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Airbus revises up jet demand, trims traffic growth

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LONDON (Reuters) – Airbus on Wednesday revised up forecasts for jetliner demand in the next 20 years led by growth in the new industrial hubs of Asia, while voicing alarm over rising protectionism. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Airbus is pictured at their facility in Montoir-de-Bretagne near Saint-Nazaire, France July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe The Read More

Airbus, French exporters slip as U.S. tariffs loom in subsidy row

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A logo of Airbus is seen on a flag at Airbus headquarters in Blagnac, near Toulouse, France, February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) – Shares in Airbus (AIR.PA) and other key French exporters fell on Monday as Europe and the United States edged closer toward tit-for-tat sanctions in a long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies. Read More

Coffee spill in cockpit forces flight to turn around half way across the Atlantic

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A spilled cup of coffee in the cockpit of a passenger plane could have had drastic consequences as buttons began to melt and smoke filled the flight deck, forcing the pilot to perform a swift U-turn halfway across the Atlantic. The Airbus A330-243 was travelling from Frankfurt, Germany, to Cancun, Mexico, with 326 passengers on Read More

Spirit Airlines must face lawsuit over ‘gotcha’ carry-on bag fees: court

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal appeals court revived a lawsuit by Spirit Airlines passengers who said the low-cost carrier blindsided them by imposing unexpected carry-on bag fees on tickets bought through Cheapoair, Expedia, Priceline and Travelocity. FILE PHOTO: A logo of low cost carrier Spirit Airlines is pictured on an Airbus plane in Colomiers Read More

Passengers left with fractures, cuts & serious injuries in TERRIFYING turbulence hit flight

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Eight people were hospitalized for a range of issues including head wounds, fractures, and cervical injuries as a Eurowings flight was battered by turbulence as it prepared to land in Berlin’s Tegel Airport. The Eurowings Airbus A319 was about 20 minutes away from the airport in the German capital when it was walloped by powerful Read More

British Airways pilots ground planes in unprecedented 48-hour strike

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LONDON (Reuters) – British Airways pilots began a 48-hour strike on Monday, grounding most of the airline’s flights and disrupting thousands of travelers’ plans in unprecedented industrial action over a pay dispute. FILE PHOTO: A British Airways Airbus A320-200 aircraft sits on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Read More

Spirit Airlines sales to take $25 million hit from Hurricane Dorian

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FILE PHOTO: A logo of low cost carrier Spirit Airlines is pictured on an Airbus plane in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo (Reuters) – Spirit Airlines (SAVE.N) on Friday cut its third-quarter outlook for a key revenue measure as it estimates an approximate $25 million hit on its sales, hurt Read More

Before and after images show Hurricane Dorian destruction

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By Philip Whiteside, international news reporter Pictures have emerged showing the extent of the destruction across the Bahamas left in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. Thousands of buildings have been destroyed or damaged, with Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands particularly hard hit. Aerial shots appear to show many wooden buildings smashed to pieces and Read More

Next-gen airliners, retro planes, VIP choppers: Highlights of Russia’s MAKS-2019 airshow (PHOTOS)

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An array of existing and future jets made their debut at this year’s edition of Russia’s MAKS airshow, amazing visitors and impressing prospective buyers. Here are the best takeaways from the event – in case you missed it. The 2019 event kicked off at Zhukovsky airfield near Moscow last Tuesday, with as many as 600,000 Read More

Boeing aims to strengthen engineering oversight after panel review

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EVERETT, Wash. (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) needs to reorganize its engineering reporting lines company-wide and ensure higher ranking officials, including its CEO, get faster feedback about potential safety concerns from lower levels of the company, according to an internal review at the U.S. planemaker following two recent fatal crashes. FILE PHOTO: A worker walks Read More