Give us some more space.

Blue Origin seems to be shooting for the stars these days. The Kent, Washington company just won a hefty slice of the Department of Defense’s $5.6 million contract for a new round of national security launches. Even though the orbital-class New Glenn has not yet taken...

A big brake for Spokane!

Collins Aerospace, a major aerospace manufacturer, has announced a $200 million expansion in the West Plains area of Spokane. The new 70,000-square-foot facility will add at least 50 new jobs. The factory, which makes composite brakes for military and commercial...

That’s a lot of space.

Who builds more satellites than any other state? If you said Florida, you’d be wrong. Sure, they launch a lot of rockets. But Washington easily takes top honors when it comes to satellites orbiting the Earth. In fact, more than half the satellites in low orbit right...

Twelve breaks new ground.

On a scale from 1 to 10, it’s safe to say that the new sustainable aviation fuel plant in Moses Lake is a solid Twelve. Twelve broke ground on the new plant, which is being constructed on the site of a former sugar beet mill. The groundbreaking came shortly after the...

Alice in Orderland.

How could we resist? Eviation’s new all-electric aircraft is heading down a rabbit hole of new orders. The latest firm to sign on is U.K. regional aircraft lessor MONTE, who announced they would order up to 30 of the commuter aircraft for their operations. That brings...

No extension cord needed.

It’s not every day that a legendary airline and an industry disruptor join forces to change the way we think about the future of air travel. But that’s just what happened this week as Alaska Airlines handed the keys of a de Havilland Dash-8 Q400 over to ZeroAvia in...

Hydrogen is in the air.

Universal Hydrogen is taking advantage of the 13,500-foot runway in Moses Lake to prove that hydrogen could be the fuel of the future for commercial aircraft. The company’s converted De Havilland Dash 8 spun up its propellers for the first time this month. The plane,...

Boeing snags big Delta order.

Boeing snagged the first big order at the 2022 Farnborough Air Show and it was a doozy. Delta Air Lines agreed to purchase 100 737 MAX 10 commercial airliners with an option for 30 more. Deliveries are slated to begin in 2025. The MAX 10 is the largest of the...

Rocketing up the charts.

If you look up in the night sky and catch a glimpse of a satellite passing over, there’s a good chance “Made in Washington” is stamped on its side. Washington’s space economy is booming, thanks in large part to its century of global leadership in aerospace combined...

Leavin’ on a spaceplane…

Commercial space has been growing by leaps and bounds in Washington State. Given the critical mass of aerospace, technology and advanced materials firms here looking for the next big thing, this shouldn’t come as too much surprise. Radian Aerospace is a great example....