747-8 http://kplu.org en Monday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/monday-mornings-headlines-12 <p>Happy Spring! &nbsp;We&#39;ll see periods of sunshine and some rain showers today.</p><p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:10:31 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1037 at http://kplu.org Monday morning's headlines Tuesday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/tuesday-mornings-headlines-14 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Boeing Readies for 747-8 First Flight</strong></li><li><strong>Dozens of Mudslides Block Rail Lines</strong></li><li><strong>Microsoft&#39;s Zune Sails Away</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>First Flight Plans for 747-8 </b></p><p>Boeing&#39;s newest passenger jet <a href="http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110314/BLOG01/110319888">could make its maiden voyage as early as Sunday</a>. &nbsp;The Herald of Everett Michelle Dunlop reports the &nbsp;only obstacles are some tests on taxiing the plane and a thumbs-up from the Federal Aviation Administration:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;The team continues to do great work to get the 747-8 Intercontinental into the air,&quot; said Elizabeth Lund, vice president and general manager, 747 program. &quot;It&#39;ll be a great day for the team when the airplane flies.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>In the run-up to first flight, Boeing conducted flight simulation tests last weekend. The freighter version of the 747-8 is already in the air for tests, Dunlop writes. Initial deliveries of the freighter jets are scheduled by year&#39;s end.</p><p> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 14:21:45 +0000 KPLU News Staff 997 at http://kplu.org Tuesday morning's headlines Premiere of 747-8 to cap big week for Boeing http://kplu.org/post/premiere-747-8-cap-big-week-boeing <p>It's been a big week for aerospace in the Puget Sound region. The Boeing company turned in its final bid for the air force refueling tanker on Thursday. CEO Jim McNerney took his <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2011/02/10/boeing-to-build-737-replacement-ceo.html">strongest stance yet for building a 737 successor</a>. And earlier this week, analysts and suppliers heard briefings on the state of the industry at an <a href="http://www.pnaa.net/Pages/Events/Conference/2011/2011_Conference.html">aerospace convention in Lynnwood</a>.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 08:13:12 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 772 at http://kplu.org Premiere of 747-8 to cap big week for Boeing