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Boeing AF tanker to bring jets to McChord

Flight testing of the new aerial refueling tanker under construction by Boeing at its Everett plant will bring some temporary fighter jet assignments at JBM's McChord Field starting this month.

September 2015

U.S. trade balance improved in April

Fewer American consumers bought cell phones and textile goods in April, while customers in other countries continued to receive new airliners and other manufactured goods. The result was a drop in the International Trade Deficit over March.

June 2015

Tacoma Narrows Airport gets new observation deck

A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the observation deck, called the Rotary Aviation Zone, will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., June 3 at the airport (1202 26th Avenue Northwest).

May 2015

Selling Washington aerospace in Paris

Economic development advocates and private sector companies will carry Washington state's message to next months 2015 Paris Air Show, in hopes of attracting new participants in the state's $85.7 billion aerospace sector.

May 2015

Air Force Rodeo canceled

The Air Force has cancelled the international flight competition, Air Rodeo, that had been scheduled for this coming August. The event, which brings hundreds of lodging reservations to the South Sound, fell victim to budget cuts.

April 2015

Union retreats on So. Carolina vote

The Machinists' union has withdrawn its petition seeking to force a vote on unionization of the Boeing South Carolina workforce. The company said in a statement that it looks forward to moving forward together with its employees.

April 2015

Union seeks vote at S.C. Boeing

Machinists union seeks vote to organize Boeing's South Carolina workers. The company maintains that IAM representation is not necessary, nor in the interest of its Charleston workforce.

March 2015

New aerospace work coming to Sumner

Boeing today announced an expanded supplier relationship for the 737 Max airliner that will bring new jobs to Sumner. GKN Aerospace North America will be finishing and painting new winglets there.

January 2015

Toray welcomes new Boeing commitment

Over the weekend, Boeing announced a major expansion of its supply channel reliance on Toray Composites, a Japanese firm with a major plant at Pierce County's Frederickson Industrial Area.

November 2014

Auburn Boeing workers begin 737 MAX

Boeing workers in Auburn have begun manufacturing component parts for the company's next single-aisle jetliner, the 737 MAX. It is expected to roll off Renton assembly lines next year and into the sky in 2016.

October 2014
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