air travel

  • first alert weather Apr 1

    How a Lack of Air Travel Can Impact Weather Forecasting

    Airplanes help collect weather data every day which goes into the models used for forecasting across our country and a lack of planes can have an impact on those models.

  • airline industry Mar 11

    FAA Waives Rules That Led Airlines to Fly Empty Planes

    Federal regulators are temporarily waiving a rule that has been causing airlines to fly nearly empty planes to avoid losing precious takeoff and landing rights at major airports

  • Holiday Travel Dec 21, 2019

    Bradley Busy As Holiday Travel Rush Begins

    The countdown to Christmas is underway and lots of travelers are expected to be on the roads, on trains and in the air to get to their desired destinations. At Bradley International Airport, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) typically screens about 9,000 travelers a day. During the holidays, TSA is expecting that number to spike to 12,000 passengers per day….

  • Holiday Travel Dec 20, 2019

    Bradley Busy As Holiday Travel Rush Begins

    Thousands of travelers are expected to pass through Bradley Airport during the Christmas holiday week.

  • Donald Trump Oct 2, 2019

    US Tariffs on EU Goods Would Include Cheese, Wine, Aircraft

    The Trump administration plans to impose tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of European imports _ from gouda cheese to single-malt whiskey to large aircraft _ beginning Oct. 18 to retaliate against illegal European Union subsidies for aviation giant Airbus. The latest escalation in the administration’s tariffs will open a new chapter in the trade wars that are depressing the world...

  • New Jersey Aug 13, 2019

    United Tells Pilots No Alcohol for 12 Hours Before Flights

    United Airlines is setting an earlier cutoff time for when pilots must stop drinking alcohol before flights. The airline is telling pilots they must abstain from alcohol for 12 hours before flights, up from the previous eight hours.

  • NBC News Jul 28, 2019

    Study: Airplane Contrails Add to Climate Change and They’re Getting Worse

    Despite conspiracy theories about so-called chemtrails, there’s no evidence that the white plumes seen trailing from high-flying airplanes are part of a secret government program to spray toxic chemicals into the atmosphere for mass sterilization or mind control. But contrails do pose a threat, NBC News reports. Scientists say they contribute to climate change by trapping heat that radiates upward...

  • Florida Jul 20, 2019

    Canceled Flights, Higher Fares, Older Jets — Air Travel Takes a Hit From Boeing 737 Max Grounding

    The worldwide grounding of Boeing 737 Max planes is now in its fifth month and disruptions to air travel are set to continue for several months more. Aviation regulators haven’t said when they might allow the 737 Max to fly again. They grounded the planes across the globe in mid-March after two fatal crashes — one in Indonesia in October...

  • CEO Jun 18, 2019

    Boeing Signs First Deal for 737 Max Jet Since Deadly Crashes

    Boeing is selling its 737 Max planes again. The company announced at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday that International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and other carriers, signed a letter of intent for 200 Boeing 737 aircraft. Boeing said it’s the first sale of the jetliner since the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max in...

  • Governor Mar 13, 2018

    154K+ Remain Without Power in Massachusetts as Blizzard Blasts Region

    The third major nor’easter to hit the Northeast in two weeks lashed a storm-weary New England with heavy snow, whipping winds and blizzard conditions in some areas.

  • CEO May 30, 2019

    Weeks Before Deadly Crash, Ethiopian Pilot Pleaded for Training

    Just days after a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max nosedived in Indonesia and killed all 189 people aboard, an Ethiopian Airlines pilot began pleading with his bosses for more training on the Max, warning that crews could easily be overwhelmed in a crisis and that one of their planes could be the next to go down. “We are asking for...

  • spokesman May 7, 2019

    Recent Airline Crashes Run Against Trend Toward Safer Flying

    After a long trend toward greater safety in air travel, there has been an uptick in airline accidents and deaths in 2018 and 2019. Many aviation experts regard that recent increase as a statistical blip, however. They note that accidents and deaths remain a fraction of the numbers from as recently as the 1990s. Advances in aircraft and airport design,...

  • attorney Jul 24, 2018

    Liquor Heiress Arrested in NXIVM Case

    An heiress to the Seagram’s liquor fortune was arrested Tuesday in connection with her work with an upstate New York self-improvement organization accused of branding some of its female followers and forcing them into unwanted sex. Michael George reports.

  • airline Mar 14, 2019

    Boeing Promises Software Fix for Grounded 737 Max Planes

    Boeing has promised an urgent fix to flight control software in its grounded 737 Max planes, days after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max killed all 157 people on board. American pilots made at least five complaints last fall about autopilot issues causing the planes to make a sudden nosedive during takeoff.

  • Berlin Mar 10, 2019

    157 Dead After Plane Crashes in Ethiopia

    The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-8 Max plane crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 157 on board.

  • CEO Feb 14, 2019

    Airbus Abandons Its Superjumbo Jet A380 After a Decade

    European plane maker Airbus said Thursday it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021 for lack of customers, abandoning the world’s biggest passenger jet and one of the aviation industry’s most ambitious and most troubled endeavors. Barely a decade after the double-deck, 500-plus-seat plane started carrying passengers, Airbus said that key client Emirates is cutting back its orders, and...

  • Donald Trump Feb 12, 2019

    Fact-Checking Trump’s 2020 Campaign Rally in El Paso

    Let Democrats have their way, President Donald Trump suggested, and the United States will become a country without border security, airplanes or cows. Trump warned of a variety of dire consequences from the Democratic playbook as he rallied Monday night in the border city of El Paso, Texas, in a hall where banners proclaimed “Finish the Wall” even though he...

  • Donald Trump Jan 30, 2019

    Dems Make Opening Offer, With No Money for Trump’s Wall

    Democrats in the House offered a border security plan on Wednesday that would not provide a penny for Donald Trump’s border wall, ignoring — for now — an early-morning warning from the president that they’d be “wasting their time” if they don’t come up with wall money. The Democratic offer is just a starting point in House-Senate talks on border...

  • CEO Jan 28, 2019

    Federal Government Reopens Temporarily

    Hundreds of thousands of federal workers return to work on Monday, Jan. 28, after lawmakers struck a deal with President Donald Trump to temporarily reopen the government for three weeks. Another shutdown is still on the table, as Trump push to secure funding with threats to use Pentagon funds if Congress will not give him $5.7 billion for a physical wall.

  • Donald Trump Jan 27, 2019

    Trump Casts Doubt on Seeing a Budget Deal That He’d Accept

    President Donald Trump said the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are “less than 50-50.” As hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers prepared to return to work, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that he doesn’t think the negotiators will strike a deal that he’d accept. He pledged to build...

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