In other news Thursday, Australian airline Qantas grounded its fleet of Airbus A-380s after one of them blew an engine mid-flight. The plane, which was carrying 459 passengers, made an emergency landing safely in Singapore.
An Air France jet carrying 228 people from Rio de Janeiro to Paris ran into lightning and strong thunderstorms over the Atlantic Ocean and went missing Monday, according to officials.
By PBS NewsHour
A US Airways Airbus 320 crashed into the icy waters of the Hudson River Thursday, apparently after birds struck the engine, but rescuers were able to pull more than 150 passengers and crew to safety. Reporters covering the story provide…
Aircraft companies Boeing and Northrop Grumman are locked in a battle for an air tanker contract from the U.S. Air Force. The fight has stretched from courtrooms to Capitol Hill, as legislators representing the companies' respective districts join the fray.
An Air Force decision to award Northrop Grumman and its European partners a contract to build $40 billion worth of new aircraft is drawing criticism from U.S. producer Boeing as well as members of Congress. A Washington state congressman and…
Support Provided By: Learn more
Educate your inbox
Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.