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  • Geithner stresses trade’s role in recovery in Wash. visit

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner got a Washington state trifecta Tuesday, experiencing three things for which the West Side is best known: Boeing. Microsoft. And rain. Geithner emphasizes trade in ‘soggy’ …


  • Boeing to speed 737 production to 34 per month

    Boeing Co. says it will speed up production on its 737 in 2012, betting that demand by airlines will increase as the economy recovers.


  • Gregoire, Murray boost Boeing in tanker bid

    MUKILTEO, Wash. — Gov. Chris Gregoire and Sen. Patty Murray said today that an estimated 11,000 jobs in Washington will be saved or created if Boeing Co. wins the Air …


  • 777s get big boost

    SEATTLE – Boeing revealed Thursday a massive order for 20 widebody 777 jets, worth at least $3 billion in real market value. It’s the biggest jump in orders so far …


  • Pentagon delays tanker award to Nov. 12

    The Pentagon is delaying the award of a huge contract for its new tanker jet by almost three months, pushing it past the November elections.


  • Boeing beats first-quarter expectations

    SEATTLE – Boeing executives maintained a positive outlook for the year ahead as they reported healthy first quarter profits Wednesday. Despite the clouds of volcanic ash lingering over parts of …


  • Boeing competitor will bid on Air Force tanker job

    WASHINGTON – With the encouragement of the Pentagon, the European parent of Airbus said Tuesday that it will compete for a $35 billion Air Force contract to build aerial refueling …


  • EADS goes alone in bid on U.S. tanker contract

    A European defense contractor said Tuesday that will make its own bid for the U.S. Air Force’s long-delayed $35 billion contract to build a fleet of new refueling jets after …


  • Pentagon extends Air Force tanker bid deadline

    The deadline for bids on a $35 billion contract for refueling jets will be extended by 60 days so the European maker of Airbus can compete, the Pentagon said Wednesday.


  • Lawmakers join forces to oppose tanker delays

    Five members of Washington’s congressional delegation are urging Defense Secretary Robert Gates to stick with the existing timeline for choosing a manufacturer for the next air refueling tanker rather than …


  • Editorial: Tanker bid process needs firm conditions

    Just when we thought the tortuous journey to a new generation of aerial refueling tankers was coming to an end, a new twist emerges. Northrop Grumman-EADS dropped out of the …


  • Editorial: Boeing’s odds good, but caution still needed

    The fact that Northrop Grumman and its European partner EADS have bowed out of the bidding for a new generation of tankers is certainly cause for rejoicing in Washington state. …


  • Boeing rival drops out of tanker fight

    SEATTLE – Northrop Grumman announced Monday that it will not bid on the Air Force refueling tanker contract, leaving Boeing’s Everett-built 767 as the sole airplane competing for the $40 …


  • Northrop Grumman will not bid on refueling tanker job

    Northrop Grumman Corp. announced Monday that it won’t compete against Boeing Co. for a $35 billion contract to build refueling tankers for the Air Force because Northrop doesn’t think it …


  • Boeing says it will bid on Air Force tanker

    Defense contractor Boeing said Thursday that it will bid for the Air Force’s troubled $35 billion refueling plane contract, leaving rival Northrop Grumman to decide if it will make its …


  • Aerial tanker contract again up for grabs

    WASHINGTON – The Air Force launched a new competition Wednesday for a contract to begin replacing the nation’s aging fleet of aerial tankers, but it’s not clear whether Northrop Grumman …


  • 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’s 747-8 freighter completes first flight

    Boeing Co.’s giant 747-8 freighter — the biggest plane the company has ever built — successfully completed its first flight Monday, a year later than originally planned.


  • Boeing hopes comforts will be part of 787 draw

    EVERETT – Boeing Co. designers and marketers are betting that a lot of subtle changes in the interior of their new 787 jetliner will add up to strong passenger demand …


  • Boeing tests inside of new 787

    Boeing Co. designers and marketers are betting that a lot of subtle changes in the interior of their new 787 jetliner will add up to strong passenger demand to fly …


  • New 787 Dreamliner touches down in Spokane

    A Boeing 787 touched down at Spokane International Airport briefly Monday, airport spokesman Todd Woodard said.


  • Airbus wins more orders, Boeing nets more cash

    SEATTLE – Airbus topped Boeing both in the number of planes produced and in the total of new orders last year, but the U.S. company prevailed in perhaps the most …


  • Boeing executive sees ‘better days ahead’

    NEW YORK – Boeing Co. said Thursday it delivered more aircraft last year than in 2008 and sees even brighter days, relieving some of the market anxiety over production cuts …


  • Test pilot tames Boeing’s new monster

    SEATTLE – In Boeing test pilot Mike Carriker’s military and commercial flying career, what he calls “the funnest moments” came when he turned a fighter jet upside down and spun …


  • 787 takes to skies

    EVERETT – Boeing’s new 787 jetliner finally got airborne Tuesday, the long-delayed inaugural flight of the world’s first commercial plane mostly constructed from lightweight composite materials. The sleek jet lifted …


  • 787 jet makes inaugural flight; weather shortens test

    Boeing’s new 787 jetliner finally got airborne Tuesday, the long-delayed inaugural flight of the world’s first commercial plane constructed with half its components made from lightweight composite materials.


  • S. Carolina’s key industry might be business poaching

    South Carolina’s successful courtship of Boeing Co. would be the talk of Olympia come January if Washington were not facing yet another budget shortfall. Losing the second 787 production line …


  • Boeing plant goes to S.C.

    SEATTLE – Boeing Co. will open a second assembly line for its long-delayed 787 jetliner in South Carolina, expanding beyond its longtime manufacturing base in Washington state to take advantage …


  • Boeing will build second 787 line in S.C.

    Boeing Co. said Wednesday it will open a second assembly line for its long-delayed 787 jetliner in South Carolina, expanding beyond its longtime manufacturing base in Washington state.


  • Boeing posts big loss in third-quarter earnings

    Boeing’s ambitions seem to have outflown its abilities, as the company’s plans to reinvent the way jetliners are built keep faltering, forcing it to post a big loss in the …

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