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Defense Cuts
5:13 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Boeing Plans More Defense Side Cuts

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

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Boeing Strike
6:26 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Boeing Engineering Strike Seems Less Likely

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

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Boeing 787
6:50 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Boeing CEO Offers Apology To Customers Over 787 Problems

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.

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787 Dreamliner
6:41 am
Fri January 18, 2013

On Deck at Boeing's 787 Assembly Line

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Credit Photo by Strower / Wikimedia Commons

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.

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787 Dreamliner
6:09 am
Thu January 17, 2013

FAA Grounds All Boeing 787 Dreamliners

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Credit Photo by Strower / Wikimedia Commons

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.

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Boeing Planes
4:39 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Boeing Likely Topped Airbus For The First Time In Years

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.

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Skills Gap In Washington
3:46 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

New Aerospace Jobs Highlight Wash. Skills Gap

Boeing's Everett, Wash. factory.
Boeing

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.

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W.T.O. Boeing Ruling
4:16 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Boeing, Airbus Both Claim WTO Victory

Boeing is calling a WTO ruling over the 787 Dreamliner a victory.
Photo credit: MilborneOne Wikimedia commons

Both US and European officials are claiming victory after a global trade court ruled in a long-standing dispute over claims of illegal government subsidies to Boeing and European rival Airbus. From France, Liam Moriarty has more.

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Outsourcing Decreasing
4:20 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

At Boeing, Obama Promises Help To U.S. Exports

Aerial photo of the Boeing Everett factory.
Photo credit: Jeremy elson Wikimedia commons

President Barack Obama visited the factory floor at Boeing in Everett, Washington Friday. He toured a 787 Dreamliner, and said his policies can help create more manufacturing jobs and overseas exports.
KUOW’s Amy Radil reports.

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Lead pollution
6:14 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Flying The Leaded Skies: Lead A Concern At Northwest Airports

U.S. EPA data show that Seattle's Boeing Field is Washington's largest source of airborne lead emissions.
Photo Credit: John Ryan Nothwest Public Radio

BOEING FIELD, Wash. -- Lead paint was banned in the United States in the 1970s. Leaded gasoline was slowly phased out over the next 20 years. Those efforts drove one of the great public-health improvements of the past century. The amount of lead found in human bloodstreams has dropped by more than 90 percent.

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