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Drones sales are soaring, along with safety concerns
Portland Press Herald - 12/17/2014
“The more frequent the operations of these unmanned aircraft, the higher the risk factor is, especially as folks explore the edges of the envelope,” said Sean Cassidy, the national safety coordinator for the Air Line Pilots Association.
 
FedEx misses Street 2Q forecasts, but profit jumps 23 pct
Yahoo! News UK & Ireland - 12/17/2014
FedEx misses Street 2Q forecasts, but profit jumps 23 pct FedEx 2Q profit jumps 23 percent, but performance misses expectations FedEx's second-quarter...
 
Howard's Business Report: Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaii News Now - 12/17/2014
Yesterday, Howard Dicus did an hour-long interview show for Hawaii Public Radio, to run New Year's Day. Among the guests, in an hour devoted to the tourism outlook for 2015, was Mark Dunkerley.
 
JetBlue Adds Three New Routes From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
JetBlue Airways - 12/18/2014
JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today adds three more nonstop routes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), all to Florida: Fort Myers (RSW), Jacksonville (JAX) and West Palm Beach (PBI). Service to Jacksonville is twice daily, while Fort Myers and West Palm Beach will enjoy daily service. During the holiday season from December 19 to January 4, 2015, JetBlue will offer a second daily service to both Fort Myers and West Palm Beach.
 
Republic Airways to Enhance Ties with Delta Air Lines - Analyst Blog
Yahoo! Finance - 12/17/2014
Republic Airways to Enhance Ties with Delta Air Lines - Analyst Blog Following a recent extension of the Capacity Purchase Agreement ( CPA )
 
The JetBlue Foundation Provides Grants to Help Young Aviators' Imaginations Take Flight
JetBlue Airways - 12/17/2014
JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announces the second round of grants provided by the JetBlue Foundation. The JetBlue Foundation, established in 2013, is an education-focused entity which continues the airline's efforts to place aviation top-of-mind as a career choice for students by igniting interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.
 
Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify Five-Year Contract
Travel and Tour World - 12/18/2014
Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify Five-Year Contract Alaska Airlines flight attendants today approved a new five-year contract. Alaska...
 
 
Industry & Legislative News
 
FAA protecting airplanes from lightning strikes
The Hill - 12/17/2014
The Federal Aviation Administration is looking to better protect airplanes from being struck by lightning.
 
TSA chief focuses screening on riskiest travelers
USA Today - 12/16/2014
The head of the Transportation Security Administration, preparing to leave his job at the end of this month, said Tuesday that focusing scrutiny on the riskiest travelers was the biggest change in his four years in office.
 
Airline employment in October is up 0.8% from October 2013
The Dallas Morning News - 12/17/2014
U.S. airlines employed 539,501 employees on a full-time equivalent basis in October, up 0.8 percent from the 535,413 jobs in October 2013.
 
Congested airport ramps risky before and after flights
USA Today - 12/17/2014
...group published a Ground Operations Manual in 2011 on the best ways for contractors to secure a plane, bring baggage, food and fuel trucks close...
 
 
Airline News
 
Pilot union gives American Airlines a ‘comprehensive counterproposal’
The Dallas Morning News - 12/17/2014
The Allied Pilots Association gave American Airlines management a new contract proposal Wednesday in response to the carrier’s November contract proposal.
 
American Airlines plane diverted after being hit by winter storm, several hurt
Edmonton Sun - 12/17/2014
...taken to hospital for minor injuries. American Airlines Flight 280, a Boeing 777-200 heading to Dallas/Fort Worth airport from Incheon in South...
 
Bag workers picket Southwest Airlines over flight delays
USA Today - 12/17/2014
Bag workers picket Southwest Airlines over flight delays INDIANAPOLIS Southwest Airlines baggage handlers picketed at Indianapolis International...
 
Etihad unveils 'future of air travel'
The West Australian - 12/18/2014
...airline unveiled both its new interiors and its latest planes the 498-seat Airbus A380 super jumbo and the 227-seat Boeing 787. Etihad has ordered...
 
 
Financial News
 
Airlines in a profit stream
Business Report - 12/18/2014
AIRLINES around the world are poised for a $12 billion (R140bn) windfall as the global oil crash cuts bills for jet fuel, the biggest expense in an industry that was battered by surging commodity prices last decade.
 
BTS: $3 billion 3Q net profit for 10 largest US passenger airlines
Air Transport World - 12/17/2014
...Airline Financial Data report. The 10 largest airlines in BTS study are Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, US...
 
SkyWest, Inc. Declares 78th Consecutive Quarterly Dividend
The Business Journals - 12/17/2014
...Express, Delta Connection, American Eagle and US Airways Express carriers under contractual agreements with United Airlines, Inc. ("United"),
 
 
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