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Hauser Lake man honored for a blemish-free half-century as a pilot, mechanic

Earl Hauser, a longtime Hauser Lake pilot, was honored with a pair of awards for 50 blemish-free years as an active pilot and an aircraft mechanic, a combination of experience …


Amazon’s fleet of jets is growing

The company said Friday it will lease 10 Boeing 767s planes, bringing its total fleet to 50 with the goal of getting orders to people faster and more reliably.


Lion Air leader talks of slashing Boeing jet orders

The co-founder of Indonesian low-cost carrier Lion Air is furious at Boeing for what he sees as an effort to deflect blame toward the airline for the Oct. 29 crash …


Ramp-up planned for LEAP engines that power Boeing’s 737 MAX and other narrowbody jets

Ahead of the Farnborough Air Show, CFM executives celebrated a decade since the highly successful LEAP engine was announced, also at Farnborough. They outlined plans to double production by 2020 …


Troublesome advanced engines for Boeing, Airbus jets have disrupted airlines and shaken travelers

A slew of technical problems with the three latest-technology jet engines is widely disrupting operations at airlines, bleeding cash from the engine makers and grounding significant numbers of Airbus and …


UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

NASA’s $248 million project to take supersonic jets from ‘boom’ to ‘thump’

Bethesda, Maryland-based aerospace giant Lockheed Martin thinks it can step into the supersonic passenger flight gap, with the help of hundreds of millions of dollars from NASA.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

American Airlines announces big order for Boeing jets

American Airlines is ordering 47 new Boeing jets with a combined list price of $12.3 billion to replace some of its oldest planes.


Syria threatens to down Turkish jets over its Kurdish region

Syria said on Thursday its air defense would shoot down any Turkish jets that carry out attacks within Syria, a stark warning as tensions soar over apparent preparations by the …


Brazil’s president rejects selling Embraer to Boeing

Brazilian President Michel Temer has rejected selling control of jet maker Embraer to Boeing.


New flight paths lead to airplane noise complaints across U.S.

Airliners began flying over Twila Lake’s bungalow-style house in a historic district three years ago, taking off every one to two minutes from the Phoenix airport and roaring over her …


UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 5:31 p.m.

Boeing puts 737 up against small business jets for $6.9B defense contract

SEATTLE – For a vital aircraft that will fly above distant battlefields, the Air Force will choose between Goliath and two Davids.


UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 12:41 p.m.

Chinese jets intercept U.S. military plane in East China Sea

Two Chinese SU-30 fighter jets intercepted an American military aircraft over the East China Sea on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Air Force.


Boeing’s largest 737 Max takes flight amid headwinds from Airbus

Boeing’s newest and largest 737 Max gunned down the runway and soared over the shore of Lake Washington, south of Seattle, on its maiden flight Thursday.


Syrian missiles fired at Israeli jets that struck in Syria

Anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria into Israeli-controlled territory early Friday following a series of Israeli airstrikes in Syria, the Israeli military said.


With aging jets and a shortage of pilots, the Air Force weighs buying throwback ‘light-attack’ planes

The U.S. Air Force, faced with a potentially protracted war against the Islamic State, aging fighter jets and a shrinking force of pilots, is examining the adoption of a new …


Navy extends comment time on plan to add jets at Whidbey

The Navy is giving people an extra month to weigh in on its proposal to increase the number of electronic attack aircraft at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 6:12 p.m.

Boeing’s difficult journey from racism to diversity

“I will not recommend for membership in this union any other than members of the white race.” That may sound like some old declaration from the Deep South. But until …


Navy resumes flights of Super Hornets, Growlers after mishap

The Navy has resumed flights of its Super Hornet and Growler jets after an accident in Washington state prompted officials to temporarily suspend operations of both aircraft.


More Boeing job cuts ahead in the new year

After a year in which Boeing relentlessly slashed costs and cut its employment in Washington state by more than 8 percent, there’s more of the same to come in the …


Canada looks to buy 18 Super Hornet jets on interim basis

Canada’s defense minister said Tuesday the country will enter into discussions with the United States and Boeing to buy 18 Super Hornet jet fighters on an interim basis and will …


NFL notes: Vinatieri sets record with 43 straight made FGs

Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri has another record to his credit.


Johnson, Cardinals roll past listless Jets 28-3

David Johnson rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns, and the Arizona Cardinals shut down the listless New York Jets 28-3 on Monday night.


Digest: Kubiak to take a week off after migraine

FOOTBALL: Broncos GM John Elway says doctors have ordered coach Gary Kubiak to take a week off after experiencing a migraine and that special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis will serve …


NFL notebook: Bowles declines to say Geno still No. 2 on Jets’ QB chart

Todd Bowles declines to say whether Geno Smith remains the New York Jets’ No. 2 quarterback behind Ryan Fitzpatrick or if Bryce Petty has surpassed him on the depth chart. …


Fairchild a finalist once again to house new refueling tankers

The Spokane military installation was turned down in 2013 to bed down the KC-46A Pegasus in favor of a Kansas base closer to where the new jets were manufactured. A …


Two Navy fighter jets crash off North Carolina coast; 4 hospitalized

Two Navy jet fighters crashed off the coast of North Carolina during a training mission Thursday, and their four crew members were airlifted to a hospital with minor injuries after …


NFL notes: Late on on Bengals, concussions and much more

The Bengals were either busted or they got a bum rap. Arizona’s Carson Palmer was about to spike the ball with a six seconds left, bringing Chandler Catanzaro on for …


Commentary: Seahawks take gamble trading Harvin

SEATTLE – We don’t yet know for certain precisely what made Percy Harvin’s continued presence in Seattle untenable, and his imminent departure a necessity. Right now, it’s just rumors, innuendo, …


Jets retain top coordinators

The New York Jets have retained several members of coach Rex Ryan’s staff, including offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman. Ryan keeps most of his staff intact, …


Playing like a veteran

ATLANTA – Rookie Geno Smith wasn’t flustered. Not after all the mistakes in his first four games. Not after the Atlanta Falcons went ahead on a touchdown with less than …