No mayday sent before Airbus oil-rig copter crash in Norway

May 3, 2016

No mayday sent before Airbus oil-rig copter crash in Norway

The oil-rig helicopter that crashed in western Norway, killing 13 people, gave no mayday call or indicated it was in trouble, Norwegian investigators said Monday. Norway’s Accident Investigation Board said the process of retrieving data from the flight and cockpit recorders had been completed ...

Mar 22, 2016

Airbus test flies its first U.S.-built jetliner over Gulf

European aircraft maker Airbus is conducting a test flight for its first airplane made in the United States. A twin-engine A321 passenger jet took off Monday from the company’s new assembly plant at Brookley Field in Mobile, Alabama. Airbus says the three-hour flight over ...

Jan 4, 2016

ANA may buy Airbus superjumbos for Japan-Hawaii routes

The operator of All Nippon Airways is considering purchasing three A380 superjumbo jet planes from Airbus SAS, according to informed sources. ANA Holdings Inc. would likely use the aircraft on routes connecting Japan and Honolulu, the sources said Monday. It hopes to include the ...