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Flight Attendants Accuse Frontier Airlines of Not Allowing Breast Feeding

Flight Attendants Accuse Frontier Airlines of Not Allowing Breast Feeding

A pair of flight attendants has filed a discrimination complaint against air carrier Frontier Airlines after the two said the airline refused to allow them to breast feed while at work. A law firm and the American Civil Liberties Union... 
Spirit Airlines Cancellations Cause Chaos in Airport

Spirit Airlines Cancellations Cause Chaos in Airport

Upset passengers swarmed Spirit Airlines’ ticket counters with some starting what was described as a near riot at the Fort Lauderdale airport following the cancellation of 9 flights by Spirit Airlines. The airline blamed the cancellations... 
China’s C919 Completes Maiden Flight

China’s C919 Completes Maiden Flight

China’s C919 passenger aircraft dogged by long delays has finally completed its maiden flight. A major step for the Beijing government as it attempts to increase its profile for global aviation and boost at-home high-tech manufacturing. Under... 
United Earnings Meet Expectations, But Fall 52%

United Earnings Meet Expectations, But Fall 52%

On Tuesday, United Airlines posted a drop of 52% in its net earnings for its fourth quarter, but the air carrier met expectations on Wall Street thanks to better than had been expected bookings during both November and December. The... 
Air France to Launch No-Frills Airline For U.S. and Asia

Air France to Launch No-Frills Airline For U.S. and Asia

Air France-KLM the Franco-Dutch carrier operator is planning to launch a medium- and long-haul airline, which could tap into a lucrative market that serves cities across the U.S. as well as Asia to regain market share that was lost... 
Delta’s Profit for Second Quarter Rises But Revenue Falls

Delta’s Profit for Second Quarter Rises But Revenue Falls

Delta Air Lines posted profit for the second quarter that beat Wall Street expectations despite revenue that was lower. The company is planning to limit growth in an attempt to push its fares higher. Lower prices of fuel have been... 
Boeing Announces Historic Deal with Iran Air

Boeing Announces Historic Deal with Iran Air

Boeing announced that it signed a landmark agreement with Iran Air to sell the airline new jetliners. This is the first major new deal between a company based in the United States and Iran since the sanctions related to the Islamic... 
JetBlue Planning Mint Service Expansion After Losing Virgin America Bid

JetBlue Planning Mint Service Expansion After Losing Virgin America Bid

Despite JetBlue losing its bid to acquire Virgin America based in California, the airline is not giving up its battle for the Golden State’s high playing passengers. On Tuesday, JetBlue announced that it is planning to expand its... 
Southwest Wants to Fly Out of Long Beach

Southwest Wants to Fly Out of Long Beach

Southwest Airlines appears to have won access to the capacity controlled Long Beach Airport, located just outside of Los Angeles. On Wednesday, the carrier announced both an interest and its application to add service from Long Beach,... 
Iran Buying 114 Planes from Airbus, Interested in Boeing

Iran Buying 114 Planes from Airbus, Interested in Boeing

Iran is planning to purchases 114 aircraft from Airbus the plane maker based in Europe by as soon as this March. Iran is also looking for other aircraft deals, said two senior officials from the government on Sunday, as the country... 
IAG and American Airlines Sign with LATAM Airlines on Joint Ventures

IAG and American Airlines Sign with LATAM Airlines on Joint Ventures

LATAM Airlines, headquartered in Chile has signed agreements for joint ventures to increase its ties to American Airlines and IAG’s Iberia and British Airways, which are all part of OneWorld Alliance in the airline industry. If the... 
Delta Beats the Street on Profit As Fuel Continues to Fall

Delta Beats the Street on Profit As Fuel Continues to Fall

Delta Air Lines posted a profit for the third quarter that beat estimates of analysts on lower cost of fuel and signaled a progress in regaining pricing power amidst pressure from rivals that offer discount fares. A revenue gauge showed... 
Facebook to Use Satellites for Broadband in Africa

Facebook to Use Satellites for Broadband in Africa

In its most recent quest to open up access to Internet to the developing markets Facebook partnered with Eutelsat Communications a satellite company based in France. Scheduled for launch during the second half of 2016, the initiative... 
Alcoa Splitting Company into Two

Alcoa Splitting Company into Two

On Monday, Alcoa Inc announced that it would split the company into two separate entities – its aluminum smelting operations that are struggling from its lightweight metals production from its faster growing automotive and aerospace... 
Airbus Challenging Boeing Through New Factory in the U.S.

Airbus Challenging Boeing Through New Factory in the U.S.

