Airline Industry

Emirates president says Ebola hits Asian demand for Africa flights

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DUBAI - The president of Emirates airlines [EMIRA.UL] said on Thursday that demand for flights to Africa from Asia has fallen due to concerns over the Ebola virus.

U.S. Ebola patient flew on United Airlines to Dallas

- United Airlines believes the U.S. Ebola patient flew on its aircraft from Brussels to Dallas-Fort Worth via Washington on Sept. 20, based on information it received from federal officials, according to a company spokeswoman.

U.S. orders airlines to replace cockpit displays on 1,300 Boeing airplanes

- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is requiring airlines to replace cockpit displays on more than 1,300 Boeing Co airplanes to avoid interference from Wi-Fi and cellular devices.

30 Sep 2014

Eurocontrol seeks more info sharing for airspace safety

WASHINGTON - Europe's air-traffic control organization on Tuesday fleshed out a plan for countries to share non-public intelligence in conflict zones to help airlines avert tragedies such as the one that claimed 298 lives over Ukraine in July.

Lufthansa pilots' 15-hour strike affects 9,000 travelers

FRANKFURT - Lufthansa pilots threatened further strike action on Tuesday as they began a 15 hour walkout at Frankfurt airport in a row with management over retirement benefits that stretches back two years.

30 Sep 2014

Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel attack, straining ceasefire

KIEV - Seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed when separatist shelling hit their armoured vehicle near Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said on Monday, putting a fragile ceasefire under further strain. | Video

World, United Nations 29 Sep 2014

FAA wants to restore Chicago air traffic site by mid-October

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration said on Sunday that it has set a target of October 13 to restore to service a Chicago-area air traffic control site that was set ablaze by a field technician, as delays and cancellations continued at Chicago airports.

Low-cost? Low chance for Air France and Lufthansa

BERLIN - Venerable old airlines Lufthansa and Air France know the smart money is in the low-cost market –Ryanair raised its forecasts again on Thursday - but powerful labor unions are keeping them from the bounty.

U.S. flight woes linger after Chicago air traffic center fire

- U.S. airports reported hundreds of residual flight cancellations on Saturday, a day after a fire at a Chicago-area air traffic control center that authorities said was set by an employee who then tried to take his own life.

27 Sep 2014

U.S. flight woes linger after Chicago air traffic center fire

- U.S. airports reported hundreds of residual flight cancellations on Saturday, a day after an employee apparently set a Chicago-area air traffic control center on fire and tried to take his own life.

27 Sep 2014