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Category: aviation
March 18, 2014 at 7:01 PM

KOMO copter crash claims two lives

Dangerous flights Helicopters are inherently unstable and tricky aircraft to fly and maintain. The crash of the KOMO aircraft [“Two victims identified in KOMO-TV news helicopter crash near Space Needle,” seattletimes.com, March 18] was tragic but all too predictable. Why do we need daily noisy, fuel-guzzling and dangerous flights over the city to get yet another harbor…

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0 Comments | More in aviation, Media, Seattle, Television, Transportation

March 9, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Corporate jets: Essential to open markets and solidify business relationships

The Seattle Times’ recent article “For Starbucks execs, ‘to go’ may mean a hot corporate jet” [Business / Technology, March 1] unfortunately neglected the most crucial point about why companies make use of their own aircraft. The truth is that American companies are operating in a fiercely competitive and increasingly global marketplace, and having…

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0 Comments | More in aviation | Topics: Corporate jets, Ed Bolen, starbucks

September 28, 2013 at 7:57 AM

The Lockheed Electra flies again

Another piece of history As a Seattle Museum of Flight member, I am pleased that the Lockheed Electra has been saved in flyable condition, and will anchor a major exhibit. [“A piece of history takes wing,” NW Sunday, Sept. 22.] Meanwhile, more than 2,000 miles to the east, Boeing’s strategic-bomber prototype, XB-47, languishes outdoors in the…

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0 Comments | More in aviation, Boeing | Topics: airplane, b-47, Boeing

March 15, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Transportation Security Administration to allow knives, sporting gear on planes

Protect our skies As a flight attendant for 14 years and Local Union President of three bases, I am very concerned over the recent TSA decision that will allow knives back into the aircraft cabin [“Small knives, sporting gear to be allowed on planes,” News, March 6]. Flight attendants are responsible for the safety and security…

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September 11, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Boeing: Will 787 line move to S. Carolina?

Does S. Carolina know how to build a Boeing? Editor, The Times: Though I never built a Boeing aircraft, I did fly them. Because of the dedication, knowledge and expertise of Washington state craftsmen and women, many of those well-designed and constructed airframes are still flying. Consider that the 707, 737, 747, B-52 and even some B-17s are…

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0 Comments | More in aviation, Boeing, Business, Labor, Unions

August 28, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Boeing: Why would company move to S. Carolina?

Boeing built by region, owes much in return Editor, The Times: Those Boeing officials who are considering manufacturing the 787 Dreamliner in South Carolina should study the company’s history. It was the natural resources of the Pacific Northwest out of which Boeing was created and built. Early on, it was the spruce forests of Oregon and Washington. Then…

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0 Comments | More in aviation, Boeing, Business, Economy, Labor, Seattle, University of Washington

August 17, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Boeing delays: Is the Dreamliner a dream that will never fly?

Thanks to The Times, staying off Boeing’s Play Doh plane The Seattle Times has, for many years, done a great job of untangling complex details of aerospace manufacturing without making its highly readable articles seem dumbed down. This goes back to Byron Acohido’s outstanding investigative series on the mysterious 737 rudder control problem, the notorious MD-80…

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0 Comments | More in aviation, Boeing, Business, Labor, Media

July 23, 2009 at 4:00 PM

F-22 canceled: Should Washington senators have voted to continue program?

Washington senators vote foolishly on military spending The vote by Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell to spend $1.75 billion to buy seven more F-22 fighter jets ["Senate roll call: Washington state's senators vote no," seattletimes.com, Politics & Government, July 21] was a disappointing reminder of how badly hooked they are on the drug of pork-barrel…

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0 Comments | More in aviation, military, Politics

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