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FAA boss said concerned Boeing eager for quick return of Max

Dec. 12, 2019 7:37 PM EST

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration is concerned that Boeing is pushing for an unrealistically quick return of its grounded 737 Max and that there is a perception the company is pressuring the regulator, according to a senior FAA official. The official told Congress of FAA Administrator Stephen...

Happy contrails ... Delta sees strong 2020 profit, revenue

Dec. 12, 2019 12:33 PM EST

Delta Air Lines, the most profitable U.S. carrier, expects profits and revenue to increase next year on sustained demand for air travel and stable prices for jet fuel. The airline's top executive, however, warns that concern about the environmental impact of flying — including flight-shaming and the...

LA airport catering workers sue for underpaid overtime

Dec. 12, 2019 10:04 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Catering workers who service airlines at Los Angeles International Airport has filed a lawsuit against Sky Chefs alleging they are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid overtime. The suit was filed Wednesday on behalf Sky Chefs workers who claim they were shortchanged from...

Airline group: We're cutting carbon more than people know

Dec. 11, 2019 11:34 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the world’s main association of airlines says it needs to better explain commitments it made years ago to reduce carbon emissions, and not make new pledges collectively - despite rising environmental concerns. Alexandre de Juniac, CEO of the International Air Transport...

Washington city wins lawsuit against FAA over flight path

Dec. 10, 2019 5:23 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A city in Washington state has won a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration aimed at forcing the redrawing of a flight path at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month in favor of the city of Burien, west of the airport, The...

Ex-marketing executive gets prison for $855K fraud plot

Dec. 10, 2019 4:48 PM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an airline and a hospitality company that both employed her as a marketing executive, prosecutors said. U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte also sentenced...

Pilots, flight attendants sue Frontier for discrimination

Dec. 10, 2019 2:25 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A group of Frontier Airlines pilots and flight attendants filed two lawsuits on Tuesday claiming the company discriminated against them during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. The lawsuits said the eight women “found themselves faced with mounting obstacles once they became pregnant...

Families of crash passengers want wider review of Boeing Max

Dec. 9, 2019 6:54 PM EST

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration will face questions about whether the agency is too cozy with Boeing when he testifies this week before a congressional panel. The chairman of the House Transportation Committee says he plans to ask FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson about Boeing's influence over the...

Passenger jet lands safely after report of smoke in cockpit

Dec. 9, 2019 2:54 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — An American Eagle flight bound for Washington, D.C., from Florida landed safely Monday after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. A statement from the FAA said the pilot of American Eagle flight 5082 from Tallahassee International...

Lufthansa selling European catering business to gategroup

Dec. 9, 2019 2:41 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa is selling the European business of its catering and services subsidiary LSG Group to Switzerland-based gategroup for an undisclosed amount, the German airline said Monday. The deal covers LSG's European catering operations as well as its lounge and equipment businesses, packaged...