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Air New Zealand boss Luxon resigns, could pursue politics

Jun. 19, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Air New Zealand Chief Executive Christopher Luxon said Wednesday he's resigning after seven years in the top job at the national carrier. Many have speculated that Luxon has political ambitions, and that he would be a natural fit with the conservative National Party that was...

Lawmakers will hear from pilots who have criticized Boeing

Jun. 19, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

The president of the pilots' union at American Airlines says Boeing made mistakes in its design of the 737 Max and not telling pilots about new flight-control software on the plane. Daniel Carey says Boeing's zeal to minimize pilot-training costs for airlines that would buy its 737 Max jet contributed to errors...

Truck hits parked plane at Pittsburgh Airport, worker hurt

Jun. 17, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Southwest Airlines employee is being treated at a hospital after the truck he was driving struck the rear of a plane parked at a Pittsburgh International Airport gate. An airline spokesman said the Boeing 737-800 was taken out of service after the crash Monday morning. Southwest says...

The Latest: Airbus is ready for autonomous planes; are you?

Jun. 17, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The Latest on the Paris Air Show (all times local): 7 p.m. The chief salesman for Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all — and is working on winning over regulators and travelers to the idea. Christian Scherer also...

Boeing apologizes for Max crashes as Airbus rakes in sales

Jun. 17, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Boeing executives apologized Monday to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, as the U.S. plane maker struggles to regain the trust of regulators, pilots and the global traveling public. Some victims' families welcomed Boeing's gesture....

Passengers subdue chaotic man on board Turkish Airlines jet

Jun. 15, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Passengers on a Turkish Airlines jetliner flying to Sudan had to subdue a man who started screaming a few minutes after takeoff and began smashing an oxygen mask box and then a cabin window before pushing flight attendants aside and rushing toward the cockpit. Associated Press...

Judge grants American Airlines an order against 2 unions

Jun. 14, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered unions that represent American Airlines mechanics not to interfere in the airline's operations. The judge's order came after American asked for a temporary restraining order to end what it considers an illegal work slowdown by mechanics that is causing...

Grounding of Boeing plane hovers over big air show in Paris

Jun. 14, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

Uncertainty over a Boeing jet and apprehension about the global economy hover over the aircraft industry as it prepares for next week's Paris Air Show. That show and its alternating-years companion, the Farnborough International Airshow near London, are usually upbeat celebrations of the latest and greatest in...

Asian shares mixed over concerns about oil tankers, trade

Jun. 13, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday as investors weighed a variety of factors, including suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz and lingering worries about trade conflict between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.2% to 21,076.11 in morning...

Computer outages strike US airlines about once a month

Jun. 12, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. airline industry suffers about one technology outage per month, most of them serious enough to disrupt flights. However, regulators don't oversee airline information-technology systems, and outages aren't covered by consumer protections for passengers. The Government...