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.
After tallying a record number of airplane orders and deliveries last year, Airbus is admittedly facing a high bar in 2014.
Boeing delivered 65 of its 787s last year, even though deliveries were halted for a four months because of battery problems.
After much soul searching by union members, the 8-year contract extension passed with just 51 percent voting yes.
Boeing machinists will decide Friday whether to accept a contract that would concede some pension and health care benefits in order secure assembly of the company’s new 777X airplane in Washington state.
Some machinists in the Puget Sound region would likely see their annual base salaries top $100,000 in the coming years under a proposed contract offer from Boeing Co.
Six political leaders have urged machinists in the Puget Sound to accept a proposed contract from Boeing that moves them away from a fixed-payment pension plan — even though the officials have the same type of retirement package.