Aviation and space

A Boeing 737-8AS aircraft, operated by Ryanair, taxis passed an EasyJet passenger jet at Schoenefeld airport in Berlin on March 13, 2019. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Krisztian Bocsi.

Boeing nears Max deal with Ryanair in win for embattled jet

The order would help repnlenish a backlog that’s been depleted since the start of the Covid-19 crisis.

 

A passenger aircraft at Ciudad Real International Airport in Ciudad Real, Spain, on Oct. 27, 2020. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Paul Hanna.

Airlines face ‘mission of the century’ in shipping vaccines

Cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles, bikes and even donkeys may be needed to get the drug to rural areas.

 

An artist’s conception of a Zunum Aero hybrid-electric plane. (Zunum Aero)

Collapsed hybrid-electric Bothell plane-maker sues Boeing

Zunum alleges that Boeing, an investor, improperly used intellectual property and trade secrets.

 

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 20, 2017 file photo a Boing 737 MAX 9 airplane performs a demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget, east of Paris, France. Europe’s aviation regulator has taken a step closer to letting the Boeing 737 Max fly again. It published a proposed airworthiness directive on Tuesday that could see it clear the aircraft within weeks to resume flying after nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file)

European regulator moves to clear Boeing 737 for flight

The move comes after the FAA already cleared the Boeing 737 Max earlier this month.

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 20, 2017 file photo a Boing 737 MAX 9 airplane performs a demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget, east of Paris, France. Europe’s aviation regulator has taken a step closer to letting the Boeing 737 Max fly again. It published a proposed airworthiness directive on Tuesday that could see it clear the aircraft within weeks to resume flying after nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file)

Bothell pilot, 73, dies in plane crash north of Arlington

Ronald Borovec, a longtime aviation enthusiast, was active in the Experimental Aircraft Association.

Steve Dickson, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit in Washington, D.C., on March 5, 2020. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Zach Gibson.

FAA faces its own reckoning as it gives Boeing path to fly jet

The agency is devoting more time and resources to assess how pilots react to emergencies.

Steve Dickson, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit in Washington, D.C., on March 5, 2020. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Zach Gibson.
The father of Bhavye Suneja, one of the pilots of a Lion Air plane that crashed in Indonesia, reacts as he leaves for the airport in New Delhi, India, on Oct.29, 2018. The pilot's mother, Sangeeta Suneja, says the FAA and Boeing are bringing the 737 Max back to service prematurely. (AP Photo, file)

Pilot’s mother criticizes FAA, Boeing for rushing Max’s comeback

Her son lost control of a Lion Air plane after an automated system repeatedly pushed its nose down.

The father of Bhavye Suneja, one of the pilots of a Lion Air plane that crashed in Indonesia, reacts as he leaves for the airport in New Delhi, India, on Oct.29, 2018. The pilot's mother, Sangeeta Suneja, says the FAA and Boeing are bringing the 737 Max back to service prematurely. (AP Photo, file)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration Chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. The FAA is poised to clear the Boeing 737 Max to fly again after grounding the jets for nearly two years due to a pair of disastrous crashes that killed 346 people. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

After 20-month grounding, FAA clears Boeing 737 Max to fly

U.S. airlines will be able to fly the plane after software is updated and pilots receive training.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration Chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. The FAA is poised to clear the Boeing 737 Max to fly again after grounding the jets for nearly two years due to a pair of disastrous crashes that killed 346 people. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Alicia Crank, chair of the Snohomish County Airport Commission, at Paine Field on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 in Everett, Washington. The Snohomish County-owned airfield is due to update the Airport Master Plan, considered a blue-print for long term development, anticipated land use and a requirement of the Federal Aviation Administration. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Time to update the airport’s master plan, and you can help

The new chair of the Snohomish County Airport Commission wants everyone to get acquainted with Paine Field.

Alicia Crank, chair of the Snohomish County Airport Commission, at Paine Field on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 in Everett, Washington. The Snohomish County-owned airfield is due to update the Airport Master Plan, considered a blue-print for long term development, anticipated land use and a requirement of the Federal Aviation Administration. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Boeing 737 Max airplanes are parked at Boeing Field in Seattle on July 27, 2020. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by David Ryder

Once beloved Boeing is among titans headed for zombie status

Policymakers may inadvertently be directing the flow of capital to unproductive firms.

Boeing 737 Max airplanes are parked at Boeing Field in Seattle on July 27, 2020. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by David Ryder
This early Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, photo provided by R E Johnson shows an Alaska Airlines jet that struck a brown bear while landing in the early evening the day before, killing the animal and causing damage to the plane, at Yakutat Airport in Yakutat, Alaska. The left engine cowling of the jet was damaged. The Anchorage Daily News reports none of the passengers or crew members onboard the plane were injured. (R E Johnson via AP)

Jetliner hits bear on runway in Southeast Alaska

A Boeing 737-700 struck and killed a brown bear sow, but its cub was uninjured.

This early Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, photo provided by R E Johnson shows an Alaska Airlines jet that struck a brown bear while landing in the early evening the day before, killing the animal and causing damage to the plane, at Yakutat Airport in Yakutat, Alaska. The left engine cowling of the jet was damaged. The Anchorage Daily News reports none of the passengers or crew members onboard the plane were injured. (R E Johnson via AP)
Melanie Evans outside of the Washington Aerospace Training & Research Center where she received her Quality Assurance Certificate on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

With industries in flux, retraining gives workers options

Edmonds College and Everett Community College report increases of workers interested in education.

