EVERETT — Production problems have significantly shrunk Boeing’s test-flight program for the new Everett-built aerial-refueling tanker for the U.S. Air Force, according to a federal oversight report.
Date: 04/10/2015 | Business
EVERETT — The Boeing Co. delivered 184 commercial airplanes in the first three months of 2015, the company said in a news release Friday.
Date: 04/03/2015 | Business
EVERETT — Problems with suppliers and software integration have contributed to the latest delays to the development schedule for the U.S. Air Force’s new aerial refueling tanker, according to a report by federal auditors.
Date: 03/19/2015 | Aerospace Blog
EVERETT — So, first flight of the Boeing Co.’s KC-46 appears to just keep getting pushed further out.
Date: 03/18/2015 | Aerospace Blog
EVERETT — The U.S. Air Force will have to wait a little longer for first flight of a new aerial-refueling tanker, which the Boeing Co. is developing at the Paine Field plant.
Date: 03/17/2015 | Business
WASHINGTON — In a surprise announcement, the U.S. Air Force on Wednesday said it has chosen Boeing's Everett-built 747-8 to replace two aging 747-200s that serve as Air Force One. The decision does not involve a competitive bidding process."The Boeing 747-8 is...
Date: 01/28/2015 | Business
Boeing's aerial-refueling tanker program moved ahead Sunday morning. The test flight marks the beginning of a fast-paced flight testing schedule with little margin for delays or other problems.
Date: 12/28/2014 | Business
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's army said Saturday it has deployed a suicide drone for the first time in massive ongoing military drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, the army's chief commander of ground...
Date: 12/27/2014 | Nation & World
EVERETT — Space and time limited what I could put into my story on the KC-46 aerial-refueling tanker program update, so here are some odds and ends that I had...
Date: 12/15/2014 | Aerospace Blog
EVERETT — Boeing workers and engineers are hustling to get the first test plane of the company’s aerial-refueling tanker program in the air later this month.
Date: 12/15/2014 | Business
A bullet punched through the oil tank is what most likely brought down the FHC’s Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk in 1942. But that certainly wasn’t the only lead thrown at this veteran fighter...
Date: 11/06/2014 | Flight Paths
WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin Corp.'s latest contract for 43 F-35 fighters has a value of about $4.55 billion, with prospects for a deal for as many as 153 more aircraft about a year from now, according to the Pentagon.The Defense Department and officials from Lockheed,...
Date: 11/01/2014 | Business Wire
The R-2800 engines seen in the Flying Heritage Collection's Hellcat and P-47 have a particularly noticeable device perched on the top of their nose case. The complex little component is a propeller governor.
Date: 10/29/2014 | Flight Paths
EVERETT — Boeing workers are hustling to get the first test plane for its aerial-refueling tanker program into the air sometime in the second half of November — about five months later than the company had planned.Boeing is testing wiring it had to remove from...
Date: 10/08/2014 | Business
The speakers’ lineup for the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance’s Defense, Space & Security Conference this fall in Seattle include executives from two of three companies competing to ferry NASA astronauts and supplies to the International Space Station.
Date: 08/21/2014 | Aerospace Blog
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — All six crew members aboard a C-130 air tanker escaped injury when a possible landing gear malfunction forced an emergency landing at Hill Air Force Base near Ogden, Utah, that started a small fire.
Date: 08/17/2014 | Nation & World
A Chinese citizen was charged with plotting to steal data from U.S. defense contractors, among other ways through a successful hack of the Boeing Co.’s computer system, amid an expanding crackdown on industrial espionage by China.
Date: 07/12/2014 | Nation & World
EVERETT — South Korea needs a new aerial-refueling tanker, and Boeing has one for sale, the 767-based KC-46.
Date: 06/30/2014 | Business
WASHINGTON — It is supposed to be the headliner of the show next month, when the most-expensive fighter jet ever built makes its international debut in England. There will be plenty of other planes at the Farnborough Air Show, but none will get as much attention as the F-35 Lightning II, the...
Date: 06/28/2014 | Nation & World
Vet who spent 35 combat missions in a B-29 visits last one flying
Date: 06/22/2014 | Local News
See vintage aircraft at Aviation Day May 17; kids fly free
Date: 05/10/2014 | Life
Efforts to protect Boeing’s aerial-refueling tanker program from budget cuts came up short this week. But supporters in Congress say there is still time to restore the money.
Date: 05/08/2014 | Business
EVERETT — The Boeing Co. is supposed to build seven aerial-refueling tankers next year for the U.S. Air Force, but proposed budget cuts could reduce that to six.
Date: 05/06/2014 | Business
WASHINGTON — Billionaire Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies won a court order temporarily blocking a Boeing-Lockheed Martin venture from buying Russian-made rocket engines for the U.S. Air Force because they potentially violate federal sanctions.
Date: 05/01/2014 | Nation & World
NEW YORK — Just over a month after buying Beechcraft for $1.4 billion, Textron announced 750 job cuts at that company and at its Cessna division.The layoffs will occur over the next 60 days. Both aircraft makers are based in Wichita, Kan., and Textron says about 575 of...
Date: 04/23/2014 | Business