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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

US manufacturing output hit by Boeing troubles, slips 0.1%

U.S. manufacturing output fell slightly in January, driven lower by Boeing’s decision to halt production of its troubled 737 Max aircraft.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Virus outbreak complicates Boeing’s worst-ever January

Boeing is concerned that the virus outbreak in China could hurt deliveries of new planes early this year Boeing sold no new airline jets in January, and now the company …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Boeing wins all-time low zero airplane orders for January

In January, Boeing won no new airplane orders and delivered just 13 jets.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Defective software could have doomed Boeing’s crew capsule

Defective software could have doomed Boeing’s crew capsule. Its first test flight was a botched trip that was cut short and never made it to the International Space Station, NASA …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Boeing gets good and bad news on its grounded 737 Max 8 jet

Boeing has found a new problem with changes it is making to software on the 737 Max 8, but the company says the issue will not further delay the grounded …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Grounded jet sends Boeing to first annual loss in 2 decades

Boeing, an icon of American manufacturing, suffered its first annual financial loss in more than two decades while the cost of fixing its marquee aircraft after two deadly crashes soared …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Airbus nears settlements with US, UK, French investigators

Airbus said Tuesday it has reached potential settlement deals with authorities in the U.S., Britain and France investigating alleged fraud and bribery.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Boeing jet weighs on airlines as Southwest’s profit falls

The three big U.S. airlines that own Boeing 737 Max jets don’t expect the grounded plane back in their fleets before the end of the peak summer travel season, and …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Boeing doesn’t expect Max jet to be cleared until summer

Boeing doesn’t expect federal regulators to approve its changes to the grounded 737 Max until this summer, according to two people familiar with the matter.


Boeing is working on a new software issue on the 737 Max

Boeing is working to fix a newly discovered problem with software powering up on the 737 Max, adding to the list of tasks the aircraft maker faces to get the …


Southwest joins rivals in again delaying Boeing jet’s return

Southwest Airlines said Thursday it has taken the grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 out of its schedule until early June and is dropping more than 8% of its planned flights …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Goverment OKs Boeing 737 Max 8 approval process, , despite two fatal crashes

A government committee that reviewed how the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new passenger planes for flight has determined that the system is safe and effective, despite two deadly crashes involving …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

New Boeing CEO inherits crisis created under his predecessor

Boeing’s new CEO is in place, and he is laying out goals for this year, starting with the safe return to flight of the grounded 737 Max.


Boeing travails begin to ripple, 2,800 jobs lost in Kansas

Problems for Boeing and its troubled 737 Max aircraft are beginning to ripple outward with a major supplier announcing that it will lay off more than 20% of its workforce …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Former Boeing CEO gets $62.2 million but loses some benefits

The Boeing CEO who was ousted last month for the company’s botched response to two crashes and the grounding of its best-selling plane will walk away with $62.2 million, the …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Boeing papers show employees slid 737 Max problems past FAA

Lawmakers lashed out at Boeing after the release of damning messages from employees questioning the safety of the grounded 737 Max jet.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Boeing now saying pilots need simulator training for 737 Max

Boeing said Tuesday it is recommending that pilots receive training in a flight simulator before the grounded 737 Max returns to flying, a reversal of the company’s long-held position that …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 6, 2020

Boeing’s checklist of 737 Max fixes grows with wiring issue

Boeing faces a growing checklist of items it could be forced to fix before federal safety officials let the grounded 737 Max airliner fly again.


American Airlines vows to share Boeing proceeds with workers

American Airlines says it’s talking to Boeing about compensation for grounded planes and will share some of the proceeds with airline employees.


Don C. Brunell: Boeing needs strong tailwinds

As we launch into 2020 and the ensuing decade, Boeing faces very strong headwinds which are major concerns for those of us living in the Pacific Northwest. Things are vastly …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 27, 2019

Another executive departs as Boeing tries to correct course

Mike Luttig was Boeing’s general counsel from 2006 until this spring.


Boeing discloses ‘very disturbing’ messages on Max to FAA

A new batch of messages between Boeing Co. employees on the development of the 737 Max paints a “very disturbing picture” of concerns about the plane, according to an aide …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 23, 2019

Boeing ousts its CEO after two deadly 737 Max crashes

Boeing ousted CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Monday with no end in sight to the crisis that has engulfed the vaunted American aircraft manufacturer since the crash of two of its …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

Boeing crew capsule returning to Earth after aborted flight

Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule is returning to Earth this weekend after its first test flight, its mission cut short by an improperly set clock on the spacecraft. Ground controllers are …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

United pulls 737 Max until June, adding to Boeing woes

United Airlines says the Boeing 737 Max has been pulled from its flight schedule until June, the latest in a string of troubling news plaguing the airplane manufacturer.


Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule makes space debut this week

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Boeing’s shiny new Starliner crew capsule makes its debut this week with a launch to the International Space Station, the company’s last hurdle before flying astronauts …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Spokane-area aerospace manufacturers in holding pattern after Boeing announces temporary halt to 737 Max production

Those companies producing parts for the grounded jet may have to wait weeks to see what, if any, changes Boeing makes to its supply orders after announcing a halt on …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Boeing will halt 737 Max production in January; company says temporary move won’t result in layoffs at Renton plant

Boeing Co. said Monday it will temporarily stop producing its grounded 737 Max jet starting in January as it struggles to get approval from regulators to put the plane back …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Southwest Airlines reaches confidential settlement with Boeing for some of its 737 Max losses

The airline’s chief executive, Gary Kelly, said the company will share a portion of the settlement, roughly $125 million, with its employees through Southwest’s profit-sharing plan.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

American Airlines doesn’t see Boeing Max flights until April

American Airlines is pushing back the return of its Boeing 737 Max planes another month, removing the plane from its schedule until April 7.