ARTICLES RELATING TO AIR TRAVEL

Aeromexico Dreamliner makes emergency landing

2015-06-29 23:38

An Aeromexico Boeing 787 travelling from Mexico City to Paris made an emergency landing in Ireland.

Airline carrier orders new planes worth $20bn

2015-06-15 15:46

Several substantial orders and inquiries about new aircraft have surprised everyone at the Paris air show by the sheer volume of confirmed agreements.

Twee village threatened by travellers

2015-05-25 17:44

London's airport expansion plan is threatening neighbouring villages to meet the demands of travellers.

Rome airport in chaos after fire

2015-05-07 19:29

Scores of flights have been cancelled and thousands of passengers had their travel plans wrecked after a fierce fire devastated part of a terminal at Rome's Fiumicino airport.

Hackers could exploit aeroplane avionics

2015-04-17 12:37

Hackers could exploit in-flight entertainment systems to fatally sabotage the cockpit electronics of a new generation of airliners connected to the internet.

Emirates, Etihad planes involved in mid air incident

2015-04-01 20:04

An Emirates and an Etihad Airways aircraft got too close to each other between UAE and Seychelles and had to take action to avoid a collision.

25 taken to hospital after plane makes 'abrupt' landing

2015-03-29 10:56

Twenty-five people are receiving treatment in hospital after an Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and left the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, and officials says.

French investigators hunt black box from doomed jet

2015-03-27 14:18

Dozens of specialised police and rescue workers have kicked off a fourth day of recovery operations at the scene of the crashed Germanwings jet, hunting for its second black box.

Experts: Germanwings crash cannot be explained by plane's age

2015-03-25 20:13

The air disaster in the French Alps cannot be explained by the age of the Germanwings Airbus A320, which at 24-years-old should still have been in excellent condition, experts said.

Boeing plane makes emergency landing in Russia

2015-03-25 13:21

A Boeing 737 plane carrying 78 passengers plus crew has requested an emergency landing at the main airport in Russia's second city of St Petersburg, a Russian aviation source says.

 

Portugal pilots warned of 70 000 homing pigeons

2015-06-20 16:21

Pilots in Portugal have been advised to fly with special care after 70 000 homing pigeons were released in Spain to participate in a race back to their homes in Portugal.

Fighter jets scrambled for French flight to NY

2015-05-25 18:39

An Air France jetliner heading from Paris to New York was escorted by fighter planes for the last stretch of the trip because of a threat against the flight, the airline says.

Safety concerns after Marine crash

2015-05-19 06:43

The fatal crash of the Marine Corps' new hybridised airplane-and-helicopter aircraft during a training exercise in Hawaii over the weekend is renewing safety concerns about the machine.

Relatives join Germanwings crash victim memorial

2015-04-17 19:59

Grieving relatives joined political and religious leaders at a sombre German memorial service for the victims of last month's Germanwings crash in the French Alps.

Plane skids off runway in Japan

2015-04-14 16:22

An Asiana Airlines plane has skidded off the runway while landing in Japan resulting in about 20 injured slightly.

French prosecutors deny reports of Germanwings crash video

2015-04-01 12:25

French prosecutors say they did not possess a cell phone video recording of the final moments of Germanwings flight 4U9525, dpa reports.

Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing

2015-03-29 07:27

Air Canada says a flight from Toronto to Halifax has "exited" the runway at Halifax's airport upon making what the airport calls an "abrupt" landing.

Germanwings crash: Pilot ‘tried to smash door down’

2015-03-26 08:05

Cockpit recordings recovered from the crash site of the Germanwings plane indicate that one of the seats was pushed back and the door opened and closed, according to a source.

Lufthansa says crashed plane was 'in perfect condition'

2015-03-25 16:33

Lufthansa chief Carsten Spohr said the plane operated by its low-cost subsidiary Germanwings that crashed in the French Alps had been "in perfect condition".

Theories abound over Germanwings crash

2015-03-24 22:30

Planes don't just fall out of the sky. The Germanwings plane which crashed in the Alps was at the safest part of flight. Yet, something went horribly wrong, leading to the death of 150 passengers and crew.

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