Aviation and space

Biggest state delegation ever is in Paris for air show

More than 80 from Washington are attending. State and local public officials say it’s worth the expense.

 

Battered by 737 Max crisis, Boeing leaders brace for Paris

They are likely to be greeted at the biannual air show there with incessant questions.

 

Trump shares drawings of next Air Force One in new colors

They resemble the color palette of the plane he used for his 2016 presidential campaign.

 

FAA official: Boeing’s Max should be flying again by December

Ali Bahrami says there’s no exact timeline as work progresses on fixes to the grounded 737 variant.

Annual disclosure: Tax breaks saved Boeing $230M in 2018

The company again took advantage of tax reductions enacted by the Legislature for aerospace companies.

NASA to allow private citizens to fly to the Space Station

The cost per trip — about $50 million a seat — and other arrangements would be left to SpaceX and Boeing.

Legislators: Boeing wanted to wait 3 years to fix Max flaw

Boeing admitted in May it knew within months of the plane’s 2017 debut about the sensor warning light.

Bombardier in talks to sell regional-jet unit to Mitsubishi

The Canadian company already has given up control of its single-aisle jetliner program.

Trade war complicates a Boeing mega-deal worth $30 billion

At stake is a sale to China of 777s and 787s. Meanwhile, Boeing reported a snag in the 777X program.

FAA nominee retaliated against pilot, according to lawsuit

The Delta pilot had raised concerns about training, after which the airline barred her from flying.

An Everett company helps keep the birds at bay

BirdBuffer makes a harmless spray device to keep birds away from food, airports and shopping malls.

House subcommittee to hold 2nd hearing on Boeing Max safety

The group wants to hear from front-line users of the planes, including pilots and flight attendants.

Far-reaching NTSB probe focuses on 737 Max certification

The investigation into Boeing and the FAA is more extensive than has previously been reported.

This Arlington company was hired to ‘cool’ the Patriots’ jets

Commercial Aircraft Interiors has been making airplane cabins look brand new since 2003.

Long before 737 Max crash, Ethiopian pilot warned of dangers

“It will be a crash for sure,” if a warning of flying too close to the ground came on, he said.

Boeing 737 Max likely to be grounded for months

The company has been holding a series of meetings from Miami to Moscow.

Huge firefighting Boeing 747 ready for wildfire season

It’s a converted -400 model and can dump up to 19,200 gallons of retardant or water.

Boeing says decision on new airplane will come this year

With the 737 Max crisis far from over, there was speculation that a 797 decision might be delayed.

United Airlines extends cancellation of Boeing Max flights

Southwest and American have already dropped the Max from their schedules into August.

Boeing pays $2,000 a month to park each grounded 737 Max jet

Mechanics weekly spool up the turbofans, boot up flight computers and extend and retract wing flaps.