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Qantas expands fleet to reverse lossesupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 22:49:00

Qantas announced a new international strategy on Tuesday with the acquisition of up to 110 Airbus A320s to boost its fleet, including its Jetstar Japan -- a new venture with Japan Airlines and Mitsubishi -- and a new Asia-based airline.

Australia's Qantas to launch new Asia carriersupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 22:49:00

Australia's Qantas Airways said on Tuesday that it would launch two new Asia carriers, upgrade its fleet and cut as many as 1,000 jobs in an effort to reverse losses in its international unit.

United flight diverted to Cuba due to 'unfamiliar' odor in planeupdated: Sun Jul 31 2011 22:32:00

A United Airlines flight was diverted to Cuba on Sunday after its crew reported a strong odor in the plane, U.S. aviation and airline spokesmen said.

'Spring' blooms amid China's air travel boomupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 20:28:00

As jetliners roared overhead, Wang Zhenghua led a group of employees in a round of morning tai chi in front of their office next to Shanghai's old airport.

China's Spring Airlines takes offupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 20:28:00

CNN's Stan Grant explains how a Chinese budget airline has gone from one plane to a profitable business.

New Orleans airport runway closed half the day after emergency landingupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 19:41:00

Almost 10 hours after a United Airlines airplane ran off the runway Monday, crews finally removed the wayward plane from its landing site at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, an airport spokeswoman said.

Flight diverted to Chicago after attendants complain of sicknessupdated: Sat Mar 19 2011 23:58:00

A US Airways flight headed to Philadelphia made an unscheduled landing in Chicago on Saturday after two flight attendants complained of feeling sick, an airline spokeswoman said.

Equal opportunities at 38,000 feetupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 00:11:00

A worldwide shortage of airline pilots has given women in Malaysia a chance to break into a profession that is notoriously male dominated.

Equality at 38,000 feetupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 00:11:00

In Malaysia's patriarchal society, airline Air Asia wants more women pilots to cope with its expansion plans.

Money Magazine: How to score an upgrade: Air, car, hotelupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 10:01:00

Remember when getting a free travel upgrade was as easy as walking up to the counter with your biggest smile?

Hard landing causes plane scareupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 10:13:00

An emergency evacuation forced passengers off a JetBlue plane after it blew a tire.

Four hurt in JetBlue hard landingupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 10:13:00

A JetBlue Airways plane blew a tire while landing in Sacramento, California, on Thursday, triggering an emergency evacuation and leaving four passengers with minor injuries, authorities reported.

Aircraft design linked to crash that killed 265 people in New Yorkupdated: Sat Aug 07 2010 01:24:00

Federal officials say a plane crash that killed 265 people was caused in part by a rudder system design featured in various Airbus models.

New leasing company buying bigupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 14:45:00

Aircraft leasing pioneer Steven Udvar-Hazy discusses his company's purchases at the Farnborough Airshow.

European Commission limits Iran Airupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 08:37:00

Citing air safety, the European Commission Tuesday expanded restrictions on Iran Air's operations by banning more types of aircraft.

'Miracle on Hudson' plane up for auctionupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 22:39:00

Passengers of US Airways Flight 1549 could soon have a unique souvenir from their harrowing flight that ended in New York's Hudson River -- although it would be quite a large one.

Love after 'Miracle on Hudson'updated: Fri Jan 15 2010 12:05:00

After their flight splash-landed in New York's Hudson River, two survivors find comfort and love in each other.

Love lands after 'Miracle on Hudson'updated: Fri Jan 15 2010 12:05:00

Laura Zych never liked birds. Ben Bostic feared drowning. They faced their fears when US Airways Flight 1549 hit a flock of geese and crash-landed in the Hudson River.

Pilots who overshot destination blame controllersupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 15:41:00

The Northwest Airlines pilots who flew their jet past their destination city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, on October 21 have blamed air traffic controllers for the snafu.

