American Airlines reaches tentative deal with flight attendants

NEW YORK, Sept 19 - American Airlines Group Inc said on Friday it struck a tentative contract agreement with the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, an important step in finalizing a deal with 24,500 U.S.-based stewards at the airline.

U.N. aviation body to mull space safety as space taxis ready for flight

MONTREAL - The United Nation's civil aviation body, currently wrestling with how to help airlines maintain safety over conflict zones, is taking first steps toward protection for commercial vessels in space.

Science, 20 Sep 2014

Russia critical of MH17 inquiry, wants bigger U.N. role

UNITED NATIONS - Russia on Friday criticized an international investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, saying it can be transparent only with more U.N. involvement, even though the world body found the inquiry met international standards.

World, 20 Sep 2014

Russia critical of MH17 inquiry, wants bigger U.N. role

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 19 - Russia on Friday criticized an international investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, saying it can be transparent only with more U.N. involvement, even though the world body found the inquiry met international standards.

20 Sep 2014

JetBlue names former British Airways exec CEO, shares rise

- JetBlue Airways on Thursday named Robin Hayes, its current president and a former British Airways executive, to succeed Dave Barger as chief executive, sending the airline's shares up in after-market trading.

19 Sep 2014

UPDATE 2-JetBlue names former British Airways exec CEO, shares rise

Sept 18 - JetBlue Airways on Thursday named Robin Hayes, its current president and a former British Airways executive, to succeed Dave Barger as chief executive, sending the airline's shares up in after-market trading.

Regulatory News, 19 Sep 2014

UPDATE 2-Air Lease urges Boeing, Airbus caution on raising jetliner output

NEW YORK, Sept 18 - The president of Air Lease Corp, a major jetliner leasing company, on Thursday urged Boeing Co and Airbus Group SA to be cautious about further increases in the production rates of jetliners, saying their plans to do so put suppliers at risk of breakdown.

Regulatory News, 19 Sep 2014

UPDATE 1-Etihad Airways to raise $2 bln in 2014 to fund stake buys, aircraft

ABU DHABI, Sept 18 - Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways is on track to raise about $2 billion in loans this year to fund its equity investments around the world and aircraft purchases, its chief financial officer said on Thursday.

18 Sep 2014

Budget airline baggage charges cleared by top European court

BRUSSELS, Sept 18 - Budget airlines have been cleared by Europe's top court to continue with the business model that has helped the likes of Ryanair and easyJet to flourish by topping up revenue from low headline fares with separate baggage and seating charges.

18 Sep 2014

Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors: Senate panel

WASHINGTON - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found.

18 Sep 2014