Do we have to say it again?

O.K., we hate to keep bragging, but yet another highly respected research firm has placed Washington State at the top of the heap when it comes to the U.S. aerospace industry. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) scored Washington highly for its overall industry,...

Boeing, Boeing, gone.

The New Zealand Defence Force has signed a $1.6 billion deal to replace their aging P-3 Orions with four new Boeing P-8A Poseidons. The new search and rescue aircraft are scheduled to join the fleet’s inventory in 2023, in what officials have described as a once...

Load ’em up, head ’em out.

Cargo operations have rebounded lately, so much so that FedEx Express just ordered two dozen new Boeing 767 and 777 freighters to add to their fleet. The new orders will ensure that Washington’s production lines keep chugging right along at record levels....

We’re #1! We’re #1!

Examining 41 different competitive market factors, a new study presented Washington’s business case for the new Boeing Mid-Market Airplane, should it go forward. The state was the clear winner, scoring almost double the points of its nearest rival, Ohio. South...

Two, two planes in one.

Every month Boeing is cranking out 47 737’s in its Renton facility.The three production lines hum with activity day and night. But what most people don’t know is that there is a fourth production line which not only showcases Boeing’s own production...

10,000 and counting!

It took Boeing’s 737 nearly 40 years to hit the magic 5,000 mark in production. It took just another 12 years to build 5,000 more. Boeing employees celebrated this amazing milestone at the Renton factory recently. Turning out 47 Boeing 737s a month, the factory...

Washington-made SpaceX satellites to take flight.

Washington’s commercial space cluster is about to experience a new test of its engineering and design prowess with the launch of two prototype satellites this month. If everything goes smoothly, the Redmond-based SpaceX facility will put the first of thousands...

An electrifying new way to fly.

Geekwire has reported that Zunum Aero has started construction of the prototype for the new electric motor that will power the Zunum Aero, slated to be flown for the first time next year. The revolutionary new aircraft is being developed by the company in the hopes of...

New Everett airport terminal offers a departure.

Business travelers in the northern part of Washington will be getting a real treat later this year. Three airlines have announced daily flights from the new passenger terminal being built in Everett. Alaska, United and Southwest have all announced they will provide...

Blue Origin buys more land to expand.

Washington’s commercial space cluster keeps growing by leaps and bounds. The latest announcement comes from Blue Origin, which purchased 31 acres of property near their current world headquarters in Kent, Washington for expansion. The four parcels sold for $14...
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