Feb 11, 2016

Climate change will slow trans-Atlantic flights, study says

Winds bolstered by climate change will slow flights between North America and Europe, boosting fuel costs and the carbon dioxide emissions that caused the problem in the first place, researchers said Wednesday. Climate change will speed up the jet stream, a high-altitude wind blowing ...

U.N. agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

Feb 9, 2016

U.N. agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming. The International Civil Aviation Organization said ...

Feb 8, 2016

Japan, U.S. postpone talks on new slots at Haneda

Japan and the United States have postponed negotiations scheduled for Tuesday over the allocation of slots for flights connecting Tokyo’s Haneda airport and U.S. cities, the transport ministry said Monday. The U.S. government said it needs more time for some internal adjustments, according to ...

Feb 5, 2016

Crew grounded over Bollywood crooner's midair concert

India’s Jet Airways has grounded five crew members for allowing a Bollywood singer to perform over the in-flight announcement system, an airline spokesman said Friday, prompting a social media backlash against the decision. The temporary suspension of the crew comes after a video showing ...

Feb 3, 2016

Explosion forces plane to make emergency landing in Somalia

An explosion and fire blew a gaping hole in a commercial airliner, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu’s international airport late Tuesday, officials and witnesses said. The pilot said he thought it was a bomb. An aviation expert who looked at ...

Feb 2, 2016

JAL named world's most punctual airline for fifth time

Japan Airlines has been recognized as the world’s most punctual major international airline, in a rating by U.S. flight data services firm FlightStats. JAL achieved a on-time arrival rate of 89.44 percent in FlightStats’ seventh annual survey, a lead of 0.47 point over second-ranked ...

Feb 2, 2016

Skymark's rehabilitation on track a year after bankruptcy

A year after its bankruptcy, Skymark Airlines, the nation’s third-largest carrier, is seeing an improvement in fortunes as rehabilitation gains pace. It has withdrawn from unprofitable routes since it filed for bankruptcy protection with the Tokyo District Court on Jan. 28 last year, and ...