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Cathay Pacific pilot arrested at Heathrow for 'possession of knives'

The incident comes less than four weeks after the Germanwings French Alps plane disaster in which 150 lives were lost<p>An airline pilot due to fly more than 250 passengers from London to Hong Kong has been arrested at Heathrow for alleged possession of knives.<p>The Cathay Pacific pilot, believed to be …

Airplanes

5 Great Ideas For The Future Of Flying (And One Really Terrible One)

The good news, there’s more room to store your bag. The bad news, there may be a lot more people on your plane.<p>Every year, the brightest minds in the airline industry assemble in Hamburg, Germany, for the Aircraft Interiors Expo. For the most part, it’s a boring trade show full of talk about seat …

Southwest Airlines Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed By Flight Attendant After Husband Dies On Plane

A Southwest Airline flight attendant claims the carrier is responsible for her husband’s death. Kelly Ilczyszyn has accused airline staffers of …

Flights diverted at Manchester airport as drone sighted over runway

Manchester airport suspended flights on one of its runways for 20 minutes after members of the public reported spotting a drone<p>An airport diverted flights and suspended one runway after a drone was sighted flying nearby.<p>Manchester airport halted operations on its Runway One to allow police to …

Airplanes

Ryanair and Aer Lingus renew Twitter feud

Ryanair and Aer Lingus have renewed their war of words on Twitter.<p>The social media teams at the two Irish airlines have clashed frequently in recent months. The latest dispute comes after Aer Lingus launched a new advertising campaign claiming that it flies passengers to the heart of their …

Social Media

Search area for missing Flight 370 to be doubled if plane not found

The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be expanded by another 23,000 square miles in the Indian Ocean if the jetliner is not found by May, officials said Thursday, affirming their commitment to not give up until it is located.<p>Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai …

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United Airlines

Air France cargo plane makes emergency landing in Halifax after losing engine power

An Air France cargo plane made an emergency landing in Halifax after losing engine power Tuesday night.<p>Peter Spurway, spokesman for the Halifax International Airport Authority, says the aircraft touched down at about 9:35 p.m. He says the Boeing 777 lost power in one of its two engines, but it …

Airbus manages to cram another seat in every row of economy

Anyone who has flown economy class in recent years knows that airline seats are bigger and more comfortable than ever, making the air travel …

Aviation

Napping worker, trapped in plane’s cargo hold, pounds until flight turns around

The airport worker's shift started early, at 5 a.m., and ended with an unfortunate nap in the cargo hold of a departing Alaska Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles.<p>When he realized what was happening, his banging for help could be heard by both the pilots and first-class passengers aboard Flight …

Shrinking airline seats draw attention of U.S. transport committee

The rapidly shrinking airline seat may be profitable for the carriers, but the discomfort for passengers has drawn the attention of the U.S. …

Fraud Challenge Raised in Delta Flight Attendants' Union Drive

A federal agency has referred a union’s organizing drive at Delta Air Lines to the Justice Department over questions about fraudulent signatures.<p>The …

Germanwings plane evacuated after bomb threat

A Germanwings plane headed for Milan was evacuated at Cologne-Bonn airport on Sunday after a bomb threat against the flight was received, the airline said.<p>The threat against flight 826 to Milan's Malpensa airport was received Sunday evening. The tower in Cologne alerted the pilot of the Airbus …

Lahore to Dammam flight prevented from landing in Saudi Arabia: reports

A Pakistani airline passenger aircraft was barred from entering Saudi airspace Friday on the grounds that the airline did not have the required …

Saudi Arabia

Alaska Airlines apologizes after not letting cancer patient fly

Alaska Airlines has issued an apology and refunded airline tickets for a cancer patient they wouldn't let fly Monday without a doctor's note.<p>The woman, Elizabeth Sedway, 51, was returning to California from a Hawaiian vacation Monday when she boarded an Alaskan Airlines flight while wearing a …

Icelandair Plane Completes 6,000km Flight After Losing Nose In Lightning Strike

An Icelandair plane flying from Reykjavik to Denver was hit by lightning shortly after take-off on Wednesday.<p>That in itself is not unheard of, but …

Pilot averted disaster with seconds to spare after plane hit by lightning

Struggle with autopilot system meant plane dipped to 1,100ft<p>A pilot saved his passengers with just seven seconds to spare after his plane was struck by lightning and went into a steep dive.<p>The aircraft fell to just 1,100ft before its commander wrestled back control and applied full power with …

How was the plane still flying?

Icelandair Flight 671 bound for Denver, USA was hit by lightning shortly after takeoff from Keflavik International Airport in Reykjavik, …

Asiana Airlines flight crash-lands at San Francisco airport; 2 dead, many injured

<b>San Francisco:</b> An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea, crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing …

Airplanes

Meet the largest aircraft on earth

A U.S. Army mega aircraft – a hybrid of plane, helicopter, hovercraft and airship- is going civilian.<p>Designed by British design company Hybrid Air Vehicles for the U.S. military, this massive piece of next-gen tech can travel through the air at nearly 100 miles per hour.<p>At 302 feet, the Airlander …

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Credits cards are believed to be one's best friend in times of need and crisis. Yes, they also prove to be one sometimes. However, the million-dollar …

Japan Airlines jet makes emergency landing after mid-air engine shutdown | News Home | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japan Airlines jetliner with 228 passengers was forced to turn around for an emergency landing in Tokyo on Wednesday after the aircraft’s right engine shut down during a flight to the northern Hokkaido island, an airline spokesman said.<p>The Boeing 777, powered by Pratt & Whitney …

French strikes cancel flights across Europe | DW | 08.04.2015

French workers belonging to the SNCTA air traffic controllers union have begun strikes on Wednesday that will have widespread implications for air …

Plane cabins are about to get even more cramped

Air passengers in the 21st century are accustomed to a relative lack of space when it comes to journeys in the skies – especially if, like the vast majority, they are travelling in economy class.<p>However, with developments in the aviation industry set to deliver a raft of updated aircraft in the …

Aviation

Air India pilot and co-pilot removed from duty after cockpit fight

A pilot and co-pilot have been removed from duty after a dispute in the cockpit that witnesses said involved physical violence.<p>The co-pilot …

Aviation

La seconde boîte noire de l'A320 confirme un crash délibéré | Actualités | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Les premières analyses de l’enregistreur des paramètres de vol de l’Airbus A320 de la Germanwings qui s’est écrasé le 24 mars dans les Alpes françaises avec 150 personnes à bord confirment qu’il s’agit d’un acte volontaire, a déclaré vendredi le Bureau d’enquêtes et d’analyses …