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  • March 8- Malaysia Airlines said it had lost contact with a flight carrying 227 passengers from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Saturday, according to a statement on the company's Facebook page.

  • MALAYSIA AIRLINES SAYS IT HAS LOST CONTACT WITH A FLIGHT CARRYING 227 PASSENGERS FROM KUALA LUMPUR TO BEIJING.

  • The cracks have not been found on in-service planes and therefore posed no flight risk, and the problem will not alter Boeing's plans to deliver 110 787 s this year, the Chicago- based aerospace and defense giant said. However, Boeing said the cracks could delay by a few weeks the date when airlines can take delivery of their new planes.

  • Boeing to inspect 787 Dreamliners for wing cracks Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 5:24 PM ET
    Boeing Dreamliner 787

    Some of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner jets had hairline cracks in their wings due to a manufacturing problem, the airplane maker said Friday, reported the Wall Street Journal.

  • Workers servicing a plane at the TIMCO hangar in Greensboro, N.C.

    Growing global demand and an aging workforce mean jobs are opening up to service the world's fast growing fleet of aircraft.

  • March 6- An American Eagle Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing in Greenville, Texas, on Wednesday night after the pilot of the Embraer 145 plane reported smoke in the cockpit, an American Eagle spokeswoman said.

  • BEIJING, March 6- China's Juneyao Group, the parent of Juneyao Airlines, is in talks with planemaker Boeing and Airbus about acquiring more than 20 more planes, its chairman said on Thursday.

  • BEIJING, March 6- China's Juneyao Group, which operates an airline based in the eastern city of Shanghai, is in talks with planemakers Boeing and Airbus to order more than 20 planes, its chairman said on Thursday. The chairman, Wang Junjin, said the planes would be used for a budget carrier Juneyao plans to set up in the near future.

  • *Qatar Airways defends traditional seatback movie systems. The scheme would be available on routes such as Europe to Russia, Middle East or North Africa, starting with 20 Airbus A321 aircraft, which carry about 220 people, the airline said. It competes with streaming systems developed by France's Thales and Japan's Panasonic Avionics.

  • March 5- United Parcel Service Inc is spending $70 million to add 1,000 propane trucks to its delivery fleet, the biggest bulk purchase of propane-fired vehicles yet as output of the fuel in the United States hits record highs.

  • UPS to buy 1,000 propane-fueled delivery trucks Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    March 5- United Parcel Service Inc, the world's largest courier company, said it would buy 1,000 propane-fueled delivery trucks and install an initial 50 fueling stations in the United States at a total cost of about $70 million.

  • Carry-on crackdown: United enforces bag size limit Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 7:35 AM ET
    United Airlines boarding lanes at San Francisco International Airport.

    United Airlines is getting tough on oversized carry-on bags, even sending some of travelers back to check their luggage for a fee.

  • UPDATE 1-Lufthansa unveils new premium economy class Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    BERLIN, March 5- Lufthansa, Germany's largest airline, unveiled its new premium economy class on Wednesday, part of a 3 billion euro investment in seats to catch up with fast-growing rivals from the Middle East.

  • *Justice Department says practice of closing deals is legal. WASHINGTON, March 5- Sometime soon, maybe in the next month or so, a federal judge is expected to decide whether the creation of the world's biggest passenger airline, as envisioned by two companies and the U.S. Justice Department, was really a good idea.

  • EU reaches tentative deal on aviation emissions Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    *Environmentalists urge parliament to reject the deal. BRUSSELS, March 4- The European Union on Tuesday reached a preliminary deal on a law that will exempt long-haul flights from paying for carbon emissions until 2016, EU sources said. A spokesman for the European Commission had no immediate comment.

  • KIEV/ LONDON, March 4- Steel and grain exports continue to flow from key global supplier Ukraine via Black Sea terminals with ports operating normal schedules, despite concerns raised by the tense political backdrop, officials and traders said on Tuesday.

  • MEXICO CITY, March 3- Mexico seized more than 119,000 tonnes of minerals suspected of being part of illegal export operations in a port where a powerful drug gang allegedly has been shipping iron to China, the government said on Monday.

  • American Airlines drops bereavement fares Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 7:26 AM ET

    American Airlines has ended its policy of extending special fares to passengers who must book a last-minute flight because of a relative's death.

  • Delta: No more miles! Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Ground crew personnel service Delta planes at the Salt Lake City international Airport on November 27, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Delta said it will become the latest carrier to change its frequent-flier program to a system based on ticket price rather than miles.

  • US orders oil-by-rail shippers to test Bakken cargo Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    Companies moving crude oil by rail must test the volatility of fuel out of North Dakota's Bakken oilfields before it is moved onto the tracks.

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