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Bomb threat grounds Swiss aircraft in Zurich

2015-02-20 15:45

A bomb threat has been made against an aircraft operated by Lufthansa's Swiss at Zurich airport.

AirAsia jet turns back to Malaysia due to technical problem

2015-02-08 14:05

AirAsia X says a flight heading from Malaysia to Saudi Arabia has turned back shortly after take-off due to a technical problem, circling for hours to burn fuel before landing safely in Kuala Lumpur.

Pilots in helium-filled balloon land safely after record trip

2015-01-31 17:29

Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon have landed safely off the coast of Mexico after a record-breaking trip across the Pacific Ocean.

AirAsia pilots disabled computer

2015-01-30 13:54

The pilots of the AirAsia plane that crashed off Indonesia last month switched off a computer system shortly before the accident, a report says.

MH370 relatives reject officials' account

2015-01-30 12:14

Many Chinese families of passengers on the missing Malaysian airline are demanding that Malaysia officials retract their statement that all aboard died.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 declared an accident

2015-01-29 13:43

Malaysia has declared the disappearance of Flight MH370 an accident, opening the door for families of passengers to obtain compensation.

First officer flying AirAsia jet at time of crash - investigators

2015-01-29 08:40

The French first officer of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month was at the controls at the time of the accident, investigators say.

Malaysia to release MH370 report one day before anniversary

2015-01-28 11:49

Malaysia is set to release an interim report on its investigation into Flight MH370 on 7 March, a day before the first anniversary of the jet’s mysterious disappearance, an official says.

We have proof SAA boss lied - DA

2015-01-26 13:17

The DA claims it has "confidential documents" showing acting SAA boss Nico Bezuidenhout lied about his qualifications.

Solar plane to fly like a homing pigeon

2015-01-21 05:00

A plane with the top speed of a homing pigeon is set to embark on a landmark round-the-world flight using nothing but the sun's energy to power it.

 

Japanese chopper declared missing

2015-02-12 12:52

Japan's military is searching for a naval training helicopter that went missing with three people on board, a spokesperson says.

Fresh reports on China's second aircraft carrier

2015-02-02 11:30

Fresh reports that China is building a second aircraft carrier have circulated on a city government microblog and a state-owned newspaper.

SAA floats domestically, trips on long-haul

2015-01-30 16:28

While the domestic and regional operations of the SAA Group have performed positively, losses on its long-haul operations have grown to R1.6bn.

ANA orders planes worth $2.2bn

2015-01-30 13:15

All Nippon Airways has said it has placed a $2.2bn order for a total of 15 planes from Boeing and Airbus, as it expands routes at Tokyo's Haneda airport.

CT airport sets new passenger record

2015-01-29 13:45

Cape Town International Airport has recorded its highest number of passengers last year, says a spokesperson.

MH370 relatives protest outside Malaysian embassy in Beijing

2015-01-29 10:04

Relatives of those missing on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are protesting in Beijing, demanding that the search for their loved ones not be called off.

AirAsia jet 'was in sound condition before crash'

2015-01-29 07:59

The AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month killing all 162 people was in sound condition and all crew members were properly certified, Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee says.

Man claims White House drone

2015-01-27 13:19

Drone crash at White House complex prompts lockdown; man takes responsibility

US airline flights land in Atlanta after bomb threats

2015-01-25 07:40

Bomb threats against two US airline flights have prompted North American air defence fighter planes to scramble to accompany them to their destination in Atlanta, an airport spokesperson says.

First round-the-world solar flight to take off

2015-01-20 16:00

A plane powered by the sun will attempt an unprecedented flight around the world, the project's founders say, seeking to prove that flying is possible without using fossil fuel.

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