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    1. May 17, 2016

      Airbus and Boeing contend with headwinds

      The commercial aerospace industry has long been cyclical, flying in close formation with the rise and fall of economic...

    2. March 8, 2016

      Gordon Bethune leads proxy battle at United Airlines

      The parent company of United Airlines faces renewed uncertainty after the former chief executive of Continental...

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    1. February 9, 2016

      Venezuela charge drives Goodyear into loss

      Goodyear Tire & Rubber became the latest big US company to detail damage from Venezuela’s financial crisis when the...

    2. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      United CEO Munoz undergoes heart transplant

      United Airlines chief executive Oscar Munoz, who was already on leave due to a heart attack in October, underwent a...

    3. December 14, 2015

      Hackers in ‘white hats’ join effort to thwart the bad guys

      Commuters in the Israeli port city of Haifa fumed during a particularly tedious traffic jam two years ago, never...

    4. November 24, 2015

      Palo Alto rises on strong cyber security demand

      Palo Alto Networks zipped higher on Tuesday as the company’s quarterly results pointed to strong demand for cyber...

    5. October 22, 2015

      Low oil prices deliver twin blow to United Continental

      United Continental suffered a twin blow from weak oil prices in the third quarter when it announced that yields had...

    6. October 20, 2015

      United gets third chief in six weeks after Munoz’s heart attack

      United Continental has named Brett Hart, its general counsel, as interim chief executive after issuing the first formal...

    7. October 19, 2015

      Airlines reach for WiFi in the sky

      Forget champagne, fully flat beds and onboard showers. For airlines’ business travellers, the must-have facility these...

    8. October 15, 2015

      Drone completes first UK flight alongside commercial aircraft

      Drones could soon be flying alongside commercial aircraft in the skies above Britain after UK civil air traffic...

    9. October 12, 2015

      Eli Lilly’s heart-drug setback reverberates through pharma sector

      Shares of several of the US’s largest drugmakers were roiled on Monday after Eli Lilly surprisingly halted development...

    10. October 9, 2015

      United Airlines climbs amid carrier rebound

      Good news from two of the biggest US carriers put some wind beneath the wings of airline stocks on Friday. United...

    11. September 20, 2015

      Hot air from United Airlines will not dispel Newark nerves

      Dear Oscar Munoz Congratulations on being made CEO of United Airlines — you’re a brave man to have accepted the job. I...

    12. September 9, 2015

      How a traffic jam on a New York bridge led to a CEO’s ousting

      It is one of the strangest business stories in the US in the recent years: an investigation into traffic jams on a...

    13. September 8, 2015

      United Airlines chief executive steps down amid inquiry

      United Continental chief executive Jeff Smisek is stepping down in connection with a federal investigation, the US...

    14. July 12, 2015

      The not so friendly skies of America

      There are few things more American than Gershwin piping through the speakers as you taxi down the runway. Yet for the...

    15. July 9, 2015

      Prepare for more cyber attacks on US

      Another week, another wave of cyber alarm in America. On Wednesday both the New York Stock Exchange and United Airlines...

    16. July 8, 2015

      United jets grounded for second time in two months

      United Airlines stopped all flights out of the US for about an hour on Wednesday because of a “computer problem at the...

    17. July 1, 2015

      DoJ launches probe of high airline fares

      US airlines face potential fines and other legal sanctions over keeping fares high, after the justice department...

    18. June 12, 2015

      Oil price poses little risk for aerospace manufacturers

      When Delta Air Lines, one of the US’s big three traditional airlines, held a conference for investors last December, it...

    19. June 9, 2015

      Emirates Airline warns US against dismantling ‘open skies’ deal

      Many foreign airlines could face severe challenges flying to the United Arab Emirates if the US chooses to dismantle...

    20. June 8, 2015

      Qatar CEO: industry must repudiate campaign against Gulf carriers

      The chief executive of Qatar Airways on Monday demanded the industry repudiate a campaign against the Gulf carriers by...

    21. May 3, 2015

      How mayor pleaded to end Bridgegate jams

      In August 2013, David Wildstein, an appointee of New Jersey governor Chris Christie to the Port Authority of New York...

    22. May 1, 2015

      Former Christie ally pleads guilty in bridge scandal

      A former ally of Chris Christie pleaded guilty on Friday to charges related to a politically motivated road closure and...

    23. March 15, 2015

      Emirates Airline considers action against US rivals

      Emirates Airline is considering legal action against US carriers who have accused their rapidly growing Gulf-based...

    24. February 20, 2015

      Emirates attacks Delta chief’s credibility

      Emirates, the ambitious Dubai airline, has questioned whether Delta Air Lines’ chief executive is fit for his position,...

    25. February 8, 2015

      Chris Christie ally flies into ethics storm

      United Airlines’ decision to fly two lightly-used planes a week from Newark to an obscure South Carolina airport has...

    26. December 30, 2014

      US airlines: turning the page

      Chapter 11 . . . Chapter 22 . . . Chapter 33 . . . Has the thick tome of airline bankruptcy finally closed?...

    27. November 21, 2014

      Icahn helps to choose new Hertz chief

      Hertz, the car rental company facing growing questions about its accounting, has appointed a former senior airline...

    28. September 26, 2014

      Fire grounds flights in Chicago

      Passengers using Chicago’s two main airports faced severe disruption on Friday with more than 40 per cent of flights...

    29. August 27, 2014

      Ryanair introduces stripped down business class

      Another day, another blow to the traditional glamour of international flying. In a week when two passengers were thrown...

    30. August 27, 2014

      Airlines fight for the right to recline

      A high-altitude row between two United Airlines passengers on Sunday has brought into focus one of the lesser known...

    31. July 23, 2014

      Delta gains on domestic demand underpin

      Delta Air Lines lifted the US airline sector on Wednesday after it said results were underpinned by strong domestic...

    32. March 4, 2014

      Delta soars above bumpy weather

      Delta Air Lines shares climbed to the highest level since its emergence from bankruptcy protection seven years ago...

    33. February 28, 2014

      United hit by flight cancellation woes

      United Airlines dipped after the airline warned that tens of thousands of flight cancellations due to severe winter...

    34. January 28, 2014

      American Airlines swings to profit after merger

      Profits for the companies that merged last month to form the new American Airlines Group improved nearly fivefold in...

    35. January 23, 2014

      US airlines drop despite profit growth

      US airlines United Continental Holdings and Southwest stumbled on Thursday as earnings season continued its brisk pace...

    36. December 1, 2013

      Japan to take up spat over China air zone with US

      Japanese politicians will take up their anxieties over China’s controversial new air defence zone with US...

    37. November 14, 2013

      Gulf carriers destabilise alliances

      The great and the good of the aviation industry gathered in Doha last month to celebrate an unusual event. With much...

    38. November 8, 2013

      Social media can dent reputations

      When Dave Carroll, a United Airlines passenger, saw his cherished Taylor guitar broken by baggage handlers, he sought...

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