in Washington, exports dipped only slightly during the recession and then took off, growing more than 50 percent since 2010 to a record $81.9 billion last year. “I think it’s almost entirely Boeing,” said Ivo Trummer, global strategies manager for Business Oregon.
Boeing’s design and manufacture of its cutting-edge 787 jetliner is safe despite the many problems encountered since the plane’s rollout, including a fire that forced a redesign of the its batteries.
Hairline cracks have been discovered in the wings of some 787s that are being built. The Chicago-based manufacturer says none of the 122 jets already flown by airlines around the world are affected.
Boeing Co. says it is freezing the traditional defined-benefit pensions for 68,000 nonunion employees – including managers and executives – starting in 2016.
A new spy-like smartphone created by Boeing will erase all data and deactivate if tampered with.
The company said Tuesday that the wing center will be located north of its Everett factory and sustain thousands of area jobs in the years to come. Construction on the new facility is scheduled to begin later this year.
Boeing lobbyists are throwing a “thank you” party for Washington state lawmakers who helped provide the company with billions in tax breaks.
Boeing rolled out a 747 painted with the Seahawks logo and is flying it in a 12 pattern over Washington Thursday.
Even after giving Boeing Co. one of the largest packages of tax breaks in U.S. history, state leaders in Washington told the aerospace giant in a proposal released Wednesday that they were ready to do even more.
Boeing is confirming an incident with a battery on a Japan Airlines 787, in a reminder of the problems that grounded the plane for three months last year.