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UK Ministry of Defence

Managers at a military drone maker in the Columbia River Gorge say they see great potential for civil and commercial uses for their best known aircraft. But realizing that promise requires the federal government to finalize rules for drones in the national airspace.

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp

It won’t just be Boeing jetliners flying lumbering test patterns over Moses Lake, Washington. Mitsubishi  Aircraft announced  Monday it has selected Grant County International Airport as its U.S. test flight center. That means a new high-tech airplane hangar and an estimated 100 jobs for the central Washington community. 

Tom Banse / Northwest News Network

The U.S. House today rejected the Pentagon's plans to retire aging ships and planes. The bipartisan vote on a defense-spending blueprint for next year saves a fleet of attack jets flown by the Idaho National Guard out of Boise. The fate of that air wing provides another example of how hard it is to cut the defense budget.

The president of the St. Louis machinists union tells his hometown newspaper that he's “prepared and ready to sit down with Boeing” to discuss moving 777X production to Missouri. 

The president of the machinists union in St. Louis says Boeing should build the 777X in Washington.

Sound familiar? Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has called a special session so lawmakers there can work on a plan to land Boeing's 777X assembly line.

The issue of tax transparency in Washington is getting fresh attention on the heels of a major tax deal for Boeing.

Washington lawmakers recently rushed into special session to pass $8.7 billion in aerospace tax breaks. The aim: to land Boeing’s next generation 777 airplane. But how much does Boeing – or any other major company in Washington - pay in taxes?

Governor Inslee Vows To Continue To Compete For 777X

Nov 14, 2013
Austin Jenkins

The machinist’s two-to-one rejection of the Boeing contract was not the outcome Washington Governor Jay Inslee had hoped for. At a news conference in Olympia following the vote tally Wednesday night, the Democrat called the outcome a “disappointment.”

About 30-thousand Boeing machinists in the Seattle area face a tough decision Wednesday. They have to choose between accepting a contract extension that includes a pension freeze or risk losing jobs on the next jet program.

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