| Dec 28, 2014
| 12:04 PM
An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea.
| Dec 21, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Ten years ago, the boss of Qatar Airways, who takes his first new A350 jet this week, warned Airbus it was flying off course.
Boeing was knocking on his door with a "super-efficient" jet boasting 30 percent fuel savings thanks to a carbon-composite...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 5:20 AM
SEATTLE Admirers describe Jim McNerney as a numbers guy whose relentless push for efficiency and lower costs has consistently delivered stellar profits in his decade as Boeing chairman and chief executive.
Yet McNerney has alienated engineers and...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 2:35 PM
SEATTLE Boeing engineers and mechanics are scrambling to meet an already stretched out schedule and get the 767-based platform for the Air Force's new KC-46 refueling tanker into the air by year end, with an internal flight target of Dec. 27.
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Missteps by Boeing Co. and the Federal Aviation Administration led to a fire aboard a 787 Dreamliner nearly two years ago that was parked at a gate at Boston's Logan International Airport, national safety officials concluded in a report Monday.
| Nov 18, 2014
| 2:57 PM
WASHINGTON — Seven of the 30 largest U.S. corporations paid more money to their chief executive officers last year than they paid in U.S. federal income taxes, according to a study released Tuesday that was disputed by at least one of the companies....
| Nov 5, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Boeing has sketched out plans to develop an all-new aircraft, with new engines and likely a composite structure, to replace its 737 Max jetliner by 2030, CEO Jim McNerney said Wednesday.
The airplane will be slightly larger than the 737 but its shape...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Booming commercial aircraft demand led Chicago-based aerospace and defense giant Boeing on Wednesday to report significantly higher quarterly profit, which also was boosted by strength in the company’s defense business.
As a result, the company...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:17 AM
A United Airlines jet with 101 people on board was forced to land when the plane's evacuation slide opened mid-flight, according to KAKE.
Officials are still trying to determine how and why the slide at the back of the cabin deployed. No one was hurt...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 7:26 PM
Downstream from the noisiest places in Chicago — the runways at O'Hare International Airport and the surrounding sky — scientists at a government laboratory are quietly working to understand at the most detailed level why jet engines are so...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's statement last week about the Federal Aviation Administration's brief ban on U.S. flights to Israel — that "there's no reason whatsoever for the mistaken FAA decision to instruct American...