Aviation and space

France floats tariffs on US goods amid Airbus-Boeing dispute

The World Trade Organization ruled in May that Europe illegally subsidized Airbus, hurting Boeing.

 

FAA chief says he’ll test Boeing’s MAX changes this week

The former 737 pilot and Delta Air Lines executive will conduct the test in a flight simulator.

 

Attorney general chalks up win in lawsuit against Navy

The Navy will work to clarify the potential effects Growlers may have on marbled murrelets.

House leaders want to talk to employees who worked on 737 Max

Rep. Rick Larsen and Oregon Rep. DeFazio formally requested interviews with several Boeing workers.

Air Force finds another problem with Boeing’s KC-46 tanker

Cargo locks on the bottom of the floor of the Everett-built aircraft became unlocked during a recent flight.

737 Max return to service might be ‘phased,’ CEO concedes

Europe’s air safety regulator is concerned about the plane’s certification process.

Inslee passes up a chance to confront corporate ‘blackmail’

The governor skipped a meeting about tax breaks he said Boeing squeezed out of the state.

Boeing 737 Max jet to face separate test by EU regulators

The possible requirement of new equipment would significantly complicate the plane’s return to service.

Europe’s 737 Max test-flight plan highlights rift with FAA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency also says Boeing’s redesign still has “integrity issues.”

Spirit of St. Louis replica to make its first public flight

A replica of the plane that Charles Lindbergh flew will take off Sunday from the Arlington airport.

Door explodes in ground test on Boeing 777X at Everett plant

The accident happened Thursday during the final test as part of the plane’s certification by the FAA.

Ex-Boeing official in 737 Max probe won’t turn over documents

Mark Forkner reportedly had suggested to the FAA that MCAS not be included in the pilot manual.

American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging flight

A criminal complaint says he wanted to earn some overtime pay fixing the Boeing 737-800.

‘Clawback’ could make a comeback in aerospace tax break debate

Boeing and other firms rebut an auditor’s claim that it’s unclear if incentives are spurring job growth.

European safety agency has strict demands for Boeing 737 Max

The EASA is demanding stability during extreme maneuvers with the flight-control system on and off.

Reflected in the polished aluminum wing, chief engineer Martin Overall reaches into the cockpit of the Silver Spitfire, a World War II Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX fighter plane, during a 50-hour maintenance checkup at the Historic Flight Foundation on Wednesday in Mukilteo. The plane is making a round-the-world attempt and has logged 6,449 nautical miles so far. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

British WWII plane stops in Everett during worldwide flight

The Silver Spitfire is flying across the world. It stopped at Paine Field Monday for maintenance.

Reflected in the polished aluminum wing, chief engineer Martin Overall reaches into the cockpit of the Silver Spitfire, a World War II Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX fighter plane, during a 50-hour maintenance checkup at the Historic Flight Foundation on Wednesday in Mukilteo. The plane is making a round-the-world attempt and has logged 6,449 nautical miles so far. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

On this noisy factory floor, deaf workers fit right in

Employees at Valence in Everett are learning sign language from their deaf co-workers.

It’s Labor Day, and unemployment here is at a 20-year low

Snohomish County’s jobless rate hasn’t been this low since 1999. And that’s good for job-seekers.

United removes Boeing Max from schedule until mid-December

The plan reduces United’s risk of alienating customers by canceling flights close to departure.