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Tech Glitch Grounds American Airlines Planes

Flights at Chicago, Miami, and Dallas halted for 2 hours

(Newser) - Just a few days ago, American Airlines confessed it had mistakenly allowed an aircraft not certified for long flights over water to make the trip from LA to Hawaii. Today the airline faces another problem: Unexplained technical issues forced it to temporarily ground planes at three of the country's... More »

Glitch Grounded All US United Flights

'Network connectivity' problem is the second grounding in 2 months

(Newser) - All United Continental flights in the US were grounded today due to computer problems. Just shy of two hours after the problems began, the Federal Aviation Administration lifted the ground stop order. United said it was recovering from a "network connectivity issue" and restoring regular flight operations. The airline... More »

Dreamliner's New Battery to Get Thumbs Up: Report

Dreamliners could fly again as early as May

(Newser) - The Boeing 787 Dreamliner could soon be flying again as the FAA is poised to announce an end to the plane's three-month grounding, perhaps as early as today, reports the Wall Street Journal . The FAA last month approved Boeing's planned fix to its fire-plagued lithium-ion batteries; it's... More »

DC Airport Closed After 'Warning From God'

Woman said God had told her of bomb on plane

(Newser) - Yesterday, Washington’s Reagan National Airport shut down for 20 minutes, and today, the cause emerges: A woman drove to the Dayton Airport and told a ticket-counter agent there that God told her there was a bomb on a plane en route to Washington. Authorities found no explosives on US... More »

Airbus' Star Jet Grounded After Air Show Flub

Airbus faces series of setbacks at Paris Air Show

(Newser) - The world’s biggest air show begins today, but Airbus won't be showing off the gem of its fleet—the superjumbo A380 has been grounded after it collided with a taxiway building, damaging its wingtip. It’s just one of several Paris Air Show embarrassments for the Boeing rival,... More »

EU Holding Emergency Meeting on Flight Bans

'We can't wait for the cloud to vanish,' says official

(Newser) - EU leaders are meeting in an emergency session today to discuss continued flight bans in the wake of the volcanic eruption in Iceland. They're meeting by video teleconference because leaders can't fly anywhere. "We cannot just wait until this ash cloud dissipates," said EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas.... More »

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