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Union members to rally for IAM

Community members and the Washington state labor movement want to show Boeing and Washington state leaders that the community supports the Boeing Machinists who rejected a major offer last week that promised to land jobs for years.

November 2013

AirCare distributing new OSHA training materials

Olympia's Aircare Solutions Group, which provides training services and safety products to aviation-related businesses, has developed new training materials to help flight departments meet new requirements set by the Occupational Safety and Health Association.

November 2013

With union 'no' vote, no guarantee on Boeing 777X assembly site

Members of machinists' union IAM 751, which represents more than 31,000 Boeing workers, voted to reject a proposal from the company Wednesday evening, casting doubt on where the new 777X aircraft would be built.

November 2013

Washington state wins 777X work

At deadline for Daily Biz Briefs, word came that Boeing Co. and its machinists union have apparently reached agreement to build the next generation airliner -- 777X --in Washington.

November 2013

European safety agency OKs parts from Olympia's Soloy

Soloy Aviation Solutions out of Olympia recently got some good news from across the pond, as the European Aviation Safety Agency has given the thumbs up for European Cessna pilots to install the company's wing-mounted LED landing and taxi light kits.

October 2013

Strong Q3 across board for Boeing

The Boeing Company today announced the posting of a strong third quarter result, with core operating earnings (non-GAAP) increasing 20 percent to $2.1 billion from last year's third quarter.

October 2013

Boeing will slightly slow 747-8 production

Boeing announced this morning that it will adjust the production rate for the 747-8 program from 1.75 airplanes to 1.5 airplanes per month through 2015 because of lower market demand.

October 2013

Possible tornado hits Boeing Frederickson

A storm cell, possibly a tornado, passed through Boeing’s Frederickson facility this morning, knocking down trees and power lines, overturning railcars, and damaging cars and at least one building.

September 2013

Boeing sees Asia demand for pilots, techs

Boeing projects the Asia Pacific region will continue to lead the globe in demand for hundreds of thousands of new commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians over the next two decades.

September 2013

WSU, state to lead aviation biofuel study

Federal Aviation Administration today announced creation of a national Center of Excellence for jet biofuel research, to be headquartered at Washington State University Tri-Cities. The word came at a news conference held at SeaTac airport.

September 2013
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