SpaceX expected to quickly rebound after rocket failure

Boeing Aerospace may gain an advantage with NASA in the space agency’s next big venture: hiring private companies to carry astronauts to the space station. Both SpaceX and Boeing have won approval to provide those trips, probably starting in 2018.

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FILE – In this March 22, 2014 file photo, flight officer Rayan Gharazeddine on board a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion, searches for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in southern Indian Ocean, Australia. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

Searchers may have missed Malaysia Flight 370, critics say

Some critics say that the company hired to search for the plane could have easily missed the wreckage because they say its search ships are misusing sonar devices called “towfish” that are dragged above a ragged seabed that averages a depth of 13,000 feet.

U.S. airline probe would need proof beyond business as usual

WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. Airlines routinely increase flights based on demand. A particularly cold winter in the Northeast, for instance, might merit more flights...

Taiwan pilot in February TransAsia crash described as hasty

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday. A preliminary investigation into the Feb. 4 crash of TransAsia flight GE235...

U.S. investigates airlines for possible collusion to keep fares up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new...