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Boeing's McNerney Believes ExIm Bank Will Continue

Boeing chairman Jim McNerney said he believes the US Export-Import Bank will get approval to reengage in new business. Boeing is one of the most strident campaigners for reauthorisation of the bank, which lent money to foreign buyers of US goods. The bank's charter lapsed on June 30 after conservatives in the US Congress cast it as a promoter of "crony capitalism." More Boeing...

With a Tarantula Roaming About, Delta Calls Off Flight

There are a multitude of reasons your flight might be canceled or delayed - but a spider? It can happen. Passengers who were scheduled to board a Delta flight from Baltimore to Atlanta thankfully avoided a potential in-flight run-in with a tarantula on Wednesday night. Delta Flight 1525 was scheduled to depart Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport at 7:00 p.m...

Delta Adds Nonstop Service from Raleigh-Durham to Paris

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will connect the Research Triangle to the world with nonstop service from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport beginning May 12, 2016. The flights will be available for sale beginning Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. The flight will operate on the following schedule in conjunction with the airline’s joint venture partners Air Fr...

American Airlines looking to build

Following the introduction earlier this year of a new dedicated pharmaceutical facility in Philadelphia (US),American Airlines Cargo is considering further development of its temperature-controlled infrastructure. Specific ideas under consideration by the US carrier, which offers both active and passive solutions through its ExpediteTC product, include developing CRT (controlled room...

Scarcity of Pilots Threatens Regional Service At Four Corners Regional Airport

The Four Corners Regional Airport manager says the airport may eventually lose its last commercial airline company because of a 2013 federal regulation that significantly increased the number of hours pilots must log before they can fly as a first officer -- or co-pilot -- in most passenger airplanes. "Smaller communities are losing services," said Mike Lewis, the airport manager. &qu...

Pope Francis Gets Presidential TFR Treatment

In preparation for the visit of Pope Francis to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City, the U.S.government erected a massive Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) over the areas where he will be greeted by millions of people. The same as those used whenever President Obama travels or goes on vacation, the TFRs affect a number of airports and flight operations and seek to ground ev...

Compass Airlines and ATP Flight School finalize an agreement to pay up to $11,000 in training costs

Compass Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) has finalized an agreement with ATP Flight School that paves the way for its participation in ATP’s Tuition Reimbursement Program. This program allows ATP graduate flight instructors to have up to $11,000 of their ATP training costs paid for by Compass, in exchange for agreeing to fly for Compass after earning the requisite number of hours. &ld...

Lockheed says U.S. approves its $9 billion takeover of Sikorsky

Lockheed Martin Corp said on Thursday that U.S. officials have approved its $9 billion takeover of Black Hawk helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft from United Technologies Corp. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said authorities in Japan and South Korea had also approved the deal, but it was waiting for other regulatory approvals. Multiple sources famili...

Frugal Globetrotter President Xi Jinping Flies Air China Rather Than a Special "Air Force One"

The U.S. President Barack Obama uses his own plane -- widely known around the world simply by its air traffic control call sign, "Air Force One" -- and so does North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. However, China has no special plane. When President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan flew to the U.S. they took a commercial flight. Xi and the first lady Peng Liyuan arrived in the...

President Xi Jinping Boarding Xiamen Airlines' 787 Dreamliner

Chinese President Xi Jinping boarded a Boeing 787 Dreamliner which is due to be delivered to Xiamen Airlines (FM) in the near future and had an interior tour of the airplane during his visit to Boeing's factory in Everett, Seattle on Wednesday. Accompanied by Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner, President Xi boarded the Xiamen Airlines 787, Registration B-2763, experien...

Record 67 People Try and Bring Guns with Them onto U.S. Aircraft During 9/11 Anniversary Week

The Transportation Security Administration intercepted 67 firearms in passengers' carry-on bags as they attempted to board flights during the anniversary week of 9/11. The TSA said the passengers were ignoring regulations which prevent them from bringing firearms and explosives into the cabins of aircraft. Of the guns intercepted, 56 were loaded and 26 had a round chambered. Officials di...

NASA Technology to Help Airlines Cut Fuel Consumption

Two passenger airlines in the U.S. will soon test an application developed by NASA that is designed to help carriers save time, substantially reduce fuel consumption and slash carbon emissions. During the next three years, Virgin America and Alaska Airlines will use the Traffic Aware Planner (TAP) application, to make "traffic aware strategic aircrew requests" (TASAR). &q...