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  • Spirit shares tumble on dismal forecast for 2Q revenue ratio

    Shares of Spirit Airlines Inc. fell more than 9 percent after the low-cost carrier predicted a weak revenue trend in the second quarter. Spirit said that revenue for every seat flown one mile would drop 14 percent to 15 percent in the April-through-...
  • FAA chief: Gyrocopter 'indistinguishable' from birds on radar

    FAA chief: Gyrocopter 'indistinguishable' from birds on radar
    A small gyrocopter that flew through miles of the nation's most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol was "indistinguishable" on radar from non-aircraft such as a flock of birds, a kite or a balloon, the head of the Federal Aviation...
  • What urine reveals about obesity

    What urine reveals about obesity
    Let's face it: Obesity's not hard to diagnose. It's easily done with a scale, a tape measure and (if you don't want to do the math yourself), a body-mass index (BMI) calculator. Or you could go old-school, and use your eyes. So, when scientists set...
  • Gyrocopter stunt at Capitol shows air defenses didn't work, lawmaker says

    WASHINGTON The protesting mailman who flew his mini- helicopter through miles of restricted airspace to the U.S. Capitol building showed that the government isn't prepared for the growing threat from drones and small aircraft, a lawmaker said. The...
  • Charlie Trotter alumni creating meals for United Airlines

    Charlie Trotter alumni creating meals for United Airlines
    United Airlines will create new meals by tapping the expertise of alumni of late celebrity chef Charlie Trotter, the carrier said Tuesday. And United, headquartered in Chicago, will be the official airline of The Trotter Project, a nonprofit organization...
  • American Airlines shows off latest plane to employees, media

    American Airlines is making final preparations to begin flying its newest plane, the Boeing 787, next week. The airline is showing off the plane to employees and the media Wednesday at Dallas-Fort International Airport. The first passenger flight with...
  • Illness on flight diverted to New York 'a big mystery'

    An airline passenger said he had trouble breathing, and others felt ill, but the airline said Thursday that an inspection found no mechanical faults after the jet made an emergency landing in New York. And while federal safety officials had no...
  • United Airlines posts record profit of $508 million for 1Q

    Lower fuel prices helped United Airlines earn a record first-quarter profit despite a dip in revenue. The airline predicted that a key revenue figure will fall in the second quarter, but CEO Jeff Smisek predicted another record profit in the April-...
  • Uber: "We cannot operate'' under new Broward law

    Uber: "We cannot operate'' under new Broward law
    Broward County commissioners on Tuesday passed a sweeping new law regulating app-based ride services such as Uber, despite the company's threat to leave town if they did. The new regulations legalize services including Uber and Lyft, whose drivers use...
  • Congressman Bill Shuster hasn't considered recusal after dating aviation lobbyist

    WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday said he never considered recusing himself from the panel's work on aviation legislation after he began dating a top airline industry lobbyist. GOP Rep. Bill Shuster of...
  • What rules apply when members of Congress date lobbyists?

    WASHINGTON Confronted with questions about how his relationship with an aviation industry lobbyist might impact his chairmanship of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., said he has "gone above and beyond what...