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Drone Maker
7:53 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Military Drone Maker in Columbia River Gorge Sees Great Potential In Civil Uses

A ScanEagle Remotely Piloted Air System.
Credit 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.

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Aviation Industry
4:44 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Moses Lake Selected As Test Flight Location For Mitsubishi Regional Jet

Japan-based Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has announced plans to test its new regional jet in Moses Lake, Washington.
Credit 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. 

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Aging Warthogs
6:08 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

2015 Defense Budget Passed By House Preserves A-10 Jets Based In Idaho

Airmen from the Idaho Air National Guard's 124th Fighter Wing trained with the A-10 during night flying missions in March.
Credit 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.

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Boeing 777X
4:05 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

St. Louis Machinists President Changes Message, Says He’d Talk With Boeing

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Originally published on Fri December 6, 2013 11:10 am

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. 

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Boeing 777X
5:47 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

St. Louis Machinists President: Keep 777X In Washington

File photo of a Boeing 777 jetliner.
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Originally published on Wed December 4, 2013 5:36 pm

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

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Boeing 777X Plan
4:40 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Missouri Governor Calls Special Session For Boeing Deal

File photo of a Boeing 777 jetliner.
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Originally published on Tue December 3, 2013 9:34 am

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.

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Corporate Taxes
4:53 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Washington Lawmakers Hear Pitch For Corporate Tax Disclosure

File photo of the Washington State Capitol Building
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Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 3:46 pm

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

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Corporate Tax Transparency
4:11 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

State Secret: Why You Can't See Boeing's Tax Bill

File photo of the Boeing 777x. Production of the 777X is scheduled to begin in 2017
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Originally published on Tue November 19, 2013 3:33 pm

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?

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Boeing 777X Design
7:11 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Governor Inslee Vows To Continue To Compete For 777X

Washington Governor Jay Inslee addresses reporters in Olympia following the overwhelming vote by Boeing machinists to reject a Boeing contract offer
Credit 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.”

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Boeing Contract Extension
7:04 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Boeing Machinists Prepare To Vote On Contract Extension

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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