ARTICLES RELATING TO AIR TRAVEL

France returns fixed EgyptAir black box to Cairo

2016-06-28 20:12

France's BEA air safety agency has fixed and sent back to Cairo the data file from one of the black boxes from the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month.

EgyptAir crash: Black boxes arrive in Paris

2016-06-27 17:27

Egyptian investigators say the black boxes from a passenger plane that crashed last month have arrived in Paris, where technicians will attempt to repair them.

Solar plane powers on over Atlantic after turbulence

2016-06-22 17:06

The Solar Impulse 2 plane went through "a long night of turbulence" over the Atlantic, its weary pilot has said as he continued on the challenging leg of its sun-powered trip around the world.

Ex-wife in Cyprus denies EgyptAir hijacker's activist claim

2016-06-18 07:20

The Cypriot ex-wife of an Egyptian who hijacked a plane to Cyprus and is fighting extradition, has denied his claims of being a political activist and portrayed him as a common criminal.

Second black box recovered from EgyptAir crash site

2016-06-17 15:05

Search teams have recovered the second flight recorder of an EgyptAir plane from the bottom of the Mediterranean that could prove vital in establishing the cause of the crash.

Egypt says it has found plane wreckage

2016-06-15 22:29

Egypt says it has spotted the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board.

Airline apologises after pilot's chat about crashing plane

2016-06-13 20:07

A domestic airline in Thailand has apologised after three friends of a pilot joked in a phone group chat about crashing the plane he was going to fly with former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on board.

FAA: No psychological testing of pilots needed

2016-06-10 06:16

Federal officials say they've ruled out requiring psychological testing for pilots despite an air crash last year in which a German pilot deliberately flew an airliner full of passengers into a mountainside.

'Hijacker won't get fair trial', Cairo court hears

2016-06-03 18:36

A lawyer for a hijacker fighting extradition from Cyprus to Egypt has questioned the legitimacy of the government in Cairo.

Stowaway found aboard Emirates flight

2016-05-31 22:36

A teenage Chinese stowaway has been found in the cargo hold of an Emirates passenger plane after it landed in Dubai.

 

France: No evidence EgyptAir crash terror-related

2016-06-27 21:12

French authorities have opened a manslaughter inquiry into the May crash of an EgyptAir plane that killed 66 people, saying there is no evidence so far to link it to terrorism.

Another first for Solar Impulse 2

2016-06-23 15:14

An experimental solar-powered plane has landed in Spain, completing an unprecedented three-day flight across the Atlantic in the latest leg of its globe-circling voyage.

Families of EgyptAir crash victims to get compensation

2016-06-20 21:33

EgyptAir says advance compensation payments of $25 000 will be offered to families of the 66 people killed when one of its planes crashed into the Mediterranean last month.

EgyptAir black boxes badly damaged

2016-06-17 22:43

The voice and data recorders from the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean nearly a month ago are "extensively damaged" and will need repairs before they can be analysed, an airline official says.

Black box of crashed plane recovered

2016-06-16 16:13

An Egyptian committee investigating the crash of the EgyptAir plane, says the black box has been found and pulled from the Mediterranean.

Metros reveal the high costs of overseas travel

2016-06-15 22:20

It costs a lot of money for a municipality to keep up appearances and promote itself as an investment destination, let alone paying for its officials to go on training courses, suggests a reply to a parliamentary question.

Air France pilots go on strike as Euro 2016 starts

2016-06-11 16:28

The start of the European football championships has been overshadowed by a pilots' strike and security fears in France.

Airport operations not affected by meter taxi, Uber clash - Acsa

2016-06-03 20:48

Acsa spokesperson Deidre Davids says an attempt to block access to the Cape Town International Airport during a reported clash between meter taxi drivers and Uber drivers on Friday morning has not affected operations at the airport.

Meter taxi drivers take on Uber drivers at CT airport

2016-06-03 18:29

Meter taxi drivers closed the road to Cape Town International Airport and forced passengers out of Uber cars on Friday.

2 sentenced for bombing Somali airliner

2016-05-30 22:41

Somalia: 2 men convicted of planning the bombing in February of an airliner which made an emergency landing despite a gaping hole in its fuselage

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