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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The $8.7 billion tax incentive package to weld Boeings 777X manufacturing work to Washington state for the long term was clearing its first legislative hurdles Friday.
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.
This post has been updated, including Boeing Co.'s statement.
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.
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.
Boeing plans to dial up the production rate of its best-selling 737 once again to 47 aircraft monthly by 2017.
The 737 Max will have better fuel economy than the company had promised, Boeing said Tuesday.
Boeing's newest planned version of the world's best-selling jetliner, the 737 Max, will post fuel-economy figures better-than-expected.
Despite continuing operating glitches with its revolutionary 787, Boeings revenues and earnings jumped substantially in the third quarter, driven by stronger deliveries of its commercial airplanes including the 787 Dreamliner.
Aerolineas Argentinas will expand its fleet with 20 Boeing 737-800s.
United Arab Emirates' Etihad Airways may soon enter an $18 billion order for Boeing jets
Boeing is talking with developers about opening an engine test center in Daytona Beach, Fla
Alaska Airlines is augmenting its all-Boeing fleet with five new Boeing 737-900ERs
Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief Ray Conner traveled to Norway and promised Wednesday better support for Norwegian Air’s fleet of 787 Dreamliners following a series of reliability issues that repeatedly grounded flights this month.
The Boeing Co. issued layoff warning notices to 266 more Puget Sound-area workers this month, continuing a pattern of periodic layoffs the company began early this year.
Boeing's newest planes won more than $23 billion worth of new orders this week as airlines and leasing companies begin buying more fuel-efficient planes.
Bombardier's CS100 single-aisle jet flew for the first time Monday in a test flight of a rival to Boeing's 737 and Airbus' A320.
Boeing's promise to open up smaller cities to non-stop international connections is being fulfilled as the company's long-range, mid-sized Dreamliner rolls out on new routes.
Boeing is shifting more engineering jobs from Washington state to Southern California, the latest in a series of such changes that could see hundreds of jobs moving away.
Delta Air Lines, for two decades a Boeing-only customer, has picked Boeing rival Airbus to provide it 40 new aircraft for its fleet.
China's Xiamen Airlines has finalized an order it first announced more than two years ago for six Boeing 787 Dreamliners
The latest version of Boeing's oft-delayed 787 Dreamliner may fly for the first time by mid-September. That 787-9 rolled out of Boeing's Everett factory Saturday with little fanfare
At a secret facility in Anacortes, more than 40 miles north of Boeings widebody-jet plant in Everett, a small group of engineers next month will begin testing advanced automation methods for building the soon-to-be-launched 777X jet.
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Officials say the nose gear of a plane landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport collapsed as the aircraft touched down on the runway. The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane landed safely and no injuries were reported.
LONDON — British air safety officials said emergency transmitters on Boeing 787s should be disabled after finding that one of the squat orange boxes was the only thing with enough power to start a fire in the scorched tail section of a 787 parked at Heathrow airport last week.
As a global company, Boeing ultimately may spread its commercial aircraft manufacturing activities far beyond the Puget Sound area and its new assembly site in South Carolina, Washington’s chief aerospace recruiter told a gathering of aerospace industry executives Wednesday.
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