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February 9, 2013 at 1:21 PM

787 Dreamliner field test flight lands

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner has completed its first field test since the Federal Aviation Administration grounded the aircraft fleet after serious battery problems. In a statement, the company said the flight was uneventful. The plane lifted off from Boeing Field at  12:32 p.m. Saturday and landed at 2:51 p.m.. The jetliner covered more than 900 miles…


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February 5, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Tuesday Memo: Rain … Dreamliner test flights … Mastros’ jewels (a 27.8 carat diamond!)

Good morning. Not news for a cheery commute: A new report says that on average, Seattle drivers wasted 48 hours stuck in traffic last year. And the rain’s back: OK, so you got a couple of days’ reprieve. But if I were a betting man, I’d take my chances on rain the next three days. Dreamliner may soon…


Comments | Topics: Dreamliner, Madigan Army Medical Center, Mastros

January 16, 2013 at 7:16 AM

Wednesday Memo: Injured backcountry skier … Dreamliner woes … Legislature

National Weather Service / Forecast Rescuers reach injured skier: Rescuers reached an injured skier in the backcountry near Snoqualmie Pass last night. A chopper couldn’t be used because wind gusts were too troublesome. Rescuers hiked to where the two men in their 30s  had called for help because one of then had hurt…


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January 11, 2013 at 7:14 AM

Feds say 787 is safe but will get broad, unusual FAA review

Top federal transportation regulators and Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner announced a broad and unusual review of the 787 Dreamliner’s systems Friday morning, but they insisted the plane is safe and has performed well. In a press conference in Washington, D.C., Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Michael Huerta said…


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February 17, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Obama touts American manufacturing in Boeing visit

President Obama delivers remarks at Boeing's 787 airplane assembly facility in Everett, Wash., Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times) President Obama addressed several hundred Boeing 787 workers at the Everett widebody jet plant Friday morning after a tour of the Dreamliner production line. He delivered a stump…


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