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  • Ban on Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flights Could End Soon Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 8:45 AM ET
    United Airlines 787 Dreamliner.

    The top aviation regulator said he expects to decide "very soon" whether to approve Boeing's redesigned 787 Dreamliner battery system, potentially ending a three-month ban on flights by the high-tech jet.

  • Air Crash Pilot Felt Jet 'Dragged' From Sky Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 3:05 AM ET

    The pilot whose Indonesian jet slumped into the sea while trying to land in Bali has described how he felt it "dragged" down by wind while he struggled to regain control.

  • Lion Air Plane Lands in Water in Bali, Passengers Safe Saturday, 13 Apr 2013 | 6:52 AM ET

    All 108 passengers and crew survived when a Lion Air Boeing 737 missed the runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and landed in shallow water, an airline spokesman and government officials said.

  • Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group's founder and chairman

    Drastic airfare cuts at United in the face of new Virgin America competition is good for consumers, but the kind of thinking that's driven big carriers into bankruptcy, Virgin Group's Richard Branson told CNBC.

  • Texting and Driving? Daydreaming's More Dangerous Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 1:08 PM ET

    Apparently, you are five times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash because you were "lost in thought" than if you were distracted by the use of some electronic device, according to new research. NBC reports.

  • Airbus Comes to US, Puts More Pressure on Boeing Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 10:45 AM ET

    After years of battling Boeing for commercial and military jet orders in the U.S., Airbus is taking the battle to American soil.

  • Fliers More Fed Up Than Ever Before, Study Shows Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 12:01 AM ET

    The annual Airline Quality Rankings by Wichita State University and Purdue University show carriers bumping more passengers from oversold flights and delivering service that often leaves customers frustrated.

  • Closures of 149 air traffic control towers, which was a visible sign of the 'sequester' budget cuts, has been postponed until June 15 by the FAA.

  • Airbus Beats Boeing to Top Spot in Jet Orders Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
    Airbus

    Airbus recaptured the aircraft industry's top spot in the first quarter as U.S. rival Boeing fell behind on orders and grappled with the grounding of its newest jet.

  • Cleared for Takeoff: Judge Approves AMR-US Air Merger Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 6:46 PM ET
    A US Airways jet takes-off as an American Airlines Jet is prepped for takeoff at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, June 23, 2008.

    A judge approved AMR's plan to merge with US Airways, a step toward creating the world's largest airline.

  • US Airways CEO: Sometimes I Forget to Turn Off Cell Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 4:35 PM ET

    It's not up to the airlines whether passengers should be allowed to keep their devices on during takeoffs and landings, said Doug Parker, who will be CEO of the merged American Airlines.

  • US Airways-AA Merger Won't Hike Fares Says CEO Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 12:04 PM ET
    Doug Parker

    Airfares at American Airlines won't rise because of its merger with US Airways, Doug Parker, who'll be the chief executive of the combined carrier, told CNBC.

  • Boeing 787 Could Face Costly New Challenge Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 7:10 AM ET
    United Airlines 787 Dreamliner.

    As Boeing works to regain permission for its 787 Dreamliner to resume flights, the company faces what could be a costly new challenge: a temporary ban on some of the long-distance, trans-ocean journeys that the jet was intended to fly.

  • February Durables Soar, Bolstered by Transportation Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Demand for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods surged in February, suggesting factory activity continued to expand at a moderate pace.

  • Dreamliner Takes To Sky in First Flight Check Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 5:19 PM ET
    Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner took to the sky on Monday in the first of two flights aimed at showing that the plane's new lithium-ion battery system meets regulatory safety standards.

  • Ryanair CEO: Boeing 787 Problems 'Regulatory Crap' Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

    Despite "unfair commentary" on the 787 Dreamliner, Boeing makes great aircraft, Ryanair CEO told CNBC, following the purchase of $15.6 billion worth of new Boeing jets.

  • Airbus Grabs Huge Order From Boeing Customer Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 12:15 PM ET
    Lion Air

    Airbus has landed the largest order of the year, and one of the largest of all-time, with a book value of almost $24 billion. The European plane maker will sell 234 of its A320 planes to Lion Air out of Indonesia.

  • Airbus sells 234 planes to Idonesian Lion Air, poaching one of Boeing's fastest growing customers.

  • Knives on a Plane: TSA Stands by Controversial Plan Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 8:51 AM ET
    TSA workers at JFK airport

    The head of the Transportation Security Administration told lawmakers he stands by his plan to allow passengers to carry small knives onto planes despite a growing backlash against the proposal.

  • Carnival's New Debacle: Cruise Ship Stuck in Port Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 2:50 PM ET
    Passengers wave from the stranded Carnival Splendor 2010

    The Carnival Dream was stuck in a Caribbean port with equipment trouble Thursday, a month after the Triumph was disabled by a fire that stranded thousands.

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