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December 12, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Boeing Co. said the machinists union in Washington has rejected a “best and final” contract proposal that would ensure the aerospace giant would build its next-generation 777X airliner in the state. The announcement came after the third day of meetings between Boeing and the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 751. The talks were the first between the two sides since the union overwhelmingly voted to reject a eight-year contract extension last month.
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BUSINESS
December 10, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
California formally joined a nationwide sweepstakes to woo aerospace giant Boeing Co. to build the next-generation 777X airliner in the state. Gov. Jerry Brown's office of Business and Economic Development announced late Tuesday that it planned to submit a proposal to the company. Boeing has been searching for a site to build the twin-aisle jet ever since the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 751 in Washington overwhelmingly voted to reject a contract last month.
NATIONAL
December 9, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga and W.J. Hennigan
MILL CREEK, Wash. - Shannon Ryker is a third-generation employee of aerospace giant Boeing Co. She followed her grandfather into the huge plant in nearby Everett. And her father. And her Uncle Bob. Her youngest sister worked at Boeing until she became pregnant. Both of Ryker's brothers-in-law and one of their dads work there. Her other sister's stepson has applied for a Boeing job. So it wasn't easy for the 37-year-old mechanic to sit down in her crowded apartment here on a recent Sunday and write to Boeing management about her growing disappointment.
BUSINESS
November 18, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Boeing Co. said it has signed a record-breaking number of customer orders and commitments for the 777X, the aerospace giant's new twin-aisle commercial jet. The deals were signed the day Boeing formally launched the program at the 2013 Dubai Airshow. At list price, the combined value of the agreements for 259 airplanes amounts in more than $95 billion, the company said. The announcement comes as Boeing officials search for a home for 777X assembly. Last week, a machinists union in Washington state rejected a deal that would have ensured the work would stay in the Seattle area.
NEWS
November 18, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
A Boeing airliner crash was caught on video Sunday, showing the plane perpendicular as it crashed nose first into the ground. Fifty people -- 44 passengers and six crew members -- died as the plane exploded into a fireball.  See the video above. The crash occurred Sunday evening in Kazan, Russia . The city is the capital of the Tatarstan republic, and as the Los Angeles Times' Sergei Loiko reported from Russia, among the dead was the son of the president of the republic.
WORLD
November 17, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
MOSCOW - A Boeing 737 being operated by a regional airline crashed in gusty weather Sunday evening while attempting to land at the airport in Kazan in central Russia, killing all 50 people on board, authorities said. The Tatarstan Airlines flight from Moscow was carrying 44 passengers and six crew members when it crashed into the airport tarmac, caught fire and broke apart, according to Sergei Izvolsky, a spokesman for Rosaviatsia, a federal air transportation agency. The cause was not immediately known.
BUSINESS
November 14, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Boeing Co.'s sprawling aircraft assembly plant in Long Beach is in the running to build the aerospace giant's forthcoming 777X jetliner after a machinists union in Washington state rejected a deal that would have ensured the work would stay in the Seattle area. Once considered a long shot, Long Beach is one of several cities under active consideration by Boeing after the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers voted down a tentative labor agreement by a 2-to-1 margin late Wednesday.
BUSINESS
November 8, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Days after announcing its intention to build its next major jetliner in the Seattle area, aerospace giant Boeing Co. said the decision is not yet final. At issue is a tentative labor agreement with International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union in Washington. A vote is scheduled for Wednesday, but late Thursday the Seattle Times reported that a union leader publicly tore up a copy of the contract and announced his intention to have it withdrawn. There's also hesitancy among Washington state lawmakers to approve a package of bills that includes more than $8 billion in tax savings for Boeing to build the next-generation version of the 777 wide-body jet in Puget Sound.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
A wide-ranging multibillion-dollar package of incentives comes before Washington state lawmakers Thursday as the state scrambles to ensure that aerospace giant Boeing Co. will build its next major jetliner in the Seattle area. The company's Long Beach plant, which is now set for closure in 2015, had been rumored as a long-shot site for the work. But Tuesday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee called the Legislature into a special session that begins Thursday to pass a package of bills that includes more than $8 billion in tax savings for Boeing to build the next-generation version of the 777 wide-body jet in Puget Sound.
BUSINESS
November 5, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced a special session of the state legislature to approve a multifaceted incentive package that would ensure Boeing Co. will build its new 777 commercial jet in the state. Over the last several weeks, rumors have swirled in the aerospace industry about where thousands of workers would build the next-generation version of the plane, dubbed 777X, and its massive carbon fiber wing over the next several decades.   The special session beginning Thursday centers around approving a plan that guarantees 777 manufacturing will remain in the Puget Sound region.
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