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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.


Aerospace supplier Triumph cutting 99 jobs in Everett

Boeing supplier Triumph Group will lay off 99 employees at its Structures-Everett facility effective Sept. 30, according to information filed with the state Employment Security Department.


Paul Allen’s giant plane takes shape in the desert, but its market is unclear

In the high Mojave Desert, the airframe of Paul Allen’s giant, mysterious plane for carrying rockets into space is approaching completion.


Air Force says Boeing tanker program faces further delays

The Air Force said Friday that Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program, already late and over budget, faces a further serious delay of six months to the initial tanker deliveries – and …


Solar-powered plane’s latest leg: Oklahoma to Ohio

The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 took off from Tulsa International Airport about 5 a.m. Saturday with a destination of Dayton International Airport in Ohio. The flight was expected to take …


Triumph Composite workers strike; company seeks replacements

Workers at Spokane airplane parts plant Triumph Composite Systems go out on strike amid plans by the parent company to cut expenses by closing facilities.


Machinists vote to strike Triumph factory on West Plains

Union officials are urging the 403 Machinists making aerospace parts at the Triumph Composite Systems factory west of Spokane to reject a labor contract and vote Monday for a strike


High product, labor costs lead to decline in Boeing’s profit

Aerospace giant Boeing Co. saw its quarterly earnings plunge 9 percent compared to last year, with the Chicago-based company posting $1.2 billion in profits.


Boeing’s Washington job cuts could be in the thousands, report says

The Boeing Co. is reportedly taking steps to eliminate 10 percent of its workforce in Washington state.


Spin Control: Aviation tax break debate makes strange bedfellows

An aerospace company tax break debate made for interesting allies.


Lockheed Martin seeks to lay off up to 1,000 workers

Lockheed Martin Corp. says its aeronautics division is seeking to part with up to 1,000 workers as it works to stay competitive and keep its staff aligned with orders.


Iran invites Boeing to Tehran for aircraft deal

Iran has invited Boeing to Tehran to negotiate a possible aircraft purchase, just after the country signed a major deal with its rival Airbus, Iran’s state television reported.


GAO upholds Northrop Grumman bomber contract over protests

A federal agency has rejected a protest by Boeing and Lockheed Martin and will uphold the Air Force’s decision to award a lucrative new bomber contract to Northrop Grumman.


Southwest Airlines workers get $620 million profit sharing boost

Southwest Airlines announced a record employee profit share of $620 million for 2015 on Thursday, equivalent to about eight weeks of pay for each eligible employee.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 1:34 p.m.

Boeing stock plunges on report of SEC accounting probe

Shares of the Boeing Co. plummeted Thursday morning after a report said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the aircraft manufacturer’s accounting.


Official: Fighter jets caused sonic booms along coast

Sonic booms heard and felt along the eastern shoreline were caused by military fighter jets conducting tests, officials said.


Mitsubishi Aircraft to test new airliner in Moses Lake

OLYMPIA – Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. will begin testing its new airliner in Moses Lake next year, bringing an estimated 100 jobs to that Central Washington community. The Japanese manufacturing giant …


Mitsubishi to test jet in Moses Lake

OLYMPIA — A major Japanese aerospace company will begin testing its new airliner in Moses Lake next fall.


Exotic Metals Forming Co. opening plant in Airway Heights

An aerospace company that manufactures parts for the aviation industry announced Thursday that it will bring a 150,000-square-foot plant to Airway Heights employing up to 150 people once it begins …


Women landing growing share of aviation jobs; Quest Aircraft in Sandpoint an example

SANDPOINT – When Amber Phillips was 15, her grandfather took her flying in a Piper Navajo. Now she’s 26 and helps build airplanes next to the Sandpoint airport. Phillips is …


Boeing turns to Kaiser Aluminum for recycling effort

Boeing will send 22 million pounds of aluminum scrap each year from its factories to Spokane Valley to be recycled. The metal will arrive at Kaiser Aluminum’s rolling mill in …


Boeing to shift research jobs to South, Midwest

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Boeing is shifting hundreds of jobs to Alabama, Missouri and South Carolina as it restructures its research and technology operations.


NIC program trains students to meet needs of regional aerospace businesses

The fast-growing aerospace industry needs skilled workers across the Inland Northwest, and North Idaho College has opened a new training center in Hayden to prepare students for those manufacturing and …


Inmates getting aerospace job training

Forget license plates. Some inmates at the Airway Heights Corrections Center are training for jobs in the state’s huge aerospace industry. About a dozen inmates are enrolled in a program …


Gov. Jay Inslee offers jobs outline

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee added some specifics to his campaign themes of generating more jobs in key industries, releasing a package Wednesday of tax breaks and spending projects designed …


Inland Northwest aerospace poised for takeoff

A growing cluster of aerospace companies in the Inland Northwest is reaping the rewards of a global surge in aircraft production. It’s also setting the table for a main course …


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 …


Empire Aerospace

The north end of the Coeur d’Alene Airport was vacant land a decade ago. Today, it’s home to a growing empire. Empire Airlines is a FedEx feeder carrier with a …


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, …


Gregoire plans trade mission

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire will be leaving next month for a weeklong trade mission to Ireland and England. Gregoire announced Wednesday she would be leading a delegation of more …