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Aerospace

Will tobacco power airline flights in the future?

Will tobacco power airline flights in the future?Boeing announced Wednesday that it is working with South African Airways and SkyNRG, a Dutch refiner, to turn a hybrid tobacco plant grown in South Africa into bio-fuel that can substitute for petroleum based fuel for jets in that part of the world.
  • Aerospace
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Aerospace

New level of realism in full flight simulators

New level of realism in full flight simulatorsA state of the art flight simulator is helping pilots get better prepared for the real thing.
  • Aerospace
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Seattle

Think Blue Angels are loud? Listen to the fans

Think Blue Angels are loud? Listen to the fansWe all think about the decibel meter at Seahawks games. But these loud fans can probably be heard by the Blue Angel pilots flying overhead.
  • Seattle
  • 2 months ago
Aerospace

Blue Angels a family event across generations

Blue Angels a family event across generationsBlue Angels are a family affair, even during practice. KING 5's Glenn Farley shows how a father brings the Blues to light for his young sons for the first time.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months ago
Aerospace

Southwest and SeaWorld end longstanding partnership

Southwest and SeaWorld end longstanding partnershipThe promotional and marketing partnership began in 1988, cultivating opportunities involving airline passengers and the theme park's visitors. The companies said their decision was mutual. Southwest said it's focusing more on local markets.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months ago
Aerospace

Boeing to build 787-10 exclusively in South Carolina

Boeing to build 787-10 exclusively in South CarolinaThe company says the 787-10's mid-section will be too long to be transported on the 747-400 Dreamlifters that move large parts.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months ago
Everett

Boeing contractor admits role in bribery scheme

Boeing contractor admits role in bribery schemeJeffrey Lavelle, owner of J.L. Manufacturing of Everett, Washington, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis to mail and wire fraud.
  • Everett
  • 2 months ago
Aerospace

Does rash of jet crashes worry air passengers?

Does rash of jet crashes worry air passengers?Passengers seem to take flying in stride, despite a rash of aviation disasters in recent months culminating Thursday with the crash of an Air Algerie MD-83 over Mali with the presumed loss of 116 passengers.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Aerospace

Engineers accuse Boeing of age discrimination

Engineers accuse Boeing of age discriminationThe union representing engineers has filed age discrimination complaints against Boeing, saying that older employees are being targeted for layoffs.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Aerospace

Air Algerie plane with 116 aboard crashes in Mali

Air Algerie plane with 116 aboard crashes in MaliThe airlines said on its Twitter account that the plane went down about 40 miles from the Malian city of Gao. It did not give any additional details.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Aerospace

Boeing profit rises on strong performance

Boeing profit rises on strong performanceWith growth in commercial plane deliveries, Boeing reported Wednesday a 1% rise in revenue during the second quarter and a 52% rise in net earnings compared to the same period a year earlier.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Aerospace

Malaysian plane 'blown out of the sky,' Biden says

Malaysian plane 'blown out of the sky,' Biden saysOfficials from several countries vow to quickly determine who's behind Thursday's downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 and the deaths of all 298 aboard.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Aerospace

Obama: 'An outrage of unspeakable proportions'

Obama: 'An outrage of unspeakable proportions'Obama called the crash a "wake up call for Europe and the world" that the Ukraine crisis is not a localized, contained problem. He confirmed at least one American citizen was on board, and said officials could not yet definitively rule out others.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Aerospace

Woman loses relatives in both Malaysia air disasters

Woman loses relatives in both Malaysia air disastersIn an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned on Friday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Aerospace

Ukraine rebels promise MH17 investigators safe passage

Ukraine rebels promise MH17 investigators safe passageAmong the passengers on the flight were 189 Dutch nationals, 44 Malaysians and 27 Australians and 12 Indonesians. Just four passengers' nationalities remain unknown, according to a news release by Malaysia Airlines.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Aerospace

Air show score card: Boeing vs. Airbus

Air show score card: Boeing vs. AirbusAir show score card: Boeing vs. Airbus
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Aerospace

Boeing 777 has excellent track record, experts say

Boeing 777 has excellent track record, experts sayThe Boeing 777 is considered one of the safest planes in the world by aviation analysts and the crash today of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine seems unlikely to change that record unless the cause is traced to a flaw.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Aerospace

Boeing drones approved to monitor Washington wildfires

Boeing drones approved to monitor Washington wildfiresThe Federal Aviation Administration has given Washington state authorization to use an unmanned drone to monitor wildfires that pose an urgent threat.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Aerospace

Putting 777 incidents into perspective

Putting 777 incidents into perspectiveIt's one of the world's safest jets, but in recent days two Boeing 777s have been involved in separate safety related incidents.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Aerospace

Mitsubishi Aircraft announces flight test center in Moses Lake

Mitsubishi Aircraft announces flight test center in Moses LakeMitsubishi signed an agreement with AeroTEC, an engineering company based in Seattle and Moses Lake, and flight tests for the Mitsubishi regional jet are scheduled to start at Moses Lake in the fall of 2015.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Aerospace

Boeing considering robots on the assembly line

Boeing considering robots on the assembly lineThe move is certain to ruffle the feathers of machinists who were stuck in a bitter battle with Boeing last year over the future of new 777X production line in Everett.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
News

Sub searches for Malaysia plane, again, as families fume

Sub searches for Malaysia plane, again, as families fumeSub searches for Malaysia plane, again, as families fume
  • News
  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
News

Official: Malaysia plane may be found in 'matter of days'

Official: Malaysia plane may be found in 'matter of days'Australian searchers have relocated an underwater electronic signal that could be from the missing Malaysian jetliner in the Indian Ocean, the search coordinator says, allowing them to narrow the focus of their effort to find wreckage.
  • News
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Aerospace

New signal detected in hunt for lost jet

New signal detected in hunt for lost jetAn Australian search plane detected a new underwater signal Thursday in the same area of the Indian Ocean where four previous pings were picked up in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, an Australian official says.
  • Aerospace
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Aerospace

'Most promising lead' in hunt for missing plane

'Most promising lead' in hunt for missing planeA ship searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 "detected signals consistent with those emitted by aircraft black boxes," an Australian official announced Monday.
  • Aerospace
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Aerospace

Underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines black box begins

Underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines black box beginsCrews searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet launched a targeted underwater hunt on Friday for the plane's black boxes along a stretch of remote ocean, with just days left before the devices' batteries are expected to run out.
  • Aerospace
  • 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Aerospace

Russian space capsule being auctioned

Russian space capsule being auctionedRussian space capsule being auctioned
  • Aerospace
  • 6 months ago