Pilots lost track of timeupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 11:38:00

The Northwest Airlines pilots who overshot their landing in Minneapolis last week say they were distracted, not asleep.

Airline pilots struggle to stay focusedupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 09:44:00

The challenges inherent in getting a 162,000-pound aircraft off the ground and landing it safely are pretty obvious to most observers. But at cruising altitude, above 10,000 feet, pilots face a different critical challenge: staying focused.

How can pilots forget to land?updated: Fri Oct 30 2009 09:44:00

CNN's Deb Feyerick goes inside a flight simulator to see how easy it is to become distracted while in flight.

Pilots of wayward jet lose licensesupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 22:03:00

The Federal Aviation Administration revoked the licenses of two Northwest Airlines pilots Tuesday in an extraordinary letter in which the agency chastised the pair, saying they endangered the public by flying an hour and half without contacting controllers "while you were on a frolic of your own."

Pilots deny being asleepupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 22:03:00

John Roberts talks to aviation experts about the pilots who lost their bearings and missed a landing by 150 miles.

Pilot: No one was asleepupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 16:50:00

One of the pilots of a Northwest flight that missed the airport says no one was arguing or asleep.

Co-pilot: No sleeping or arguing in cockpitupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 16:50:00

The co-pilot of a Northwest Airlines flight that overshot the Minneapolis, Minnesota, airport by 150 miles says he and the pilot weren't asleep and they weren't arguing.

Military reviews jet overshootupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 16:47:00

CNN's Barbara Starr looks at new questions being raised after a Northwest Airlines jet flew past its destination.

Report: Stray jet's pilots were on laptopsupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 16:47:00

The pilots of the commercial jetliner that last week overshot its destination by about 150 miles have said they were using their laptops and lost track of time and location, federal safety officials said Monday.

Plane flies past destinationupdated: Fri Oct 23 2009 21:44:00

Were pilots who missed their destination sleeping or distracted? CNN's John Roberts reports.

Crew of wayward airliner cooperative, sober, police sayupdated: Fri Oct 23 2009 21:44:00

Police met a wayward jet that overshot the runway by 150 miles -- while not responding to control tower communications -- and said the pilots were "cooperative, apologetic and appreciative."

Airliner crew flies 150 miles past airportupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 18:43:00

A Northwest Airlines flight from San Diego, California, overshot the Minneapolis, Minnesota, airport by about 150 miles Wednesday evening, and federal investigators are looking into whether the pilots had become distracted, as they claimed, or perhaps fell asleep.

US Airways, United face FAA fines for safety violationsupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 12:12:00

The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday proposed fines against two of the nation's largest airlines, saying the airlines flew planes on hundreds of occasions in violation of FAA or airline safety standards. Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger Flies Againupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 12:27:00

The "Hero of the Hudson" begins his first day back on the job since saving Flight 1549

How do people survive airline crashes?updated: Tue Jun 30 2009 17:34:00

Reports of a lone child having survived Tuesday's crash of a Yemenia Airways flight in the Indian Ocean have people wondering: How does anyone survive a plane crash?

Flight 1549 passenger wants therapy compensationupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 11:37:00

Tess Sosa and her daughter have had a hard time forgetting US Airways Flight 1549's emergency landing in New York City's Hudson River in January.

Flight 1549 claims deniedupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 11:37:00

Survivors of US Airways Flight 1549 say the airline is not paying claims for their medical bills. Mary Snow reports.

Spanish jet makes emergency landing in Canary Islandsupdated: Wed Jun 10 2009 09:36:00

An Airbus A320 that took off from the Canary Islands had to turn back Wednesday because of an engine problem and then make an emergency landing, officials from Spain's airport authority and the airline said.

A week later, Air France mystery deepensupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 22:58:00

It's been little more than a week since an Air France jet crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, bringing a horrific end to the lives of the 228 people aboard.

