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Boeing and Airbus share same suppliers, same headaches

Sep 28, 2011
The competing aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus rely on a lot of the same companies to get them everything from wings to warning lights. With a record number of orders for new airplanes, that could be a problem.
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First Dreamliner delivery at hand

Sep 26, 2011
This week, Boeing delivers its first Dreamliner 787 to Japan. The company sank as much as $20 billion into developing the aircraft. Now it has to sell a lot of planes to earn that back.
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Dreamliner takes flight

Sep 26, 2011
Finally, Boeing delivers its first aircraft in more than a decade. The 787 Dreamliner is headed to Japan's All Nippon Airways.
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European debt crisis helps, hurts airlines

Sep 21, 2011
Thanks to a weak euro, there is a bump in tourism now, but prolonged economic woes will pull down airline profits.
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The Federal Aviation Administration keeps flying

Sep 13, 2011
Congress is about to provide stopgap funding for the FAA -- and fight about it again later. Meantime, the FAA subsidizes rural airlines to the tune of millions. But fewer people are using them.
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United Airlines buys iPads for pilots (Braniff picks up some HP TouchPads)

Aug 24, 2011
The FAA recently approved the use of iPads in the cockpit for pilot navigation. United says it will issue every pilot the device. ...
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Airline passengers protected from hidden fees and overbooked flights

Aug 23, 2011
New federal rules prevent long tarmac delays, give extra compensation if fliers are bumped off flights and force airlines to clearly disclose all those extra fees
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GM: Finally turning a corner?

Aug 4, 2011
General Motors today reported its profit nearly doubled in the 2nd quarter thanks to higher prices on its cars and trucks. Analysts believe GM may have made a permanent turn from its unprofitable days of the past.
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Grounding the FAA brings surprising economic ripples

Aug 4, 2011
A team of engineers from the Federal Aviation Administration is in Washington today, lobbying Congress to come to an agreement on an FAA budget
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Everybody loses as the FAA remains unfunded

Aug 3, 2011
Congress has gone on vacation without funding the FAA. Now inspectors have to work without pay, and the nation goes $1.2 billion short
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