Airbus Sees Heathrow Gridlock Spurring Sales of A380 Superjumbo

London'a Heathrow Airport

Congestion at major airports like London’s Heathrow may be good news for Airbus Group SE. The planemaker expects rising numbers of passengers at hub airports to spur sales of its A380 superjumbo jet, which has seen demand slow because its size limits service on most routes. “Demand will widen progressively” as carriers seek to make […]

This Major Airport Is Great for the Airbus A380 – but Will That Change Soon?

British Airways A380

Sales of the Airbus A380 produced by Airbus Group have not lived up to expectations, but there is one major airport where the super-jumbo jet is growing in popularity: London’s Heathrow International But while Heathrow is a prime environment for the Airbus A380 now, could changes coming to London’s airports change the entire A380 equation? […]

Iranian Hackers Compromised Airlines, Airports, Critical Infrastructure Companies

hackers airline

For the past two years, a team of Iranian hackers has compromised computers and networks belonging to over 50 organizations from 16 countries, including airlines, defense contractors, universities, military installations, hospitals, airports, telecommunications firms, government agencies, and energy and gas companies. The attacks have collectively been dubbed Operation Cleaver after a string found in various […]

Virgin America relocates from D/FW to Love Field

Virgin America

Virgin America’s last flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was its first to Dallas Love Field Monday morning as the airline permanently moved its base of operations after the Wright Amendment expired. The flight, normally about five minutes in the air, lasted about an hour as a ceremonial moving of operations. The airline also had […]

O’Hare takes step to host huge Airbus A380

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The new runway that opened a year ago at O’Hare International Airport is both long and wide enough to handle the world’s largest passenger airplane. But the behemoth Airbus A380 jetliner is not yet flying to Chicago, in part because there isn’t a gate that can accommodate it. Soon that could change, Chicago aviation officials […]

Ebola: Are US airport screenings more about controlling fear than disease?

Ebola screening at US airports

New Ebola screening procedures being put in place at US airports may be designed primarily to calm a jittery public, health officials say, given the low risk of an epidemic. Health officials have emphasized that the risk of Americans’ contracting Ebola is extremely low – more difficult than catching the flu, experts say. The virus […]

FAA Faces $5 Billion Deficit in Next Decade, Official Warns


The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has no choice but to cut the services it provides or raise more money over the next decade, according to an FAA executive involved in planning the agency’s next reauthorization. Rich Swayze, assistant administrator for policy, international affairs and environment, delivered the somber message on October 8 to the blue-ribbon […]

Despite cancellations, O’Hare leads in flights

O' Hare Airport

Four days after a fire knocked a critical air-traffic facility in Aurora offline, O’Hare International Airport on Tuesday edged past the busiest U.S. airport in terms of total flights, according to federal aviation data. The data, obtained by the Tribune on Wednesday, provides the strongest sign yet that airline flights in Chicago have bounced back […]

Dubai to build world’s biggest airport

Dubai Airport

Dubai’s ruler has endorsed a $US32 billion ($A35 billion) expansion plan for the city’s second airport that aims to make it the world’s biggest, the emirate’s airport operator said in the latest sign that the Middle East’s brash commercial hub is determined to move on from its 2009 financial crisis. The approval sets in motion […]

Mexico unveils futuristic design for new $9 billion airport

Mexico's Futuristic Airport

Mexico’s government on Wednesday unveiled the winning design for a new, futuristic, spider-shaped airport for the capital that will ease delays and boost capacity at a cost of 120 billion pesos ($9.17 billion) (5.57 billion British pound) in public and private funding. British architect Norman Foster and Fernando Romero, a son-in-law of Mexican tycoon Carlos […]