ARTICLES RELATING TO AVIATION

Philippine leader apologises over 'world's worst airport'

2014-04-16 13:42

Philippine President Benigno Aquino publicly apologised for failures in air conditioning at Manila airport, already named by an online travel guide as the world's worst.

Australia green lights second Sydney airport

2014-04-15 09:38

The Australian government gave the go-ahead to a second international airport for Sydney, ending decades of indecision with a move expected to boost the national economy.

MH370's black box batteries may have died

2014-04-13 14:30

Following four strong underwater signals in the past week, all has gone quiet in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, meaning the batteries in the plane's all-important black boxes may finally have died.

MH370 Families: Agonising wait continues

2014-04-08 11:45

Families of MH370 passengers in Beijing have marked the one-month anniversary of the plane's disappearance with a tearful candlelit vigil.

Lufthansa refuses new offer as strike winds down

2014-04-07 11:06

Lufthansa ruled out any concession to pilots, whose three-day strike to demand better pension benefits forced cancellation of 3 800 flights.

Malaysia vows not to give up on MH370

2014-04-05 14:57

Malaysia has vowed it will not give up on trying to find a missing jetliner, announcing details of a multinational investigation team to solve the aviation mystery.

Nato opens Kosovo airspace after 15 years

2014-04-04 20:56

Nato has had allowed private planes to fly high over Kososo for the first time in 15 years, letting commercial airlines save time and money by taking more direct routes across the region.

US wingsuit diver dies after Swiss crash

2014-04-03 16:59

A US wingsuit diver has died after being seriously injured in an accident that claimed the lives of a New Zealander and a French champion last weekend.

Jet partly to blame in California crash - Asiana

2014-04-01 13:01

Asiana Airlines has acknowledged that its pilots failed to correct their fatally slow approach to a landing at San Francisco International Airport but also blamed the maker of the jet.

Passengers locked inside jet overnight due to storm

2014-04-01 09:12

Hundreds of passengers were locked inside a grounded Dragonair plane overnight when a massive storm prevented their landing in Hong Kong.

Objects found in Indian Ocean not from Flight MH370

2014-03-30 16:18

Australia says objects scooped up by vessels searching for downed Flight MH370 have been "fishing equipment and other flotsam" not connected to the Malaysian Airlines plane.

MH370 search looks for debris breakthrough

2014-03-29 15:01

Searchers scouring the Indian Ocean for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 are hoping to salvage debris for the first time which could finally confirm whether the jet plunged into the sea.

Flight MH370: More than 300 new objects spotted

2014-03-27 15:01

Bad weather has cut short the air and sea hunt for the aircraft as satellite data revealed hundreds more objects that might be wreckage of Flight MH370.

French plane diverted after Russia closes airspace

2014-03-26 14:27

Air France says a plane carrying 495 passengers and 22 crew has been diverted on its way from Shanghai to Paris after Russia announced that its airspace is closed for a military exercise.

New Malaysian airline's plane catches fire

2014-03-26 09:13

A plane from a new Malaysian airline has been forced to turn back on a domestic flight because one of its engines caught fire.

Oscar, Flight MH370 share media space

2014-03-25 21:52

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's murder trial and a missing Malaysian flight have shared the media spotlight over the past 24 hours, figures from media monitoring group DDI have revealed.

Malaysia Flight MH370: No survivors, compensation offered

2014-03-25 12:19

Malaysia Airlines has offered monetary compensation to the families of the 239 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Mystery of MH370 'may never be solved'

2014-03-25 10:14

Even if searchers are able to miraculously pluck Malaysia Airlines flight 370's "black box" from the depths of the vast Indian Ocean, experts say it may not solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries.

Flight MH370 crashed in Indian Ocean

2014-03-24 16:08
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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says a new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has plunged into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean.

Plane search puts minister on defensive

2014-03-24 11:18

Malaysia’s defence minister has come under fire for just about everything that’s gone wrong with the unprecedented hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

China investigating possible debris - Malaysia minister

2014-03-23 10:34

Chinese has sent ships to investigate objects spotted via satellite, said to be floating in the southern Indian Ocean search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

More planes join hunt for missing jet

2014-03-23 08:06

Search expands in southern Indian Ocean in hunt for possible debris from missing Malaysian jet

Malaysia: China has new 'debris' images

2014-03-22 12:22

China has new satellite images of floating objects that could be related to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Malaysian transport minister says.

