Paine Field, also known as Snohomish County Airport, is located north of Seattle. The airport was started as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project in 1936, and was slated to become one of ten ‘super airports’ in the nation. The … Continue reading

WTO Finding: Boeing’s 777 Project was Illegally Subsidized by State Legislature

LeehamNews.com does a great job covering the commercial aviation manufacturing industry, especially the often complex politics surrounding Boeing in the U.S. versus Airbus in the E.U. The latest blogpost, ‘Airbus, Boeing claim victory in today’s WTO ruling over Washington State … Continue reading

Accidents & Incidents, [2015Q2]

The following table presents a chronology for the second quarter of 2015, showing all known ‘fatal’ U.S. civil aviation accidents, as well as a few selected non-fatal accidents and incidents. Data shows date (weekends are underlined), location, number of fatalities, … Continue reading

Boeing Slows 787 Production Rates, to Catch Up with ‘Traveled Work’

Boeing reacted with aggressive denial of charges in the recent news investigation about the 787 Dreamliner, ‘Broken Dreams: The Boeing 787‘. One charge that nobody even tries to challenge, though, is that this new aircraft has been chronically plagued with delays, … Continue reading


S43 Harvey Field (145 acres) Snohomish, WA Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KPAE] 7 W ; [KAWO] 16 N ; [KBFI] 24 S ; [KRNT] 25 S ;(ave. distance: 18 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 241 (218 single-props, 8 multi-props, 8 gliders … Continue reading


KAWO Arlington Municipal Airport (1,200 acres) Arlington, WA Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [S43] 16 S ; [KPAE] 16 S ; [KOKH] 21 W ; [KBVS] 21 NW ;(ave. distance: 19 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 398 (259 single-props, 13 multi-props, 105 … Continue reading