German union threatens Lufthansa strikes after Christmas

Business Dec 23, 2019

German union threatens Lufthansa strikes after Christmas

A German cabin crew union on Sunday threatened Lufthansa with fresh walkouts after Christmas as discussions to resolve a bitter dispute over pay and conditions failed to make progress. Speaking after the latest round of arbitration talks, the UFO union said efforts to come up ...

Boeing drops 2019 timing for 737 Max return after CEO meets with FAA

Business Dec 13, 2019

Boeing drops 2019 timing for 737 Max return after CEO meets with FAA

Boeing Co. on Thursday abandoned its goal of winning approval this month from the Federal Aviation Administration to unground the 737 Max after Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg met with senior U.S. aviation officials. The announcement came after a congressional hearing on Wednesday in which numerous ...

Short electric flight advances fossil fuel-free air travel

Business Dec 12, 2019

Short electric flight advances fossil fuel-free air travel

A five-minute test flight of an all-electric commercial aircraft by Vancouver-based Harbour Air has taken a significant step in the quest to replace aircraft powered by fossil fuels, a mode of transportation increasingly viewed through the prism of global warming. The neon-green and indigo-blue seaplane ...

South Africa makes last-ditch move to save state airline

Business Dec 6, 2019

South Africa makes last-ditch move to save state airline

South Africa's government will cede control of the national airline to a restructuring specialist in a last-ditch attempt to save the cash-strapped business from collapse. As part of a rescue plan started on Thursday, the government will hand the running of South African Airways (SAA) ...