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Seattle Times aerospace reporter Dominic Gates covers top industry events to bring you the latest news, highlighting how it impacts Boeing and its competitors.

Category: 777x
December 3, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Missouri newspaper editorials pan state’s rush to offer 777X incentives

Missouri is getting a lot of ink this week over the special session Gov. Jay Nixon has called to quickly pass an incentive package designed to draw in Boeing’s 777X production. Interestingly, the state’s leading newspapers are editorializing against the rush to come up with an enticing offer. Tuesday the St. Louis Post-Dispatch disparaged the governor’s…

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November 29, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Mo. governor calls special session for Boeing 777X incentives

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today called a special session of the Show Me State’s General Assembly to craft incentives to attract production of Boeing’s next-generation 777X aircraft. “Legislative action is necessary in order for Missouri to put forward a competitive proposal,” the governor said in a statement. The governor’s office said the session will convene at…

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November 22, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Missouri, too, seeks a spot on Boeing’s 777X dance card

Missouri officials met with Boeing representatives Thursday in a session Gov. Jay Nixon called productive. The Associated Press reports Nixon said Friday that production of the 777X would be a “massive shot in the arm” for Missouri’s economy. U.S. Sen. Roy Blount likewise touted Missouri’s capabilities in a statement: “The St. Louis region is home to a skilled…

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November 20, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Washington state courts Boeing … or oops, is it Airbus?

The top of a full-page ad placed by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce in Wednesday’s Seattle Times. What is the Washington Aerospace Partnership trying to tell us in that full-page ad placed in today’s Seattle Times? One unfortunate thing it tells us is that whichever marketing firm made the ad doesn’t know its airplanes. The…

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November 15, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Big splash from Boeing likely as Dubai Air Show starts Sunday

A 777 flies with a formation of nine Royal Air Force Red Arrows Hawk aircraft during the 2007 Dubai Air Show. As the aerospace industry readies for the biennial Dubai Air Show, here’s why Emirates and the other Middle Eastern airlines have become such big global players: They are “young, growing fast…. (and) have an…

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November 13, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Machinists reject Boeing contract by large margin

By a resounding 2-1 ratio, Machinists have turned down Boeing’s contract offer, ignoring its threat to take production of the 777X elsewhere. Boeing immediately issued a statement saying “We are very disappointed in the outcome of the union vote.” It added that the company will “open the process competitively and pursue all options for the…

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November 13, 2013 at 2:03 PM

‘I reject the contract’ with a smile

The District 751 ballots on Boeing’s contract offer don’t say ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ – it’s ‘I ACCEPT the contract’ or ‘I REJECT the contract,’ capitalized. Seattle Times photographers John Lok and Mike Siegel were at the Everett and Renton union halls and prepared this photo gallery. Among the images is this one of union member Bert…

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