Stories tagged: Boeing
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
State’s fish consumption rates to be updated
With the Pacific Ocean for one border and the Columbia River for another, it’s no surprise that fish is a regular part of many Washington residents’ diets. But when it …
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
Boeing 777X deal may not need Washington Legislature
OLYMPIA – A summary of the agreement between Boeing and the Machinists union implies that the deal to ensure the company builds the composite wings and fuselage of its new …
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
Washington special legislative session starts Thursday
OLYMPIA – The Washington Legislature will meet in a special session starting Thursday to consider a $10 billion transportation package and other legislation Gov. Jay Inslee said is key to …
Tue., Nov. 5, 2013, 4:14 p.m.
Inslee calls special session for transportation package
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee called the Legislature into a special session starting Thursday to pass a transportation package and other bills key to landing the Boeing 777X.
Tue., Oct. 8, 2013
Japan Airlines orders from Airbus is blow to Boeing
TOKYO – Usually when Japanese airlines need to buy a big plane, they go to Boeing. Not this time. Japan Airlines ordered its first Airbus jets on Monday. It’s buying …
Mon., Sept. 30, 2013, 1:58 p.m.
Tornado reported in Western Washington
SEATTLE — The National Weather Service confirms the winds that damaged industrial buildings in western Washington, including a Boeing factory, were a tornado.
Tue., Sept. 24, 2013, 7:46 a.m.
SKorea rejects Boeing in warplane purchase project
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it has rejected Boeing Co.’s bid to build and supply 60 new fighter jets — even though it was the sole contender in …
Sun., July 28, 2013
Spin Control: Boeing’s latest move causes little uproar
OLYMPIA – The dog days of the summer around the state capital are not as uniformly sunny as in Eastern Washington. But morning fog and low clouds – a pattern …
Mon., 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 …
Thu., 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. …
Tue., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Sat., 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. …
Thu., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sat., 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.
Fri., 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.
Sun., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sat., 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, …
Tue., 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.
Tue., 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: Fri., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Mon., 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 …
Wed., 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.