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Air Transportation

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  • Tragedy didn't start airline woes

    WASHINGTON-- When the major airlines' chief executives appealed to Congress this week for a $17.5 billion bailout, they also threw in a request that the federal government take over the critical task of screening passengers before flight boarding. It's...
  • Maryland's lost

    Sept. 19, 2001 Still more Maryland residents are dead or missing in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Amelia Fields Amelia Fields, 38, a clerical worker who had been transferred to the Pentagon on Sept. 10, is listed as missing. Mrs. Fields grew up...
  • Bailout pays airlines for years of bad management

    AS HE pursued his doomed merger with United Airlines earlier this year, US Airways chief executive Rakesh Gangwal said "there is no Plan B" if regulators were to block the deal. Thank goodness, then, for Plan C: Using the terrorist attacks in New York...
  • Southwest offers bonuses to lure baggage handlers

    John Cooper Jr. is a cog in a 32,000-person wheel, but every time a Southwest plane lands he feels the satisfaction of knowing that without him the company doesn't fly. Cooper is a baggage handler, called a ramp agent, for Southwest Airlines at...
  • A fly-by-night assault on mosquitoes

    The sun begins its descent toward distant pines as Paul Nuwer taxis the white, twin-engine turboprop plane onto Runway 3-4 at Cambridge Dorchester Municipal Airport. Nuwer revs the engines to 42,000 rpm, releases the brake and accelerates the aircraft to...
  • Gaza militant group warns airlines it will target Israel's main airport

    GAZA (Reuters) - Islamist Hamas's armed wing has warned airlines that it intends to target Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport with its rockets from Gaza and has told them not to fly there, a statement by the group said on Friday. The airport,...
  • Copa Airlines kicks off Fort Lauderdale-to-Panama route

    Copa Airlines kicks off Fort Lauderdale-to-Panama route
    Copa Airlines opened up another gateway to Latin America on Friday with the launch of nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and Panama City, Panama. The Panamanian carrier inaugurated the new route from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International...
  • Ray LaHood to head search committee for new city aviation chief

    Ray LaHood to head search committee for new city aviation chief
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has tapped a close friend, former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, to head a search committee to recommend top candidates for Chicago’s next aviation commissioner, officials said Wednesday. The effort to conduct what...
  • All Aboard Florida train could roll into Orlando in June 2017

    All Aboard Florida train could roll into Orlando in June 2017
    The planned All Aboard Florida train will not be pulling into Orlando until May or June 2017, likely a half year or more behind the system's startup in South Florida. All Aboard Florida President Michael Reininger said Tuesday that the $2.5 billion...
  • United Airlines to outsource more than 630 airport jobs

    United Airlines to outsource more than 630 airport jobs
    (Reuters) - United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 union jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. Affected positions include ticket and gate agents and baggage handlers at U.S. airports, including Salt Lake City;...
  • State acquires Will County airfield in step toward new large airport

    State acquires Will County airfield in step toward new large airport
    The state has paid $34 million to acquire a private airfield in Will County that occupies a small part of the almost 6,000-acre footprint that is envisioned as the first phase of a large commercial airport to be built in the south suburbs, officials...
  • Qantas flight returns to LAX after aisles flood with water

    Qantas flight returns to LAX after aisles flood with water
    A Qantas Airways flight that took off from Los Angeles International Airport bound for Melbourne, Australia, had to turn back early Wednesday after the plane sprung a leak and its aisles flooded with water. Passengers on the Airbus A380 jet...