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Who’s to Blame? Jet Delivery Delays Spark Penalties Battle

DUBLIN –– A battle for compensation is brewing over delays in the delivery of commercial jets, with a Dublin aviation summit descending into a blame game over the worst industrial disruption in years. Airbus and Boeing are on average delivering …

ITA Airways Investigates Ground Collision at New York’s JFK Airport

MILAN –– Italy’s ITA Airways said on Thursday it had launched an investigation into a ground collision involving one of its aircraft at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport — the second such incident in less than a year. …

FAA Seeks to Extend Safety Mandate to Charter, Air Tour Operators, Aircraft Manufacturers

WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday proposed requiring charter, commuter, air tour operators, and aircraft manufacturers to implement a key safety tool aimed at reducing accidents. The U.S. regulator wants to extend a mandate …

11 People Seriously Injured amid Turbulence on Hawaii Flight

HONOLULU (AP) — Severe turbulence rocked a flight from Phoenix to Honolulu Sunday, seriously injuring 11 people in what an Hawaiian Airlines official called an isolated and unusual event. Jon Snook, the airline’s chief operating officer, said the airline hasn’t …

Mexico’s Domestic Airline Industry in Shambles

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s domestic airline industry is in shambles, plagued by safety problems, a ratings downgrade by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and vandalism. This week alone, passengers missed connections because thieves cut the fiber optic cables leading …

BOC Aviation Takes Insurers to Court over Claim for Jets in Russia

DUBLIN –– BOC Aviation Ltd. has begun legal action in pursuit of claims against 16 insurers over aircraft the lessor owns that are stuck in Russia, an Irish High Court filing shows. The insurers named in the proceedings, which the …

Mourners Weep over 19 Coffins After Tanzania Plane Crash

DAR ES SALAAM –– Weeping relatives of the 19 people who died when a plane crashed into Lake Victoria in Tanzania filed past a row of coffins in the lakeside town of Bukoba on Monday as religious and political leaders …

Lloyd’s of London Sets Aside $1.3B for Ukraine Claims

LONDON –– Lloyd’s of London has set aside 1.1 billion pounds ($1.26 billion) to pay claims related to the war in Ukraine, the commercial insurance market said on Thursday, as it recorded a first-half pre-tax loss of 1.8 billion pounds. …

Experts Comb Cargo Plane Crash Site in North Greece; 8 Dead

PALAIOCHORI, Greece (AP) — Experts investigated a cargo plane crash in northern Greece on Sunday, finding no evidence of dangerous substances but saying there’s a lot of ordnance that the plane was carrying spread around the crash site. Serbia’s defense …

NTSB: Pilots Failed to See Runway Before 2019 Plane Mishap

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — The pilots of a regional jet that missed a runway in northern Maine failed to visually determine the location of the landing strip while relying on faulty electronic location data, federal investigators said. Several other …