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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.


Zodiac Aerospace workers return to work after July explosion

The Newport, Washington, aerospace production plant that closed after an explosion last month is now open. The explosion on July 14 sent five employees of Zodiac Aerospace to the hospital. …


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AirAsia plane missing with 162 on board

An AirAsia plane with 162 people aboard lost contact with ground control on Sunday after takeoff from Indonesia on the way to Singapore, and the airline said search and rescue …


Inslee makes overture to Boeing rival Airbus

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee personally met with an Airbus executive recently to discuss how the state and the Boeing rival can work together.


Spin Control: Leaving reality out of the picture

A picture is only worth a thousand words if it’s the right picture for the intended words. When it’s the wrong picture, it’s worth considerably fewer words, and more trouble, …


Oops: Pro-Boeing ad in Seattle uses Airbus plane

SEATTLE — There was one thing wrong in a full-page ad in The Seattle Times urging state lawmakers to pass a transportation package aimed at persuading Boeing to build the …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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, …


Airbus to build 1st US assembly plant in Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. — In the battle to dominate the global aviation industry, European aerospace giant Airbus announced its first assembly plant in the United States today, a symbolic and significant …


Aerospace summit set for Seattle

Seattle will be the site of a summit for aerospace manufacturers and suppliers next March and a Bellingham company will expand to reconfigure planes for an Austrian airline, Gov. Chris …


Gregoire, Boeing boss attend Paris Air Show

Gov. Chris Gregoire is in Paris this week, talking up Boeing at the biennial air show and talking up Washington as a place for the aerospace giant’s next assembly line. …


Caldwell: Boeing’s tanker victory a blow to ’Bama

Thousands of Boeing Co. employees and suppliers, and only a touch fewer politicians, took a collective victory lap Thursday after the Pentagon made the 767 its choice for a new …


Caldwell: Battle over Air Force tanker nearing conclusion

The U.S. Air Force may make its final final decision on the next generation of tanker as soon as next month. But Congress may have the final final final word.


Senators, Rossi weigh in on tanker bid

The nation’s nine-year debate on how to replace Air Force tankers became a talking point in two places Tuesday: the floor of the U.S. Senate and the campaign trail in …


EU to appeal ruling by WTO on Airbus

GENEVA – The European Union will appeal today a landmark trade ruling that found it gave planemaker Airbus a wide range of illegal subsidies in its battle with U.S. competitor …


One more round, perhaps, for Boeing and EADS

Boeing submitted its bid today for the Air Force’s $35 billion refueling jet contract as the military tries once again to pick a winner for the troubled program after several …


EADS submits tanker bid

SEATTLE – Airbus parent company EADS on Thursday submitted its proposal for the U.S. Air Force aerial refueling tanker to the Pentagon, a day ahead of the deadline for submissions. …


Editorial: Pentagon can’t ignore trade ruling on Airbus

Now that the World Trade Organization has ruled that European airplane maker Airbus has unfairly benefited from four decades of government subsidies, all of the players in the long-running drama …


Illegal Airbus subsidies hurt Boeing, WTO rules

WASHINGTON – With control of the $3 trillion global commercial airplane market up for grabs, the World Trade Organization ruled Wednesday that four European governments had provided illegal subsidies over …


Jet maker won’t bid too low on tanker, CEO says

The CEO of Boeing said on Thursday that it’s possible his company will be underbid by its European competitor. Boeing Chairman and CEO Jim McNerney told analysts in New York …


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 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 …


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 …


War of words flies higher than troubled Air Force tanker

Boeing Co. will try for the third time to get a tanker based on its 767 in the hands of U.S. Air Force pilots before the KC-135s parked at Fairchild …


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 …


Airbus threatens to cancel A400M

PARIS – Airbus has proved its troubled A400M can fly – but now it is threatening to abandon Europe’s new military transport plane if governments can’t agree on how to …


A move to the South could also take Boeing’s profits south

A Boeing Co. decision to locate a second 787 production line in South Carolina would cost Washington jobs, but the company has been exporting work for years, with little chance …