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21 min ago | Los Angeles Times
A Southwest Airlines flight en route to Phoenix was diverted to Oakland International Airport on Monday after a problem was found with the flight controls. A Southwest Airlines flight en route to Phoenix was diverted to Oakland International Airport on Monday after a problem was found with the flight controls.
2 hrs ago | Business Journal
Just-released data f rom the National Transportation Safety Board show that not a single person died in North American air crashes last year, despite carriers carrying a record 744 million people. The crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport isn't counted in these statistics because the company is a foreign carrier, even though the crash did occur on U.S. soil.
3 hrs ago | Manawatu Evening Standard
Seats over the wing of an aeroplane are said to be the safest, but what if the engine is shooting flames? A passenger on board this flight from Spain heading towards Russia said shortly after takeoff the engine emitted a loud bang, then she noticed flames bursting from the plane's wing. She said the Transaero Boeing 767 began to shake immediately, and was forced to turn around and make an emergency landing at Barcelona Airport.
4 hrs ago | Brandon Sun
Air Canada is moving to begin contract negotiations with its pilots union early in hopes of avoiding the acrimony that marked the last round talks that ended up being eventually settled by a federal arbitrator. "We are in talks to determine if there is basis for achieving an early renewal of the pilots' collective agreement," Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur wrote in an email.
6 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press
This Boeing 747 is part of the Air France fleet. An estimated 60% of pilots are on strike this week, disrupting service around the globe.
7 hrs ago | KSBW-TV
It's not surprising that middle-class Americans living just outside New York City and Washington, D.C., are pretty well off. But how did a Denver suburb wind up at the top of the list of counties with the highest median income? Douglas County, which lies on the southern edge of the Denver metro area, had a median household income just shy of $100,000 last year, ranking it sixth in the United States, according to Sentier Research.
11 hrs ago | USA Today
British Airways will begin using its Airbus A380 superjumbo jets on some of its flights between San Francisco and London Heathrow. British Airways currently flies twice daily on the route using Boeing 747-400 British Airways to fly its Airbus A380s to San Francisco British Airways will begin using its Airbus A380 superjumbo jets on some of its flights between San Francisco and London Heathrow.
In a reassuring move for the company's U.S. aircraft manufac- turing sites, including North Charleston, an executive said the aerospace giant won't be setting up a final assembly line in China, an emerging air-travel giant. Ian Thomas, president of Boeing China, told Flightglobal in Beijing last week that the planemaker studied the idea but made a strategic decision not to proceed.
Space Shuttle Enterprise : namesake of the Star Trek spaceship, and one of NASA's greatest, and biggest, behind-the-scenes testing tools. NEW YORK-The space shuttle Enterprise has been ensconced aboard the USS Intrepid for just over two years.
Airline boss Ewan Wilson also believes there have been five other suicide tragedies involving commercial jetliners which aren't linked to terrorism in the last 30 years. Ill-fated flight MH370 disappeared with its 227 passengers from 15 nations and 12 Malaysian crew members while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8 this year.
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Criticising sections of the media for misreporting on a recent incident involving loss of altitude by a plane, the pilots' union of private carrier Jet Airways today said it is forming a 'technical cell' to provide the right perspective on civil aviation issues. The National Aviation Guild , the Jet pilots' union, said a 2,900 ft drop in altitude by a Jet Airways Boeing 777 last month was erroneously reported as a 5,000 ft plunge by the media.
Origami paper cranes hang on a board offering prayers and condolences to the Malaysia Airlines MH370 and MH17 victims and their families at a Chinese bereavement centre in Kuala Lumpur, on September 9, 2014. KUALA LUMPUR: The Australia-led search team for the missing Malaysian Flight MH370 has discovered 58 hard objects inconsistent with the Indian Ocean seabed, raising hopes of solving the over six months-long aviation mystery.
The Air India board has cleared a proposal for sending its pilots on deputation to its budget arm, Air India Express, which has been facing shortage of commanders for some time now, airline sources said today. The move would help Air India, which may face the problem of having excess pilots as the airline's Boeing 777-200 LR fleet is being phased out and shrinking, they said.
A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to turn around due to an autopilot defect, landing safely early Sunday , said the carrier already reeling from the loss of two planes this year. KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to turn around due to an autopilot defect, landing safely early Sunday , said the carrier already reeling from the loss of two planes this year.
The preliminary report of an investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 falls well short of bringing closure to those mourning the deaths of the 298 people on board. It found the Boeing 777 aircraft was likely penetrated from the outside by multiple "high energy objects" before breaking up in flight over war-torn eastern Ukraine, which is consistent with a missile strike.
With the airline industry posting big profits, there's big money to be made in commercial aerospace manufacturing. As Boeing A major technological shift is happening in the automotive industry.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 06:18 pm
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