How possible is a major airline failure due to COVID-19?

May 12, 2020
Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun said it's "likely" in an interview on NBC's "Today" show.
United Airlines planes sit parked on a runway in Denver in April.

Flying is going to be very different post-coronavirus

May 12, 2020
COVID-19 could change airports and the experience onboard planes as much as 9/11 did, according to some experts.
An Air France employee checks the body temperature of passengers before they board a flight.
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Airlines can't recover until people start traveling like normal

Apr 24, 2020
Delta's CEO said it could be three years before the company sees a sustainable recovery.
A Southwest Airlines flight takes off as United Airlines planes sit parked on a runway at Denver International Airport.
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How do Chinese employees get paid for February when they didn't work?

Apr 1, 2020
Most people in China are just getting paid wages for February and by law, employees are supposed to receive their regular salaries even when their companies were shut because of the coronavirus. Did they?
Workers in Shanghai are back on the roads as the Chinese economy tries to gear up again.
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Eyes in the sky: Air traffic control turns 100

Feb 25, 2020
The world's first air traffic control tower was commissioned at Croydon Airport in the U.K. on Feb. 25, 1920, revolutionizing what would become the airline industry.
Croydon Airport in South London. (Victoria Craig/BBC)

After deadly crashes of marquee aircraft, Boeing CEO is out

Dec 23, 2019
Dennis Muilenburg's departure comes in the wake of two deadly crashes of its signature 737 MAX planes that claimed 346 lives.
Dennis Muilenburg, president and CEO of the Boeing Company, testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee October 29, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
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Halting production of the 737 Max could dent the American economy

Dec 17, 2019
Analysts predict Boeing's planned production halt of its embattled 737 Max plane could slow GDP growth next year.
Boeing 737 Max 8 during the manufacturing process at the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington in March 2019.
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Boeing will halt production of the 737 Max

Dec 16, 2019
The aircraft maker has continued to pump out the beleaguered planes, even though it can't deliver them.
Will the 737 Max fly again?
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Airline catering staff are protesting around the country

Nov 26, 2019
They are asking for higher wages and cheaper health care during contract negotiations.
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Boeing has a new problem

Jun 27, 2019
The problem appears to be related to how pilots can control the jet if the system that automatically pushes its nose down malfunctions.
At Boeing's Renton, Washington, factory, 737 Max airplanes are still coming off assembly lines at a record rate.
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