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FAA clears Verizon and AT&T to turn on more 5G cell towers

Jan. 28, 2022 17:47 PM EST

Federal safety regulators say they have cleared the way for Verizon and AT&T to power up more towers for new 5G service without causing radio interference with airplanes. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that it took the steps after receiving details from the...

Iraqi army: Rockets hit Baghdad airport, damage two planes

Jan. 28, 2022 08:42 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Six rockets struck Baghdad's international airport facility on Friday, damaging two commercial planes but causing no casualties, Iraq's military said in a statement. The rockets fired in the early morning landed on planes parked in a waiting area of Iraqi Airways,...

AirAsia renamed Capital A to show it's more than an airline

Jan. 28, 2022 03:15 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's AirAsia Group said Friday it has changed the name of its listed holding company to Capital A to reflect the diversity of its business portfolio as it seeks to grow its non-airline revenue. Capital A CEO Tony Fernandes said the COVID-19...

Southwest, profitable again in Q4, expects slow 2022 start

Jan. 27, 2022 15:12 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines posted a narrow $68 million profit for the fourth quarter, aided by full flights during the holidays, but the airline warned Thursday that it expects to lose money in the first three months of 2022. The rise of the omicron variant of COVID-19 and...

North Carolina chosen for supersonic passenger jet plant

Jan. 26, 2022 23:32 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Colorado-based aviation company announced Wednesday that it has chosen a North Carolina airport as the manufacturing site for next-generation supersonic passenger jets. If successful, the investment could create more than 2,000 jobs in the region over the next decade while...

Families of crash victims ask US to reopen Boeing settlement

Jan. 26, 2022 17:12 PM EST

Relatives of passengers who died in crashes of Boeing 737 Max jets are pressing Attorney General Merrick Garland to help them re-open a settlement that shielded Boeing from criminal prosecution for misleading federal safety regulators about the plane. Several family members and their...

MSC Group, Lufthansa partner in bid for Italy's ITA Airways

Jan. 25, 2022 13:22 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — The parent group of MSC Cruises is partnering with Lufthansa in a bid for a majority stake in Italy’s ITA Airways, the company created from the ashes of former Italian flagship airline Alitalia. MSC Group, which includes container shipping and logistics businesses...

New Malaysian carrier SKS Airways takes to the skies

Jan. 25, 2022 07:31 AM EST

SUBANG, Malaysia (AP) — New Malaysian carrier, SKS Airways, took to the skies Tuesday with short-haul flights to holiday island resorts as domestic travel rebounds after months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year. SKS launched its maiden flight from the smaller...

Airbus revokes Qatar Airways A321 jet order amid dispute

Jan. 21, 2022 09:51 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — European planemaker Airbus terminated a multibillion dollar order by Qatar Airways for 50 of its single-aisle in-demand A321neo jets. The termination of the contract for the A321neo, confirmed by the planemaker to The Associated Press on Friday,...

EXPLAINER: Why fear of 5G halting flights has faded

Jan. 20, 2022 17:38 PM EST

The rollout of new 5G wireless service in the U.S. failed to have the much-dreaded result of crippling air travel, although it began in rocky fashion, with international airlines canceling some flights to the U.S. and spotty problems showing up on domestic flights. Airline industry...