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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020, file photo, Southwest airlines employee Oscar Gonzalez, right, assists a passenger at the ticket counter at Love Field in Dallas. In a report, Thursday, July 2, 2020, the government is recommending that travelers wear face coverings during air travel and says airlines should consider limiting capacity on planes to promote social distancing. But it stopped short of making new requirements. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

US issues guidelines but no new rules for safe air travel

Jul. 2, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

Federal officials said Thursday that airlines should consider limiting capacity on planes to promote social distancing, but they are not considering making the airlines do it. The officials also recommended — but did not move to require — that travelers wear face coverings in airports and on planes....

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 file photo, visitors are seen at the booth of Airbus during the opening trade day of the Singapore Airshow 2020 in Singapore. European aircraft manufacturer Airbus says it plans to shed 15,000 jobs over the next year, with jobs mostly being lost in Europe. Airbus is struggling with the financial hit of the coronavirus pandemic. It said Tuesday, June 30 that it doesn't expect air traffic to recover to pre-COVID levels before 2023 and potentially as late as 2025. (AP Photo/Danial Hakim, file)

Airbus shedding 15,000 jobs, mostly in Europe

Jun. 30, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Battered by the coronavirus pandemic, European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Tuesday that it must eliminate 15,000 jobs, mostly in Europe, to safeguard its future and warned of more thin years ahead. “With air traffic not expected to recover to pre-COVID levels before 2023 and...

European aircraft maker Airbus announces plans to shed 15,000 jobs, mostly in Europe, over the next year

Jun. 30, 2020 1:52 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — European aircraft maker Airbus announces plans to shed 15,000 jobs, mostly in Europe, over the next year.
FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max being built for Norwegian Air International taxis for a test flight, at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. Key senators say the Federal Aviation Administration is stonewalling their attempt to get documents that might explain how the agency approved the Boeing 737 Max, which remains grounded more than a year after two deadly crashes. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi, said Wednesday, June 17, 2020 that the FAA has failed to respond to more than half of his committee’s requests for documents. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Norwegian Air cancels order for 97 Boeing aircraft

Jun. 30, 2020 4:51 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Tuesday it has cancelled its 97 outstanding orders for planes from U.S. manufacturer Boeing. Norwegian said in a statement it had terminated the purchase agreements of five 787 Dreamliners and 92 737 MAX aircraft. The Oslo-based company...

Feds cite Textron Aviation for 2019 explosion at Kansas site

Jun. 29, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal regulators have cited aircraft maker Textron Aviation for a December 2019 explosion that injured 15 workers at its Wichita manufacturing plant. U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Textron had a serious violation when it failed to...

This photo from video by David Coyner shows a low-flying helicopter harassing a work crew building a public trail on an easement crossing private land that connects the popular tourist destinations of Redfish Lake and Stanley in central Idaho, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.  The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 asked a federal judge to prohibit the harassment during work on the trail that's at the center of a federal lawsuit.(David Coyner via AP)

Justice Department: Helicopter hounded trail building crew

Jun. 25, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A low-flying helicopter last weekend harassed a work crew building a public trail on an easement crossing private land that connects the popular tourist destinations of Redfish Lake and Stanley in central Idaho, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The department on Wednesday asked a...

Boeing investigating racist incident at Everett plant

Jun. 24, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Black manager at Boeing’s Everett jet assembly plant found racist symbols on his desk Tuesday, prompting Boeing to begin an internal investigation and report the incident to police. Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Stan Deal reacted with a message to all 65,000 employees in his...

In this Sept. 13, 2017 photo provided by Honeywell, Honeywell CEO Darius Adamczyk is photographed at the company's corporate headquarters in Morris Plains, N.J.  (Jeff Zelevansky/Honeywell via AP)

Insider Q&A: Honeywell CEO gears company for pandemic shifts

Jun. 21, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Honeywell no longer sells its iconic home thermostats, but it's still in the business of making control systems for buildings and aircraft. That's put the 114-year-old conglomerate in a tough spot as workplaces have gone vacant and flights grounded in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Darius Adamczyk, who...

Layoffs climb in Washington aviation industry amid pandemic

Jun. 20, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Job losses in Washington's aviation sector are climbing as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Swissport, which provides ground handling and fueling services for airlines, is laying off nearly 300 workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, The Seattle Times reported. With...

Michael Stumo holds a sign displaying photographs of the individuals who were killed in the March 10, 2019, crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, as Federal Aviation Administration administrator Stephen Dickson testifies during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)

Lawmakers rip FAA for not disclosing documents on Boeing Max

Jun. 17, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

Senators of both parties lashed out at the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday, accusing it of stonewalling their attempts to understand how the agency approved a Boeing jet that later suffered two deadly crashes and whether it retaliates against whistleblowers in its ranks. Roger Wicker, a Republican...