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Canada lent a family $41 million to buy a luxury jet. Now the jet is missing.

OTTAWA — If you spot a sleek Bombardier Global 6000 business jet sporting tail number ZS-OAK, Canada would love to hear from you.<p>The jet belonged to South Africa's notorious Gupta family, whose alleged corruption helped trigger the scandals that recently forced President Jacob Zuma out of office. …

Human Rights

Malaysia agrees to have Houston company resume Indian Ocean search for missing Flight 370

Malaysia’s government agreed Saturday to have a Houston company resume the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 but said Ocean Infinity will only be paid if the wreckage is found.<p>Ocean Infinity has already dispatched a search vessel to look for the Boeing 777 in the Indian Ocean, …

Air travel in China is about to get more expensive

Big Chinese airlines have been cleared to let their prices take off.<p>The country's aviation regulator is lifting a cap on how much government-owned carriers are allowed to charge passengers on domestic Chinese routes.<p>If a route is served by at least five carriers, the state-run airlines can now hike …

Civil Aviation

British Airways is copying the low-cost carriers again – but this time it's a good thing

The BA bashers were handed further evidence last week that this once great airline is quickly turning itself into nothing more than a low-cost …

The Right Stuff? Why Boeing Can Keep Climbing in 2018

By<p>Jan. 8, 2018 11:04 a.m. ET<p><b>Boeing</b> (BA) was the best performing Dow stock in 2017, and <b>Melius Research's</b> <b>Carter Copeland</b> and his team see more gains …

Profit

Airbus to boost China output as nears jet deal during Macron trip

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus (AIR.PA) is set to boost production of narrowbody jets in China as it nears a new multi-billion-dollar deal to supply the world’s fastest-growing aviation market during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron, industry sources said.<p>FILE PHOTO: An Aribus Tianjin logo is …

Aviation

AirAsia makes impressive pitch to operate in Sri Lanka

The budget airline is offering the Sri Lanka government great returns at no cost to it and is even willing to help build a terminal, says a Sri …

Boeing 777X Flight Deck Reveal

Boeing

Airbus Suffers Dubai Blow as Boeing Wins Surprise 787 Deal

The press release was printed, the media invited, the first dignitaries began filing into the room. Such was the scene on the first day of the Dubai …

European airlines are bystanders in the long simmering “open skies” dispute between US and Gulf airlines that looks like it is about to shoot up to the top of President Trump’s “America First” agenda.

Cockpit blind spots hampered crew response to burning jet at O’Hare

Your minivan might have a rear camera, but many commercial airplanes do not — leaving potential cockpit blind spots for pilots who cannot see their …

United Airlines Retires Fleet Of Iconic Boeing 747 Jumbo Jets

<b>DENVER (CBS4)</b> – After 47 years, United’s “Queen of the Skies” is finally turning in her crown.<p>The Boeing 747 aircraft was once the largest passenger …

Aviation

The One Simple Trick to Get Special Treatment From a Flight Attendant

Whether you’re travelling in first class or economy, you’re probably always looking for ways to make flying as comfortable and enjoyable as …

JetBlue

New screenings for U.S.-bound passengers on global airlines

Five global long-haul airlines will begin new security interviews of all passengers on U.S.-bound flights starting Thursday at the request of American officials, the companies said Wednesday.<p>Long-haul carriers Air France, Cathay Pacific, EgyptAir, Emirates and Lufthansa all said they'd start the …

Airlines whip out the bubbly and ice cream—yes, in coach—as competitors offer $99 fares

Long fodder for comedians, major U.S. airlines are beefing up their menus, an attempt to stand out against a growing sea of low-cost carriers that …

Air Canada flight lands in San Francisco after being told not to

San Francisco

Delta stands firm: It wants disputed jets, says it won't pay 300% tariff

Delta Air Lines says it will still take delivery of a disputed Canadian passenger jet after European giant Airbus took a stake in the program.<p>The …

Here is the key Boeing gives airlines when they buy a $270 million 787 Dreamliner

On Tuesday, Qantas took delivery of its first 787-9 Dreamliner at Boeing's Everett, Washington factory. After the paperwork had been signed and a substantial amount of money transferred into Boeing's coffers, it was time for the Australian national airline to finally get its plane.<p>But first, Boeing …

Etihad Airways Lets 6-Year-Old Prodigy Be Pilot for a Day

The airline helped make dreams come true.<p>Hydraulics, auxiliary power units (APU), and aircraft landing gear all rolled off Adam Mohammad Amer's tongue as though he’d been flying planes for years. In fact, it’s fair to say the six year old had never sat in a cockpit before—let alone captained a …

Caught on camera: Air Berlin pilots suspended for risky farewell fly-by

Air Berlin

Airbus agrees to buy majority stake in Bombardier's C-Series

Airbus has agreed to buy a majority stake in Bombardier’s CSeries jetliner programme, giving a powerful boost to the Canadian plane- and train-maker …

Unless Ryanair treats pilots like me better, this crisis will be a long haul | James Atkinson

I know from bitter experience the truth behind Ryanair’s grounded flights. Its dire working conditions mean the airline can’t replace pilots as fast as they quit<p>Ryanair has cancelled many hundreds of flights over the past two weeks, and that number will soon run into the thousands. The airline has …

Air Travel

What It Means When You Get 'SSSS' on Your Boarding Pass

Last week a friend of mine tried to print his boarding pass for a return trip home from San Francisco and ran into trouble. No matter how many times …

Flying

A new super-airline wants to dominate South America — here's what it's like to fly on its new planes

In operation since 2015, LATAM is one of newest international airline brands in the world. Yet it's one backed by nine decades worth of history and experience.<p>The brand is a result of a 2012 merger between Chile's LAN Airlines and Brazil's TAM. Together they form the largest airline in Latin …

South America

Boeing Backed by WTO on $8.7 Billion in Incentives for 777X Jet

Boeing Co. won a round in a long-running U.S. trade dispute with the European Union over government backing for the planemaker and competitor Airbus …

US airlines press for Trump administration crackdown on foreign air carriers

The top three U.S. airlines sat down with the Trump administration on Wednesday to urge a White House crackdown on Persian Gulf countries for …

Trump Administration

Southwest Quietly Takes Delivery of Its First Boeing 737 Max

Southwest Airlines Co. quietly took delivery of its first Boeing Co. 737 Max jetliner, canceling an employee celebration in Dallas to mark the …

Hurricane Harvey could cost United Airlines more than $265 million

Several months removed from a public-relations disaster that nevertheless failed to dent its bottom line, United Airlines is poised to lose millions because of Hurricane Harvey.<p>According to a report published by Cowen & Co. analyst Helane Becker on Tuesday, the financial toll from the hurricane on …

United Airlines

Ryanair would like to buy Germany's second largest airline under one condition

"We would be very happy to bid for the whole of Air Berlin, which is generally a short-haul, domestic, intra-EU carrier," Michael O'Leary told Reuters via telephone.<p>"But we don't know how much restructuring it will take, how much money is it losing, why is it losing so much money in a market where …

Air Berlin

EVA Air's long love affair with the iconic Boeing 747 is officially over - Chicago Business Journal

By Lewis Lazare <br>– Reporter, Chicago Business Journal<p>Aug 22, 2017, 2:20pm CDT<p>United Airlines is expected to fly its last scheduled flight on the …

United Airlines