• London Oct 22, 2019

    American Airlines Jet Bound for Philly Lands in Dublin, Ireland, After Fumes in Cabin

    Two crew members and a passenger on an American Airlines plane bound for Philadelphia were treated in a hospital in Dublin on Monday after fumes from spilled cleaning fluid forced an emergency landing.

  • United States Oct 11, 2019

    US Consumers Snap Up Italian Parmesan Before Tariffs Hit

    U.S. consumers who appreciate the tang of aged Italian Parmesan cheese as an aperitif or atop their favorite pasta dish are stocking up ahead of next week’s tariff hike and as dairy producers in the two countries square off. The Italian agricultural lobby Coldiretti said Friday that sales of both Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano, aged cheeses with a distinctive...

  • Europe Oct 3, 2019

    Prepare for Higher Airfares Because of Trump Admin. Tariffs on Airbus Planes

    The U.S. on Wednesday announced tariffs on Airbus planes after winning a World Trade Organization dispute over subsidies received by the aircraft manufacturer, and travelers may end up paying higher airfare as a result.

  • Executive Oct 3, 2019

    Reports Say Boeing Insider Filed Safety Complaint About Max

    A Boeing engineer filed an internal complaint alleging that company managers rejected a backup system that might have alerted pilots to problems linked to two deadly crashes involving the 737 Max jet, according to published reports. The Seattle Times and The New York Times reported Wednesday that an engineer who worked on the Max said managers were urged to consider...

  • CEO Jun 19, 2019

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    Airline union leaders and a famed former pilot said Wednesday that Boeing made mistakes while developing the 737 Max, and the biggest was not telling anybody about new flight-control software so pilots could train for it. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who landed a crippled airliner safely on the Hudson River in 2009, said he doubted that any U.S. pilots practiced handling...

  • CEO Jun 19, 2019

    Pilots Criticize Boeing for Mistakes on Its Grounded Jet

    Airline union leaders and a famed former pilot said Wednesday that Boeing made mistakes while developing the 737 Max, and the biggest was not telling anybody about new flight-control software so pilots could train for it. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who landed a crippled airliner safely on the Hudson River in 2009, said he doubted that any U.S. pilots practiced handling...

  • CEO Jun 18, 2019

    Boeing Signs First Deal for 737 Max Jet Since Deadly Crashes

    Boeing is selling its 737 Max planes again. The company announced at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday that International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and other carriers, signed a letter of intent for 200 Boeing 737 aircraft. Boeing said it’s the first sale of the jetliner since the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max in...

  • CEO Jun 16, 2019

    Boeing Heads to Paris Air Show Hobbled as Its 737 Max Crisis Clears Way for Rival Airbus

    Boeing is heading to the world’s largest air show in crisis, giving its rival Airbus an opportunity to steal the show. Boeing’s best-selling plane, the 737 Max, has been grounded since mid-March after two crashes of the aircraft within five months killed a total of 346 people. Regulators have not said when they expect to allow the jets to fly...

  • Donald Trump Apr 9, 2019

    Trump's $11B Tariffs on EU Goods Would Hit Cheese, Wine, Olives

    The United States wants to tax $11.2 billion worth of EU goods — from airplanes to Gouda cheese — in what some experts say marks another attempt by the Trump administration to use tariffs to reshape global trade in its favor. The World Trade Organization ruled last year that the European Union provided illegal subsidies to plane maker Airbus. The...

  • airline Mar 14, 2019

    Boeing Promises Software Fix for Grounded 737 Max Planes

    Boeing has promised an urgent fix to flight control software in its grounded 737 Max planes, days after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max killed all 157 people on board. American pilots made at least five complaints last fall about autopilot issues causing the planes to make a sudden nosedive during takeoff.

  • Atlanta Mar 7, 2019

    A Hot US Job Market Is Coaxing People in From the Sidelines

    A surprisingly strong burst of job growth over the past year has led many economists to wonder: Where are all the workers coming from? As recently as last spring, analysts had worried that hiring would slow as the pool of unemployed shrank. Many employers have complained for years that they could no longer find enough people to fill their open...

  • CEO Feb 14, 2019

    Airbus Abandons Its Superjumbo Jet A380 After a Decade

    European plane maker Airbus said Thursday it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021 for lack of customers, abandoning the world’s biggest passenger jet and one of the aviation industry’s most ambitious and most troubled endeavors. Barely a decade after the double-deck, 500-plus-seat plane started carrying passengers, Airbus said that key client Emirates is cutting back its orders, and...

  • Donald Trump Jan 15, 2019

    Delta CEO: Government Shutdown Will Cost the Airline $25 Million This Month

    The partial U.S. government shutdown will cost Delta Air Lines about $25 million in revenue this month as fewer government contractors and employees are traveling, the airline’s CEO Ed Bastian said Tuesday. The shutdown is the longest ever and has left some 800,000 government employees furloughed or working without pay.

  • JUDGE Dec 30, 2018

    Drugged Driver Forces Car onto Airport Tarmac in Germany

    A man forced open a locked gate on the security perimeter of Hannover Airport in northern Germany and drove a car onto the airfield Saturday before coming to a halt underneath an airliner and being detained, police said. No one was hurt in the incident, but flights were suspended for more than four hours.

  • Phoenix Jun 4, 2018

    American Airlines Flight Forced to Land Due to Severe Weather

    An American Airlines flight was diverted to El Paso Sunday night due to severe weather, officials say.

  • NBC Apr 9, 2018

    Commercial Plane Crashes in Southern Iran, Killing 65 People

    An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, likely killing all 65 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of the southern Iranian city of Yasuj, some 780 kilometers (485 miles) south of the Iranian capital, Tehran....

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Mar 19, 2018

    Virgin Plane Draws Heart in Sky on Valentine's Day

    A Virgin Atlantic Airbus drew a giant heart 30,000 feet above the ground early Wednesday during a holiday-themed flight training. The Airbus A330, called “HonkyTonk Woman,” began its journey at London’s Gatwick Airport and flew over the southwest coast of England, where it flew in the shape of a heart before turning back to Gatwick. The flight lasted over an...

  • Twitter Mar 19, 2018

    Virgin Atlantic Plane Draws Heart-Shaped Flight Path for Valentine's Day

    Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day. A Virgin Atlantic Airbus drew a giant heart 30,000 feet above the ground early Wednesday. The company decided to “have a little fun” with a holiday-themed training flight, Cpt. JJ Burrows, the director of Aircraft Operations for Virgin Atlantic, said in a statement. Virgin posted a video of the flight path on...

  • AMERICA Jan 16, 2018

    Aeromexico Plane Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at San Francisco International Airport: FAA

    An Aeromexico plane nearly landed on the wrong runway at San Francisco International Airport and the Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating the incident.

  • spokesman Oct 24, 2017

    Air Canada Crew Says Radio Didn't Work During SFO Landing: FAA

    Federal Aviation Administration officials are investigating an incident at San Francisco International Airport involving an Air Canada plane.

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