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American Air defers aircraft delivery, profit beats estimates


American Airlines Group Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as fuel costs fell and the world's largest airline said it would defer taking delivery of 22 Airbus planes to be able to adjust capacity according to demand.

MH370 search team raises prospect plane could lie elsewhere

SYDNEY Top searchers at the Dutch company leading the underwater hunt for Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 say they believe the plane may have glided down rather than dived in the final moments, meaning they have been scouring the wrong patch of ocean for two years.

Southwest Airlines halts flights after technical outage

Southwest Airlines Co has halted all flight departures temporarily as it works to resolve issues impacting multiple technology systems, a spokesman said in a statement Wednesday.

Boeing revises India aircraft forecast to 1,850 new jets over 20 years

NEW DELHI Boeing Co said on Tuesday it expects Indian airlines to order 1,850 new aircraft worth $265 billion over the next 20 years, up from an earlier forecast, thanks to the new aviation rules that the manufacturer said will boost demand.

Jul 19 2016

At height of Turkish coup bid, rebel jets had Erdogan's plane in their sights

ANKARA/ISTANBUL At the height of the attempt to overthrow Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, the rebel pilots of two F-16 fighter jets had Erdogan's plane in their sights. And yet he was able to fly on.

Istanbul's airport reopens, flights resume after coup attempt

Turkish Airlines resumed flights from Istanbul's international airport on Saturday following a failed coup attempt while some foreign carriers canceled weekend flights.

Flights diverted, canceled as coup attempt unfolds in Turkey

Flights to Turkey diverted and departures from Istanbul's Ataturk Airport were canceled as a coup attempt unfolded in the country on Friday and Turkey's military said it had seized power.

Security tightened at New York transport hubs after Nice attack

NEW YORK New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered security tightened on mass transit and at airports, bridges, tunnels and other crucial transportation links following Thursday's deadly truck attack in Nice, France.

World, U.S. Jul 15 2016

Delta's UK woes signal tougher times for airlines' trans-Atlantic business

Delta Air Lines Inc's decision to sell fewer seats from the United Kingdom this winter highlights the threat that Britain's planned exit from the European Union and new airline competition pose to U.S. airlines that have raked in cash from flights across the Atlantic.

Jul 14 2016

Airbus cuts A380 delivery target to avoid glut

FARNBOROUGH, England Europe's Airbus on Tuesday cut the delivery target for its A380 superjumbo to 12 a year from 2018, down from 27 in 2015 and about half what is projected for this year, to prevent a glut of unsold planes as airlines shun the industry's behemoths.