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US Air Passengers Exceed 1 Million for First Time Since March

Travelers board a flight in San Francisco on Oct. 15. Travelers board a flight in San Francisco on Oct. 15. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The virus-ravaged airline industry reached a milestone Oct. 18, carrying more than 1 million passengers for the first time in seven months.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
October 19, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

American to Debut 737 Max on Miami-NYC Flight in December

American Airlines Boeing 737 Max planes sit parked outside a hangar in Tulsa, Okla., in May 2019. American Airlines Boeing 737 Max planes sit parked outside a hangar in Tulsa, Okla., in May 2019. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

American Airlines Group Inc. plans to make Boeing Co. 737 Max passenger flights at the end of this year for the first time since the aircraft’s grounding in March 2019.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
October 19, 2020
Government, Business

American, United to Lay Off 32,000 as Aid Talks Drag On

Workers load bags onto an American Airlines flight at DFW Airport on Sept. 28. Workers load bags onto an American Airlines flight at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Sept. 28. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News)

American Airlines Group Inc. and United Airlines Holdings Inc. will start laying off thousands of employees as scheduled, spurning Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s appeal for a delay as he negotiates with Congress over an economic relief plan that includes payroll support for U.S. carriers.

October 1, 2020
Government, Business

Airlines Near 50,000 Job Cuts as American, United Feel Squeeze

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries said that Mnuchin's comment made him optimistic. House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries said that Mnuchin's stimulus optimism "brings us much closer to an agreement than we have ever been." (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

U.S. airlines are preparing to lay off tens of thousands of workers starting Oct. 1 unless they get additional federal aid, sparking a plea from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to hold off on the cuts amid signs of progress in talks with Congress.

September 30, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

US Lawmakers Propose Tighter Rules for New Airplanes

A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing following a test flight in Seattle on June 29. A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing following a test flight in Seattle on June 29. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Lawmakers who criticized regulators over the way they approved the Boeing 737 Max will propose changing the way that the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new plane designs and uses private-sector employees to perform safety analysis.

September 29, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Boeing’s Year-End Goal for 737 Max Return Gets Boost in Europe

Boeing 737 Max airplanes are parked at Grant County International Airport in Washington in 2019. Boeing 737 Max airplanes are parked at Grant County International Airport in Washington in 2019. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

Boeing Co.’s push to return the grounded 737 Max jet to the skies by year’s end got a boost from European regulators, who said they expect to sign off on their safety review by November.

Siddharth Philip | Bloomberg News
September 25, 2020
Government, Business

White House Supports More Airline Aid, Meadows Says

Passengers walk past thermal imaging cameras at Los Angeles International Airport. Passengers walk past thermal imaging cameras at Los Angeles International Airport. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump would support narrow legislation to provide more financial aid to airlines, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said after meeting with industry executives Sept. 17.

September 17, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Boeing Finds New 787 Flaw, Slows Deliveries for Inspection

Boeing has identified a new flaw in its 787s. The cockpit of a Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft is seen at Changi Airport in Singapore. (Ore Huiying/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. has slowed deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner as crews check for a new manufacturing flaw involving gaps in the horizontal stabilizer, the small wing in the aircraft tail.

September 8, 2020
Business, Logistics

Airlines Are Removing Seats to Make Space for Cargo

Airlines are removing seats from passenger planes to make way for cargo shipments. A Sri Lankan Airlines worker in June gives final touches to an Airbus A330 passenger plane the company converted into a cargo carrier. (Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP via Getty Images)

Cargo, one of the least glamorous aspects of flying, is proving a rare ray of light for airlines amid the coronavirus gloom.

September 3, 2020
Government, Business

United to Cut More Than 16,000 Jobs on Weak Travel Demand

United will cut more than 16,000 jobs next month. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News)

United Airlines Holdings Inc. will eliminate 16,370 jobs next month as the carrier shrinks operations in response to the steep decline for air travel demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Justin Bachman | Bloomberg News
September 2, 2020

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