Melanie Evans outside of the Washington Aerospace Training & Research Center where she received her Quality Assurance Certificate on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A Cessna 177 crashed near the Whidbey Airpark in Langley on Wednesday, killing two. (Island County Sheriff's Office)

Pilots reported engine failure before fatal Whidbey crash

Joshua McCormick, 25, of Edmonds, and Carl Dahlman, 78, of Seattle, both died near Whidbey Airpark.

A Cessna 177 crashed near the Whidbey Airpark in Langley on Wednesday, killing two. (Island County Sheriff's Office)
FILE- In this Sept. 30, 2020 file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. Boeing said Tuesday, Nov. 10 that it took no orders for new airliners in October and orders for 37 of its Max jets came off the books as the company continues to struggle with the grounding of the Max and a pandemic that has crippled demand for new planes. mBoeing delivered 13 airliners last month, down from 20 in October 2019. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Boeing wins zero new orders, shrinks backlog of 737 Max jets

Deliveries continue to be slow due to rework on 787 Dreamliners following discovery of quality defects.

FILE- In this Sept. 30, 2020 file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. Boeing said Tuesday, Nov. 10 that it took no orders for new airliners in October and orders for 37 of its Max jets came off the books as the company continues to struggle with the grounding of the Max and a pandemic that has crippled demand for new planes. mBoeing delivered 13 airliners last month, down from 20 in October 2019. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
FILE - In this June 17, 2015 file photo, an Airbus A350 performs a demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget airport, north of Paris. Airbus announced Wednesday Jan. 11, 2017 that it delivered 688 planes over the year, primarily in the single-aisle A320 family, compared with 635 in 2015. The company increased deliveries of its long-delayed A350 wide-body. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Union leaders: As Boeing shrinks, what about Airbus?

They told state senators that old allegiances aren’t worth much in these economic hard times.

FILE - In this June 17, 2015 file photo, an Airbus A350 performs a demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget airport, north of Paris. Airbus announced Wednesday Jan. 11, 2017 that it delivered 688 planes over the year, primarily in the single-aisle A320 family, compared with 635 in 2015. The company increased deliveries of its long-delayed A350 wide-body. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
The nose of the 500th 787 Dreamliner at the assembly plant in Everett on Wednesday morning on September 21, 2016. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Boeing says it has no plans for 787 or 747 factory space

The two models will leave Everett in coming years. Meanwhile, thousands of more jobs will be eliminated.

The nose of the 500th 787 Dreamliner at the assembly plant in Everett on Wednesday morning on September 21, 2016. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A Boeing 777X airplane flies over Moscow, Idaho. during a test flight Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The new model of airplane had its first flight on Jan. 25, 2020, from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. The 777X will be the world's largest and most efficient twin-engine jet, according to Boeing. (Geoff Crimmins/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP)

‘The market has spoken’: Jet buyers see a grim Boeing future

The company reports third-quarter results on Wednesday with two key products in deep trouble.

A Boeing 777X airplane flies over Moscow, Idaho. during a test flight Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The new model of airplane had its first flight on Jan. 25, 2020, from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. The 777X will be the world's largest and most efficient twin-engine jet, according to Boeing. (Geoff Crimmins/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP)
Bill McSherry, vice president of government operations for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, walks back to his seat, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, after testifying before the House Finance Committee at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The committee was hearing testimony on a bill introduced at Boeing's request to suspend the aerospace giant's preferential business and occupation tax rate in Washington state unless the United States and European Union reach an agreement on their long-running international trade dispute that would allow the lower tax rate. Last year, the World Trade Organization body ruled that Boeing received an illegal U.S. tax break from Washington state that damaged sales by European archrival Airbus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

A Boeing executive delivers good and bad news for Everett

The commercial headquarters could indeed come to Paine Field. But demand for big jets will not rebound quickly.

Bill McSherry, vice president of government operations for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, walks back to his seat, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, after testifying before the House Finance Committee at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The committee was hearing testimony on a bill introduced at Boeing's request to suspend the aerospace giant's preferential business and occupation tax rate in Washington state unless the United States and European Union reach an agreement on their long-running international trade dispute that would allow the lower tax rate. Last year, the World Trade Organization body ruled that Boeing received an illegal U.S. tax break from Washington state that damaged sales by European archrival Airbus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
An Israeli Air Force Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopter from the 113th Squadron, also known as the Hornet Squadron, lands during a display for the foreign press in Ramon air force base near the Israeli town of Mitzpe Ramon, in the Negev desert, southern Israel, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Boeing’s Arizona chopper plant under scrutiny by Army team

The company reported quality problems it says were caused by a derelict technician.

An Israeli Air Force Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopter from the 113th Squadron, also known as the Hornet Squadron, lands during a display for the foreign press in Ramon air force base near the Israeli town of Mitzpe Ramon, in the Negev desert, southern Israel, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
FILE - An American Airlines Boeing 737-823 lands at Miami International Airport, Monday, July 27, 2020, in Miami.American Airlines said Tuesday, Aug. 25 that it will furlough or lay off 19,000 employees in October as it struggles with a sharp downturn in travel because of the pandemic. Flight attendants will bear the heaviest cuts, with 8,100 losing their jobs.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

American plans flights with Boeing 737 Max by year-end

Customers can see on American’s website the type of plane for any flight if they know where to click.

FILE - An American Airlines Boeing 737-823 lands at Miami International Airport, Monday, July 27, 2020, in Miami.American Airlines said Tuesday, Aug. 25 that it will furlough or lay off 19,000 employees in October as it struggles with a sharp downturn in travel because of the pandemic. Flight attendants will bear the heaviest cuts, with 8,100 losing their jobs.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
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