Boeing is winding down production of the 747 jumbo jet, which democratized global air travel in the 1970s but fell behind modern twin-engine aircraft. Megan Revell walks through the iconic jet’s history.
British Airways, the world's largest operator of Boeing 747s, will retire its entire jumbo jet fleet with immediate effect after the novel coronavirus pandemic sent air travel into freefall. Francis Maguire reports.
Boeing Co and suppliers set the final number of parts it would need for the 747 jumbo jet program at least a year ago, signaling the end for a plane that democratized global air travel in the 1970s. Francis Maguire reports.
New York City entered Phase 2 of reopening on Monday while at least 12 other states saw record COVID-19 spikes - and the World Health Organization reported a record number of new daily cases. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Three large wildfires in Arizona on Thursday drove over 2,000 people from their homes. Reuters reports dry conditions and gusting winds are whipping blazes across America. The Bush fire is being fed by gusting winds, low relative humidity, and triple-digit temperatures. Firefighters are struggling to contain the flames, which are consuming ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper trees in the Tonto National Forest.
Southwest Airlines said Wednesday it has enough cash to carry on business for the next two years as travel demand gradually picks up. As Fred Katayama reports, the carrier will also keep middle seats vacant through September.
Trump campaigner Brandon Straka was removed from an American Airlines flight for refusing to wear a mask. Now, Business Insider reports the airline says he'll be banned for as long as masks are required. A self-described "former liberal" activist, Straka tweeted about being kicked off the flight after refusing to wear a face covering. A New York Times reporter who happened to also be on the plane said the flight was held up as Straka argued with flight crew members.
Willian might stay at Chelsea, who are also poised to sign Kai Havertz,according to the rumour mill. Willian could be set to stay at Chelsea afterall, with a breakthrough reached in contract negotiations, according to SkySports. Several clubs had been circling for the 31-year-old Brazilian, who wasrumoured to want to leave Stamford Bridge, including Arsenal, ManchesterUnited, Barcelona, and David Beckham’s Inter Miami. However, the winger istipped to sign a new contract with Chelsea this week, despite being offeredonly a two-year extension instead of his preferred three. Manchester Unitedare still poised to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, although he has beenwarned he would not be a certain starter for the Red Devils every week, TheIndependent reports. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still keen to sign Grealish evenif United complete the transfer of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. Unitedare likely to have to up their ante from their initial £90m bid for Sancho,but will not meet Dortmund’s desired £110m, the Daily Mail says. The OldTrafford club will likely be also forced to go above their envisaged £50m tosign Grealish now that Villa will stay in the Premier League, but at leastChampions League qualification has given Solskjaer more spending power.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is determined to get the job done in style as ManchesterUnited face top-four rivals Leicester in Sunday’s Champions League showdown.As a topsy-turvy campaign belatedly draws to a conclusion, United have onestep left after impressively overcoming their worst start to a Premier Leaguecampaign. Wednesday 1-1 draw with David Moyes’ West Ham may have lackedinspiration and excitement, but it saw United break into the top-four for thefirst time since September as Leicester took their place in fifth.
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United Airlines said Wednesday it is extending face mask requirements to all of its airport areas across the world starting on July 24 and tightening exemptions to only cover children under the age of two. Fred Katayama reports.
United Airlines said on Wednesday it was preparing to send notices of potential furloughs to 36,000 U.S.-based frontline employees, or about 45% of staff, as travel demand hit by the coronavirus pandemic struggles to recover. Conway G. Gittens reports.
RiverFront Investment's Chris Konstantinos says investors should get exposure to Europe partly because it has done a good job of containing the health crisis, enabling manufacturing to rebound. He tells Reuters' Fred Katayama why Germany is particularly attractive.
Homebound customers of Uber Technologies more than doubled their orders from the company's food-delivery service in the second quarter but demand for ride-hailing trips only marginally recovered from pandemic rock-bottom. Fred Katayama reports.
Crossmark Global Investments' Victoria Fernandez is still bullish about tech stocks, but she says investors should take some profits on the big names. She tells Reuters' Fred Katayama investors should put the proceeds into Walmart, McCormick and JPMorgan Chase.
According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, a Boeing official said that the company hopes to win regulatory approval for its revamped 737 MAX by October at the earliest, meaning that airlines will..