There’s something electric in the air here.

Last year, magniX proved that their electric motors could power a commuter plane that could carry up to 40 passengers. Now the company is moving to the next stage of growth and development, consolidating its operations at a new facility in Everett. The new...

Starlink satellites come to the rescue.

Washington’s aerospace industry has long been known for its commercial airplanes, but increasingly, what is really defining the future is commercial space. As wildfires spread throughout Washington, SpaceX’s came to the rescue. Built in Redmond, Washington, their...

To infinity and beyond.

Washington is well known for being a hotbed for commercial and military aviation. But did you know that every spacecraft bound for planetary or interplanetary exploration over the last 50 years carries a piece of Washington with it? From the Curiosity Mars lander to...

An electrifying moment in aviation history.

While it didn’t take place in Kitty Hawk, the first test flight of MagniX’s all-electric seaplane was a significant milestone, not only for the company but aviation in general. Mounted on a modified Harbour Air de Havilland Beaver, the 750-horsepower Magni500 electric...

Boeing employment grows in Washington.

Boeing’s record production rates and backlog of orders is having a spillover effect on employment. The company announced that it hired 8,500 new workers in Washington in 2018.When retirements and departures are factored in, this represents a net increase of 3,984...

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...