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Aerospace

Could lower fuel prices slow Boeing assembly lines?

Could lower fuel prices slow Boeing assembly lines?Both Boeing and Airbus are riding high with airlines scrambling to order new fuel efficient jets. But could the drop in oil prices cause a slowdown?
  • Aerospace
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Aerospace

Boeing 737 factory to use all clean energy

Boeing 737 factory to use all clean energyBoeing plans to switch to all renewable energy at its factory in Renton, Washington where it assembles the 737 jet.
  • Aerospace
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Aerospace

Does the jumbo jet have a future?

Does the jumbo jet have a future?Boeing said it would trim 747 production by two planes per year, and an Airbus executive suggested the gigantic double deck A380 could cease production in 2018.
  • Aerospace
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Aerospace

Surviving sailors remember WWII battleship

Surviving sailors remember WWII battleshipAt Sea-Tac Airport the USO is building a new facility to welcome military members and their families while traveling.
  • Aerospace
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Aerospace

NASA's Orion has 'bull's eye' landing after test mission

NASA's Orion has 'bull's eye' landing after test missionAn unmanned capsule NASA is designing to carry astronauts to an asteroid and eventually Mars splashed down in the Pacific Ocean Friday to conclude a successful first test flight.
  • Aerospace
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Aerospace

787 lithium battery short circuited in Boston plane fire

787 lithium battery short circuited in Boston plane fireThe manufacture of lithium-ion batteries allowed contaminants and other defects in batteries aboard Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes, including one battery that erupted in smoke and fire in Boston in 2013, federal investigators said Monday.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months ago
Aerospace

Sea-Tac passenger traffic to double over 20 years

Sea-Tac passenger traffic to double over 20 yearsTraffic at the airport is expect to hit a record 37 million passengers, nearly doubling that total in another 20 years.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months ago
Aerospace

Lessons from upcoming 737 MAX being applied to current models

Lessons from upcoming 737 MAX being applied to current modelsSome changes for the MAX are already making their way into the current models of the 737.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months ago
Aerospace

How does Sea-Tac stack up on runway safety?

How does Sea-Tac stack up on runway safety?Based on the overall number of incursion incidents as measured by the FAA, Sea-Tac is in about the middle of the pack of the 20 busiest U.S. airports.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Aerospace

Boeing's Renton factory 'taking it to the MAX'

Boeing's Renton factory 'taking it to the MAX'Get an exclusive look inside Boeing's Renton factory that now has most of the major tooling in place to build the new 737-MAX.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Aerospace

Delta buys Airbus as plane wars heat up at Sea-Tac

Delta buys Airbus as plane wars heat up at Sea-TacGlenn Farley
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Aerospace

Museum of Flight first to score 787 Dreamliner

Museum of Flight first to score 787 DreamlinerSeattle's Museum of Flight is the first institution in the world to add a Boeing 787 to its collection.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Aerospace

Port Angeles building industry to recycle high-tech composites

Port Angeles building industry to recycle high-tech compositesPort Angeles is looking to build an industry to recycle what will somebody be old planes.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Aerospace

Charles Lindbergh's grandson still optimistic about private space travel

Charles Lindbergh's grandson still optimistic about private space travelErik Lindbergh is the grandson of aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh and a big proponent of private space flight.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Aerospace

How pilot Peter Siebold survived SpaceShipTwo crash

How pilot Peter Siebold survived SpaceShipTwo crashHe grew up near Tacoma to become a test pilot and is the survivor of the crash of SpaceShipTwo.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Aerospace

Virgin spaceship's descent system deployed early

Virgin spaceship's descent system deployed earlyThe cause of Friday's SpaceShipTwo crash is unknown, but the NTSB said the "feathering" system was activated early.
  • Aerospace
  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Aerospace

Planes of the future: radical or routine?

Planes of the future: radical or routine?At Boeing Field a conference on advanced technologies for the next generation of aircraft brought out new design concepts, particularly in the area of electric propulsion.
  • Aerospace
  • 3 months ago
Aerospace

U.S. labor board dismisses Boeing complaints over machinists' contract

U.S. labor board dismisses Boeing complaints over machinists' contractThe charges were filed by workers against Boeing related to that big contract vote back in January.
  • Aerospace
  • 3 months ago
Local

Passenger jets push Boeing's profit up 18 percent

Passenger jets push Boeing's profit up 18 percentDemand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter.
  • Local
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Aerospace

Construction of Boeing's 777X wing plant well underway

Construction of Boeing's 777X wing plant well underwayConstruction on the new 777X wing factory has been well underway and is nearly two months ahead of schedule.
  • Aerospace
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Aerospace

How did Boeing experience help turn around Ford Motor Co?

How did Boeing experience help turn around Ford Motor Co?Alan Mulally talks about going from Boeing, a successful airplane company, to Ford, a struggling car company, in 2006.
  • Aerospace
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Health

Worried about catching Ebola on planes?

Worried about catching Ebola on planes?Flying soon and concerned about Ebola on planes? There may not be much to worry about.
  • Health
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

Judge rules for Boeing in whistleblower lawsuit

Judge rules for Boeing in whistleblower lawsuitThe lawsuit claimed Boeing defrauded the U.S. government by using "bogus parts" in a contract for 24 737 Next Generation aircraft.
  • Local
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Aerospace

Boeing to add 700 jobs in St. Louis

Boeing to add 700 jobs in St. LouisThe 700 new jobs in St. Louis will produce parts for the new 777X passenger plane.
  • Aerospace
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Environment

Special flight from Seattle to Arctic studies global warming

Special flight from Seattle to Arctic studies global warmingA special flight using a sophisticated weather plane leaves for Arctic to study global warming.
  • Environment
  • 4 months ago
Aerospace

Are Boeing defense job cuts wiping out job gains?

Are Boeing defense job cuts wiping out job gains?What is the impact of Boeing moving jobs in defense and research, vs. what we gain from commercial jets?
  • Aerospace
  • 4 months ago
Nation Now

Flights still being canceled at Chicago O'Hare

Flights still being canceled at Chicago O'HareTwo days after a fire crippled air service in and out of Chicago, airlines were still canceling flights Sunday
  • Nation Now
  • 4 months ago