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Inside the ‘Wormhole,’ Relativity Space’s monster factory

The exterior of “The Wormhole” factory. Relativity Space LONG BEACH, California – It was a few days into the new year yet Relativity Space’s factory was anything but quiet, a din of activity with massive 3D printers humming and the clanging of construction ringing out. Now about eight years on from its founding, Relativity continues […]

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Southwest faces Senate hearing next week following holiday

John and Lori Ingoldsby, who drove to Denver after the first leg of their flight on Southwest Airlines was canceled, wait for a flight to finish their trip at Denver International Airport on December 28, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. Michael Ciaglo | Getty Images Southwest Airlines‘ chief operating officer, Andrew Watterson, will face questions from […]

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Senators push for airline passenger protections after holiday

Passengers walk past a flight status board in Terminal C at Orlando International Airport that shows many delays, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, after the FAA grounded all U.S. flights earlier in the day. Joe Burbank | Tribune News Service | Getty Images Two Senate Democrats on Tuesday reintroduced legislation to strengthen airline passenger protections following […]

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Rocket Lab establishes new U.S. foothold with successful launch

The company’s Electron rocket lifts off from LC-2 at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Jan. 24, 2023. Brady Kenniston / Rocket Lab Rocket Lab‘s first U.S. launch got off the ground Tuesday evening, marking a successful mission and a long-awaited expansion of the company’s capabilities. The company’s Electron rocket launched from NASA’s Wallops […]

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Boeing posts quarterly loss as labor and supply strains

A Boeing 747-8F operated by AirBridgeCargo takes off from Leipzig/Halle Airport. Jan Woitas | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Boeing posted a $663 million loss for the fourth quarter as supply chain issues weighed on results despite a rebound in aircraft sales and deliveries that drove up revenue. Airlines and aircraft manufacturers have benefited from […]

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FAA says contractor unintentionally deleted files before outage

An American Airlines Airbus A319 airplane takes off past the air traffic control tower at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, January 11, 2023 Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that a contractor unintentionally deleted files before an outage of a pilot-alert system that delayed thousands […]

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United results top estimates as demand remains resilient despite

A grounds crew member directs an United Airlines airplane to a gate at Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, New Jersey, US, on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. Aristide Economopoulos | Bloomberg | Getty Images United Airlines‘ fourth-quarter profit and outlook for early 2023 topped Wall Street estimates thanks to strong travel […]

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Higher labor costs dent Delta’s profit forecast but travel demand

Delta Air Lines Airbus A330neo or A330-900 aircraft with neo engine option of the European plane manufacturer, as seen departing from Amsterdam Schiphol AMS EHAM International airport. Nicolas Economou | NurPhoto | Getty Images Delta Air Lines fourth-quarter profit and revenue topped expectations on Friday, but shares fell on the carrier’s outlook for the first […]

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American Airlines shares jump nearly 10% after airline hikes

American Airlines shares surged Thursday after the carrier hiked its revenue and profit estimates for the fourth quarter thanks to strong demand and high fares. American stock gained nearly 10% to $16.83, its highest closing price since June and far outpacing other airlines’ shares, which also rallied. American Airlines was the day’s biggest gainer in […]

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Delta curbs employee access to luxury airport lounges as it

Delta Air Lines plans to curb employee access to its plush and popular airport lounges next month, its latest attempt to ease crowding. Starting Feb. 2, Delta won’t allow employees to use the airline’s airport Sky Clubs when they’re flying standby with company travel privileges, the carrier told staff in a long memo on Wednesday. […]