U.S. FAA proposes requiring fix for Boeing 787 Dreamliner


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.


Alitalia confirms ex-Ferrari boss Montezemolo as chairman 26 Nov 2014

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.

Ryanair undecided if will back Aer Lingus pension deal 26 Nov 2014

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.


Australia working on new drift modelling for MH370 wreckage 26 Nov 2014

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.


Air France says to sell 2.2 percent stake in Amadeus 25 Nov 2014

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.

France's Total developing advanced biofuel sugars from plant waste 25 Nov 2014

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.


Peru crackdown on illegal gold leads to new smuggling routes 25 Nov 2014

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.

German deputy minister calls on airlines to lower fuel surcharges 25 Nov 2014

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.

Hagel move not seen scuttling efforts on innovation, warships 25 Nov 2014

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.


Frontier Airlines orders nine airbus A321ceo aircraft 24 Nov 2014

- 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.