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Airbus outpaces rival Boeing on 2011 plane orders

Jan 17, 2012
Airbus checked off orders for over 1,400 new planes in 2011, while Boeing only tallied up order for around 800 new planes last year.
Posted In: Boeing, Airbus, airline industry

Mid-day Extra: Cupcakegate and TSA proof products

Jan 17, 2012
A company in Rhode Island has come out with a TSA-safe cupcake in response to the incident last month where a cupcake was confiscated in an airport for its gel-like frosting.
Posted In: cupcakes, TSA, airline industry

Delta and American Airlines could merge

Jan 13, 2012
A possible merger of Delta and American could bring higher ticket prices, a tough fight for competitors and more convenience for business travelers.
Posted In: airline industry, American Airlines, Delta

Making airlines pay for carbon dioxide emissions

Dec 21, 2011
The European Union wants airlines to reduce emissions or pay for permits allowing them to pollute. U.S. opponents say the permit fees would be better spent on new, more efficient aircraft.
Posted In: airline industry, carbon emissions

Air travel in China takes a great leap forward

Dec 20, 2011
Chinese airports are getting bigger and more efficient, and the country's airplanes are getting an upgrade, as the nation gains ever-greater economic clout.
Posted In: China, airline industry

European governments to cut aid to Airbus

Dec 1, 2011
The cuts are supposed to level the playing field in the airline business, but the conflict between Europe's Airbus and America's Boeing could continue to rage on for years.
Posted In: Boeing, Airbus, airline industry

American Airlines files for bankruptcy

Nov 29, 2011
The struggling airline has declared bankruptcy after a poor third quarter, but it says it will keep its scheduled flights running.
Posted In: American Airlines, airline industry, bankruptcy

Airlines ground small jets

Nov 25, 2011
Dinky airplanes are being phased out due to soaring fuel prices.
Posted In: airline industry

Who's to blame for tarmac delays?

Nov 23, 2011
The incidents of passengers getting stranded in a plane on the tarmac are actually down, thanks to steep new penalties enforced by the government. Airlines get the fines, but they may not be the only ones at fault.
Posted In: airline industry

What's the fastest method of boarding an airplane?

Aug 31, 2011
This final note, which hits home with yours truly after a particularly gruesome boarding experience yesterday at Kennedy Airport coming home from...
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