United States

Airline Industry

Passenger jet collides with truck at Los Angeles airport, injuring eight

LOS ANGELES An Aeromexico passenger jet collided with a utility truck on a taxiway of Los Angeles International Airport shortly after landing on Saturday, injuring eight employees who were aboard the truck, but no one on the plane was hurt, authorities said. | Video

Alaska Air to begin service at second Seattle-area airport in 2018

SEATTLE Alaska Air Group said on Wednesday it plans to begin scheduled flights from a second Seattle-area airport next year, giving it exclusive access to a growing part of the Pacific Northwest's Puget Sound region.

May 17 2017

U.S., EU to meet next week in Washington to discuss aviation threats

BRUSSELS U.S. and EU officials will meet next week in Washington for more talks about risks to air travel after a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday did not, as some industry watchers had expected, extend a cabin ban on large electronics devices.

May 17 2017

Factbox: Saudi Arabia's privatization plans

DUBAI Saudi Arabia has said it aims to raise around $200 billion in the next several years through privatization programs in 16 sectors ranging from oil to healthcare, education, airports and grain milling.

Deals, Saudi Arabia May 16 2017

Learjet crashes on approach to New Jersey airport, killing two pilots

CARLSTADT, N.J. A small plane crashed on its approach to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on Monday, killing two pilots and sparking fires that could be seen from New York, the Federal Aviation Administration and police said. | Video

Buffett's Berkshire boosts American, Southwest airline bets; sheds Fox

NEW YORK Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Monday said it added to its sizable investments in American Airlines Group Inc and Southwest Airlines Co , and shed its stake in Twenty-First Century Fox Inc .

U.S., EU set meeting on airline security, electronic devices

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS U.S. and European officials will discuss airline security issues at a meeting in Brussels next week, including possibly expanding the number of airports that ban passengers from carrying electronic devices bigger than cellphones aboard flights, a European Commission spokeswoman said on Friday.

U.S. airlines meet with Homeland Security on expanding laptop ban

WASHINGTON U.S. Homeland Security officials met with major U.S. airlines and a trade group on Thursday to discuss the impact of possibly expanding a ban on large electronic gadgets on planes to flights from some European airports, three sources briefed on the meeting said. | Video

EU demands urgent talks with Washington over airline laptop ban

BRUSSELS The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension to some European countries of a U.S. ban on airline passengers taking laptops into cabins, saying any security threats faced are common. | Video

New York judge halts request in Avianca Airlines shareholder spat

A judge has frozen an information request by Avianca Airlines' No. 2 shareholder, ruling against one piece of its push to stop negotiations between Avianca and United Continental Holdings Inc led by the airline’s top shareholder, Synergy Group.