Boeing bans headphones, forces employees to stand still while answering phone calls

Boeing employees have a new rule to follow while working: No more headphones. New safety measures implemented later this month will ban the use of headphones for Boeing employees working in operations, production and transportation areas, according to MyNorthwest.com. That’s not all, though. Employees in those areas must now answer work-related phone calls while standing in one… Read More


Asiana Airlines places partial blame on aircraft software for last year’s crash at SFO: Boeing cites pilot error

Pilot error? Software issue? Or a combination of both? Those are the questions lingering after Boeing and Asiana Airlines submitted reports today to the National Transportation Safety Board regarding flight 214, which crashed upon descent at San Francisco International Airport last July. Three passengers were killed during the landing, and more than 200 were injured…. Read More


Boeing prepares drones in case of another mudslide disaster

Drones may soon deliver products, provide Internet to everyone and now, the unmanned aerial vehicles are set to help emergency responders if the mudslide disaster in Oso, Wash., becomes worse. Insitu, the Boeing-owned unmanned aircraft maker, has prepared drones at Paine Field in Everett, Wash., that could fly over and monitor the area around the… Read More


Boeing set to deliver first all-electric satellites by 2015

Boeing is on track to launch the world’s first all-electric satellites by early 2015, as a part of an agreement with Asia Broadcast Satellite and Eutelsat, the company announced today. The company completed static qualification testing, verification and assembly of the primary structures for two 702SP communication satellites, meaning the satellites are well on their way… Read More


Gov. Inslee ‘disappointed’ as Boeing moves up to 1,200 tech jobs out of Washington state

Aerospace giant Boeing is restructuring its Research & Technology Unit, shifting between 800 to 1,200 jobs from Washington state to new R&D locations in Huntsville, Ala.; Southern California; St. Louis and North Charleston, S.C. “We are reorganizing and realigning our research-and-technology operations to better meet the needs of our Commercial Airplanes and Defense, Space & Security business… Read More


Geek of the Week: David Mattes is bringing security to the ‘Internet of Things’

David Mattes was a research engineer for Boeing for more than 13 years — playing a key role in the aerospace company’s transition to wireless networks for the connected systems and machines used to assemble airplanes. That shift from wired connections opened up new technological possibilities, and resulted in fewer cords on the factory floor,… Read More

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Boeing preps for possible future without BlackBerry, tests Android alternatives

Boeing is telling employees that it’s sticking with BlackBerry as its “standard mobile platform” after receiving assurances from BlackBerry executives about the smartphone maker’s dedication to providing a “secure, private environment” for business. However, as a contingency, the aerospace giant is also accelerating its certification of Android devices as a potential alternative. It’s one example… Read More

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Boeing iPad apps help airline technicians fix problems, reduce flight delays

The iPad isn’t just helping the airline industry in the cockpit. Now, Boeing is offering a suite of mobile apps that it says will assist airline technicians in diagnosing maintenance issues, ultimately saving paper and reducing flight delays in the process. The iPad apps give technicians working on Boeing airplanes instant access to manuals, part… Read More


A peek inside Boeing’s new spaceship: Tablets, LED lights and minimal controls

From the outside, Boeing’s new spacecraft mimics the Apollo-era capsules from back in the day. The interior, however, is all about the future. Boeing today showed off the inside of its CST-100, a commercial spacecraft the company is building in hopes of flying NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. On Monday at Boeing’s Product Support Center… Read More


Engineering students want jobs at NASA, Google, Boeing, Apple and Microsoft — in that order

If space is the final frontier, today’s engineering students want to be a part of exploring it, according to a new survey. Universum has released its annual rankings of employers by undergraduate engineering students in the US, and the results are clear: NASA is still a top draw for America’s rising engineering talent, even as… Read More


Report: Boeing to cut 1,500 IT workers in Seattle area

The market for information technology professionals is red hot in some aspects of the Seattle technology industry, with companies like Tableau, Zillow and Amazon.com not able to hire fast enough. But it is a different story at Boeing. The aerospace giant is expected to cut 1,500 IT workers over the next three years, about a… Read More


B-52 2.0: Boeing’s bombers can now change missions, redirect weapons in flight

In the past, B-52 bombers would simply receive mission information before a flight and then head up into the air. But now, thanks to an upgrade from Boeing, these high-powered bombers will be able to receive information in-flight from aircrews via satellite links and change mission plans or redirect weapons. Boeing Defense, Space & Security, a unit… Read More