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Published February 21st, 2014 - 4:16PM
Australia this week became the third nation to order Boeing 737-based maritime patrol planes.
Published February 21st, 2014 - 12:44PM
SEATTLE — The Boeing Co. is offering a one-time bonus of 8 percent of a year’s pay to workers at the 787 Dreamliner plant in North Charleston, S.C., if they can fix the production problems there within the next few months.
Published February 18th, 2014 - 3:17PM
Boeing will build the composite wings for its new 777X airliner near its Everett wide-body aircraft assembly plant, the company announced Tuesday.
Published February 4th, 2014 - 2:08PM
The production rate of Boeing's best-selling 737 jetliner jumped upward again this week at the company's Renton final assembly plant.
Published January 29th, 2014 - 1:56PM
Boeing Co. Wednesday released a stellar earnings report Wednesday, but Wall Street punished the company with a nearly 6 percent decline in its stock price for a conservative 2014 earnings outlook.
Published January 8th, 2014 - 1:10PM
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says Boeing used the state for leverage when it was shopping for potential plant sites during labor negotiations.
Published January 7th, 2014 - 7:19AM
Now that Machinists Union members have voted to accept a new 8-year contract, Boeing is beginning its search for a Washington State site to build the new composite wings for its 777X.
Published January 1st, 2014 - 12:05AM
The national union chief who has forced a vote on a pension-freezing Boeing contract proposal once called those retirement plans sacred and derided alternatives as risky.
Published December 31st, 2013 - 12:05AM
The Boeing Co. told political leaders in the Puget Sound area Monday that this week’s vote by Machinists will determine the fate of some jobs on the new 777X airplane.
Published December 27th, 2013 - 4:26PM
District 751 of the Machinists said Friday that union members who’ll be away on vacation during its controversial Jan. 3 contract vote with Boeing can obtain electronic absentee ballots that will be processed by an outside firm.
Published December 27th, 2013 - 6:07AM
The skills of Boeing’s Washington workforce salvaged the 787 Dreamliner program when other less-experienced locations let Boeing down. The state has passed tax incentives for Boeing that no other can match. And in existing infrastructure, Everett has just about everything on the wish list Boeing sent out to states nationwide that want to build its 777X jet. According to most industry experts, Everett ought to be a shoo-in.
Published December 24th, 2013 - 7:00AM
Gov. Jay Inslee personally met with an Airbus executive to discuss how the state of Washington and the Boeing rival can work together.
Published December 23rd, 2013 - 3:18PM
Machinists who are on vacation will still get a chance to vote on a proposed contract with Boeing Co.
Published December 20th, 2013 - 6:18PM
Boeing on Friday started notifying locations around the country of their status in the 777X site selection process, company spokesman Doug Alder said.
Published December 20th, 2013 - 12:18PM
The News & Record reports that North Carolina's Department of Commerce Friday notified local officials than none of North Carolina's three candidates has made Boeing's short list for a site to build the 777X.
Published December 18th, 2013 - 7:23PM
A small rally Wednesday led by Machinists calling for a vote on Boeing’s latest contract proposal ended with an animated debate in front of the union hall. Chanting “give us a vote” and holding signs, about three dozen people marched from The Boeing Co.’s campus to the local union hall in Everett. The rally came six days after local union leaders said the company’s offer was too similar to one that workers rejected last month.
Published December 18th, 2013 - 4:07PM
The first 747-8 equipped with improved General Electric engines has been delivered to Cathay Pacific Airways.
Published December 13th, 2013 - 4:45PM
Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday called for a vote on a proposed contract between Boeing and Puget Sound machinists, even though local union leaders have already rejected the company’s latest offer in the high-stakes negotiations to keep thousands of jobs in the state.
Published December 13th, 2013 - 10:05AM
Confusion abounds on whether Puget Sound machinists will take a vote on a proposed contract from Boeing Co. Local union leaders said they couldn't recommend it to their members. National union leaders said the members should decide. It's not clear whether there's even a contract to consider.
Published December 11th, 2013 - 5:24PM
Boeing's largest union late Wednesday made a contract offer to Boeing in an attempt to reach a tentative agreement that will secure 777X aircraft production for Washington
Published December 11th, 2013 - 7:20AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington’s full congressional delegation pleaded with The Boeing Co. on Tuesday to keep its next-generation jetliner in the state as rival states made their own pitches to lure the 777X in a contest worth billions of dollars.
Published December 10th, 2013 - 7:15AM
As many as 20 states may submit proposals to Boeing by Tuesday's deadline to lure Boeing's newest plant and the 8,500 jobs it is expected to generate.
Published December 6th, 2013 - 11:37AM
ST. LOUIS — The president of Boeing’s St. Louis Machinists union is now walking back statements he made to a Seattle radio station Wednesday in which he said the 777X should be built in Washington.
Published December 5th, 2013 - 5:30PM
Boeing documents sent out to states that want to win 777X work reveal that the project will require total investment of up to $10 billion, but that Boeing wants states to take a big slice out of that by providing the site and facilities at “no cost, or very low cost.”
