NEW YORK— The rough landing of a Delta jetliner at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm just minutes after the runway had been plowed has raised questions about when airports should close runways due to snow or ice. Instead, the Federal Aviation Administration requires airports to measure runways during winter storms to assure planes can safely brake: A...» Read More
*Ryanair, easyJet challenged by Vueling, Norwegian. BERLIN, Sept 28- Venerable old airlines Lufthansa and Air France know the smart money is in the low-cost market- Ryanair raised its forecasts again on Thursday- but powerful labour unions are keeping them from the bounty.
Sept 27- U.S. airports reported hundreds of residual flight cancellations on Saturday, a day after a fire at a Chicago- area air traffic control center that authorities said was set by an employee who then tried to take his own life. O'Hare is the largest hub of United Airlines and a major hub for American Airlines.
Sept 27- U.S. airports reported hundreds of residual flight cancellations on Saturday, a day after an employee apparently set a Chicago- area air traffic control center on fire and tried to take his own life. O'Hare is the largest hub of United Airlines and a major hub for American Airlines.
The setback is temporary, the company said, in a statement. It aims to relaunch "on or about Oct. 16."
*Air Berlin cancels orders for 18 737 s, 15 787 s. FRANKFURT, Sept 26- Loss-making German airline Air Berlin has cancelled orders for Boeing aircraft worth a total of $5 billion at list prices as it strives to curb spending and return to profit.
WARSAW, Sept 26- Polish airline LOT said the emergency landing made by one of its planes in Scotland on Friday had been down to a faulty fire alert system and not by a fire. "The emergency landing of the plane was caused by a glitch in the fire protection system," LOT's spokeswoman, Barbara Pijanowska-Kuras, said.
District attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angeles have accused ridesharing service Sidecar of violating California business law.
LONDON, Sept 26- Higher oil prices have had a traumatic effect on U.S. airlines, forcing carriers to re-examine every aspect of the way they do business in a bid to control costs.
Air France-KLM said it would continue to develop a low-cost airline in France, dismissing union demands.
CHICAGO, Sept 25- With a record U.S. harvest just coming in, the river transportation system that is at the heart of the nation's farm economy is overstrained by rising demand for shipping capacity, a low barge inventory, and a dilapidated lock system.
The six companies are Astraeus Aerial, Aerial MOB LLC, HeliVideo Productions LLC, Pictorvision Inc, RC Pro Productions Consulting LLC dba Vortex Aerial, and Snaproll Media, LLC. The FAA said it has asked for additional information from Flying-Cam Inc, a seventh aerial video company that filed for exemptions with this group in June.
*Airbus expects 3,500 A320neo sales by year end. TOULOUSE, France, Sept 25- Airbus successfully staged the maiden test flight on Thursday of an upgraded passenger jet on which it expects to generate hundreds of billions of dollars of revenue, buoyed by an increase in the company's jet demand forecast.
*Alstom, Bombardier battle cheaper Chinese manufacturers. BERLIN, Sept 25- Trains are likely to become more like long-haul planes, with customised carriages and tablets embedded into hi-tech seats, as Western manufacturers fight back against cheaper Chinese rivals and Europe's railways open up to greater competition.
NEW DELHI, Sept 25- Pakistan plans to split ailing national flag carrier PIA into two companies and sell control of the core business to a global airline over the next 18 months, but political opposition to the sell-off will be intense, the country's privatization czar said.
PARIS, Sept 24- Air France offered on Wednesday to withdraw plans to expand the low-cost operations of its Transavia brand and called on pilots to end their strike over the proposals. "This proposition addresses the concerns of the social partners and brings a new guarantee that there will be no delocalisation," the airline said in a statement.
Montclair, N.J., Sept 24- The New York City suburb of Montclair, New Jersey, may be picturesque, but its roads are a mess. Just paving them would cost $9 million, not including curbs and other features, Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson told state lawmakers on Wednesday.
Air France denied comments by a French minister that it had abandoned plans for its Transavia Europe unit, saying the project was suspended.
A Vietnamese airline is under fire for a purported ad campaign featuring women dressed in skimpy lingerie acting as cabin crew, according to a report.
A record harvest will likely cause financial hardships on grain farmers due to a lack of rail service. Some point the finger at the oil industry for the problem.
The U.S. formally joined ReCAAP, a Singapore-based, multinational organization battling piracy at sea.