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March 22  |  Chuck Taylor
Now that the 737 MAX has landed in Renton, state commerce officials and politicians are keeping their seatbelts fastened for the next leg. They're sticking with a plan to grow the aerospace industry in Washington — with renewed confidence and humility, hoping to build on Boeing's affirmation.

Public colleges and universities, meanwhile, have a mandate to train and educate many more skilled workers and engineers than before so the aerospace talent pool remains strong.

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March 21  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
Japan Airlines will take delivery of its first Boeing Co. 787 on Sunday, the carrier said Wednesday.

The airline is only the second to receive a 787 so far. All Nippon Airways of Japan was Boeing's launch customer for the Dreamliner and took delivery of the first 787 last year. Through mid-March, Boeing had delivered five 787s to ANA.

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March 14  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
The Boeing Co.'s engineers' union voted on its executive board members tonight, re-electing president Tom McCarty.

Members of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace voted on their president, secretary and treasurer positions Wednesday. The new officers will serve two-year terms.

Tom McCarty was re-elected as SPEEA president. Bob Wilkerson was elected treasurer. And Jimmie Mathis was elected secretary.

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March 13  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
The Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliner nabbed a prestigious award from the National Aeronautic Association.

Boeing's 787 received the 2011 Robert J. Collier Trophy, the company said Tuesday. The association gives the prize to the air or space vehicle that represents the greatest aeronautic achievement in America, the value of which was demonstrated by actual use during the previous year.

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March 9  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
The union that represents Boeing Co. engineers and technical workers will vote next week on union leadership positions.

The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, or SPEEA, has three positions up for grabs on its executive board including its president, treasurer and secretary.

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March 9  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
The Boeing Co. has a wide lead over rival Airbus in terms of jet orders so far this year.

The Chicago-based company had 385 net orders at the end of last month, compared to Airbus' 91. The European jet maker posted its latest tally on its website Friday.

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March 7  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
The Boeing Co. has wrapped up all of the testing needed for regulatory approval of its 787-8 Dreamliner powered by General Electric engines, the company said Wednesday.

"The last phase of testing focused on extended operations onboard a production airplane," Mike Sinnett, vice president and chief project engineer, 787 program, said in a statement. "The airplane performed beautifully during this testing, further demonstrating its reliability."

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February 29  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
Gov. Chris Gregoire is wasting no time in finding the right person to lead the state's aerospace office.

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February 23  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
Boeing's fast-paced hiring spree has been good for Puget Sound area workers, but it also has meant the company has considerable number of workers with little experience.

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February 18  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
President Barack Obama shot his weekly address yesterday during his visit to Boeing's jet factory in Everett.

The address was posted to the White House blog on Saturday.

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February 15  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
The Boeing Co. rolled the 1,000th Everett-built 777 off the production line late Tuesday.

The aircraft, which will be delivered to Emirates early next month, was towed a couple bays down the way for a few more days of work at the factory. It will be sent across the way for painting soon.

Boeing started assembly of the 1,000th 777 back in November.

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February 14  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
The Boeing Co. will deliver the first 747-8 passenger plane to an undisclosed VIP customer on Feb. 27, the jet maker said Tuesday.

The customer will fly away in the new jumbo jet, dubbed the Intercontinental, on Feb. 28.

Boeing has orders for 36 747-8 passenger planes.

Germany's Lufthansa will be the first carrier to receive an Intercontinental. Lufthansa has 20 747-8 passenger jets on order with Boeing.

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February 13  |  MIchelle Dunlop Herald Writer
President Obama will visit the Boeing Co.'s site in Everett on Friday, according to this KIRO TV report.

The president will deliver a speech at 11:30 a.m. Friday on manufacturing and exports. Obama will fly into Everett's Paine Field and will tour Boeing's jet factory here.

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February 9  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
The Boeing Co.'s 787 has completed a 7,679-mile nonstop flight to Bangkok, Thailand, as part of the jet's Dream Tour, the company said Thursday.

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February 7  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
Boeing provided an update Tuesday on a recently discovered defect on its 787 Dreamliner program.

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February 5  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
It hasn't been a fantastic few weeks for the Boeing Co.'s 787 program.

First, Boeing's 787s in service with Japan's All Nippon Airways suffered setbacks in initial long-haul routes.

