IAM-Boeing vote: early returns, appears to be passing 3-1

We’re at the IAM HQ in South Seattle for the vote on the historic IAM-Boeing contract. Seattle and Auburn votes being counted, and eye-balling the piles, it appears the contract is passing 2-1. Results will be announced between… Read More

Yes vote on Boeing-IAM deal appears likey: Seattle Times

Posted on Twitter a short time ago: SeaTimesAeroDominic Gates Machinists don’t love this Boeing deal. But voting yes anyway for the most part. 2 hours ago SeaTimesAeroDominic Gates Talking to Machinists as they vote. Looks good for approval… Read More

Odds and Ends: TSA, 787 endurance and Frontier, again

This just in: Busted. We’re a big fan of the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters. In the warped sense of humor department, we found this to be pretty amusing, since nobody got hurt. Original Post: TSA: Anyone who has flown… Read More

Boeing, IAM talk about labor deal

AirInsight has these two podcasts about the grand labor deal announced Wednesday between Boeing and the IAM. Boeing podcast. IAM podcast.

Odds and Ends: A350 business case, Ryanair, Boeing and more

Airbus A350: Aspire Aviation in Hong Kong has a lengthy look at the Airbus A350 program. Airbus launch aid: Airbus says it has complied with the findings of the World Trade Organization and cured those elements found to… Read More

Thoughts on the Boeing-IAM deal

We couldn’t be more delighted. The agreement announced Nov. 30 between the IAM 751 local and Boeing is an outstanding development. Who wins? Basically, everybody. The Company gets: Production stability through most of 2016 without the pain and… Read More

Odds and Ends: Qatar, Cargolux and GE

For those who don’t believe there was a connection between the Cargolux-Boeing-GE dispute and the 787 and Qatar, watch the Dubai Air Show. We’re hearing Qatar will sign announce it has selected GEnx for the 787. Speaking of… Read More

Boeing did Charleston to thwart union: news report, citing Boeing documents

In the first documentation to be revealed, Bloomberg News reports that Boeing did in fact establish the second 787 assembly line in Charleston (SC) to thwart the union–and, from Puget Sound’s perspective, locate the next new airplane in… Read More

IAM 751 vs Boeing on 787 Line 2

Dashing off a quick note here, since we’re still on hiatus. IAM 751 successfully achieved a complaint and hearing from the National Labor Relations Board filed a year ago against Boeing, alleging that the October 2009 decision to… Read More

“Earning” the right to build airplanes at Boeing

The Boeing Co. seems to be at never-ending crossroads. The development of the 787 was to be a game-changer with an entry-into-service planned for May 2008. If this had happened on time, this innovative airplane would have set… Read More