Washington CEOs to Boeing: Keep 787 Line 2 here

Dear Mr. McNerney: please take note of this. SEATTLE–(Business Wire)– A wide group of CEOs and corporate leaders recently sent this letter to Boeing Commercial Airplanes President & CEO James Albaugh urging the company to site its second… Read More

“We want competition”

There is a competition underway for a military airplane in which the government is leaning toward a sole-source selection. The competition to the favored airplane company is advocating for a competition, saying the government will get a better… Read More

Growing Washington Aerospace

We addressed the Governor’s Eastern Washington Aerospace Summit October 7, 2009, in Spokane, outlining a number of opportunities that aerospace in Washington State should pursue to grow. Here is the press release on this address, and below the… Read More

Boeing: new delay, charge in 747 program

Boeing announced a new delay and a new $1bn charge in its 747-8 program. First flight has moved from 4Q09 (November) to 1Q10 (probably mid-quarter), or about five months; first delivery of the freighter has moved from 3Q10… Read More

The Coming Aerospace Squeeze: Emerging Competitors

AirInsight has released a report entitled “The Coming Aerospace Squeeze – a review of commercial aircraft programs in Brazil, Canada, China, Japan and Russia.”  This report summarizes current and planned aircraft programs in each of these countries and… Read More

Boeing, Airbus advance

There actually was other news last week besides the corporate food fight over the KC-X tanker involving Boeing and Airbus. 787 Line 2 This article from South Carolina wonders whether the competition between Charleston and Everett is SC… Read More

Northrop wins tanker contract

Update, 9:30 am: We’ve added more information below the jump. Northrop Grumman won a big KC-10 tanker maintenance contract from the Air Force this week, taking it away from Boeing, which has had it for 10 years. The… Read More

SC’s unemployment problem: $2bn

Following the presentation of the Business Case for Consolidating Line 2 in Everett by the governor to Boeing, a few Republicans, a business association and a few others focused on the fact that Washington isn’t offering new incentives…. Read More