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January 30  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
Airbus is pondering an upgrade for its A330 jet.

France's La Tribune newspaper reported Monday morning that Airbus wants to increase the range of its A330 in order to challenge the Boeing Co.'s 777 and 787 jets.

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January 27  |  Michelle Dunlop
Boeing's Nicole Piasecki, vice president of business development and strategic integration, has been named to the board of directors for the Seattle branch of the Federal Reserve Bank, part of the Federal Reserve System.

The Seattle branch is part of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco as are offices in Portland, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles. The Federal Reserve System formulates monetary policy, serves as a bank regulator and administers certain consumer protection laws.

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January 26  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
Boeing delivered AirBridgeCargo Airlines' first 747-8 freighter on Thursday, the first of five new jumbo jets scheduled to go to the Russian carrier.

"The introduction of the Boeing 747-8F represents a huge commitment to our customers since we are investing in state of the art equipment to further expand our network," Tatyana Arslanova, executive president of AirBridgeCargo Airlines said in a statement.

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January 25  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
Roughly 48,497 Boeing Co. workers in Washington state will receive incentive pay next month based on the company's 2011 performance.

Boeing workers are eligible for 15 to 16 days of extra pay, depending on their work assignment. Members of Boeing's Machinists union are not eligible for the bonus.

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January 23  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
The Boeing Co. has delivered the first two 777-300 Extended Range jets to Saudi Arabian Airlines, the jet maker said Monday.

The carrier also announced an order or eight 777s, valued at $2.4 billion at list prices. Boeing already accounted for the order in 2011.

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January 20  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
The Boeing Co.'s Frederickson and Renton sites are experiencing power outages Friday due to a winter snow storm.

Boeing's 10-13 and 10-16 buildings in Renton are without power, the company said Friday. Employees in those buildings should contact their managers to arrange alternate work plans.

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January 19  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
The Boeing Co. will steer its Dreamliner toward Thailand and Singapore next month on the 787's Dream Tour, the company said Thursday.

"We look forward to showcasing the game-changing technologies of the 787 to our valued customers and partners in the Asia-Pacific region," Scott Fancher, general manager of the 787 program, said in a statement.

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January 19  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
The Boeing Co. has told second and third shift workers at its Frederickson site to stay home on Thursday while operations at its other Puget Sound locations continue as normal despite a snow storm in the region.

A loose power line and a power pole leaning up against the main employee entrance at Boeing's Frederickson location prompted the company to suspend operations there Thursday, wrote Marc Birtel, a Boeing spokesman, in an email.

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January 18  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
Apparently, the Boeing Co. and Airbus aren't the only ones to be overly optimistic about flight testing new aircraft.

According to this Flightglobal report, a weapons tester with the Department of Defense says the U.S. Air Force has an unrealistic plan for flight testing its new Boeing Co. aerial refueling tanker.

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January 18  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
A winter storm across western Washington isn't expected to drastically slow jet production at the Boeing Co.'s factories here.

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January 18  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
Airbus has increased the average list prices of its aircraft by 3.9 per cent, the jet maker said Wednesday.

However, Airbus raised the list prices for its popular A320 new engine option jets by an average of 6.1 per cent.

The new pricing became effective Jan. 1. Airlines typically negotiate discounts off of list prices, particularly for large orders.

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January 17  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
Gov. Chris Gregoire has appointed Alaska Airline’s Bill Ayer and the Boeing Co.’s Pat Shanahan to the University of Washington board of regents.

The governor also reappointed Herb Simon to the board, she announced in a press releaseTuesday.

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January 13  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
Japan’s All Nippon Airways will reach a new milestone with its Boeing Co. 787 aircraft this weekend. The airline will carry its 100,000th passenger on the Dreamliner’s flight from Hiroshima to Haneda on Sunday.

The milestone comes only two months after ANA put the first 787 into commercial service.

ANA’s 787 flights have been relatively full, with an 88 percent load factor, compared to 72.2 percent of ANA’s other aircraft flights, the carrier said Friday.

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January 12  |  Michelle Dunlop Herald Writer
The Boeing Co. announced on Thursday the second stretch of its 787's "Dream Tour" with stops in Kansas and Illinois.

In November, Boeing said it was taking the 787 on a six-month tour around the world to visit Dreamliner customers and suppliers. Last month, the Dreamliner made stops in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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