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  • BEIJING, May 3- The Commercial Aircraft Corp of China said on Wednesday the maiden flight for the C919, China's first domestically-produced large passenger plane, is scheduled for May 5. The maiden flight will take place in the Shanghai Pudong International Airport, subject to weather conditions, COMAC said. Reuters, quoting sources, had reported last month that...

  • In April, video went viral on social media of 69- year-old passenger David Dao being dragged from a United flight at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after he refused to give up his seat to make room for crew members. Munoz was joined at the hearing by United President Scott Kirby and executives from American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Alaska...

  • The tense House of Representatives committee hearing signaled how Congress might respond to rising consumer anger over cost-cutting by airlines that boiled over after David Dao, 69, was violently dragged from a United flight at a Chicago airport on April 9 to make room for crew members. Most lawmakers fly back and forth to Washington each week, and took the...

  • The hearing could serve as a test of how the Republican-led Congress would respond to rising consumer anger over cost-cutting by airlines that boiled over after David Dao, 69, was violently dragged from a United flight at a Chicago airport on April 9 to make room for crew members. "If airlines don't get their act together, we are going to act, it is going to be one size...

  • David Dao, a 69- year-old Vietnamese-American doctor, was hospitalized after Chicago aviation police dragged him from the plane to make space for four crew members on the flight from the city's O'Hare International Airport to Louisville, Kentucky.

  • CHICAGO, April 27- At least 10 major U.S. airports say their rules prevent security officers from physically removing passengers from airplanes unless a crime is committed, meaning they would normally avoid incidents such as the one involving the passenger dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago. Officials at 10 of the busiest U.S. airports- in Atlanta,...

  • Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals: 'Remain positive on 2017'

    Tonnage and yield are the most important factors for the company, explains Mark Whitehead, chief executive of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday it has granted preliminary approval to St. Louis to explore putting its city-owned airport under private management. The Transportation Department told Reuters it approved the preliminary application of St. Louis Lambert International Airport, owned and operated by the city of St. Louis,...

  • NEW YORK, April 21- United Continental Holdings Inc said on Friday Chief Executive Oscar Munoz will not become chairman in 2018, under an amendment to his employment agreement approved after an uproar over the treatment of a passenger. David Dao, was dragged from his seat off a parked plane at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport bound for Louisville,...

  • FRANKFURT, April 20- Lufthansa and Air France were briefly hit by computer problems preventing them from boarding passengers on Thursday evening, airport and airline staff said on Thursday. A gate agent at Frankfurt airport, Lufthansa's main hub, had announced the airline was having "a computer system breakdown worldwide," preventing passengers from getting...

  • Boeing's 737 MAX 9, a fuel-efficient, long-range successor to the 737-900, took off at 1:52 p.m. ET from Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Washington, on a test flight to help prepare the new version for delivery to customers next year.

  • NEW YORK, April 12- Lawyers for the passenger dragged from a United Airlines plane in Chicago filed an emergency request with an Illinois state court on Wednesday to require the carrier to preserve video recordings and other evidence related to the incident. David Dao, the lawyers want United and the City of Chicago, which runs O'Hare International Airport, to...

  • NEW YORK, April 12- Lawyers for the passenger dragged from a United Airlines plane in Chicago filed an emergency request with an Illinois state court on Wednesday to require the carrier to preserve video recordings and other evidence related to the incident. David Dao, the lawyers want United and the City of Chicago, which runs O'Hare International Airport, to...

  • United Airlines is scrambling to respond to intense and far-reaching scrutiny after the airline bumped an unwilling passenger, whom authorities forcibly dragged down the aisle, off the flight on Sunday evening.

  • The future of flying looks straight out of Star Trek

    Airbus releases concept designs to illustrate the direction they want air travel to go.

  • NEW YORK, April 5- Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA will launch nonstop transatlantic flights from two more U.S. airports this fall, the airline announced on Wednesday, ramping up pressure on larger carriers to compete with the emerging low-fare airline. Beginning in mid-September, Norwegian will offer nonstop flights from Denver International and Seattle-Tacoma...

  • No question there is bipartisan support for infrastructure: Bill Rudin

    Bill Rudin, Rudin Management Company, provides highlights from the White House CEO summit, including talk about shortening the timeline on infrastructure projects and the outlook for tax reform. There was a lot of talk about creating jobs of the future, says Rudin.

  • Airline expansion plans include new routes this summer

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports several major carriers are adding new routes to accommodate the consumer demand.

  • The gains helped drive Mexico's benchmark IPC stock index up about 0.6 percent. Mexico's peso and Brazil's real gained on Monday as traders remained cautious amid lingering uncertainty over Trump's ability to make good on pledges of tax cuts and fiscal spending. Brazil's Supreme Electoral Tribunal will begin proceedings on charges of illegal campaign...

  • American Airlines CEO on how to fix air traffic control

    American Airlines CEO Doug Parker gives his views on the country's air travel infrastructure and air traffic control privatization.