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Connecting the dots is anti-terrorism center’s mission

They might be called crisis managers, but as much as anything, the job of the people clustered in the windowless room filled with big-screen TVs and computers is to see if the dots connect. A man carrying a gun gets caught trying to board a plane in Houston. A woman with a gun is stopped in the Atlanta airport. Both had tickets to fly into Washington’s Reagan National Airport at about the...

American Digs in with Vow to Fight Discounters on Airfares

American Airlines Group Inc. reiterated a vow to keep matching discount rivals' ticket prices, extending the domestic fare wars that are sapping revenue. "We know what we're doing and we're extremely comfortable in what we're doing," Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker said Friday on a conference call as analysts questioned the strategy. "We will need to comp...

United Acting CEO to Be Paid Extra US$100,000 in Cash a Month

United Continental Holdings Inc.'s acting Chief Executive Brett J. Hart will be paid an extra US$100,000 in cash a month while he holds the title, according to a regulatory filing. Mr. Hart took over as acting CEO last week, filling in for Oscar Munoz, who had a heart attack on Oct. 15. Mr. Munoz, whose condition is unknown, is on indefinite medical leave. United said earlier Friday that...

Stevens To Consolidate S.C. MRO Activity at Donaldson

Following the recent decision by the Greenville-Spartanburg (S.C.) International Airport (GSP) Commission to take over control of the lone FBO on the field when incumbent operator Stevens Aviation’s lease expires at the end of next year, the aviation services provider announced that it plans to move its MRO business from GSP as well. That would signal an en...

Disabled Passenger Forced to Crawl Off United Flight

A disabled man says he was forced to crawl off a United Airlines flight after airline workers didn't bring him a wheelchair. D'Arcee Neal told WRC-TV that he waited for a wheelchair that would fit through the aisle to help him get off the empty plane after it landed in Washington D.C. on Tuesday - but help never came. He needed to use the restroom, so he was forced to crawl halfway...

American Airlines to Build New Headquarters Facility

On Thursday, American Airlines unveiled plans to construct a new headquarters facility,reports the Dallas Morning News. The company will remain in Fort Worth, selecting a location adjacent to its current complex, which is set for demolition following the new building’s completion. American expects to wrap up the project by 2018, when it can move into its new home. Groundbreaking will be...

U.S. extends ban on flights of its aircraft to Simferopol, Dnepropetrovsk

According to the report, the decision will be in effect until October 27, 2016.   The United States has extended for another year a ban on flights of its aircraft to international airports of Crimea’s capital Simferopol and the Ukrainian city of Dnepropetrovsk. The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday that the decision stemmed...

Bell Helicopter appoints L.Atherton as executive vice president of military business

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced that Lisa Atherton has been named executive vice president of military business. In this role, Atherton will be responsible for providing strategic direction, overall management and performance for all government programs and business development efforts. Atherton succeeds Mitch Snyder who was recently appointed Bell Helicopter president and...

Lockheed Martin receives $176m from USAF for sensor-enhanced sniper pods

Lockheed Martin received $176.1 million in contracts from the U.S. Air Force for Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod-Sensor Enhancement (ATP-SE) production and upgrade kits that will convert Sniper ATPs to the ATP-SE configuration. Sniper ATP-SE has improved sensors, a two-way datalink and algorithms that increase air-to-ground, air-to-air and maritime targeting capability. Upgrade kits consist of li...

Southwest Airlines, 63.1% increance in net income in Q3, 2015

Southwest Airlines Co. reported its third quarter 2015 results Gary C. Kelly, Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are very pleased to report outstanding third quarter 2015 results marked by a 63.1 percent year-over-year increase in net income, excluding special items. Our record third quarter operating income, excluding special items, of $1.0 billion...

Alaska Air Group, 39% increase in net income in Q3, 2015

Alaska Air Group, Inc., reported third quarter 2015 GAAP net income of $274 million, or $2.14 per diluted share, compared to $198 million, or $1.45 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2014. Excluding the impact of mark-to-market fuel hedge adjustments of $5 million ($3 million after tax, or $0.02 per diluted share), the company reported record adjusted net income of $277 million, or $2.16...

Boeing Books 20 737 MAX Orders from Oman Air, Six Cancellations

Boeing Co said on Thursday it booked 20 firm orders for its 737 MAX single-aisle aircraft from Oman Air SAOC, an order that nearly doubles the airline's 737 fleet. Oman Air's order includes conversions of six 737 NG planes to 737 MAX jets, for a net gain of 14 in Boeing's order book. Boeing and rival Airbus are battling for market share in the large single-aisle market. Boei...