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GENEVA, Dec 13- Fighting soccer fans, fashion models screaming obscenities and a French film star relieving himself in the gangway are just a few well publicised examples of what airlines say is a growing trend of abusive passenger behaviour on planes.
Dec 12- Insurer American International Group is in talks to sell its jet-leasing finance business to AerCap Holdings NV, according to reports. Netherlands- based AerCap, the world's largest independent aircraft lessor, may team up with other bidders for International Lease Finance Corp, the reports said.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, Dec 12- David L. Strickland, who oversaw a massive Toyota recall and helped formulate plans to dramatically boost U.S. fuel efficiency standards as head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is stepping down, his office 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.
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Dec 12- Insurer American International Group is in talks to sell its jet-leasing finance business to AerCap Holdings NV, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Netherlands- based AerCap, the world's largest independent aircraft lessor, may team up with other bidders for International Lease Finance Corp, Bloomberg reported.
*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.
SAO PAULO, Dec 12- Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer expects a "good year" in 2014 for commercial jet sales, with Eastern Europe and Russia among the most promising regions for new business, a senior executive told Reuters on Thursday.
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.
Air Canada said it will purchase up to 109 of Boeing 737 MAX, a win for the aircraft maker and significant shift in supplier for Canada's carrier.
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.
Dec 11- Air Canada said on Wednesday it will purchase up to 109 of Boeing Co's 737 MAX under its narrow-body fleet renewal plan, a major win for the aircraft maker and significant shift in supplier for Canada's largest carrier.
NEW YORK, Dec 11- Berkshire Hathaway Inc's BNSF Railway Co president Carl Ice will become the unit's chief executive, succeeding Matthew Rose, an executive many believe could become Warren Buffett's successor. Ice has been at the railroad for 34 years, and has been president of BNSF since November 2010. He will take on the new role beginning Jan. 1.
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