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  • Investigators: Airliners should be equipped with technologies so they can be found

    Responding to recent incidents in which airliners vanished, U.S. accident investigators recommended Thursday that all passenger planes making long flights over water carry improved technology that will allow them to be found more readily in the event of a...
  • For first time, divers enter crashed AirAsia plane's fuselage

    For first time, divers enter crashed AirAsia plane's fuselage
    For the first time, Indonesian divers were able Friday to enter the fuselage of the AirAsia jetliner that crashed last month into the Java Sea and retrieved six bodies, an official said. The operations chief at the National Search and Rescue Agency,...
  • Former Leesburg aviation adviser goes to prison for lies about bad propeller on eBay

    Former Leesburg aviation adviser goes to prison for lies about bad propeller on eBay
    A one-time Leesburg aviation figure who lied about the airworthiness of a propeller sold on eBay to an Oregon buyer was sentenced to one year in federal prison, officials announced today. Clive Felix Ure, 58, of Zephyrhills also must pay more than $67,...
  • As drones grow in popularity, so, too, the danger of 'flyaways'

    As drones grow in popularity, so, too, the danger of 'flyaways'
    Robert Ross had his drone less than a month when it became a "flyaway." His pancake-size drone, a Christmas gift from his wife, caught an air current on the North Side last week and never looked back. "I was flying my drone at Jonquil Playlot Park,"...
  • United's quarterly profit misses estimate in otherwise strong 2014

    United's quarterly profit misses estimate in otherwise strong 2014
    Chicago-based United Continental Holdings said Thursday it earned $28 million in the fourth quarter, falling short of Wall Street estimates. Chicago-based United Continental Holdings, parent of United Airlines, on Thursday said it earned $28 million in...
  • Fuel-hedging contracts, severance costs push United Airlines' profit down 80 percent in 4Q

    United Airlines' fourth-quarter profit fell 80 percent due to severance costs and contracts that lost value as oil prices tumbled. Without those one-time setbacks, however, the airline's adjusted profit soared. The split results show how falling oil...
  • Southwest Airlines posts 4Q profit, results beat Wall Street forecasts

    Southwest Airlines Co.'s fourth-quarter net income slipped 10 percent due to the effect of fuel-hedging contracts that lost value as oil prices tumbled, but the company's results beat Wall Street expectations. Southwest said Thursday that it earned...
  • Bob Hope Airport sees increase in passengers

    Bob Hope Airport sees increase in passengers
    The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport rose in November, compared to the same period in 2013, continuing a trend that began in July, according to the latest statistics. In November, the airfield handled 325,515 passengers,...
  • Cheaper jet fuel, strong demand expected to boost airline profits even higher in 2015

    Leaders of United and Southwest gave an upbeat forecast for 2015 that combined strong travel demand and cheaper fuel. Airline stocks soared on Thursday. The price of jet fuel has dropped by about half since September, boosting airline profits and tamping...
  • Where's everyone going? Las Vegas, New York City, Cancún, Expedia says

    Even if you haven't firmed up your vacation plans this year, chances are you're going to Las Vegas, New York City or Cancún, Mexico. That's the word from online travel company Expedia, which looked at departures from nine major U.S.  airports in...
  • United Airlines caught in political scrum over in-flight TV channel

    United Airlines caught in political scrum over in-flight TV channel
    Chicago-based United Airlines has been caught in a political crossfire in recent days over a politically conservative news station that was the default channel on flights that offer DirecTV service. The airline said it had not chosen the default channel...