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The End

Mon, 16 Mar 2009 10:43:00 +0000

Today, Monday, March 16, 2009, I had planned to write my weekly Aerospace Notebook about Northrop's latest take on the upcoming tanker competition against Boeing.

What Boeing CEO McNerney made in 2008

Fri, 13 Mar 2009 06:35:00 +0000

Boeing filed its proxy statement Friday, which details how much senior executives were paid in 2008.

UPDATED: Chinese airline: 787 not good enough

Fri, 13 Mar 2009 05:58:00 +0000

Shanghai Airlines, one of six Chinese airlines that in 2005 ordered a total of 60 787s, may not take some of its nine planes, the airline's chairman said.

NTSB wants 777 engine redesigned

Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:12:00 +0000

The National Transportation Safety Board issued an urgent safety warning Wednesday for Boeing 777s powered by Rolls-Royce engines because two of the big jets lost power during flights. One crashed while landing at London's Heathrow Airport.

Support grows for split tanker buy

Wed, 11 Mar 2009 06:11:00 +0000

The White House's Office of Management and Budget has given the Defense Department a list of possible program savings, including a recommendation to delay a new tanker, Pentagon Deputy Comptroller Kevin Scheid told reporters Wednesday.

Will White House delay tanker rebid?

Tue, 10 Mar 2009 12:33:00 +0000

Some members of Congress on Tuesday dismissed a report that the White House wants the Pentagon to delay a new tanker competition for up to five years, as well as cancel plans for a new long-range Air Force bomber.

UPDATED: Faulty altimeter on Turkish 737

Wed, 04 Mar 2009 04:17:00 +0000

Dutch investigators said Wednesday that a faulty altimeter may have led to the crash of the Turkish Airlines 737-800 that killed nine, including three of four Boeing employees on the jet and the three crew members in the cockpit.

Delta may not take Boeing 787-8

Tue, 03 Mar 2009 11:20:00 +0000

Although it continues to talk with Boeing about the 787, Delta Airlines has given the strongest signal yet that it will not take some or all of the 18 Dreamliners it has on order.

UPDATED: 3 Boeing engineers dead in crash

Thu, 26 Feb 2009 13:30:00 +0000

Here is my story, just posted.

Eclipse Aviation files for liquidation — the end

Wed, 25 Feb 2009 03:45:00 +0000

The spectacular flame out of Eclipse Aviation and its high-tech founder, Vern Rayburn, is nearing an end.

UPDATED: Turkish Airlines 737 crashes

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 20:59:00 +0000

AP photo A short while ago I was watching CNN -- yes, I know how late it is in Seattle -- when the European anchor lady broke in the regular European programming to announce that a Turkish Airlines Airbus A380 had crashed at the airport in Amsterdam.

Boeing replaced 747-8 leader

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 13:03:00 +0000

After a series of costly delays and design changes, The Boeing Co. has shaken up the top management of its 747-8 program in Everett.

Harvard professor may be key to tankers

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 12:02:00 +0000

Whether The Boeing Co. or the team of Northrop-EADS wins a do-over of the controversial and long-running competition to supply billions of dollars worth of air-refueling tankers to the Air Force may come down to what a Harvard professor thinks.

PHOTO — four 787s all in a row

Fri, 20 Feb 2009 10:48:00 +0000

Boeing on Friday released this photo to media of four of the flight test 787s in production in the 787 final assembly bay in Everett. These are planes two through five.The first plane was moved earlier this year to another bay for preparations leading to first flight. Boeing also has assembled two ground-test 787s for static and structural testing.

UPDATED: Boeing issues 1,100 layoff notices

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 19:10:00 +0000

About 700 Boeing workers in the Puget Sound area received 60-day layoff notices Friday morning as part of Boeing's plan to reduce its commercial work force in the region by about 4,500 jobs this year.