Bird strike that downed plane was by migratory speciesupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 19:22:00

You can blame it on out-of-towners.

NTSB: Bird strike may have preceded fatal helicopter crashupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 14:33:00

The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday that a bird strike may have preceded the January 4 crash of a Sikorsky helicopter near Morgan City, Louisiana. SNEAK PEEK: Flight 1549 Hero on 'Remarkable' Landingupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 12:50:00

In this week's PEOPLE, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III recounts the terrifying moments in the cockpit and reflects on saving lives

Canada geese brought Flight 1549 down, NTSB saysupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 18:05:00

Canada geese got into both engines of US Airways Flight 1549 and forced the plane to ditch into the Hudson River last month, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.

Air traffic tapes of Hudson plane crash releasedupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 06:35:00

Minutes after he reported hitting birds and losing power in both engines, the pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 calmly told an air traffic controller the plane would ditch into the Hudson River. Pilot Calmly Says: 'We May Wind Up in the Hudson'updated: Thu Feb 05 2009 16:24:00

In cockpit voice recording, an unrattled Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger tells the controller he's "unable" to return to airport

NTSB: Bird remains found in Hudson plane's enginesupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 18:08:00

The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday that both engines of the US Airways flight that ditched last month into the Hudson River contained bird remains.

Flight 1549 pilot gets warm welcome in hometownupdated: Sun Jan 25 2009 10:54:00

The pilot who made a treacherous crash-landing on New York's Hudson River look like a routine maneuver got a hero's welcome Saturday in his California hometown.

A homecoming for Sullyupdated: Sun Jan 25 2009 10:54:00

Danville, California welcomes home Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the hero of the Hudson. CNN's Dan Simon reports.

Flight 1549's missing engine pulled from Hudson Riverupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 21:29:00

The missing engine from a US Airways jet that ditched in the Hudson River was recovered Friday, more than a week after the crash landing.

New video of Hudson River landingupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 21:29:00

New video shows US Airways flight 1549 crash landing in the Hudson River.

Passengers report scare on earlier US Airways Flight 1549updated: Tue Jan 20 2009 19:52:00

Two days before US Airways Flight 1549 crashed into the Hudson River, passengers on the same route and same aircraft say they heard a series of loud bangs and the flight crew told them they could have to make an emergency landing, CNN has learned.

Plane lifted from Hudson Riverupdated: Tue Jan 20 2009 19:52:00

US Airways Flight 1549 was retrieved from the Hudson River on Saturday.

Another aircraft grounded after hitting birdupdated: Sun Jan 18 2009 22:58:00

A bird struck an Arkansas hospital's helicopter Saturday, tearing a hole into the aircraft's nose and prompting the pilot to land early, according to officials and pictures taken after the landing. Meet the Hero Pilot Who Landed 'Miracle Flight'updated: Sat Jan 17 2009 10:30:00

Pilot Chesley Sullenberger saved the lives of 155 passengers and crew

Previous jet ditchings yielded survival lessonsupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 14:56:00

Lessons learned from previous successful airliner ditchings helped pilot C.B. "Sully" Sullenberger save 155 lives when he put his US Airways A320 jetliner down in the Hudson River, a fellow pilot told CNN.

Pilot saw plane plungeupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 14:56:00

A pilot who saw the US Airways plane plunge into the Hudson River talks with American Morning about watching it happen. More Than 150 People Rescued After Plane Lands in Hudson Riverupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 10:47:00

There are no fatalities when a US Airways jet reportedly flies into flock of geese

Passenger: 'It seemed like it lasted an eternity'updated: Thu Jan 15 2009 22:06:00

Fred Berretta was aboard US Airways Flight 1549 bound for Charlotte, North Carolina, when he heard a loud bang and the plane shook.

US Airways flight 1549 initial reportupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 21:54:00

US Airways (NYSE: LCC) flight 1549, an Airbus A320 en route to Charlotte from LaGuardia, has been involved in an accident in New York at approximately 3:03 p.m. Eastern Time.

