June 28, 1992 |
The Air Force has grounded all 97 of its B-1B bombers pending investigation of an engine malfunction in one of the aircraft, the service said. The malfunction occurred shortly after one of the bombers took off from Dyess Air Force Base in Texas on June 19, said Maj. Susan Hankey, a spokeswoman for the Air Force. The craft returned safely to the base, she said.
January 8, 2001 |
American Airlines Inc., in a surprise move, this week is expected to announce plans to buy financially troubled Trans World Airlines Inc., which would effectively retire one of the oldest names in U.S. aviation history, industry sources said Sunday. At the same time, the sources said, American has reached an agreement to buy 49% of DC Air, the airline being created by Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson, and is close to a deal with UAL Corp.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2007 |
The nation's largest firefighting aircraft will return to duty next week after repairs to a wing that was damaged after a near-crash. The DC-10 air tanker had been out of commission since June 25 as it prepared to drop fire retardant along a Kern County ridge. A severe downdraft forced the aircraft to sink and its left wing clipped several treetops.
July 23, 2001 |
A Justice Department ruling on the $12.3-billion acquisition of US Airways Group by United Airlines could come as early as this week, sources close to the deal said. In what a source described as a "critical week for discussions," executives from United parent UAL Corp., US Airways, American Airlines and the newly created DC Air were to meet today at Justice Department headquarters with senior department officials including Deputy Atty. Gen. R.