Published December 4th, 2013 - 10:16PM
Missouri’s enticement package for a new Boeing assembly plant cleared its most daunting obstacle Wednesday as state senators passed a plan that could offer up to $1.7 billion of incentives over two decades.
Published December 2nd, 2013 - 1:27PM
Israel is reportedly considering Boeing's KC-46A airborne tanker as a replacement for its aging Boeing 707-based tankers.
Published November 21st, 2013 - 4:18AM
What is the Washington Aerospace Partnership trying to tell us in that full-page ad placed in Wednesday’s Seattle Times? One unfortunate thing it tells us is that whichever marketing firm made the ad doesn’t know its airplanes.
Published November 20th, 2013 - 6:41PM
State and local leaders are working to lure a Boeing Co. aircraft assembly plant to the Huntsville area, which already has a heavy technological and engineering base.
Published November 19th, 2013 - 7:09AM
Airbus and Boeing agreed to triple purchases of parts and materials from Abu Dhabi in deals worth over $5 billion on Monday, as Gulf states seek a reciprocal boost to their economies from huge orders they have placed with the planemakers.
Published November 15th, 2013 - 4:21PM
Boeing wants to speed up production of its newest jetliner because of the success of a rival plane from Airbus and sought to nail down a Seattle labor deal to help advance that aim, the machinists union chief said in an exclusive Reuters interview on Friday.
Published November 15th, 2013 - 3:52PM
At Boeing’s sole Pierce County manufacturing facility, its massive skin and spar and composite manufacturing plant at Frederickson, it was business as usual Friday, two days after union machinists roundly rejected a proposed Boeing 8-year labor contract.
Published November 14th, 2013 - 9:16PM
State lawmakers’ quick passage last week of what might be the biggest-ever corporate tax incentive was intended to be one-half of a two-part deal to keep Boeing Co.’s 777X jet production in the Northwest.
Published November 14th, 2013 - 6:09PM
Boeing workers’ rejection of a new labor deal has sent the U.S. planemaker in search of alternative sites to build its newest jet and could mark the beginning of the end for wide-body aircraft manufacturing in the Puget Sound area.
Published November 13th, 2013 - 10:37PM
Gov. Jay Inslee said after the Machinists District 751 union rejected Boeing's contract offer, Boeing is opening a national competition for 777X jet-making jobs. He pledged in a late-evening news conference at the state Capitol that Washington is ready to compete - not just with a skilled aerospace workforce but also a package of tax incentives the Legislature approved on Saturday and he signed into law on Monday.
Published November 13th, 2013 - 9:09PM
Boeing union machinists gave the aerospace giant a resounding no to a contract that would have guaranteed Boeing would build its newest plane in Washington.
Published November 13th, 2013 - 2:43PM
Boeing union machinists' voting on a proposed 8-year contract Wednesday were publicly nearly unanimous in their dislike of the contract proposal, but may be voting to approve it in spite of their feelings.
Published November 13th, 2013 - 12:05AM
When a region’s economy changes dramatically for better or worse, there seldom is a pivotal event that historians can single out as the turning point for the area’s business fortunes. There are too many major and minor events over years or decades that erode or enhance a region’s standing as a business center.
Published November 12th, 2013 - 11:17AM
Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy has suggested a cost-saving way to build the wings of Boeing Co's newest jet that could offer the planemaker a "Plan B" should its own workers reject a labor deal, a person with knowledge of the proposal said.
Published November 9th, 2013 - 6:38PM
Just five days after Gov. Jay inslee announced he wanted the Washington Legislature to return to Olympia for a special session, lawmakers approved the two biggest pieces the Boeing Co. says it needs to keep its 777X jet work in the state. At stake are 56,000 jobs and a next-generation carbon-fiber wing technology.
Published November 8th, 2013 - 9:34PM
The $8.7 billion tax incentive package to weld Boeing’s 777X manufacturing work to Washington state for the long term was clearing its first legislative hurdles Friday.
Published November 8th, 2013 - 12:31PM
The $8.7 billion tax incentive package meant to glue Boeing’s 777X manufacturing to Washington state has cleared its first legislative hurdle. The House Finance Committee approved House Bill 2089 on a 10-to-3 vote Friday morning, and it moves to a hearing in the afternoon before the House Appropriations panel.
Published November 8th, 2013 - 12:21PM
This post has been updated, including Boeing Co.'s statement.

Published November 7th, 2013 - 7:55PM
An $8.7 billion tax-break bill aimed at keeping Boeing's new 777X jet liner work in Washington for at least a quarter-century began its fast track movement through the Washington Legislature on Thursday.
Published November 5th, 2013 - 2:42PM
Boeing is asking the Machinists union to agree to big cuts in future pension and health care benefits in exchange for placing manufacturing work on the forthcoming 777X jet in Washington state, according to details of the offer leaked to The Seattle Times through union representatives.
Published October 31st, 2013 - 2:05PM
Boeing plans to dial up the production rate of its best-selling 737 once again to 47 aircraft monthly by 2017.
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