737MAX http://kplu.org en Machinists Worry Renton Could Lose 737MAX Work under Boeing Offer http://kplu.org/post/machinists-worry-renton-could-lose-737max-work-under-boeing-offer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Boeing wants its machinists’ union to <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-offers-deal-keep-777x-wash-inslee-calls-special-session">accept big concessions on retirement and health benefits</a> in exchange for winning the assembly of the </span>777X<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> wide-body jet in the Puget Sound region. But machinists are also worried the contract casts doubt on the future of the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">737MAX</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Renton.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 00:59:15 +0000 Ashley Gross 10916 at http://kplu.org Machinists Worry Renton Could Lose 737MAX Work under Boeing Offer Boeing wins big 737MAX order from United http://kplu.org/post/boeing-wins-big-737max-order-united <p>Boeing had a triumphant announcement today - a big order from United Continental for its 737 narrow-body airplanes, which are made in Renton. United is buying 150 737s, Boeing&#39;s popular single-aisle jet. Two-thirds of those planes will be the newest version &ndash; the 737MAX, which Boeing announced last August.</p><p>Boeing was rushing to catch up with its rival Airbus, which had already announced hundreds of orders for its new narrow-body plane, the A320neo. Randy Tinseth is a vice president of marketing for Boeing.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 23:10:56 +0000 Ashley Gross 5581 at http://kplu.org