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Qantas selects Airbus over Boeing for world's longest flights

7:21am GMT

SYDNEY Australia's Qantas Airways picked Airbus SE over Boeing Co as the preferred supplier for jets capable of the world's longest commercial flights from Sydney to London, dealing the U.S. planemaker its latest setback this year.

China has 'important concerns' about Boeing 737 MAX design changes - regulator

12 Dec 2019

BEIJING/SYDNEY China has raised "important concerns" with Boeing Co regarding design changes proposed to end the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX airliner, Beijing's aviation regulator said on Thursday, declining to say when it might fly in China again.

Jetstar pilots plan four-hour work stoppages after failure to reach pay deal

06 Dec 2019

SYDNEY The pilots of Jetstar will conduct a limited number of four-hour work stoppages on Dec. 14 and 15 following a failure to agree on a pay deal with the budget airline, the Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) said on Friday.

Exclusive: South Korea, Japan set to back air traffic deal after near misses

28 Nov 2019

MONTREAL/HONG KONG South Korea and Japan are setting aside historical grievances to redraw responsibilities for air traffic control over the East China Sea following recent near misses.

Exclusive: South Korea, Japan set to back air traffic deal after near misses: sources

27 Nov 2019

MONTREAL/HONG KONG South Korea and Japan are setting aside historical grievances to redraw responsibilities for air traffic control over the East China Sea following recent near misses, sources told Reuters.

EXCLUSIVE-South Korea, Japan set to back air traffic deal after near misses: sources

27 Nov 2019

MONTREAL/HONG KONG, Nov 27 South Korea and Japan are setting aside historical grievances to redraw responsibilities for air traffic control over the East China Sea following recent near misses, sources told Reuters.

Asian airlines cautious about outlook for 2020: AAPA

25 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Asian airlines are cautious about the outlook for 2020 after trade disputes undermined confidence and led to economic growth below initial forecasts this year, the head of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said on Monday.

Qantas challenges Airbus, Boeing to offer better deal on ultra-long haul jets

19 Nov 2019

SYDNEY Qantas has asked Airbus and Boeing for a better deal on planes capable of non-stop Sydney-London flights before deciding whether to place an order.

Asian airlines slash flights to Hong Kong as unrest escalates

18 Nov 2019

SYDNEY Several Asian airlines have cut flights to Hong Kong for the coming weeks, an industry scheduling publication showed, as anti-government protests in the city grow increasingly violent and disrupt daily life.

Asian airlines slash flights to Hong Kong as unrest escalates

18 Nov 2019

SYDNEY Several Asian airlines have cut flights to Hong Kong for the coming weeks, an industry scheduling publication showed, as anti-government protests in the city grow increasingly violent and disrupt daily life.

World News

U.S. House panel approves impeachment charges against Trump

A Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction against Republican President Donald Trump on Friday, making it almost certain he will become the third American president in history to be impeached.