Airplanes

Government, Business

Airlines Squeezed by Delays in $29 Billion US Rescue Funds

A pilot pulls luggage while walking past an empty security area at San Francisco International Airport on April 2. A pilot pulls luggage while walking past an empty security area at San Francisco International Airport on April 2. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

U.S. airlines’ desperate bid for $29 billion in government rescue cash is being frustrated by a lengthening process and demands that companies provide more detailed financial information, people familiar with the situation said.

April 9, 2020
Government, Business

Low-Cost Airlines Seeking Aid Get Break on Minimum-Flight Rule

An aircraft marshal guides a Spirit Airlines plane on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale International Airport in 2017. An aircraft marshal guides a Spirit Airlines plane on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale International Airport in 2017. (Saul Martinez/Bloomberg News)

The federal government ordered airlines accepting financial aid to maintain minimal service levels to cities they served before the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the transportation system, but made adjustments for low-cost carriers and those that fly to some destinations only part of the year.

April 7, 2020
Business, Safety

Airbus Pauses Production in Alabama, Germany

An employee works on an Airbus SE A320 aircraft at an assembly line hangar in Hamburg, Germany, in 2019. An employee works on an Airbus SE A320 aircraft at an assembly line hangar in Hamburg, Germany, in 2019. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Airbus SE is pausing production at two German sites and its factory in Alabama to adjust to a demand slowdown and supply issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Charlotte Ryan | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2020
Business, Safety

Boeing 737 Max Groundings to Affect 2020 Results, Ryanair Says

Boeing 737-800 aircraft Passengers embark on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft of low cost airline Ryanair at Schoenefeld airport near Berlin, on April 12, 2019. (John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

The extended grounding of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max plane forced Ryanair Holdings to scale back growth plans for next summer, putting the airline industry on notice that the crisis is starting to affect longer-term plans.

Christopher Jasper | Bloomberg News
July 16, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Best and Worst International Airlines and Airports? Here’s One Guide

airport Ellen Milligan/Bloomberg News

Had a bad experience at Newark Liberty Airport last year? You’re not alone, according to recent rankings.

Claire Ballentine | Bloomberg News
May 9, 2019
Business, Technology

FedEx, Boeing Announce Big Cargo Freighter as Next ‘Flying Testbed’

FedEx Corp.

A Boeing 777 made for FedEx Express will be the latest in the aircraft manufacturer’s ecoDemonstrator series of planes designed to test emerging technologies.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
July 7, 2017

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