THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 2012, 7:56 A.M.
Union files complaint for stifling talk at Boeing
TACOMA — A union representing Boeing engineers and technical workers has filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board accusing the company of stifling discussion at its …
SUNDAY, AUG. 5, 2012
Spin Control: Protest elicits tangle over Medicaid
Do Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Gov. Chris Gregoire agree on the best way to fix the nation’s health care system? Not hardly, although that may not be the impression …
SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2012
Gregoire promotes aerospace during trip
OLYMPIA – Washington’s aerospace manufacturers are drumming up business this week in Ireland, Wales and England, in some cases with the main competitor to the state’s biggest name in airplanes, …
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012, 1:14 P.M.
Giant cargo jet over Spokane was a 747-8F
That gigantic jet flying over Spokane today and yesterday was a Boeing 747-800 being prepped for delivery to Luxembourg.
TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012, 6:59 A.M.
Boeing employment in Washington highest since 1999
SEATTLE — Boeing’s payroll in Washington has risen to more than 82,000 workers.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012, 2:18 P.M.
Obama visits Boeing plant in Everett
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to take steps to boost U.S. exports as he points to Boeing as a homegrown company helping America’s economy …
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012, 2:37 P.M.
Boeing lands largest-ever commercial order
Boeing has locked in its biggest order ever with a little-known airline halfway around the world.
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2012
Getting There: Leaders work to draw companies to West Plains
Local leaders hope that a sprawling new Caterpillar Logistics plant on the West Plains is the first in a series of new business arrivals near the airport. Vacant land surrounding …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2012, 10:35 A.M.
Boeing to close Kan. defense plant by end of 2013
Faced with defense budget reductions, the Boeing Co. announced today it will close its defense plant in Wichita by the end of 2013.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011
Gregoire signs budget patch
OLYMPIA – With advice to the Legislature to show up “tan, rested and ready” in January to finish fixing the state’s budget problems, Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the $480 million …
UPDATED: MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2011, 2:09 P.M.
Fears about Boeing tanker jobs in Kansas resurface
Fears about the closure of Boeing Co.’s Wichita plant resurfaced today after a lawmaker’s comments that he had been told that modification work on Air Force refueling tankers will be …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2011, 8:01 A.M.
Southwest orders 208 Boeing 737s for $19 billion
Southwest Airlines Co. said today that it ordered 208 new Boeing 737 aircraft with a value of nearly $19 billion.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2011, 12:56 P.M.
Labor board drops high-profile Boeing complaint
The National Labor Relations Board today dropped its high-profile challenge of Boeing’s decision to open a nonunion aircraft manufacturing plant in South Carolina.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2011
Gregoire seeks funds to train engineers, aerospace workers
OLYMPIA – Less than a month after asking the Legislature to cut $2 billion from the state’s General Fund budget, Gov. Chris Gregoire is asking it to add about $8 …
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2011
Renton chosen for new 737 aircraft production
Ending months of speculation, Boeing on Wednesday announced it will base future production of the new 737 MAX aircraft in Renton, Wash. State and area officials have worked months to …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2011, 11:08 A.M.
Boeing will keep 737 MAX production in Renton
Boeing, after announcing new contract deals with its Machinists, said it will consolidate all future production of its new 737 MAX airplane in Redmond, ending months of speculation.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2011
County to decide on property tax hike
County commissioners considered a tax increase Tuesday and adopted an interim zoning ordinance they hope will lure a Boeing manufacturing plant. The zoning ordinance would raise the height limit in …