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...

Governor Inslee forms new aircraft council.

Governor Inslee has formed a new Choose Washington NMA Council (a great name, BTW) to show Boeing why they should build their new middle-of-the-market plane in Washington State.  The council hopes to show Boeing that building the new plane in Washington makes the best...

You really can go home again.

Airborne Environment Control Systems is coming home, so to speak. The startup, which has already captured $200 million in business, signed a five-year lease with the Port of Port Angeles with aggressive plans to expand and grow in the company’s new hometown....

Drones to the rescue.

With hurricanes and wildfires devastating huge swaths of the country, a small operation in the small town of Bingen along the Columbia Gorge is sending their drones to help with hurricane rescue and firefighting teams. The high resolution surveillance cameras flying...

Washington aerospace lands new business at Paris Air Show.

With over a century of know-how, Washington State aerospace companies play a leading role in the design and manufacture of commercial aircraft worldwide. Over 1,400 aerospace companies and more than 136,000 highly skilled workers in Washington design and build...

Columbia Gorge on UAS company radars.

Communities along the Columbia Gorge in southwest Washington are abuzz these days in more ways than one. It seems that the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry has found itself a home in Washington State, one with plenty of talent and a growing economy. Led by...