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    1. December 17, 2014

      Air passengers stay calm amid reclining seats and nut cases

      The airline business celebrated its centenary this year — in 1914, the world’s first commercial flight crossed Tampa Bay,...

    2. December 10, 2014

      Airlines on course for record profits fuelled by low oil prices

      The global airline industry will report record profits in 2015 as falling oil prices and economic growth push up earnings,...

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    1. Aerospace 2012

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    1. October 13, 2014

      Petrobras blamed for stalling Brazilian airline growth

      Petrobras’s fuel pricing policy threatens to put the brakes on Brazil’s airline industry, the world’s third-biggest domestic...

    2. September 11, 2014

      Our skies will not be safe until nations share their knowledge

      Fifty-five aircraft flew over eastern Ukraine on July 17, carrying the flags of nine nations. They flew in airspace declared...

    3. August 25, 2014

      Bank of China subsidiary buys 82 Boeing jets for $8.8bn

      BOC Aviation, the aircraft leasing subsidiary of Bank of China, has made its biggest single order for aircraft yet with the...

    4. July 29, 2014

      UN body reviews rules on conflict zone flights

      The UN body that oversees the co-ordination of international aviation regulations has pledged to re-examine rules for flying...

    5. July 24, 2014

      Air crash toll raises questions despite improving safety overall

      Passenger fatalities in air accidents are at their highest level since 2010, swelled by the disappearance of Malaysia...

    6. July 23, 2014

      Q&A: Why are airlines allowed to fly over war zones?

      Why are we seeing many airlines stop flying to Israel’s Tel Aviv airport? On Tuesday at 12.15 EST, the Federal Aviation...

    7. July 18, 2014

      US airlines recover after Ukraine crash

      US airline shares capped a volatile two days of trading on Friday, recovering the declines they had sustained in the wake of...

    8. July 13, 2014

      Budget carriers create a new map for airlines

      When two airlines started offering cut-price fares in the 1990s they fired up a process of change that is reshaping Europe’s...

    9. July 13, 2014

      Flight MH370: Record casts doubt on ‘never again’ promise

      The disappearance of flight MH370 ranks as the greatest mystery of the modern jet age. Four months after the disappearance...

    10. June 12, 2014

      Crude oil spike hits US airline sector

      US airline stocks continued on a sudden turbulent decline as sectarian violence across Iraq sent crude oil prices to a...

    11. June 3, 2014

      Push to improve aircraft tracking after MH370 disappearance

      The main aviation trade body on Tuesday sought to reassure the travelling public that there was momentum behind efforts to...

    12. June 2, 2014

      Iata cuts forecast for airlines’ profitability

      The main aviation trade body has cut its forecast for airline profits in 2014 because of concerns about China’s...

    13. FT Alphaville

      June 2, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan notes that a new King isn’t the only constitutional change on the minds of some...

    14. beyondbrics

      May 20, 2014

      Airlines grounded in Venezuelan malaise

      Ticket offices may soon be pushing down their blinds at Maiquetia, the international airport outside Caracas, as civil...

    15. beyondbrics

      April 30, 2014

      Venezuela: saying adios to pasta

      The International Pasta Association ranks Venezuelans as the world’s second-biggest consumers of Italy’s staple food. But...

    16. April 1, 2014

      Airline industry pledges to never ‘let another aircraft vanish’

      The world’s airlines have pledged to “never let another aircraft vanish” as they laid out plans to ensure that aircraft in...

    17. February 13, 2014

      Dogfight for aircraft orders looms large in Asia

      In the dogfight for aircraft orders between Boeing and Airbus, Asia is looming ever larger as a theatre of war. At this...

    18. February 10, 2014

      Air cargo market struggles for signs of modest upturn

      The air cargo market has been in the doldrums since the global financial crisis began, but a few bright spots are providing...

    19. February 10, 2014

      Optimism about aviation markets tempered by Asian jitters

      Asia’s growing middle classes and their desire to travel are making the region home to some of the world’s fastest expanding...

    20. FT Alphaville

      December 12, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE It’s all been about QE: Paul reports from Citi’s European Credit Conference, where the...

    21. November 17, 2013

      Airlines: upgraded

      Airline investors usually end up squeezed into a middle seat, well in back. Lately they have been sitting, not in first...

    22. October 16, 2013

      EU seeks to draw foreign airlines back into climate scheme

      The European Commission on Wednesday proposed that foreign airlines be brought back within the scope of the EU’s contentious...

    23. September 23, 2013

      Iata cuts airlines’ net profit outlook

      The aviation industry’s main representative body has cut its forecast for airlines’ combined net profit in 2013 by 8 per...

    24. September 23, 2013

      Clash over EU airline emissions policy threatens global deal

      The US and Brazil are digging in their heels over an EU push to have its contentious scheme to tackle airlines’ carbon...

    25. September 5, 2013

      EU offers fresh concession in airline emissions scheme

      The EU is offering fresh concessions on its highly contentious scheme to tackle airlines’ carbon pollution, in an effort to...

    26. July 1, 2013

      Iata calls for more airline consolidation

      Airlines will struggle to pay for the next generation of more fuel-efficient passenger jets unless governments and carriers...

    27. June 16, 2013

      Environment: Industry backs moves to reduce emissions

      It took more than a decade of bitter argument and diplomatic wrangling, but the world’s major airlines agreed on June 3 to...

    28. June 3, 2013

      Iata upgrades airline profit forecast

      The airline industry’s main representative body on Monday raised its profit forecast for carriers in 2013 because they are...

    29. March 20, 2013

      Airlines on course for rise in profits

      Airlines are on course for improved profits in 2013 because of higher-than-expected passenger travel and a recovery in air...

    30. March 15, 2013

      Sorting the wheat from the chaff

      I ended my last article about market timing, which can be encapsulated by the mantra “buy low, sell high”, by saying that if...

    31. December 21, 2012

      Short cuts: high style in Penang

      London The Royal Horticultural Society, the charity that organises the annual Chelsea Flower Show, is to launch holidays for...

    32. December 13, 2012

      Iata upgrades airline profit forecasts

      Airlines will report better than expected earnings in 2012 because of industry consolidation, cost-cutting and the collapse...

    33. October 23, 2012

      Airlines lose delay compensation appeal

      Lufthansa, British Airways, easyJet and Tui Travel have lost a legal battle in the European Court of Justice over the...

    34. October 3, 2012

      Nikkei falls for fourth straight session

      Asian stocks slipped on Wednesday as Japan’s Nikkei index fell for a fourth consecutive session. Overall losses on regional...

    35. October 1, 2012

      European airlines head for bigger losses

      Europe’s airlines are set to record a bigger than expected $1.2bn net loss this year, partly because the number of...

    36. August 3, 2012

      JAL – testing regional appetite

      Gone are the days when Japan’s flagship carrier owned a golf course management business and would lease a fleet of...

    37. June 25, 2012

      Crude oils wheels of central banks

      Investors looking at ways to prop up growth may want to look at another kind of liquidity: the central bank of oil. Brent...

    38. June 12, 2012

      Qantas raises defences against takeovers

      Qantas Airways has moved to protect itself against a potential hostile takeover by engaging investment banking advisers and...

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