Biologist: Birds competing for airspace with planesupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 20:46:00

The problem of planes hitting birds comes down to a key fact: "We're competing for airspace," says Richard Dolbeer, a biologist who spent 20 years studying the problem at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Luxury living at 35,000 ftupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 11:15:00

High net-worth individuals will always find ways to enjoy, celebrate and flaunt their wealth -- the yacht at Monte Carlo, the chateau, the vineyard and the Rolls Royce Phantom. The very wealthy add to this their private jets -- Gulfstreams and Lears -- providing mobile bedrooms and boardrooms for upwards of four people.

Search teams hunt for jet crash remainsupdated: Fri Nov 28 2008 10:26:00

Search and rescue teams worked through the night to find the remains of an Airbus jet that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea with seven people aboard, the jet's owner, Air New Zealand, said Friday.

Airbus A320 crashes into sea off Franceupdated: Fri Nov 28 2008 08:24:00

A plane with seven people aboard crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, a French regional government official told CNN.

Five die as Honduras jet overshoots runwayupdated: Sat May 31 2008 11:28:00

Five people died and more than 80 were injured when a commercial airliner overshot the runway into an adjoining street, crushing three vehicles and splitting into three sections before resting a few feet from a house, officials said.

Plane overshoots runwayupdated: Sat May 31 2008 01:27:00

Rescue officials climb onto the plane that overshot the runway while landing in Honduras.

United Airlines cancels 31 flights for inspectionsupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 15:28:00

United Airlines canceled 31 flights Wednesday in order to test fire suppression systems on a number of Boeing 777 aircraft, after discovering a routine check had not been done.

CNNMoney: United Airlines finds faulty wiring in 3 planesupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 12:00:00

United Airlines has found faulty wiring in the landing gear of three of its Airbus A320 planes, the company said Monday. Back to Baghdad: Hell Reassessedupdated: Sat Mar 15 2008 18:00:00

After a six-month hiatus, TIME's veteran Iraq correspondent returns to gauge the surge's impact. Have things changed?

Rough landingupdated: Mon Mar 03 2008 21:30:00's Nicole Lapin talks with I-Reporter Dave Gering about his experience on a plane that nearly crashed.

Plane scrapes wing during landing in Germanyupdated: Mon Mar 03 2008 21:30:00

Battling blustery weather, a Lufthansa Airlines flight scraped its wing on the ground during a landing attempt in Hamburg, Germany, over the weekend.

Activists climb onto BA jet at Heathrowupdated: Mon Feb 25 2008 09:50:00

Four Greenpeace activists breached security at Heathrow Airport on Monday to climb on top of a British Airways plane and protest plans to build a third runway, the environmental group and airport authorities said.

Heathrow security breachupdated: Mon Feb 25 2008 09:50:00

Activists climbed on top of a British Airways jet, protesting plans to build a third runway. CNN's Phil Black reports. BlackBerrys on a Planeupdated: Fri Dec 07 2007 13:00:00

JetBlue is about to become the first US airline to offer passengers free e-mail at 35,000 feet JetBlue to Test Limited In-Flight Net updated: Fri Dec 07 2007 07:00:00

JetBlue Airways Corp. will start offering limited e-mail and instant messaging services for free on one of its planes next week as airlines renew efforts to offer in-flight Internet access

Budget carriers take-offupdated: Fri Nov 23 2007 05:34:00

As recently as a few years ago, flying around the Middle East was an expensive exercise. Unlike the U.S. and Europe, there were no low-cost carriers competing for passengers on price. How times have changed.

Low cost carriersupdated: Fri Nov 23 2007 05:34:00

Marketplace Middle East looks at how low cost carriers are changing travel throughout the region.

