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Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX aircraft parked at Southern California Logistics Airport. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Boeing on Wednesday took its most aggressive moves yet to defend its core 737 airliner franchise, saying it had developed software fixes to prevent fa(...)

US transportation secretary Elaine Chao  before the senate appropriations committee’s transportation subcommittee in Washington. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times

US transportation secretary Elaine Chao said on Wednesday it was “very questionable” why some safety features were not required on the Boeing 737 Max,(...)

A derailed Amtrak car can be seen up the tracks near a crossing after an early morning collision with a CSX freight train on Saturdayin Cayce, South Carolina. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images

A locked track switch is being blamed for the collision of an Amtrak passenger train with a freight train that killed two people and injured more tha(...)

US president Donald  Trump (left) has again attacked Mitch McConnell (right), the Senate majority leader whom he blames for the Republican party’s failure to pass healthcare reform. Photograph:  Jim Watson and Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump has blamed the two most powerful Republican leaders in Congress for a looming crisis over the debt ceiling that must be raised this autum(...)

 Norwegian Air International: Irish-based airline has US Customs and Border Control approval to fly to Stewart Airport in New York State and Providence in Rhode Island. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The US government has delayed its response to a trade union challenge to its decision to grant Irish-based Norwegian Air International an airline perm(...)

The Trump administration is likely to extend the laptop ban. Photograph: Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension to some European countries of a US ban on airline passen(...)

United Airlines chief Oscar Munoz before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee after David Dao was injured by Chicago Police as he was removed from a flight on April 9th. Photograph: Getty Images

United Airlines chief executive Oscar Munoz has apologised in a congressional hearing in Washington for an incident in which a passenger was forcibly (...)

IBM chief executive Ginni Rometty, General Electric former chief executive Jack Welch and White House adviser Kellyanne Conway take part in a meeting of business leaders hosted by US president Donald Trump on Tuesday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Donald Trump is considering privatising America’s airports and dams as part of an infrastructure building programme that could exceed past estimates o(...)

Meet the people running Trump’s America

Not since the last series of Celebrity Apprentice two years ago has Donald Trump’s hiring drawn quite so much attention. The former reality televis(...)

Ben Carson has accepted Donald Trump’s offer to  be secretary of the department of housing and urban development. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

US president-elect Donald Trump has named Ben Carson as his housing and urban development secretary three weeks after the retired neurosurgeon’s manag(...)

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