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American Airlines unveils a new company logo and exterior paint scheme on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft on January 17, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Airlines Go On Record Jet Shopping Spree

Airlines are on the largest jet-buying spree in the history of aviation, ordering more than 8,200 new planes with manufacturers Airbus and Boeing in the past five years.

01/09/2014

The tail sections of Southwest Airlines planes. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FAA Seeks Fine Against Southwest Airlines

Federal officials are seeking a $325,000 penalty against Southwest Airlines over a faulty repair job on an AirTran Airways jet in 2011. Southwest Airlines has 30 days to respond.

12/03/2013

The Economy class with LED cabin lighting is seen on the United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

New Seats Squeeze In More Fliers

The big U.S. airlines are taking out old, bulky seats in favor of so-called slimline models that take up less space from front to back, allowing for five or six more seats on each plane.

10/15/2013

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Remembering Delta Flight 1141 Crash At DFW Airport

It’s been 25 years since Delta flight 1141, a Boeing 727, crashed at DFW Airport. Some of those who lived through it talked with KRLD NewsRAdio 1080.

KRLD–08/30/2013

American Airlines unveils a new company logo and exterior paint scheme on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft on January 17, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

American Airlines & US Airways Merge

After months of courtship, American Airlines and US Airways are officially tying the knot. In the aviation industry’s newest marriage, the two carriers will create the world’s largest airline.

02/14/2013

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Boeing Moves 787 From Fort Worth To Washington

A Boeing 787 landed routinely in Washington, near the factory where it was assembled. The plane was flown in from Fort Worth where it had been painted in the colors of the airline, China Southern.

02/07/2013

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Judge Says AMR Can Purchase New Planes

A bankruptcy judge has granted permission for AMR to buy new, fuel-efficient planes. American Airlines plans to receive nearly 60 planes this year and has 550 more on order.

01/24/2013

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FAA Tries To Keep Up With Aviation Advances

After two separate and serious battery problems aboard Boeing 787s, it wasn’t U.S. authorities who acted first to ground the plane. It was Japanese airlines.

01/21/2013

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American Airlines Changing Boeing Jet Orders

American Airlines has renegotiated orders with Boeing Co. to save money and in some cases get a slightly smaller, less expensive version of the new 787 jet.

01/15/2013

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner accelerates down the runway. (FILE)

FAA To Launch Comprehensive Review Of Boeing 787

Federal regulators say they are ordering a comprehensive review of the critical systems of Boeing’s 787s, the aircraft maker’s newest and most technologically advanced plane, after a fire and a fuel leak earlier this week.

01/11/2013

Southwest Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 at Dallas Love Field on March 19, 2012. (credit: Southwest Airlines)

FAA Orders Increased Inspections On Older 737’s For Cracks

The FAA has ordered new inspections on older model Boeing 737’s in order to detect tiny cracks that could lead to tears in the fuselage.

CBS 11–01/02/2013

The tail sections of Southwest Airlines planes. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

U.S. To Seek More Boeing 737 Inspections

Federal safety officials said that they are ordering additional inspections of some Boeing 737 jets after a hole tore open in a Southwest Airlines plane during flight in 2009.

01/01/2013

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