Deals from the Dubai air showupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 06:51:00

The most ostentatious deal signed at this year's Dubai Art Show was by Saudi billionaire, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal who shelled out around $300 million to upgrade his personal Boeing 747 to an Airbus A380 superjumbo.

NTSB: Near-collision videos show runway dangers updated: Fri Nov 09 2007 08:53:00

The National Transportation Safety Board has released dramatic animation of two runway near-collisions this year to illustrate what the agency says is the need for improvements in runway safety.

Feds investigating close call at LAXupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 01:03:00

Two airliners may have missed colliding by less than 40 feet on the runway at Los Angeles International Airport, and federal officials are investigating, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Delays thwart Virgin America's first flightupdated: Tue Aug 07 2007 23:14:00

After years of preparation and planning, Virgin America finally took off Wednesday, despite delays caused by a summer storm in New York. But whether all the hype surrounding the new airline is anything more than hot air remains to be seen.

Protest blames governmentupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 03:42:00

Protest blames government

Pilot in Brazilian crash tried to abort landing, official saysupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 08:32:00

An initial probe of a Brazilian plane crash that killed nearly 200 people suggests the airliner's pilot tried to abort a landing, an official said Wednesday.

Whitbeck: Building 'blown out' in plane crashupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 08:28:00

More than 12 hours after a Brazilian jet airliner crash killed at least 200 people, smoke continued to pour from a building destroyed in the disaster. CNN correspondent Harris Whitbeck offered these observations from the scene Wednesday:

Fortune: Stocks, bonds... or jetsupdated: Thu May 31 2007 16:44:00

Want a sure-fire way to make a cool million? Buy a Boeing 737 and flip it. There's only one problem: Good luck finding one.

Air alert after 'drunk' bomb claimupdated: Thu Dec 28 2006 05:54:00

A Russian plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Prague Thursday after an apparently intoxicated passenger threatened to detonate a bomb, officials said.

124 dead in Russia airline crashupdated: Sun Jul 09 2006 04:30:00

A Sibir Airlines passenger jet with 200 people on board veered off the runway early Sunday while landing at Irkutsk Airport in eastern Siberia, crashed into a concrete barrier and burst into flames, killing at least 124 people, according to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Weather blamed for Black Sea crashupdated: Tue May 02 2006 20:32:00

Stormy weather is the most likely cause of a jet crash off the coast of Russia in which 113 people died, according to airline and Russian emergency officials.

Fortune: A British Invasion?updated: Mon Feb 06 2006 06:55:00

You know the old line: How do you end up with $500 million in the airline business? Start with a billion. These days the question should be, How do you end up with $250 million? Or nothing at all? ...

Police suspect tampering in Northwest jet's deflated tires updated: Thu Aug 25 2005 10:16:00

Police said they believe two tires may have been tampered with on a Northwest Airlines Boeing 757, an incident perhaps related to the nearly week-old mechanics strike against the nation's fourth-largest carrier.

Competition takes to the skyupdated: Thu Sep 02 2004 01:02:00

Four years ago, an air ticket for the two-hour flight between New Delhi and the commercial capital of Mumbai cost 5110 rupees (then about $150) on Indian Airlines and Jet Airways.

Seoul looks to boost air defensesupdated: Sun Feb 22 2004 23:18:00

South Korea is to buy four airborne surveillance aircraft to beef up its defenses against North Korea.

FAA orders fuel tank safety systems on jetsupdated: Tue Feb 17 2004 10:11:00

Federal aviation officials Tuesday announced plans to require airplane manufacturers Boeing and Airbus to retrofit 3,800 aircraft with onboard systems to prevent fuel tank explosions such as the one thought to have downed a TWA jet in 1996.

Fortune: JetBlue's IPO Takes Offupdated: Mon Apr 29 2002 00:01:00

When JetBlue Airways CEO David Neeleman boards one of his 23 Airbus A320s, passengers often ask if they can invest in the company. With JetBlue's April 12 IPO (JBLU, priced at $27), they can.

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