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  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 15- The union for 20,000 dockworkers and a group of their employers at 29 U.S. West Coast ports say they are making slow but steady progress in months-long contract talks seen by the shipping industry as a contributing factor in chronic cargo backups. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association,...

  • Schumer: Investigate expensive airplane tickets Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:29 PM ET
    Sen. Charles Schumer

    Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for federal investigations of high airfares, questioning why they're not dropping along with fuel costs.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 14- For the past 18 months, Americans from Albany to Oregon have voiced growing alarm over the rising number of oil-laden freight trains coursing through their cities, a trend they fear is endangering public safety. The public assistance in states like New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma and Oregon comes as railroads are posting record profits, and...

  • LODZ, Poland, Dec 14- The European Union has given Poland more than 100 million euros to build at least three "ghost" airports in places where there are not enough passengers to keep them in business. Poland is not the only country in Europe to have built airports that struggle to attract flights. Poland received 615.7 million euros in EU support for airports between...

  • TUI in talks with investors on Hapag stake sale -paper Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 7:57 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Dec 13- TUI AG is in talks with investors interested in buying its stake in Hapag-Lloyd as an option in its long-planned exit from the German shipping company, TUI's chairman told a newspaper. "We are working on a sensible, profitable solution for the exit," Klaus Mangold told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung in an interview released ahead of...

  • "I'm not one who often calls for regulation," Tony Tyler, director general of the International Air Transport Association, said in an interview on the sidelines of the organization's global media day. Tyler's concern comes amid growing reports of dangerous drone flights at airports, stadiums and military bases in the United States and elsewhere.

  • PARIS, Dec 12- Airbus said on Friday that the delivery of the first Airbus A350 to Qatar Airways has been rescheduled for December 22. Confirming an earlier Reuters report, Airbus said in a media invitation that the delivery ceremony would go ahead in Toulouse on December 22 and would include a preview flight. Airbus has pledged to deliver the first A350, developed...

  • London airspace recovers from failure: Eurocontrol Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 12:55 PM ET
    An airliner comes in to land at Heathrow Airport in London, Aug. 11, 2014.

    The London airspace is recovering from a computer failure that caused a brief closure of the airspace, Eurocontrol said on Friday.

  • PARIS, Dec 12- Uber will continue to operate its UberPop transport service in France for now after a Paris commercial court rejected on Friday a request by competitors to ban the service. Three car companies and several taxi associations had sued the French subsidiary of the San Francisco- based company over what it deemed unfair competition, saying among other...

  • LONDON, Dec 12- Flights to and from London were severely disrupted on Friday by a technical failure at England's main air traffic control centre that forced authorities to limit access to the country's airspace. Gatwick, another major London airport south of the capital, said flights were departing but with delays. As Heathrow is a major hub for international...

  • WASHINGTON/ OTTAWA, Dec 11- Top transportation officials from Canada and the United States are due to meet next week to hash out differences about safety regulations for trains that carry oil, sources familiar with the planned meeting said on Thursday. That crash involved old-style DOT-111 tanker cars that Canada wants taken off the tracks by May 2017.

  • Dec 11- Delta Air Lines said it expects fuel costs at current market prices to benefit 2015 profit by $1.7 billion.

  • Dec 11- The head of Dubai- based airline Emirates has reacted angrily to a suggestion by Airbus that it might stop making its A380 superjumbo airliner, telling Reuters it could double its investment if the planemaker agreed to upgrade the A380 instead. Tim Clark, president of Emirates, said he had protested to Airbus after its finance director aired the...

  • GENEVA, Dec 10- An aviation industry task force has recommended that airlines should install available flight-tracking systems within 12 months following the disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner with 239 people on board. "Airlines are taking the tracking issue very seriously," IATA Director General Tony Tyler told journalists. Its top safety official...

  • *IATA ups 2014 profit forecast to $19.9 bln from $18 bln. GENEVA, Dec 10- Falling fuel prices and stronger economic growth mean global airlines will report their strongest profit margin in more than five years in 2015, the International Air Transport Association said. The Geneva- based association, which represents around 250 airlines accounting for 84 percent...

  • *Skymark in talks with four funds on capital injection. *Skymark is also talking to JAL on code-sharing. Skymark, which began code-sharing talks with Japan's second-largest carrier Japan Airlines Co Ltd last month, will also hold similar talks with their bigger rival ANA.

  • SF, LA sue Uber, settle with Lyft Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 6:56 PM ET
    The Uber app

    Los Angeles and San Francisco filed a consumer protection suit against Uber, accusing the car service provider of unlawful business practices.

  • Air base prepares in case F-35 can't take hot fuel Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 5:55 PM ET
    Lockheed Martin and 33rd Fighter Wing maintainers work with 96th Fuels Flight Airmen during a dual hot pit session at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

    In the long bumpy road toward the F-35 fighter's deployment, nothing may be stranger than the story about hot fuel.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Fund managers are stampeding into shares of U.S. long-haul trucking company Swift Transportation Co as oil prices touch five-year lows, but some analysts say a shortage of drivers may slam the brakes on the rally. Portfolio managers from Goldman Sachs, Fidelity, and Federated Investors were among the 65 funds that added Swift shares to their...

  • Portland sues to stop Uber online car service Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 8:37 AM ET
    Uber app on a mobile phone

    Portland sued Uber to stop the fast-growing ride-hailing service from operating in the Oregon city until it follows local regulations.

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