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  • FAA: Southwest can use planes that missed inspection, for now

    Federal officials have agreed to let Southwest Airlines Co. keep flying planes that missed an inspection of a backup rudder system if the planes are checked in the next five days. Southwest grounded 128 planes — about one-fifth of its fleetĀ &...
  • Southwest CEO sees BWI as international gateway

    Southwest CEO sees BWI as international gateway
    BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport will be a "focal point" for Southwest Airline's expansion into dozens of new international markets, the carrier's CEO said Friday. The Dallas-based airline, already the nation's largest domestic carrier, launched its first...
  • McDonald's plunges on Fortune's list of most admired companies

    McDonald's plunges on Fortune's list of most admired companies
    McDonald's isn't as admirable as it used to be. The Oak Brook-based burger giant plunged on Fortune's annual list of the world's most admired companies, dropping to 46 from last year's ranking of 22. Chicago-based Boeing also slipped in 2015, falling...
  • Southwest Airlines boarding passes now compatible with iPhone Passbook

     Southwest Airlines boarding passes now compatible with iPhone Passbook
    Good news for iPhone owners who fly Southwest Airlines: The carrier this week updated its smartphone app so customers can store mobile boarding passes in the iPhone Passbook, which aggregates tickets, loyalty cards and electronic coupons from compatible...
  • Drone industry has mixed reaction to FAA's proposed rules

    Drone industry has mixed reaction to FAA's proposed rules
    Entrepreneurs in the fledgling drone industry breathed a sigh of relief Monday after federal regulators finally issued proposed rules for flying the small robotic flying machines — a plan not as tough on commercial users as many had feared. "It'...
  • Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia, crashes through fence

    A Delta plane from Atlanta skidded off a LaGuardia Airport runway while landing during a snowstorm on Thursday and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest perilously close to the icy waters of a bay. The nose was leaning on a berm...
  • Delta Air Lines accident is latest at New York's LaGuardia

    A Delta Air Lines jet skidded off a runway and crashed through a fence after landing Thursday at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Here are some other accidents involving planes taking off from or landing at the airport, which is tucked along the East...
  • Flight cancellations mount at BWI as storm moves in

    Flight cancellations mount at BWI as storm moves in
    Flight cancellations were stacking up at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Thursday morning as a winter storm system moved into the region. As of about 4:30 p.m., there were 217 cancelled flights at the Anne Arundel County airport and 64 delayed flights,...
  • Silver Airways maintenance headquarters to open in Orlando soon

    Silver Airways maintenance headquarters to open in Orlando soon
    Silver Airways is bringing 200 new jobs to Central Florida when its new maintenance headquarters opens later this month. Construction on the $5 million building began in December. Orlando International Airport's central location and the number of...
  • $105 million contract approved for BWI concourse connection for international service

    $105 million contract approved for BWI concourse connection for international service
    A $105 million contract for the reconstruction of two concourses at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport — meant to allow for more international service — was approved Wednesday by the Board of Public Works. The contract went to Greenbelt-based...
  • Winter storm prompts hundreds of canceled Texas flights

    A late-winter storm has reached parts of Texas with hundreds of flights canceled and some schools closing early. Lubbock and Amarillo were under a winter weather advisory until midnight Wednesday with a slight chance of snow. The National Weather Service...