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.

Boeing will get tax incentives and worker training under bills signed into law Monday by Washington Governor Jay Inslee.

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.

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

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

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

Boeing Dreamliner Catches Fire At Heathrow

Jul 12, 2013
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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.

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.