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Mission Accomplished: U.S. Space & Rocket Center Reaches Fundraising Goal

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville is the state’s top paid tourist attraction. But the center said it faced possible closure later this year if it couldn’t raise enough money to keep its doors open. A GoFundMe campaign to raise $1.5 million has exceeded its goal.  Boeing donated $500,000 and Huntsville technology company SAIC chipped in $250,000 on…

Boeing to Issue Layoff Notices to Hundreds of Employees

Boeing will issue hundreds of layoff notices to engineers in Washington state this week. The Daily Herald reported Monday (https://goo.gl/BWosp) that a memo from the company’s vice president of engineering for Boeing Commercial Airplanes John Hamilton says the cuts are necessary to stay competitive. Hamilton also said in the memo that more cuts in engineering could come later this year….

Boeing Bringing About 400 Jobs to Alabama

Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced Boeing plans to add approximately 400 new jobs to the Huntsville area. “Since Boeing first came to Alabama in 1962 joining our efforts to put man on the moon, our partnership has been a strong one and it continues to grow,” Governor Bentley said. “A University of Alabama study found that Boeing’s presence in…

Appeals Court Sides With Boeing in Whistleblower Lawsuit

A federal appeals court has sided with Boeing and one of its suppliers in the whistleblower lawsuit brought by three ex-workers at the aircraft manufacturer’s former plant in Wichita. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed on Monday with a federal judge’s decision that the former workers failed to show Boeing defrauded the U.S. government in a $1.6 billion…

Boeing under Airbus pressure, cutting 4k jobs.

Airbus employs thousands in Alabama.

Boeing is laying off some four-thousand workers in Washington State as it deals with pressure from Airbus:   “Staffing reductions through mid-year, including hundreds of executives and managers, are projected to total approximately 4,000 positions — none of which involve involuntary layoffs. We’ve been able to reduce staffing levels through attrition, leaving open positions unfilled, and voluntary layoffs. We’ll only…