Aircraft News

2009-05-07

Airbus cuts A380 output; airlines slow fleet growth

Airbus said Wednesday that it cut its planned production of A380 superjumbo jetliners this year to 14 planes from 18, blaming the global economic crisis and its impact on airlines. Airbus sa...

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2009-05-07

Boeing takes 18 new orders, cancels 26 in recent week

Boeing’s commercial airplane customers in the past week placed 18 new plane orders, but canceled orders for 26 aircraft, including 25 orders for the much-delayed 787 Dreamliner. Boeing...

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2009-04-30

Congolese 737-200 crashes on test flight

A Boeing 737 on a test flight crashed southeast of Congo’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least three people, officials said. The aircraft reportedly suffered unknown “technica...

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2009-04-27

Air Force One photo shoot triggers panic in Manhattan

A photo shoot involving a 747 used as Air Force One and two fighter jets flying at low altitude led to hundreds of frightened calls from residents and workers in Lower Manhattan Monday morni...

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2009-04-27

Porter Airlines plans to double Bombardier fleet

Porter Airlines, the two-year-old Canadian carrier, plans to double its fleet of Bombardier airplanes as it adds more destinations that may include Boston or Washington. Porter will increas...

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2009-04-27

Airlines tumble on swine flu concern

Airline stocks tumbled worldwide on Monday, dragging a benchmark U.S. index to its biggest drop since 2001 on concern that the swine flu outbreak will damp travel demand. U.S. carriers repor...

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2009-04-24

Angolan pilot lands at wrong airport

Angola’s flag carrier TAAG Angola said Friday it had suspended a pilot and his co-pilot for landing at the wrong airport in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. The pilot landed the Boeing 7...

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2009-04-23

U.S. airlines cut 27,500 jobs in past year

U.S. airlines cut 27,500 jobs in the year that ended in February, a 6.6% drop, the U.S. Department of Transportation said. Passenger airlines employed 391,682 U.S. workers in February compar...

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2009-04-23

JAL MD-81 scrapes wing on landing; no injuries

A Japanese passenger plane damaged part of its wing on landing at Osaka International Airport. No one was injured but the runway was closed for about an hour to clean up debris. Japan Airlin...

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2009-04-20

Airplane hijacker captured in Jamaica; no injuries

A gunman forced his way though airport security and hijacked a Canadian jet near Montego Bay, holding six crew members hostage for eight hours before police and soldiers stormed the aircraft...

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