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April 25, 2013 at 12:49 PM

UW, others seek to establish federal drone testing facility in Washington

Washington is joining the crowded competition to land one of six federal drone testing facilities across the country. A consortium of 10 state organizations,  including the University of Washington and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, announced Thursday that they will be submitting a bid soon to the Federal Aviation Administration. Research and tests conducted at the winning…

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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 7, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Alaska Airlines offers proposed Paine Field flight schedule

Alaska Airlines on Thursday announced a proposed schedule of flights when commercial plane service comes to Everett’s Paine Field. In December, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved commercial passenger flights out of the general-aviation airport. It’s unclear how soon flights could take off since an organized community group has long opposed passenger flights at Paine Field;…

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October 18, 2012 at 6:11 PM

FAA public meeting about changing flight patterns to be rescheduled

The Federal Aviation Administration says its Oct. 23 public meeting about changing flight patterns over Seattle will be rescheduled for another date in November. “Key officials were unavailable for the Oct. 23 date,” said Ian Gregor, an FAA spokesman. The South Seattle meeting was first scheduled after residents from several neighborhoods railed against the FAA’s…

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