French airplane manufacturer Airbus will unveil a new factory of $600 million in the state of Alabama, setting itself up for a fight with its biggest rival Boeing on home soil. The new plant located in Mobile for airplanes that are... 
Pentagon Teaming Up with Boeing and Apple for Wearable Tech

Pentagon Teaming Up with Boeing and Apple for Wearable Tech

The Pentagon will team up with Apple, Harvard, Boeing and others for the development of high-tech sensory gear that is flexible enough that people can wear it or it can be molded onto a jet’s exterior. The rapidly changing world... 
Passenger Airplane Number Estimated to Double in Two Decades

Passenger Airplane Number Estimated to Double in Two Decades

Demand for new passenger planes across the globe is expected to continue its upward track as millions of people throughout developing nations take to the air for just the first time. Over the upcoming 20 years, airlines around the... 
Profits by Airlines Soar Thanks to Fuel Prices Falling

Profits by Airlines Soar Thanks to Fuel Prices Falling

The airline industry in the U.S. is falling over all the money it is earning. Earnings for the first quarter have been posted by all of the big carriers in the U.S. and each announced profits that were impressive. Leading the pack... 
Alcoa Starts First Quarter Earnings Season

Alcoa Starts First Quarter Earnings Season

Alcoa as usual has unofficially started the earnings season for the 2015 first quarter on Wednesday with results where profit beat expectations but revenue did not, hinting that the upcoming earnings reports deluge might be a rough... 
Qatar Airways Acquires British Airways Stake

Qatar Airways Acquires British Airways Stake

Qatar Airways had acquired a 9.99% stake, worth 1.15 billion pounds or $1.7 billion in International Consolidated Airlines building better ties with the owner of Iberia and British Airways it collaborates in the one world alliance. Qatar’s... 
Pilot Strike at Lufthansa into Second Day

Pilot Strike at Lufthansa into Second Day

Lufthansa pilots started their second day of strikes on Tuesday that grounded cargo and long haul flights as well as to European and domestic routes, with thousands of travelers being stranded. The pilot strike of two days, the ninth... 
Ryanair Increases Forecast for Profit on Surge in Bookings

Ryanair Increases Forecast for Profit on Surge in Bookings

Ryanair raised its forecast for annual profit nearly 20% Monday because of a surge in its winter reservations and announced it would lower fares by as much as 10% over the coming year to take additional market share from its struggling... 
Honeywell Profit Passes Forecast, Seeking Deals

Honeywell Profit Passes Forecast, Seeking Deals

The diversified maker of electronic equipment and aircraft parts, Honeywell International Inc, posted a profit for the third quarter that was better than had been expected helped in part by higher margins in its aerospace business. Honeywell... 
Emirates Orders 150 Boeing Planes for $56 Billion

Emirates Orders 150 Boeing Planes for $56 Billion

Emirates the Dubai airline has completed an order for $56 billion to purchased 150 777X Boeing jets Wednesday. The order completes a commitment the airline made in 2013 just weeks after it scrapped an order with Airbus a rival of Boeing. The... 
Boeing Reports Cracks in Wings on Dreamliners

Boeing Reports Cracks in Wings on Dreamliners

Boeing Co. announced Friday that they discovered hairline cracks in the wings of nearly 40 of its 787 Dreamliners that were in production, which marked yet another setback for the newest jet in the company. The cracks were not found... 
Japan Airlines Agrees to Deal with Airbus

Japan Airlines Agrees to Deal with Airbus

Airbus the manufacturing giant for aircraft announced a first deal ever with Japan Airlines the Japanese carrier. The deal just signed was for 31 A350 planes and was worth close to $9.5 billion at the prices that Airbus lists for that... 
United Technologies Could Furlough 5,000

United Technologies Could Furlough 5,000

By the beginning of next week, 2,000 workers at United Technologies that make the Black Hawk helicopter will be out of work. The company said it might have to layoff over 5,000 of its workers if the shutdown by the federal government... 
American Airlines Announces Second Quarter Profit

American Airlines Announces Second Quarter Profit

AMR, American Airlines’ parent company, which is nearing its merger with US Airways, announced a profit of $220 million for the second quarter of 2013. It was just the first time the business has had a net profit during a second... 
American Airlines to add more Seating

American Airlines to add more Seating

American Airlines made an announcement on Thursday that it will add more seating in jets that are narrow body. The U.S. based airline said it is putting the additional seats into its coach sections on a certain number of aircraft. The... 
Earnings for Southwest Exceed Wall Street Expectations

