South Korea test-fires missile that can strike all of the North


SEOUL - South Korea on Wednesday test-launched a new ballistic missile that can hit all of North Korea, the president's office said, developed under a new agreement with the United States that lets Seoul extend the weapon's range to up to 800 km (500 miles). | Video

Shenzhen Air signs deal with Boeing to buy 46 jets for $4.3 billion

BEIJING - Shenzhen Airlines has struck a deal with Boeing Co to buy 46 B737 planes for $4.3 billion, the carrier's parent Air China Ltd said on Wednesday, as the group seeks to grow the number of routes served in China's booming air travel market.

Deals, 6:48am EDT

Boeing starts building first 737 MAX jet on schedule

RENTON, Washington - Boeing Co said on Tuesday that it has started building its first 737 MAX single-aisle jetliner on schedule, an important milestone for a new plane model that accounts for nearly half of the company's plane orders.

02 Jun 2015

Obama still has confidence in TSA following poor report

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama still has confidence in the U.S. Transportation Security Administration after a scathing report that faulted the agency for not detecting obvious threats to airline security.

Politics, 02 Jun 2015

Missile maker says Russia did not shoot down Malaysian plane over Ukraine

MOSCOW - The Russian company that makes the BUK air defense system that was used to shoot down a Malaysian airliner in east Ukraine said on Tuesday the plane was hit by a missile deployed by Ukraine and not widely used by Russia's military.

World, Russia, 02 Jun 2015

Qatar Airways says still keen to sponsor FIFA World Cup

CAPE TOWN - Qatar Airways plans to become a World Cup sponsor for FIFA even though it is concerned by the bribery investigation of the world soccer's governing body, the airline said on Tuesday.

Sports 02 Jun 2015

Etihad Airways rejects subsidy claims, attacks U.S. airline 'oligopoly'

- Etihad Airways on Monday issued it strongest response yet to claims that it received market-distorting subsidies, saying it is required to repay loans and that its U.S. competitors have a "condescending" view of non-U.S. law.

Exclusive: Air France faces new safety probe after freighter scare

PARIS - Air France faces its second safety investigation in as many weeks after pilots were forced to recover in mid-takeoff after entering the wrong data into the computer of a cargo jet, airline and safety officials said.

World, France, 01 Jun 2015

Kerry heads home on U.S. military plane after breaking his leg

GENEVA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry left Europe for the United States aboard a special military aircraft on Monday after breaking his leg in a cycling accident. | Video

Politics, 01 Jun 2015

Malaysia Airlines CEO says carrier 'technically bankrupt', set to cut jobs, routes

KUALA LUMPUR - The newly appointed chief executive of loss-making Malaysia Airlines said on Monday the carrier is "technically bankrupt", underlining the case for a restructuring to cut a third of jobs, scrap some international routes and review its long-haul fleet. | Video

01 Jun 2015

Facebook COO says mourning over husband left her '30 years sadder'

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg took to the social media site on Wednesday to say she felt "thirty years sadder" after the 30-day mourning period she observed following her husband's sudden death.