Airplanes

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
Government, Business

Delta, American Join United in Dropping Most Change Fees for US Trips

Delta A Delta Airlines employee wears personal protective equipment after landing at Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, on May 28, 2020. (John Minchillo/Associated Press)

This could be the final boarding call for the $200 ticket-change fee that has enraged so many U.S. airline travelers over the past decade.

David Koenig | Associated Press
August 31, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Seven-Day Virus Disinfectant Cleared for American Air Jets

The Trump administration gave American Airlines emergency approval to deploy a new disinfectant. An American Airlines plane departs Reagan National Airport in Virginia on April 6. The company was granted emergency approval to begin deploying a new disinfectant to kill the coronavirus. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg New)

The Trump administration on Aug. 24 gave American Airlines Group Inc. emergency approval to deploy a new weapon against COVID-19: a surface coating that kills coronaviruses for as many as seven days.

August 24, 2020
Business, Logistics

United Air Pivots to Leisure Routes in Modest Schedule Boost

United Airlines planes outside the Newark International Airport United Airlines airplanes sit outside an empty waiting area at Newark International Airport on June 9, 2020. United's September schedule will be about 37% less than in September 2019. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News)

United Airlines Holdings Inc. will boost flights modestly in September as it resumes service on more than 25 international routes.

Justin Bachman | Bloomberg News
July 31, 2020
Business, Logistics

United Air Warns Outlook Threatens One-Third of Pilot Jobs

United Airlines planes stand past an empty waiting area for travelers at Newark International Airport in New Jersey. United Airlines planes stand past an empty waiting area for travelers at Newark International Airport in New Jersey. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News)

United Airlines Holdings Inc. warned that it’s considering furloughs for as many as one-third of its nearly 12,000 pilots, citing a resurgence in U.S. coronavirus cases that’s weakened sales.

Justin Bachman | Bloomberg News
July 30, 2020
Government, Business

Airlines Pledge Aircraft, Loyalty Programs in Bid to Tap Funding

Passengers walk past thermal imaging cameras at LAX on July 7. Passengers walk past thermal imaging cameras at LAX on July 7. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Global airlines are pledging their brands, loyalty programs and aircraft as collateral to secure more funds in the debt markets as the coronavirus pandemic continues to batter the sector.

Jacqueline Poh | Bloomberg News
July 27, 2020

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