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Dubai Airshow opens as big Gulf airlines slow down purchases

Nov. 17, 2019 11:23 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East’s biggest aviation event, the Dubai Airshow, opened Sunday without any major deals as flagship Gulf carriers rein back big-ticket purchases. This year’s lackluster start could be seen as a reflection of the various challenges facing the...

Boeing settles several more lawsuits over Max plane crashes

Nov. 15, 2019 7:01 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing is settling a few more of the roughly 150 lawsuits filed by families of passengers killed in two crashes of the 737 Max jet. A Seattle law firm said Friday it settled four of the 46 cases it’s handling for families of passengers who were on board a Lion Air Max that crashed off...

Australia’s Qantas operates 19 ½-hour London-Sydney flight

Nov. 15, 2019 2:59 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia’s national carrier Qantas on Friday successfully completed a 19 ½-hour, nonstop flight from London to Sydney, which was used to run a series of tests to assess the effects of ultralong-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag. The Boeing 787-9...

Leader of pilots’ union blasts Boeing over grounded plane

Nov. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The union president of Southwest Airlines pilots worries that Boeing may be rushing the 737 Max back into service, and he says Southwest should consider buying planes from another company. The union president, Jon Weaks, says Boeing may be raising the threat of shutting down the Max assembly...

Flying this Thanksgiving? Expect record crowds at airports

Nov. 13, 2019 1:44 PM EST

Record throngs of travelers are expected to jam into airports over the Thanksgiving break and airlines are adding hundreds of flights a day in response. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that it expects to screen more than 26.8 million passengers and airline crew members between Nov. 22...

Allegiant announces new non-stop flight to Nashville

Nov. 12, 2019 5:18 PM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Allegiant Airlines says it will soon begin offering non-stop flights to Nashville from the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. Beginning Feb. 15, Allegiant will offer the flights twice a week — on Wednesdays and Saturdays to Nashville. WLOX-TV reports to celebrate the new...

Safety officials probing records of work on Southwest jets

Nov. 11, 2019 5:58 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it will speed up inspections of dozens of used planes it bought from foreign airlines after federal regulators threatened to ground the jets because they might not meet all safety standards. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that Southwest agreed to...

Boeing details steps needed to get grounded Max jet flying

Nov. 11, 2019 1:04 PM EST

Boeing hopes to resume deliveries of its 737 Max jet to airlines in December and win regulatory approval to restart commercial service with the plane in January. Boeing shares rose in midday trading Monday. The company spelled out several steps that it needs to complete before the grounded plane can carry...

Man faces sexual assault charge after incident on a plane

Nov. 9, 2019 5:21 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Utah man accused of groping another passenger on a Salt Lake City-bound American Airlines flight that diverted to Tulsa for his arrest has been charged with abusive sexual contact. The man, identified in court records as James Clayton Cholewinski-Boy, 32, was charged by federal...

Allegiant says it will base 2 planes at Des Moines airport

Nov. 8, 2019 3:32 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An airline says it plans to base two planes in Des Moines, bringing jobs and possibly new flights to the city's airport. Allegiant Travel Company announced Friday it would base two Airbus A320 aircraft at the Des Moines International Airport. Allegiant, based in the Las Vegas area,...