Germanwings crash families could seek damages in the U.S. - lawyer


FRANKFURT - Families of the victims of the Germanwings crash are considering filing a claim for damages in the United States if they cannot reach agreement with parent airline Lufthansa in Germany, a lawyer representing the families said on Sunday.


Japan's ANA Holdings to buy stake in Skymark Airlines 18 Apr 2015

TOKYO - Japan's biggest airline, ANA Holdings Inc , will buy a stake of less than 20 percent in Skymark Airlines Inc as part of a rescue plan for the bankrupt domestic budget carrier, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.


Rolls-Royce wins $9.2 billion order from Emirates for A380 engines 17 Apr 2015

LONDON - Rolls-Royce has won a $9.2 billion (6.12 billion pounds) deal to supply engines for 50 A380 aircraft for Dubai's Emirates airline [EMIRA.UL], the largest order in its history and giving it a boost after a torrid year of profit warnings.


Airbus upbeat on jet market, still studying A380 upgrade 17 Apr 2015

PARIS - Airbus sees continued strength in the aircraft market and may be able to increase production of its most popular jets beyond their planned rates if that trend continues, the head of the European planemaker said on Friday.

Emirates says still waiting to hear from Airbus on A380 revamp 17 Apr 2015

LONDON - Emirates [EMIRA.UL] president Tim Clark said on Friday the airline is still waiting for a decision from Airbus over whether the planemaker will proceed with a revamp of the A380 superjumbo.

Turkish Airlines says plane lands safely in Istanbul after bomb threat 17 Apr 2015

ISTANBUL - A Turkish Airlines plane landed safely in Istanbul after being recalled due to a bomb threat while bound for Basel, a spokeswoman said, the latest in a series of such incidents that have forced the carrier to divert or recall flights.


China complains Japanese air, sea surveillance raises safety risks 17 Apr 2015

BEIJING - China's Defence Ministry complained on Friday that Japanese surveillance activities threatened the safety of Chinese ships and aircraft, raising the issue after Japan said earlier this week that its jet fighter scrambles had hit levels unseen since the Cold War.


Boeing sees F/A-18 Middle East export decision soon 16 Apr 2015

BRUSSELS - Boeing Co expects a decision from a Middle East nation on whether to buy its F/A-18 fighter jet within months, the programme's top international sales executive said on Thursday.

Dutch shift focus in MH17 crash to investigating culprits 16 Apr 2015

THE HAGUE - The Dutch government said on Thursday that, with nearly all of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 identified, efforts had shifted to finding those responsible for shooting the plane down as it crossed Ukraine last July. | Video

Emirates picks Rolls-Royce engines for 50 A380 aircraft -sources 16 Apr 2015

PARIS/LONDON - Dubai's Emirates airline [EMIRA.UL] has selected British engine-maker Rolls-Royce to supply engines for 50 of the 140 A380 aircraft it has on order with Airbus , two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.