 

Mini-sub aborts again in MH370 search

2014-04-16 10:18

A mini-submarine making its second dive in the hunt for Malaysian jet MH370 has encountered a "technical difficulty" and resurfaced, officials say, after the first mission also aborted.

US Airways tweets very NSFW image, apologises

2014-04-15 09:02

Someone in charge of US Airways' social media must be in big trouble, after a tweet containing a pornographic image slipped through the cracks.

Military helicopter crashes in Namibia

2014-04-12 17:00

Four people including a 3-year-old boy have died after a military helicopter crashed in north-east Namibia, the defence ministry and military sources say.

Watch: Is this how Flight MH370 hit the water?

2014-04-09 18:15

Exactly how Flight MH370 hit the water makes a big difference to the teams undertaking the painstaking search - this footage could bear startling resemblance.

Hunt for MH370 'pings' to go on for days

2014-04-08 09:25

The hunt for underwater signals from missing Flight MH370 is likely to continue for days before a robot submersible is deployed to comb the seabed, the Australian search chief says.

WATCH: Bridal brawl at 35 000 feet

2014-04-07 13:03

Ever seen that hilarious movie ‘Bridesmaids’ and been ever so happy that that kind of craziness doesn’t happen in real life? Well, turns out, it does. And even worse!

MH370: China ship detects 'pulse signal'

2014-04-05 17:31

China's Xinhua News Agency says Chinese ship searching for missing jet detects 'pulse signal'

Boeing gets okay to sell plane parts to Iran

2014-04-05 11:50

Boeing says it has received US government approval to export certain spare parts for commercial airplanes to Iran.

WATCH: An emergency landing you have to see

2014-04-04 14:35

Watch as an Avianca Airlines pilot lands a Fokker100 jet using only the rear wheels, as the front landing gear malfunctioned.

'Hobbiests and clowns' to blame for CAA drone clampdown?

2014-04-03 15:37

We asked our readers what they thought of the South African Civil Aviation Authority dishing out fines of up to R50 000 to illegal drone flyers.

MH370 shows need for better aircraft tracking: IATA

2014-04-01 10:01

Malaysia's missing jet tragedy illustrates the needs to improve in-flight tracking of passenger aircraft, the International Air Travel Association said.

Race against time to find MH370 black box

2014-04-01 09:07

Authorities are racing the clock to find the "black box" of missing Flight MH370 before signalling goes silent.

Black box detector to join jet search

2014-03-30 08:23

A warship with an aircraft black box detector is set to join the search for the missing Malaysian jetliner, more than three weeks after it disappeared.

US airliner makes emergency landing

2014-03-28 18:23

A US airliner has made an emergency landing at a New York airport after it hit a bird following take-off.

Malaysia in uncharted territory on crash probe

2014-03-27 08:46

The Malaysia Airlines crash investigation is shaping up as the most challenging in history due to jurisdictional tangles and a lack of evidence so far, and any answers could take years to emerge.

Lufthansa to cancel 600 flights due to strike

2014-03-26 14:10

Travellers across Europe are being warned they could be affected by Lufthansa's pay dispute with its staff.

Flight MH370: Relatives demand answers

2014-03-25 11:19

Irate relatives of Chinese passengers on crashed Flight MH370 are demanding answers about the plane’s mysterious and lonely demise in the stormy Indian Ocean.

Flight MH370 last location far from any landing sites

2014-03-24 17:09

Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak says new satellite analysis showed the last location of Flight MH370 was in a remote location far from any possible landing sites.

Australia spots 2 objects in jet search

2014-03-24 13:35

Two new objects have been spotted in the search for Malaysia’s missing jet, Australia says, with a ship steaming to the scene and expected to be in the area “within hours”.

French image also shows 'plane debris'

2014-03-23 14:00

New French satellite images show possible debris from a missing Malaysian airliner deep in the southern Indian Ocean, says Malaysia.

Hunt for missing jet focuses on pallet

2014-03-23 09:14

Planes, ship scramble to find pallet spotted in Indian Ocean in hunt for Malaysian jet

China satellite finds object near jet search area

2014-03-22 18:57

A satellite image released by China has offered the latest sign that wreckage from a Malaysia Airlines plane lost for more than two weeks could be in a remote stretch of the southern Indian Ocean.

MH370 search to continue 'indefinitely'

2014-03-22 09:39

Australia’s deputy PM says the search for Malaysian Flight MH370 would continue "indefinitely", insisting satellite images of two objects are still the best lead so far.

 
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