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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...

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...

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...

A light airplane crash-lands in Ukraine's southern city of Odesa, Ukraine, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The plane crash-landed killing one person and injuring another. Local police said the two were the only people on board the plane (Ukrainian Police Press Office via AP)

Small plane crashes in southern Ukraine; 1 killed

Jun. 17, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A small plane crash-landed Wednesday in the southern Ukrainian city of Odesa, killing one person and injuring another one, local police said in a statement. Photos of the crash site released by the Odesa police department showed a damaged plane lying on a road without its landing...

FILE - This Dec. 7, 2015, file photo shows the second Boeing 737 MAX airplane being built on the assembly line in Renton, Wash. Pressure is growing in Congress for at least modest changes in how federal regulators approve new passenger planes after two deadly crashes involving the Boeing 737 Max. On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, two key senators on transportation issues proposed several changes that would increase Federal Aviation Administration's direct role in the aircraft-certification process. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Momentum grows in Congress for more FAA oversight of Boeing

Jun. 16, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

Pressure is growing in Congress for at least modest changes in how federal regulators approve new passenger planes after two deadly crashes involving the Boeing 737 Max. On Tuesday, two key senators on transportation issues proposed several changes that would increase Federal Aviation Administration's direct role...

FILE - In this June 18, 2019 file photo, an Airbus A330 performs a demonstration flight at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget, north east of Paris. France's government has announced 15 billion euros ($16.9 billion) in aid for the virus-battered aerospace industry, including plane maker Airbus and national airline Air France. (AP Photo/ Francois Mori, File)

France announces $16.9 billion in aid for aviation industry

Jun. 9, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s government is pumping 15 billion euros ($16.9 billion) in rescue money into the pandemic-battered aerospace industry, in hopes of saving its hundreds of thousands of jobs and keeping plane maker Airbus and national airline Air France globally competitive. In exchange for aid,...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, released by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB investigator Carol Hogan examines wreckage as part of the NTSB's investigation of a helicopter crash near Calabasas, Calif., that killed former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others. Federal safety investigators bypassed aviation regulators on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, and urged leading helicopter manufacturers to install so-called black boxes that would help determine the cause of crashes such as the one that killed former NBA star Kobe Bryant.(James Anderson/National Transportation Safety Board via AP, File)

Safety board asks helicopter makers to install 'black boxes'

Jun. 2, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

Federal safety investigators bypassed aviation regulators on Tuesday and urged leading helicopter manufacturers to install so-called black boxes that would help determine the cause of crashes such as the one that killed former NBA star Kobe Bryant. The National Transportation Safety Board appealed directly to six...