Pilots of an Asiana Airlines plane that crash-landed in San Francisco in July tried to correct it in the final seconds before impact.» Read More
WASHINGTON, Dec 12- The U.S. Department of Transportation said on Thursday it might ban the use of cellphone calls by passengers during flights, even as the nation's communications regulator voted to consider loosening rules that now ban connecting to wireless services onboard aircraft.
Fluor fell$. 75 or 1.0 percent, to $74.84. Foster Wheeler fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $30.76. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 19 or. 7 percent, to $28.82.
Delta Air rose$. 55 or 2.0 percent, to $28.21. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 41 or 4.9 percent, to $8.77. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 82 or 4.6 percent, to $18.79.
Dec 12- Southwest Airlines plans to announce a schedule for international service under the Southwest brand next year, Chief Executive Gary Kelly said on Thursday.
"As the FCC has said before, their sole role on this issue is to examine the technical feasibility of the use of mobile devices in flight.... The FCC later on Thursday will vote on Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal that the agency relax its technical rules that regulate the use of telephones aboard planes.
Delta Air rose$. 55 or 2.0 percent, to $28.21. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 30 or 3.6 percent, to $8.66. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 62 or 3.5 percent, to $18.59.
NEW YORK-- Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 22 or. 7 percent, to $30.58. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 29 or 1.0 percent, to $28.73.
*Carrier orders 60 jets from Embraer, 30 from Bombardier. *Embraer sees 2014 as "good year" for commercial jet sales. Dec 12- American Airlines Group Inc said on Thursday it ordered 90 regional jets from Embraer SA and Bombardier Inc in deals worth about $4 billion at list prices as it upgrades to a more efficient fleet to lower operating costs.
Delta Air rose$. 38 or 1.4 percent, to $28.04. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 19 or 2.3 percent, to $8.55. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 52 or 2.9 percent, to $18.49.
NEW YORK-- Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 21 or. 7 percent, to $30.59. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 25 or. 9 percent, to $28.76.
FORT WORTH, Texas-- American Airlines will buy 90 new 76- seat regional jets from Bombardier Inc. and Embraer SA, the carrier said Thursday. Those aircraft will be operated on behalf of American by PSA Airlines Inc., a subsidiary of US Airways.
SAO PAULO, Dec 12- American Airlines Group Inc agreed to buy 60 aircraft from Embraer SA, the world's largest producer of regional jets, in a deal worth $2.5 billion at list prices, sending Embraer shares to a two-month high on Thursday.
TORONTO, Dec 12- Bombardier Inc said on Thursday that American Airlines Group Inc has agreed to buy 30 of its CRJ900 NextGen planes and taken options on an additional 40 aircraft.
TORONTO, Dec 12- Bombardier Inc said on Thursday that American Airlines Group Inc would buy 30 of its CRJ900 NextGen aircraft and had also taken options on an additional 40 planes.
GENEVA, Dec 12- Airlines lobby group IATA has raised its forecast for airline profits this year by 10 percent and predicted passenger numbers topping 3 billion for the first time, reflecting lower jet fuel costs, improved efficiency and global economic growth.
GENEVA, Dec 12- Global airline profits will total $12.9 billion in 2013 and a record $19.7 billion next year due to lower jet fuel costs and improved efficiency, the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Dec 11- In the crucial minutes before an Asiana Airlines flight crashed in San Francisco last summer, the pilots voiced concern about the plane's low speed but did nothing to correct it until just before it hit the ground.
WASHINGTON, Dec 11- Nineteen people and companies in Europe and Asia acted as middlemen for Iranian airline Mahan Air, helping it procure supplies from the United States in violation of U.S. sanctions, the U.S. Commerce Department said on Wednesday.
Delta Air fell $1.11 or 3.9 percent, to $27.66. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 06 or. 7 percent, to $8.36. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 61 or 3.3 percent, to $17.97.
Fluor fell $2.06 or 2.7 percent, to $75.59. Foster Wheeler fell$. 38 or 1.2 percent, to $30.80. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 37 or 1.3 percent, to $29.01.