LYNNWOOD — Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday efforts are under way to ensure the new mid-size airplane on Boeing drawing boards is eventually built in Washington.
Inslee said his staff has had “discussions with industry leaders” about the new plane, which company executives have unofficially dubbed the 797 and would be a replacement for the 757. Boeing officials offered details of the future aircraft at the Paris Air Show in June.
Source: Inslee urges Boeing to build its new jet in Washington | HeraldNet.com
[Ed.: Someone woke Inslee up long enough for him to do something? Oh, wait, no, “his staff had discussions”, so nobody had to rouse “Sleepy Jay Inslee”. I’m sure that KTTH host Todd Herman will be happy to know that no winks were harmed in the making of this story.]
More than 60,000 Boeing workers from around the globe came together to support mobility programs, including donations of $600,000 for nonprofits in the U.S. to provide recovery and rehabilitation services to veterans around the world.
Source: Boeing donates $1 million to nonproits that help veterans, including Yellow Ribbon Fund, Disabled Sports USA, and Team Red, White & Blue – Puget Sound Business Journal
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications, on June 25, according to the company’s website. This is the second set of 10 satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX — which has two facilities with a combined total of more than 70,000 square feet in Redmond and Redmond Ridge — will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium® NEXT.
Source: SpaceX successfully launches two rockets over the weekend | Redmond Reporter
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin will build its next-generation BE-4 rocket engines in Huntsville, Alabama, bringing more than 340 manufacturing jobs and $200 million in capital investment. Washington state, the home of Blue Origin, was not even a finalist.
Source: Blue Origin picks Alabama for rocket plant whose incentive offers left Washington state out of running | The Seattle Times
The world’s biggest plane, boasting a 117-metre wingspan, has been launched by the Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
The six-engine, dual-hulled Stratolaunch aircraft is designed to launch satellites into orbit. Launching the satellites on rockets while the Stratolaunch is in flight has the advantage of saving fuel comparing to sending them into orbit from a launchpad.
Source: Microsoft co-founder launches world’s biggest plane | Science | The Guardian
Boeing is set to deliver a refueling tanker that can gas up a jet in midair in complete darkness — the first of its kind.
Source: Meet Boeing’s new covert, flying gas station
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency selected Boeing to design its Experimental Spaceplane, or XS-1, a new class of hypersonic aircraft that can launch to low Earth orbit in days, rather than months or years, the agency announced.
Source: Boeing beats out competitors to build hypersonic space plane
The Airbus and Boeing have a big target on their backs.The single-aisle airliner market is one of the most lucrative and hotly contested segments in the aviation business. But for the past 15 years, that white-hot competition has almost exclusively been between two companies — Airbus and Boeing.
In recent years, companies from around the world have launched aircraft aimed at breaking the Airbus-Boeing duopoly.
Source: Airbus and Boeing have 7 new challengers: Photos – Business Insider
Weeks away from the first delivery of its new 737 MAX airliner, Boeing on Wednesday grounded its fleet of planes because of a quality problem with the new LEAP engine.
Source: Boeing grounds 737 MAX planes over quality issue with engine
The first large airliner designed and built in China successfully completed its maiden flight in Shanghai Friday. In a first for a test flight, a large audience in China and worldwide was able to follow the first flight live on TV and the internet, broadcast from the flight deck of the plane.
Source: Chinese rival to Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 completes successful first flight | The Seattle Times