Airline Industry

Federal team pores over data from Delta jet in NYC accident


NEW YORK - Federal safety investigators have started poring over flight data and cockpit voice recordings from the Delta Air Lines jetliner that skidded off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport during a snowstorm, officials said on Friday.

Actor Harrison Ford injured in small-plane crash in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - Film star Harrison Ford was injured on Thursday when the "Star Wars" actor crashed his vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course shortly after taking off from a nearby airport, his publicist said. | Video

Entertainment, People 7:03am EST

Delta jet skids off runway during snowstorm at NY airport

NEW YORK - A Delta Air Lines Inc jet landing during a snowstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday slid off the runway and struck a fence before coming to rest on a snow-covered embankment just feet from the frigid waters of Flushing Bay. | Video

05 Mar 2015

Emirates Airline president plans talks in Washington over subsidy row

BERLIN - Emirates Airline [EMIRA.UL] President Tim Clark plans talks with officials in Washington in two weeks' time to help formulate its response to allegations by U.S. airlines of unfair subsidies awarded to Gulf airlines, he said on Thursday.

05 Mar 2015

Factbox: One year on, MH370 theories abound

SYDNEY - Speculation about what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 ranges from sober, science-based arguments to outlandish conspiracy theories. Here are some of the most prominent:

United Airlines expects to use its cash pile to buy aircraft this year

NEW YORK - United Airlines expects to dip into its cash pile to help fund the purchase of new aircraft this year and rely less on debt financing, reflecting the U.S. airline industry's dramatic financial turnaround, the carrier's Chief Financial Officer John Rainey said in an interview.

03 Mar 2015

United Airlines sees potential fit for Boeing 777-300ER, not yet 777X

- United Airlines has no immediate interest in purchasing 777X aircraft from Boeing Co but views the plane's predecessor, the 777-300ER, as a potentially good fit for its network, the carrier's Chief Financial Officer, John Rainey, told Reuters in an interview Monday.

03 Mar 2015

Trial to push for better flight tracking a year after MH370

SYDNEY - Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia are launching a trial to allow air traffic controllers to more closely track aircraft traversing remote oceans such as the one believed to be the final resting place of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

What happens if U.S. Homeland Security funding lapses?

- The U.S. Congress was scrambling before a deadline at midnight on Friday to pass a $39.7 billion funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, which is charged with securing U.S. borders, airports and coastal waters.

Politics, U.S. 27 Feb 2015

Ukrainian prisoners forced to hunt for dead comrades in airport rubble

DONETSK, Ukraine - The gunmen lined up around 20 pale-looking prisoners in two silent rows in the ruins of the airport terminal. Somehow still clinging to a wall pulverized by bullets and artillery was a sign marked "Lost and Found".

26 Feb 2015