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  • Electrical failure paralyzes Belgian air traffic Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:41 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— A power failure at a control center paralyzed most of air traffic in and over Belgium for much of Wednesday and caused chaos at Brussels airport because of delays, detours and cancellations of flights. Planes slowly started flying again by mid-afternoon but by that time, thousands of passengers at Brussels airport had been affected.

  • The plane was inspected and its passengers' luggage was screened as EVA Air Flight 12 sat on the tarmac at the airport, but there was no evidence of a threat, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. The FBI, airport police and the Los Angeles police bomb squad jointly investigated the threat, which came by telephone. In one case, U.S. military jets escorted an Air France...

  • LAGOS, Nigeria— Nigeria's outgoing government has agreed to pay a debt of $800 million to resolve a months-long fuel crisis crippling the economy days before the inauguration of a new president in the country, oil suppliers said Wednesday. Chaos reigned Tuesday at Nigerian airports where most flights were cancelled. Nigeria— Africa's biggest oil producer—...

  • Sinkhole closes runway at big transit hub Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 12:26 PM ET
    Delays and cancellations at DFW Airport on the first day of FAA furloughs were minimal, but the ripple effect from other airports nationwide could affect operations.

    A sinkhole has closed a runway at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which may delay flights at one of the busiest airports.

  • UPDATE 1-Sinkhole closes runway at DFW airport Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 11:12 AM ET

    May 26- A sinkhole has closed a runway at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which may delay flights at one of the largest transit hubs in the United States. American Airlines Group Inc, which operates more flights from the airport than any other airline, has seen "no operational impact," according to spokesman David Magaña. The U.S. Federal Aviation...

  • Small business jet rolls partly off runway at Baltimore Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 10:26 AM ET

    BALTIMORE— Aviation officials say a small business jet rolled partly off a runway at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Maryland Aviation Administration spokesman Jonathan Dean says no one was hurt in the incident Tuesday morning. He says the Cessna Citation arrived shortly after 8 a.m. and was traveling from a runway to a...

  • Threats to 6 international flights cause scare Monday, 25 May 2015 | 12:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Anonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners on Monday, possibly from the same source, caused a scare involving at least six international flights at airports in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. In one instance Monday morning, U.S. military jets escorted an Air France flight into New York City after someone claimed a chemical...

  • NEW YORK, May 25- An Air France flight from Paris was escorted by U.S. fighter jets to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, according to WABC television. Citing an unnamed senior U.S. official, ABC News said the Maryland State Police Fusion Center, which handles intelligence gathering,...

  • LONDON— With its classic red phone booth, pub, and medieval church, Harmondsworth's center looks quintessentially British. Harmondsworth is under threat because London and southeastern England need more airport capacity to meet the growing demands of business travelers and tourists. Heathrow and rival Gatwick, 30 miles south of central London, have offered...

  • MILAN— Italy's flagship airline Alitalia said a 24- hour strike called for Monday that will force flight cancellations is "disrespectful" of passengers when the Rome airport is still suffering disruptions due to a fire two weeks ago. The strike affects Alitalia and its regional subsidiary Cityliner but excludes the airports of Bari, Brindisi and Genoa.

  • The Federal Aviation Administration demonstrated the Data Communications system, called Data Comm, at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport. The system has been used on a trial basis since 2013 at the Newark and Memphis, Tennessee, airports. "With Data Communications, you don't have to call a friend for directions," he said.

  • OAKLAND, Calif.— Three baggage handlers at Oakland International Airport are accused of using their security clearance to get marijuana-packed suitcases past checkpoints and onto planes as part of a drug smuggling ring involving 11 other people, federal prosecutors said. The group was operating as early as July 2012, according to the complaint.

  • Cathay Pacific flight attendants protest at HK airport Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 6:59 AM ET

    HONG KONG— Several hundred Cathay Pacific flight attendants were camped inside Hong Kong's airport on Tuesday after union members voted for industrial action to protest treatment by the airline. Union member Ada So said about 400 cabin staff had gathered in front of the Cathay check-in desks. Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong's biggest airline, said it has no plans to...

  • LOS ANGELES— A Hawaii- bound jetliner returned safely to Los Angeles on Monday after a cockpit light suggested a fuel valve was open. Hawaiian Airlines Flight 3 was about half an hour over the Pacific Ocean, on its way from Los Angeles International Airport to Honolulu, when a warning light on the Airbus A330 illuminated. The flight, with 290 passengers and 10...

  • A security researcher told federal agents he was able to hack into aircraft computer systems mid-flight numerous times through the in-flight entertainment systems, and at one point he caused a plane he was on to move sideways, according to an FBI agent's affidavit. The researcher, Chris Roberts, was questioned upon his arrival at the Syracuse, New York, airport...

  • PARIS, May 11- Accor, Europe's largest hotel group, said on Monday it had sealed a deal to open a luxury hotel in Cuba, the 518- room Pullman Cayo Coco, near the Caribbean island's international airport. Accor, which has been operating in Cuba for nearly 20 years, already manages two mid-scale Mercure hotels there, the 178- room Mercure Sevilla Havana in Habana Vieja...

  • FAA plans major study of U.S. airport noise Friday, 8 May 2015 | 12:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 8- The Federal Aviation Administration plans to study airport noise across the United States to determine whether policymakers need to change the way they measure noise from passing aircraft. Describing the project as the most comprehensive single U.S. noise survey conducted, the FAA said on Friday it would begin polling communities around...

  • *Saudi-led alliance bombs Yemen's Sanaa airport runway. "Tensions are so high in that region with the impending Iran-U.S. nuclear deal that any event implied to be U.S.-linked has an immediate effect on oil prices," said John Kilduff, partner at New York energy hedge fund Again Capital. Tensions were also fueled as jets from a Saudi-led alliance bombed the runway...

  • *Saudi-led alliance bombs Yemen's Sanaa airport runway. "Tensions are so high in that region with the impending Iran-U.S. nuclear deal that any event implied to be U.S.-linked has an immediate effect on oil prices," said John Kilduff, partner at New York energy hedge fund Again Capital. Tensions were also fueled as jets from a Saudi-led alliance bombed the runway...

  • Fine dining takes flight at LAX   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
    Fine dining takes flight at LAX

    Ben Ford, Ford's Filling Station, discusses opening up a new restaurant inside LAX airport and the emerging business opportunity he found there.