Airline Industry

American Airlines third-quarter profit soars on lower fuel costs

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- American Airlines Group Inc , the world's largest airline by passenger traffic, said on Thursday that third-quarter net income soared 87 percent, topping analysts' estimates, buoyed by declining fuel costs.

Russian prosecutors detain more suspects in Total CEO plane crash

MOSCOW - Russian prosecutors detained four Moscow airport workers and denied bail to the driver of a snow plough which hit a private jet killing the CEO of French oil company Total earlier this week, officials said on Thursday.

World, Russia 5:35am EDT

NATO, Swedish fighters scrambled to intercept Russian plane

BRUSSELS - NATO and Swedish fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Russian intelligence-gathering plane that briefly entered Estonian airspace on Tuesday, the alliance said on Wednesday.

World, Russia 22 Oct 2014

Cuban doctors, nurses land in Liberia to fight Ebola alongside U.S.

MONROVIA - A team of Cuban doctors and nurses arrived in Liberia on Wednesday to help to fight the worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus on record alongside a U.S. military mission deploying in the West Africa country.

Health, Africa, Cuba 22 Oct 2014

Turkish Airlines to restart Libya flights next week: envoy

ANKARA - Turkey's special envoy to Libya said on Wednesday that Turkish Airlines would resume flights to the eastern Libyan city of Misrata next week, the first foreign carrier to fly to the country since fighting there worsened in July.

U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports

NEW YORK - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus. | Video

U.S., Health, Africa 22 Oct 2014

Airbus Helicopters expects China to become biggest market by 2020

BEIJING - Airbus Helicopters, the world's largest civil helicopter maker, expects China and Hong Kong to become its biggest global market within six years as Beijing starts to lift restrictions on the use of low altitude airspace from 2015.

U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports

NEW YORK - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus.

U.S., Health, Africa 21 Oct 2014

After huge jet orders, budget airlines eye rich seam of aircraft leasing

SINGAPORE/PARIS - From Scandinavia to Southeast Asia, low-cost airlines have ordered record numbers of planes in recent years, redefining the jet industry. Now they plan to lease out scores of their new planes, re-ordering the aviation business all over again.

21 Oct 2014

Airbus offers long-range version of A321neo, targets Boeing 757

- Airbus Group NV said on Tuesday that it has begun offering airlines a long-range version of its A321neo jetliner, aimed at replacing Boeing Co's 757 jetliner, a long-range single-aisle jet that is no longer in production.

21 Oct 2014