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United's Kirby to take over for CEO Oscar Munoz

Dec. 5, 2019 5:55 PM EST

Three years after being dumped by a rival, Scott Kirby will become the next CEO of United Airlines, where he has played a key role in leading a turnaround of the once-moribund carrier. United announced Thursday that CEO Oscar Munoz will step down in May and be succeeded by Kirby, currently the airline’s...

Boeing tries to reassure airline industry leaders about Max

Dec. 5, 2019 5:02 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing is reassuring airline industry leaders about the safety of the grounded 737 Max as it continues working to get the plane back in service. The aircraft maker invited about 30 union officials, safety experts and others to the Seattle area for two days of meetings with Boeing executives...

Indonesia to fire airline CEO over smuggling accusation

Dec. 5, 2019 9:44 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's state-owned enterprises minister said Thursday he will fire and seek the prosecution of the head of the national airline after he was implicated in the smuggling of a Harley Davidson motorcycle into the country on a new jet. The minister, Erick Thohir, said at a news...

Powerful storm interrupts nation’s busiest travel weekend

Nov. 29, 2019 11:55 PM EST

A powerful storm making its way east from California is causing major disruptions during the year’s busiest travel weekend, as forecasters warned that intensifying snow and ice could thwart millions of people across the country hoping to get home after Thanksgiving. The storm caused the death of at least...

Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans

Nov. 28, 2019 6:55 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A day after bringing havoc to the Rocky Mountains, a powerful winter storm rolled across the Midwest on Wednesday, threatening to scramble Thanksgiving plans for millions of people during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. The storm, which was blamed for one death and hundreds...

The Latest: Airports hit in stormy California

Nov. 27, 2019 12:21 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the wintry weather in the U.S. (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Stormy weather and a power outage have affected two Northern California airports as a storm hits the region. KPIX-TV says the Federal Aviation Administration imposed a ground delay at San Francisco International Airport...

One-two punch of storms threatens Thanksgiving travel in US

Nov. 26, 2019 9:29 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Heavy snow and wind shut down highways Tuesday in Colorado and Wyoming, closed schools in Nebraska and forced more than 1,000 travelers to sleep overnight in Denver’s airport after hundreds of flights were canceled just as Thanksgiving travel moved into high gear. The storm was heading...

Jet with flaming engine returns safely to LA airport

Nov. 21, 2019 9:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Philippine Airlines jet with flames spurting from one engine returned safely to Los Angeles International Airport just after takeoff Thursday. Flight 113, a Boeing 777 bound for Manila, reported a problem with the right engine after takeoff. It turned around and landed at about noon,...

Safety board favors redesign of engine part on Boeing 737s

Nov. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EST

Federal safety officials say Boeing should redesign part of the casing on some engines to prevent the kind of accident that occurred when engine debris blew out a window on a Southwest Airlines plane and killed a passenger. The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday that the April 2018 accident...

Boeing’s grounded 737 Max scores 2nd order at Dubai Airshow

Nov. 19, 2019 11:29 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Boeing’s 737 Max jet got another boost at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday, this time with an order from Kazakhstan’s newly-launched budget carrier as the Chicago-based company works to try and win U.S. regulatory approval to get the airplane back in the sky by...