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.

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.

Boeing Machinists Optimistic Despite Layoffs

Mar 22, 2013
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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.

Boeing Plans More Defense Side Cuts

Feb 21, 2013

Across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester are set to take place next Friday if Congress doesn’t reach a deal.

Boeing Engineering Strike Seems Less Likely

Feb 20, 2013

A strike by Boeing's engineering union appears less likely.

Boeing’s top executives say that at this point, they don’t expect significant financial fallout from the grounding of the 787 Dreamliner. Federal regulators halted flights of the plane after two serious battery malfunctions.

On Deck at Boeing's 787 Assembly Line

Jan 18, 2013
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Outside the Boeing plant in Everett, newly assembled 787s sit ready for delivery. Inside, the production line rolls on. That’s despite this week’s setbacks for the company’s newest model, the 787 Dreamliner.

Airlines around the world have grounded the planes amid concerns about its lithium ion batteries. It was a battery issue that caused an All Nippon Airways’787 to make an emergency landing in Japan earlier this week. KUOW’s Liz Jones visited the Boeing plant in Everett to get a closer view of this aircraft under scrutiny.

FAA Grounds All Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Jan 17, 2013
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The Federal Aviation Administration is grounding all Boeing 787 Dreamliners in the US. That’s after a 787 in Japan was forced to make an emergency landing yesterday because of a battery problem. Deborah Wang from member station KUOW in Seattle reports.

Boeing delivered more planes last year than even the high end of its forecasts. Aerospace analyst Yair Reiner says a big reason is that the company managed to speed up production of its 787 Dreamliners. That comes after years of stumbles and delays on the fuel-efficient twin-aisle plane.


Two aerospace companies plan to expand their operations in Washington. Gov. Chris Gregoire made that announcement Monday from the Farnborough Air Show in London. But the news highlights a gap between the legions of unemployed and the skills they need for many new jobs.