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NEW YORK - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration proposed on Wednesday requiring a fix for Boeing Co's 787-8 Dreamliner, following "numerous reports of failures of proximity sensors" on the high-tech plane's wings.
MILAN - Alitalia confirmed on Wednesday the appointment of former Ferrari boss Luca Cordero di Montezemolo as non-executive chairman of the Italian airline following the tie-up with Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Airways.
DUBLIN - Aer Lingus' largest shareholder, rival Irish airline Ryanair, has yet to decide whether to back a deal to end a long-running pension dispute that is seen as key to the airline's valuation.
SYDNEY - Australia is working on new drift modelling to expand the geographical area in which wreckage from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 may come ashore, the Australian search coordinator said on Wednesday.
MADRID - Air France said on Tuesday it is selling a 2.2 percent stake in Spanish travel technology company Amadeus through a derivatives deal with Deutsche Bank.
LONDON - Total SA is exploring ways to convert sugars from plant waste that could be used to fuel aircraft while cutting greenhouse gases, the French oil major said on Tuesday.
LIMA - A crackdown on illegal gold mining in Peru has spawned new smuggling routes through its porous border with Bolivia with some gangs using human mules, armoured cars and light aircraft to evade capture.
BERLIN - Airlines should lower their fuel surcharges to reflect a recent decline in oil prices, Gerd Billen, Germany's deputy minister of justice and consumer protection, said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation will not derail a major Pentagon technology initiative unveiled this month and should not delay a decision on how to improve a new class of smaller warships, U.S. defence officials said.
- Airbus Group said on Monday it had won a firm order for nine A321 aircraft from Frontier Airlines, a low-cost U.S. carrier based in Denver.