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House Democrats Urge FAA to Work to Avoid Civil Unrest on Flights

WASHINGTON — Two senior House Democrats overseeing aviation issues urged the head of the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday to work with U.S. airlines to prevent civil unrest from jeopardizing safety, according to a letter seen by Reuters. Representative Peter …

Trained Dogs, Yes. But Other Pets on Board is Airlines’ Call

WASHINGTON — Only trained dogs qualify as service animals on U.S. airlines, as regulators rejected requests to extend legal protections to miniature horses, monkeys and other species, under final U.S. Transportation Department rules issued Wednesday. Airlines can still choose which …

Consumers Protest New Measure of ‘Unfair’ Airline Practices

Consumer advocates are protesting a move by the Trump administration that they say will make it harder for the government to punish airlines that treat passengers unfairly. On the Friday during a four-day Thanksgiving weekend, the Transportation Department made final …

Boeing in Talks With Alaska Airlines For Potential 737 Max Order — Sources

SEATTLE/CHICAGO — Boeing Co is in discussions to sell 737 MAX jets to Alaska Airlines once the plane returns to service following a lengthy grounding, three people familiar with the matter said. The talks are part of a series of …

Boeing Plans a Quiet Comeback for 737 Max as Grounding Nears End

Boeing Co. is plotting a low-key comeback for the 737 Max, the grounded jetliner that has spent almost two years engulfed in controversy and tragedy after two fatal crashes, said people familiar with the matter. There won’t be an advertising …

As Asia’s Tropical Storm Season Arrives, Grounded Airplanes at Risk of Damage

SYDNEY/TAIPEI — Airlines, airports and insurers across Asia are bracing for the prospect of unusually high damage as the region’s tropical storm season begins, as hundreds of aircraft grounded by the coronavirus pandemic can’t be moved easily. Major airports in …

Flyers May Soon See Iris Scans, Socially Distanced Searches

Travelers returning to flying after coronavirus lockdowns ease can expect a very different experience than before the pandemic hit. The International Civil Aviation Organization has issued guidelines to regulators and operators on how to restart the global air-transport system. The …

Boeing Plans Full Drawdown of $13.825 Billion Loan

Boeing Co. is planning to draw down the full amount of a $13.825 billion loan as early as Friday as the planemaker grapples with worldwide travel disruptions from the coronavirus, people familiar with the matter said. Boeing obtained the loan …

Airline Weather Shocks Come Faster Than Ever as Climate Changes

Extreme weather is no longer exceptional, and that’s forcing changes at some of the world’s most diligent storm trackers: airlines. Weather delays in the U.S. have been trending higher the past four years, upending historical patterns and jumping to an …

Cellphones a Flight Danger? Could Be on Some Boeing Jets

U.S. government officials in 2014 revealed an alarming safety issue: Passenger mobile phones and other types of radio signals could pose a crash threat to some models of Boeing 737 and 777 airplanes. More than 1,300 jets registered in the …