Boeing Incentives
5:13 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Washington Legislature Plows Ahead With Boeing 777X Tax Breaks

File photo of Boeing 777 assembly line as seen from tour observation deck/
Snohomish County Tourism Bureau

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 3:51 pm

The Washington Legislature is plowing ahead with a package of tax breaks and incentives to convince the Boeing Company to build its next big jet in Washington.

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Boeing 777X Plan
4:01 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Inslee Lobbies Lawmakers To Extend Tax Breaks For Boeing

File photo of a Boeing 777 jetliner.

Originally published on Thu November 7, 2013 3:27 pm

Governor Jay Inslee says he can’t overstate the upside of Washington winning production of Boeing’s next generation 777 airliner.

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Washington Gas Tax
5:13 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Key Players Debate Need For Gas Tax in Washington Special Session

File photo of the Washington state Capitol Building.
Cacophony Wikimedia

Originally published on Wed November 6, 2013 4:55 pm

Washington lawmakers convene in special session Thursday in an effort to win production of the next Boeing 777.

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Tentative Boeing Deal
5:54 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Deal In Place To Build Boeing 777X In Washington

The existing Boeing 777 in flight. The next generation variant would have a broader wingspan and could also feature a stretched fuselage.

Originally published on Tue November 5, 2013 8:53 pm

 The Boeing Company and its Machinists union have reached a tentative deal that clears the way to build Boeing's next big jet in Washington state.

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Boeing 777X Design
6:16 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Boeing Analyst Says Decision To Design 777X Elsewhere Is A Power Play

While Governor Inslee has already announced a series of incentives and ideas to incentivize Boeing, to build the airplane here, the problem with that is he’s now got his cards on the table and South Carolina sees what he’s offering and they could be looking at this and having their own incentive package being composed to offer Boeing as well.
Credit Thomas Sørenes/Flickr

A top aviation analyst believes a Boeing announcement to employees is a play for better tax incentives.

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Boeing 787 Fire
4:12 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Boeing Dreamliner Catches Fire At Heathrow

If another battery problem is discovered, the fleet of 787s would likely be grounded again.
Credit José A. Montes / Wikimedia Commons

A fire on a 787 Dreamliner is out, and flights at London’s Heathrow Airport have resumed. No one was on board the parked Ethiopia Airlines jet during the incident and no injuries are reported. But speculation about the cause of the fire sent Boeing shares tumbling.

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Air Force Tankers
4:55 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Fairchild Loses First Round In Competition For Tankers


Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 4:55 pm

People living near Fairchild Air Force Base say they’re not worried by news they won’t get a brand new fleet of Boeing-built Air Force refueling tankers. The Air Force made the announcement Wednesday following a process that pitted Spokane against other other communities around the country.

McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas got the nod to be the first to house the new KC-46A refueling tankers. That dismayed Washington Sen. Patty Murray, who said she would press top Pentagon officials for an explanation.

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Winning over Boeing
6:16 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Governor Inslee Launches Effort To Win Boeing 777X Production

Governor Jay Inslee says the state of Washington is in a good position to convince Boeing to build the next version of its triple-seven wide-body jet here.

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Air Force Tankers
4:08 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Air Force Says New Air Refueling Tanker Program On Track

Corey Parrish US Air Force

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 5:06 pm

Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane is planning a public memorial service for three of its airmen killed in a mid-air explosion over central Asia. The cause of the air refueling tanker accident last Friday remains under investigation. The crash renews attention on a Boeing Company contract to replace the Air Force's aging tanker fleet.

The doomed Fairchild Air Force Base crewmates were flying a KC-135 Stratotanker built by Boeing in the early 1960s. By all accounts, Air Force mechanics keep the 50-year-old tanker fleet in good condition.

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Boeing Layoffs
5:13 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Boeing Machinists Optimistic Despite Layoffs

A Boeing 747-8 being readied for its first flight at Paine Field in Everett, Wash.
Credit Chuck Taylor / Flickr

Boeing announced today Friday it will lay off 800 machinists in the Puget Sound area this year. The company says workforce needs on two of its newest jet programs have been reduced.

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