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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

Spacewalking astronauts add parking spot to space station

Spacewalking astronauts added another parking spot to the International Space Station on Wednesday.


Pentagon cancels billion-dollar missile defense project

The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon to destroy incoming missiles. The move is aimed in part at considering new …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 2:19 p.m.

Boeing will hire hundreds at Moses Lake

Boeing said Tuesday it will begin hiring a few hundred temporary employees at Moses Lake to work on the grounded 737 Max fleet and prepare the planes for return to …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 10:22 a.m.

Kent-based aerospace supplier Exotic Metals acquired for $1.7 billion

Exotic Metals Forming, a privately owned aerospace supplier headquartered in Kent with about 1,400 employees in Washington state, including Airway Heights, will be acquired for $1.7 billion in cash by …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 4:14 p.m.

Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 Max 8 customer, eyes other jets

Southwest Airlines, the largest customer of the 737 Max 8 and long an all-Boeing airline, insists it has “no current plans” to fly any jets other than the 737. But …


Airbus extends lead over Boeing in 2019 airliner deliveries

Boeing airliner delivers tumble again in July due to grounding of its Max jet after two deadly crashes


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Boeing changing Max software to use 2 computers

Boeing is working on new software for the 737 Max that will use a second flight control computer to make the system more reliable, solving a problem that surfaced in …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Grounded Boeing plane takes a bigger bite out of airlines

Airlines are tallying up the damage and talking to Boeing about compensation for the grounding of the troubled 737 Max jet.


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 6:18 p.m.

Boeing takes $5.6 billion revenue hit over 737 Max problems

Boeing said the grounding of its 737 Max jets would reduce its revenue and earnings by $5.6 billion in the second quarter, the largest financial impact of two deadly crashes …


Boeing jet trouble leads to cuts at Europe’s busiest airline

Europe’s biggest airline, budget carrier Ryanair, will cut flights and close some of its bases beginning this winter because of the delay to deliveries of the Boeing 737 Max plane, …


American Airlines extends Boeing plane flight cancellations

American Airlines says it will keep the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet off its schedule until Nov. 3, which is two months longer than it had planned.


United will scrap 8,000 flights due to grounded Boeing jets

United Airlines expects to cancel more than 8,000 flights through October because of the grounding of its Boeing 737 Max planes.


Boeing deliveries of 737 tumble in 2nd quarter

Boeing said Tuesday that it delivered 24 737s in the second quarter, down sharply from the 89 delivered in the first quarter.


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 5:20 p.m.

Saudi carrier cancels troubled Boeing 737 order for Airbus

A Saudi budget carrier is ordering 30 new Airbus planes, replacing a $6 billion deal with Boeing for its troubled 737 Max jets, which are grounded after two crashes.


Some Kenyan families reject Boeing’s compensation for crash

Fifteen Kenyan families of people killed in a plane crash in Ethiopia in March on Friday rejected a proposal by Boeing to compensate them, saying they will pursue their claims …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Boeing to pay $100 million to crash families, communities

Boeing said Wednesday that it will provide an “initial investment” of $100 million over several years to help families and communities affected by two crashes of its 737 Max plane …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

DOJ probe expands beyond Boeing 737 Max, includes 787 Dreamliner

Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed records from Boeing relating to the production of the 787 Dreamliner in South Carolina, where there have been allegations of shoddy work, according to two sources …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 5:23 p.m.

New software glitch found in Boeing’s troubled 737 Max jet

A new flaw has turned up in the computer system of the Boeing 737 Max, further delaying the troubled plane’s return to flying.


Boeing eyes more 737 Max sales after post-crash drought

Boeing says it is discussing possible sales of the 737 Max with several customers around the world as it tries to rebuild trust after two deadly crashes.


Boeing temporarily storing 737 Max jets at Grant County International Airport

Boeing is temporarily storing its grounded 737 Max jets at the Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Northwest News Network reported Monday.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 4:06 p.m.

Sullenberger criticizes Boeing for mistakes on 737 Max

Retired pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger told a congressional panel Wednesday that pilots should practice the failure of Boeing flight-control software on simulators, not planes full of passengers.


Boeing signs first deal for 737 Max jet since deadly crashes

Boeing reports first 737 Max jet sale since fatal March crash, parent company of British Airways and other carriers signs letter of intent for 200 planes.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Boeing apologizes for Max crashes as Airbus rakes in sales

Boeing executives apologized Monday to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, as the U.S. plane maker struggles to regain the trust of regulators, …


FAA official echoes Boeing timeline for return of Max

Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft, grounded since March after two fatal crashes in five months, should be back in the air by December, a top U.S. regulator said. It’s not possible …


Don C. Brunell: 737 Max fix critical to Washington

Last January, Boeing was poised for another record year. The company’s order book burst at the seams. Things seemed to be going Boeing’s way. In 2019, Boeing planned to step …


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Legislators: Boeing wanted to wait 3 years to fix Max flaw

Two key lawmakers said Friday that Boeing planned to delay fixing a nonworking safety alert on its 737 Max aircraft for three years and sped up the process only after …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:19 p.m.

Boeing drone unit Insitu cuts workforce, dealing a blow to Columbia Gorge community

Boeing drone unit Insitu, which employs about 1,000 people in the Columbia River Gorge and about 500 elsewhere, said Tuesday it is cutting its workforce due to competitive pressures and …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

More than 300 Boeing 737s to be inspected for faulty parts

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a statement alerting airlines and international aviation regulators that certain wing parts on more than 300 Boeing 737s may have been improperly manufactured and …


Boeing warns of potential wing problems in some 737 aircraft

Boeing is telling some airlines flying its 737 model to replace a part on the planes’ wings, a move that could affect more than 100 planes.


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

IATA: Boeing jet won’t return before August

The global airline trade group says it expects the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet will remain grounded at least through mid-August after two deadly crashes.