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

Nov. 19, 2019 6:14 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...

1.75M travelers expected at Orlando airport over holiday

Nov. 19, 2019 4:14 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Officials say they expect 1.75 million travelers to pass through Florida’s busiest airport during the Thanksgiving holiday season. Officials at Orlando International Airport on Monday said they expect traffic to increase 6% over the 12-day holiday season compared to last...

Lyft opposes fee hike, plans to end Phoenix airport service

Nov. 19, 2019 12:12 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The rideshare company Lyft is planning to end service to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in January over proposed fee increases. The current fee is $2.66 for pickup only. Last month, the Phoenix City Council voted to charge companies such as Uber and Lyft a $4 fee for each...

Inslee, Brown meet to revive I-5 bridge replacement

Nov. 18, 2019 6:01 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed an agreement Monday to work together to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge that connects their two states. The Columbian reports that the governors’ action reinvigorates a goal to replace the twin spans, which opened...

2 dead as French bridge collapse sends vehicles into river

Nov. 18, 2019 2:32 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A 15-year-old girl and a truck driver died Monday when a road bridge collapsed in rural southwest France, dumping several vehicles into a river and prompting nationwide questions about bridge safety. Bystanders were able to rescue the girl’s mother after her car fell into the Tarn River...

No more weekend closures for Southern California freeway

Nov. 18, 2019 2:26 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Repairs have been completed on a major Los Angeles-area freeway that was closed 15 weekends in a row over the past four months. The California Department of Transportation says Monday that a $134 million pavement repair project on State Route 60 was finished early Monday. The...

Airbus nails $30B in new plane orders at Dubai Airshow

Nov. 18, 2019 10:57 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airbus nailed down $30 billion in new plane orders on the second day of the Dubai Airshow after previous rounds of the biennial showcase saw its competitor Boeing take the lion’s share of deals. The largest deal came from the Middle East’s biggest carrier,...

The Latest: SunExpress to buy 10 of troubled 737-8 Max jets

Nov. 18, 2019 7:54 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on news from the Dubai Air Show (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The Turkish airline SunExpress has announced it will be buying 10 of the troubled Boeing 737-8 Max jets, grounded globally after crashes, worth $1.2 billion. SunExpress, based in the Turkish coastal...

Insurer asks court to divide money after crash that killed 7

Nov. 17, 2019 2:30 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An insurer for a trucking company involved in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists is asking a judge to divide liability payments among victims and their families. The Boston Globe reports that Pilgrim Insurance Co. filed suit in federal court Friday asking a judge to divide its $1 million...

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...