Earnings for Southwest Exceed Wall Street Expectations

Southwest Airlines earned more during the first quarter than what analysts from Wall Street had estimated, but officials from the airline said the federal budget cuts could hurt revenue for the airline going forward. An airfare increase... 
American Airlines Offered Merger Deal

American Airlines Offered Merger Deal

AMR Corp, the parent company of American Airlines has been offered a deal to merge by US Airways. The merger deal has placed a value of the two airlines combined at more than $8.5 billion. While American pilots were busy voting to... 
Corruption Probe Underway involving Rolls-Royce

Corruption Probe Underway involving Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce the aircraft engine maker might face prosecution due to allegations of corruption in Indonesia, China and other international locations. The company first started as a luxury carmaker. However, it also provides power systems... 
Boeing (BA) Stock Refills Pair of Price Gaps

Boeing (BA) Stock Refills Pair of Price Gaps

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) stock has successfully refilled not one, but two price gaps today during intraday trading.  BA like many stocks has a tendency to reclaim old voids in price even if it may take a long while, such as the... 
All Nippon Airways Chooses Air BP Turbo Oils for 787 Dreamliner

All Nippon Airways Chooses Air BP Turbo Oils for 787 Dreamliner

All Nippon Airways (TYO:9202) today formally agreed to use lubricants made by Air BP for use in their 787 Dreamliner.  ANA is Japan’s largest airliner and Air BP is the specialized aviation division of BP (NYSE:BP), providing... 
Boeing (BA) Completes Delivery of 24 RAAF Super Hornets

Boeing (BA) Completes Delivery of 24 RAAF Super Hornets

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) announced today that they have delivered four F/A-18F Super Hornets to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) not only ahead of schedule, but on budget as well. Preemptive-delivery of Super Hornets to the... 
GE Capital Aviation Orders Six EMBRAER E190’s

GE Capital Aviation Orders Six EMBRAER E190’s

GE Capital Aviation Services (or, GECAS) announced today that they have placed an order with Embraer for six of their E190 aircraft. GECAS already has 93 E-Jets of all different kinds on lease, this will only further their standing... 
Indian Navy-Bound Boeing P-8I Successfully Makes First Flight

Indian Navy-Bound Boeing P-8I Successfully Makes First Flight

Boeing successfully flew a Indian Navy-bound P-81 for the first time today as it lifted off from Renton Field at 12:02 P.M. PST. The large aircraft was airborne for two hours, 31 minutes until landing at Boeing Field in Seattle, WA. While... 
Lockheed Martin Boosts Dividend & Raises Share Repurchase

Lockheed Martin Boosts Dividend & Raises Share Repurchase

Lockheed Martin today stated that they would increase their quarterly dividend by a third and that they would also raise their shares repurchase authority by $2.5 billion dollars. The upcoming fourth quarter of 2011 dividend has been... 
Indonesia’s Lion Air Receives 50th 737-900ER from Boeing

Indonesia’s Lion Air Receives 50th 737-900ER from Boeing

Boeing announced today that they have delivered the 50th 737-900ER aircraft to Indonesia’s Lion Air. Lion Air is Indonesia’s largest private airline and the ‘ER’ designation in the 737-900ER aircraft model name... 
Lockheed Martin Wins $100.5 Million LGB Contract

Lockheed Martin Wins $100.5 Million LGB Contract

Lockheed Martin announced today that they have won a $100.5 million dollar laser-guided bomb contract. The contract is signed with the United States Air Force who will receive paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) GBU-12 guidance... 
Boeing Improves Fuel Efficiency in Single Isle Aircraft Market

Boeing Improves Fuel Efficiency in Single Isle Aircraft Market

Boeing is to improve the fuel efficiency in single isle aircraft with the advent of their new 737 engine family.  The new engines will also be available to retrofit into existing 496 aircraft, too. In a company report, a Boeing representative... 
Skymark Airlines Takes Delivery of Two Boeing 737-800’s

Skymark Airlines Takes Delivery of Two Boeing 737-800’s

Japanese flight carrier, Skymark Airlines, has received delivery of a pair of new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS) announced delivery of the pair of Boeing 737-800 aircraft today in a statement. ... 
South Korea Receives Three Additional Boeing F-15K Slam Eagle’s

South Korea Receives Three Additional Boeing F-15K Slam Eagle’s

The Republic of Korea Air Force has received three additional F-15K Slam Eagle’s on August 20th, 2011, as South Korea continues to bolster their fighter jet arsenal. The Boeing F-15K Slam Eagle is manufactured by Boeing and...