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  • GRAPEVINE, Texas— Three passengers were slightly hurt while evacuating an American Airlines jet after smoke was detected in the plane as it prepared to leave Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. American spokeswoman Andrea Huguely says the crew of Flight 1658 deployed the emergency slides during Thursday's incident. Huguely says American officials...

  • A drone on display at the NASA UTM drone exhibit in Mountain View, California.

    NASA hosts a gathering of companies to map out an air traffic management system for unmanned aircraft.

  • WASHINGTON— Congress sent President Barack Obama a three-month bill to keep highway and transit money flowing to states on Thursday, one day before the deadline for a cutoff of funds. Earlier in the day, the Senate passed a sweeping, long-term transportation bill, setting up discussions with the House this fall on what the future course of transportation policy...

  • Vice president of flight operations Greg Baden and director of flight safety Michael Wuerger were at the controls of the July 23 flight with 144 passengers on board, the airline said. The plane left Las Vegas more than an hour behind schedule, according to tracking service FlightAware.com. The airline said that's because a passenger had a medical emergency in...

  • U.S. Capitol building

    The U.S. Senate approved a long-term highway bill with three years of funding for roads, bridges and rails on Thursday.

  • July 30- European private equity firm PAI Partners said on Thursday it had agreed to sell Swissport International to China's HNA Group, a deal that will help the Swiss air cargo handler broaden its reach in Asia. HNA Group, the owner of China's Hainan Airlines, will pay 2.7 billion Swiss francs for Zurich- based Swissport. "The acquisition by HNA will enable the...

  • The oil price fall helped airline, Deutsche Lufthansa AG post better-than-expected Q2 earnings, in spite of the Germanwings crash and labor disputes.

  • Members of the house depart the U.S. Capitol building in Washington.

    The Senate plans to consider the House's highway bill before a Friday deadline, when spending authority for states will expire.

  • July 30- Earning and using airline miles used to be simple. One key change: Delta Air Lines' announcement in mid-July that its SkyMiles rewards will be based on what you spend, rather than on the distance you travel, and the cost will be based on demand rather than a fixed amount. Experts like Brian Kelly, known as The Points Guy, expect more major airlines to follow suit.

  • Virgin America's second-quarter profit beat Wall Street expectations on cheaper fuel, and the airline plans to grow at a double-digit rate next year after it starts flying to Hawaii. For example, he said, Virgin will resume flights between San Francisco and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and offer an additional daily flight to New York from both San Francisco and Los...

  • NAIROBI, July 30- Kenya Airways sunk deeper into the red in the year through March, sending its shares plummeting on Thursday, but CEO Mbuvi Ngunze said the tourism slump that sparked the losses may have bottomed out. The carrier, one of Africa's largest, said its pretax loss widened to 29.71 billion shillings for 2014/ 15, from 4.86 billion shillings a year earlier,...

  • VIENNA, July 30- Lufthansa unit Austrian Airlines is ready to expand its services to Iran to include flights to Isfahan and Shiraz, as soon as a good opportunity presents itself, the Chief Financial Officer of the Austrian group said on Thursday. Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa's Vienna- based platform into Eastern Europe, already offers daily flights to Iran's...

  • July 30- Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier Inc posted a 19.4 percent drop in quarterly profit, hurt by weaker sales at its transportation and commercial aircraft unit. The company's net income fell to $125 million, or 6 cents per share, in the quarter ended June 30, from $155 million, or 8 cents per share, a year earlier. Bombardier's shares closed at C $1.95 on...

  • BERLIN— Lufthansa says its earnings trebled in the second quarter compared with a year earlier, helped by falling fuel costs. Deutsche Lufthansa AG, which includes airlines such as Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Germanwings, on Thursday reported net earnings of 529 million euros for the April-June period, up from 173 million euros a year earlier.

  • Wing part could help solve what happened to MH370 Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 12:32 AM ET

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion— A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished more than a year ago. The surprise discovery of the debris on a rocky beach stirred hopes and emotion among families of the...

  • Debris found on island matches Boeing 777: NBC News Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 10:00 PM ET

    Investigators are studying an airplane fragment discovered Wednesday on an island in the Indian Ocean.

  • What's the agenda at the Senior Business Leaders' Forum Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 8:51 PM ET
    What's the agenda at the Senior Business Leaders' Forum

    Andrew Forrest, chairman of Fortescue Metals, outlines the key discussion topics at the Senior Business Leaders' Forum held in conjunction with the Boao Forum for Asia Conference this week.

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday approved a $12 billion bill to keep road and highway construction limping into the autumn, while giving themselves breathing space to hammer out a more serious solution for America's crumbling infrastructure. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted 385-34 on legislation to extend highway...

  • WASHINGTON— Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. A French official close to an investigation of the debris confirmed Wednesday that French...

  • Scorpio Tankers beats Street 2Q forecasts Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 8:46 AM ET

    MONACO _ Scorpio Tankers Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $57.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. Scorpio Tankers shares have increased 27 percent since the beginning of the year.

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