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FAA seeks to fine Boeing $3.9 million for faulty jet parts

Safety regulators want to fine Boeing $3.9 million, saying that the company installed wing parts on 133 planes even though it knew the parts were faulty.


United buying 50 Airbus jets to replace older Boeing planes

United Airlines picks Airbus jets to replace some of its older Boeing planes that are used mostly on flights between the East Coast and Europe.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

WTO panel: EU fails to end illegal subsidies for Airbus

A World Trade Organization panel has ruled the European Union has not complied with an order to end illegal subsidies for European plane maker Airbus that prompted the Trump administration …


NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul

NATO and U.S. aircraft-maker Boeing agreed Wednesday on a $1 billion contract to refurbish the military alliance’s aging fleet of surveillance planes, ensuring that they can continue to serve as …


FAA says it will handle all approvals for new Max jets

Federal safety regulators say they’ll keep full control over approving each new Boeing 737 Max built since the planes were grounded in March.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Boeing settles half of lawsuits tied to Indonesian crash

A Boeing spokesman said Friday the company has settled 63 cases tied to the crash of a plane flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air. The company did not disclose terms of …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Safety board considers cause of jet’s fatal engine blow-out

Federal safety officials say Boeing should redesign part of the casing on some engines to prevent the kind of accident that occurred when engine debris blew out a window on …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Leader of pilots’ union blasts Boeing over grounded plane

The president of the pilots’ union at Southwest Airlines is escalating a fight with Boeing over the grounded 737 Max.


Boeing orders, deliveries continue to sag with Max grounding

Orders and deliveries of new Boeing planes remain depressed eight months into the grounding of the company’s 737 Max, leaving Boeing far behind its chief competitor.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Boeing details steps needed to get grounded Max jet flying

Boeing hopes to resume deliveries of its 737 Max jet to airlines in December and win regulatory approval to restart commercial service with the plane in January.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Grounded Boeing jet hits another pothole in path to return

Regulators are asking Boeing to revise documentation of its proposed fixes to software on the 737 Max jet, and the company said Wednesday that it is too early to know …


Boeing chairman says CEO won’t get bonus until Max flies

The grounding of Boeing jet after 2 deadly crashes will hit CEO Dennis Muilenburg in his bank account.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

Boeing crew capsule completes major flight test in desert

Boeing’s capsule for astronauts underwent its first major flight test Monday, shooting a mile into the air then parachuting back to the New Mexico desert.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Boeing employee raised concern about design of Max flight-control system

Two days of congressional hearings have produced internal Boeing documents showing that company employees raised concerns about the design of a key flight-control system and the hectic pace of airplane …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Senators grill Boeing CEO over plane involved in 2 crashes

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg faced tough questioning from senators Tuesday about two crashes of 737 Max jets and whether the company concealed information about a critical flight system from regulators.


CEO will tell Congress that Boeing made mistakes on 737 Max 8 jet

On the anniversary of the first of two deadly crashes involving Boeing 737 Max 8 jets, the CEO will tell Congress that the aircraft company knows it made mistakes and …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Lion Air crash report points to Boeing, pilots, maintenance

An Indonesian investigation found that a combination of design flaws by Boeing and inadequate pilot training and maintenance lapses by Lion Air doomed a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet that …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Grounded Boeing plane churns up more turbulence at airlines

The grounding of the Boeing 737 Max has lasted far longer and, as Southwest Airlines and American Airlines can attest, been more expensive than airlines ever expected.


Boeing costs for 737 Max jump, profit falls short in 3Q

Boeing’s third-quarter earnings fell 51% as it added another $900 million in costs for the troubled 737 Max and deliveries of new planes tumbled from a year ago.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Boeing replaces executive who oversaw 737 Max 8, other planes

Boeing is replacing the head of its commercial-airplanes division as it continues to struggle with damage from two deadly crashes of its 737 Max 8.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Boeing denies pilot messaging chat shows prior knowledge of 737 Max 8 flight control problem

Two days after the publication of a 2016 instant message chat between two senior pilots on the 737 Max 8 program drew outraged condemnation from members of Congress, airline pilot …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Messages from former Boeing test pilot reveal Max concerns

FAA chief Steve Dickson on Friday demanded an explanation from Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, including why the company delayed several months before telling FAA about the messages.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Last broadcast for KREM anchor Jane McCarthy

KREM 2 evening anchor Jane McCarthy delivered the news in Spokane for the last time Tuesday. McCarthy, who had anchored with KREM since January 2010, is moving to Seattle to …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

WTO body formally OKs US sanctions against EU in Airbus case

The World Trade Organization has formally given the go-ahead for the United States to impose trade sanctions on up to $7.5 billion worth of European Union goods following a ruling …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

Boeing names new board chairman in setback for CEO

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has lost his title as chairman of the troubled aircraft manufacturer, nearly a year after the first of two crashes of its 737 Max 8 that …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

Boeing, FAA both faulted in certification of the 737 Max 8

A panel of international aviation regulators found that Boeing withheld key information about the 737 Max 8 from pilots and regulators, and the Federal Aviation Administration lacked the expertise to …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

American pushes back expected return of its 737 Max 8 planes

American Airlines now doesn’t expect to fly the Boeing 737 Max 8 until January, and says the grounding of the planes cut third-quarter pretax income by $140 million.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Boeing gifts massive 787 engine to SCC’s aviation maintenance program

The engine will give students hands-on experience with some of the latest commercial airplane technology.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Boeing to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic

Boeing plans to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic as the space tourism company nears its goal of launching passengers on suborbital flights.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Boeing delivers just 26 planes in September, extending slump

Boeing’s troubles are deepening as the grounding of its 737 Max jetliner approaches the seven-month mark.