Verizon, AT&T to delay 5G deployment, averting aviation standoff

A contract crew from Verizon installs 5G telecommunications equipment on a tower in Orem, Utah, U.S. December 3, 2019. George Frey | Reuters Verizon  and AT&T said late on Monday they had agreed to a two-week delay in deploying C-Band wireless spectrum, averting an aviation safety standoff that threatened to disrupt flights starting this week. The … Read more

Severe weather, omicron infections drive thousands more U.S. flight cancellations

Passengers line up at John F. Kennedy International Airport after airlines announced numerous flights were canceled during the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant on Christmas Eve in Queens, New York, December 24, 2021. Dieu-Nalio Chery | Reuters Airlines canceled more than 2,400 U.S. flights on New Year’s Day as they faced severe weather across … Read more

United Airlines offers pilots triple pay to ease omicron flight disruptions

A United Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft lands at San Francisco International Airport on March 13, 2019 in Burlingame, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images United Airlines is offering its pilots triple pay to pick up trips for most of January to help ease a staffing shortage driven by the rapid spread of the … Read more

Elon Musk, SpaceX face online backlash in China after space station near-misses

Elon Musk, Founder and Chief Engineer of SpaceX, speaks during the Satellite 2020 Conference in Washington, DC, United States on March 9, 2020. Yasin Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images BEIJING — Chinese citizens lashed out online against billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Monday after China complained that its space station was … Read more

Airlines cancel hundreds of Christmas Eve flights as Covid hits crews

A traveler wearing a protective mask waits to board a United Airlines flight at San Francisco International Airport, Oct. 15, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Airlines canceled thousands of Christmas Eve flights worldwide as Covid hit crews. More than 2,300 flights were cancelled worldwide, more than 600 of them U.S. flights. … Read more

U.S. airline industry steps up push for CDC to cut quarantine time for breakthrough Covid cases, warning of labor shortages

Flight attendants hand out refreshments to a packed Delta Airlines flight traveling from Ronald Regan National Airport to MinneapolisSaint Paul International Airport on Friday, May 21, 2021. Kent Nishimura | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images A trade group representing major U.S. airlines urged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to halve its recommended … Read more

Italian prosecutors seize parts for Boeing 787 aircraft

A Boeing Co. Dreamliner 787 plane with AirEuropa livery moves past the company’s final assembly facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Travis Dove | Bloomberg | Getty Images Italian prosecutors on Saturday ordered the seizure of components intended for the production of Boeing 787 aircrafts that they said failed … Read more

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launches and returns first six passenger spaceflight

The NS-19 capsule returns with the crew above the Texas desert. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin on Saturday launched its New Shepard rocket for the sixth time this year, a mission that marked the first time the company launched six passengers at once. Called NS-19, this New Shepard mission carried a crew of two … Read more

American Airlines trims 2022 international flights due to Boeing Dreamliner delay

American Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. Nicolas Economou | NurPhoto | Getty Images American Airlines is scaling back its plans to grow international flying next year because of lengthy delivery delays of Boeing‘s 787 Dreamliners, according to a company memo. Deliveries of Boeing’s wide-body Dreamliners to customers have been paused for much of the past … Read more

Space infrastructure company Loft Orbital raises $140 million from BlackRock and others

The company’s YAM-2 spacecraft during integration for launch. Loft Orbital Loft Orbital, a space infrastructure start-up, raised $140 million in a new round of funding was led by investment behemoth BlackRock. The San Francisco-based company launched its first missions to space earlier this year, with Loft planning to use the new capital to scale its … Read more