Airbus secured its first-ever order from Japan Airlines on Monday, in a deal that undermines Boeing’s long-held dominance of Japan’s aviation market.
Gov. Jay Inslee wants to utilize a never-used law that will allow Boeing to get expedited permitting as the company considers where to build its 777X jetliner.
Japan’s All Nippon Airways will resume nonstop service between Sea-Tac Airport and Tokyo Narita on June 1, according to the Port of Seattle. Those first flights will use the Boeing 777, then in September, ANA will switch to Boeing 787s.
Boeing has begun building its 777 jet at the highest rate that it’s ever made a big passenger jet, aiming to crank out more than eight planes per month.