Alaska Airlines, flight attendants reach ‘record’ tentative labor deal

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-9 MAX sits at gate at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois on May 22, 2024. Daniel Slim | AFP | Getty Images Alaska Airlines‘ flight attendants union said Friday that it reached a “record” tentative labor deal with the carrier, ending a drought of new contracts for cabin crews that … Read more

SpaceX unveils ‘Starlink Mini’ satellite internet antenna for $599

Starlink Mini promotional image. SpaceX customer email sent June 19, 2024. SpaceX is rolling out a compact version of its Starlink antennas called “Mini,” which the company is advertising as a mobile option for its satellite internet customers. “Starlink Mini is a compact, portable kit that can easily fit in a backpack, designed to provide … Read more

Watch live Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun Senate testimony

[The stream is slated to start at 2:00 PM ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun will face questions from the Senate Permanent Subcommitee on Investigations on Tuesday over quality control concerns and whistleblower allegations. Boeing’s bestselling 737 Max plane has been … Read more

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun heads to Senate hearing over safety

Dave Calhoun, CEO of Boeing, leaves a meeting with Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, in Hart Building, on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. Calhoun was meeting with senators about recent safety issues including the grounding of the 737 MAX 9 planes. Tom Williams | Cq-roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun will testify before … Read more

Boeing and NASA delay Starliner astronaut return to June 22

A satellite image shows an overview of the International Space Station with the Boeing Starliner spacecraft, June 7, 2024.  Maxar Technologies | Via Reuters Boeing‘s Starliner capsule “Calypso” will stay at the International Space Station twice as long as the mission originally planned, NASA announced Friday. This developmental nature of the mission, known as Boeing’s … Read more

Pentagon picks Blue Origin, SpaceX, ULA in $5.6 billion rocket program

The Pentagon announced the first winning bidders in its rocket launch contract sweepstakes on Thursday, with Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin grabbing a spot for the first time. Blue Origin’s winning bid came as part of contracts awarded under the Pentagon’s $5.6 billion National Security Space Launch program. Elon Musk’s SpaceX and United Launch Alliance – … Read more

Southwest CEO vows change as activist Elliott pushes for new leadership

A Southwest commercial airliner takes off from Las Vegas on Feb. 8, 2024. Mike Blake | Reuters Southwest Airlines CEO Bob Jordan said the company is ready to adapt to changing customer trends like premium seating as pressure from an activist investor mounts. “We will adapt as our customers’ needs adapt,” Jordan said at an … Read more

Delta premium economy service coming to NYC-LA flights

A Boeing 767 passenger aircraft of Delta Air Lines arrives from Dublin at JFK International Airport in New York as the Manhattan skyline looms in the background on Feb. 7, 2024. Charly Triballeau | Afp | Getty Images Delta Air Lines said Monday that it will bring its premium economy service to transcontinental flights in … Read more

United Airlines launches personalized ads on seat-back screens

Passengers on a Boeing 737 Max-8 plane during a United Airlines flight departing from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, New Jersey, US, on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images Now playing on United Airlines‘ seat-back screens: personalized ads. The carrier on Friday said it launched a media platform … Read more

Spirit Airlines CEO says not considering chapter 11

A Spirit Airlines aircraft undergoes operations in preparation for departure at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 12, 2024. Brandon Bell | Getty Images Spirit Airlines CEO Ted Christie said Friday that the budget airline isn’t considering a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and is “encouraged” by its plan after a failed takeover … Read more