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FAA puts out a call for pilots to test changes in Boeing jet

Aug. 22, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Federal safety officials are recruiting pilots from airlines around the world to test changes that Boeing is making to the flight-control software on the grounded 737 Max jet, according to two people briefed on the situation. The Federal Aviation Administration is asking that some of the...

Flights canceled due to strike at Kosovo's Pristina airport

Aug. 21, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A short strike at the Pristina International Airport has caused the cancellation of some flights and delays of others. Some 500 of the airport's 720 employees staged the 6-hour strike Wednesday to press their demands for higher pay, according to Bashkim Latifi of their trade union....

US airlines expect record crowds over Labor Day weekend

Aug. 20, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines expect record crowds over the week-long Labor Day period, continuing a rise in travel that has boosted the airlines' profits all year. The trade group Airlines for America forecast Tuesday that 17.5 million passengers will fly on U.S. carriers between Aug. 28 and Sept. 3. That would...

Runway project forces Sioux City airport to close 3 times

Aug. 18, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Sioux City airport must close several times in the next month because of a runway construction project. The Sioux City Journal reports the airport is working on rebuilding a secondary runway, and the closures are needed because of work on the areas where that secondary runway...

Strong typhoon crosses southwest Japan; 1 dead, dozens hurt

Aug. 15, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon lashed southwestern Japan on Thursday with massive rain and strong winds, leaving one dead and at least 34 others injured, paralyzing traffic and cutting power to thousands of homes during Japan's Buddhist holiday week. Typhoon Krosa landed near Kure in western Hiroshima on...

American Airlines seeks flight-cancellation cash from unions

Aug. 14, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines wants two labor unions to pay damages and the company's attorney fees, saying they ignored a judge's order to quickly end a work slowdown by mechanics. American hasn't put a dollar figure on its request but says the slowdown caused "enormous financial losses" from...

The Latest: France presses for Hong Kong talks to end crisis

Aug. 14, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong pro-democracy protests (all times local): 3 a.m. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has called on all sides, especially authorities in Hong Kong, to restart talks to end violence and bring a "peaceful outcome" to the crisis surrounding pro-democracy...

Flights resume at Hong Kong airport as protesters apologize

Aug. 14, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Flights resumed Wednesday at Hong Kong's airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. After nightfall, a new protest outside a police...

Mob violence marks 2nd day of protests at Hong Kong airport

Aug. 13, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Frenzied mob violence Tuesday against two men protesters suspected of being spies from mainland China marked the second day of pro-democracy demonstrations that have caused mass cancellations and disruptions in Hong Kong's busy airport. Calm eventually returned, with most of the protesters...

Latest: Hong Kong police: 5 arrested after airport protests

Aug. 13, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 5:20 a.m. Hong Kong police say they have arrested five people for unlawful assembly, assaulting police officers and possessing weapons after a second day of mass protests at the city's airport. Officials said in a statement that some...