Search for Flight 370 will be suspended, possibly forever

Jul 22, 2016

Search for Flight 370 will be suspended, possibly forever

The more than two-year-long hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be suspended once the current search area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured, the three countries conducting the operation announced Friday, possibly ending all hopes of solving aviation’s greatest mystery. Some ...

Jul 17, 2016

Flight recorder on EgyptAir MS804 indicates fire before crash

Audio from the flight recorder of crashed EgyptAir Flight MS804 mentions a fire on board the plane in its final moments, the investigation committee said on Saturday, confirming what sources on the committee had previously told Reuters. The Airbus A320 plunged into the eastern ...

U.S. Congress passes aviation bill to close airport security gaps

Jul 14, 2016

U.S. Congress passes aviation bill to close airport security gaps

Congress passed an aviation bill Wednesday that attempts to close gaps in airport security and shorten screening lines, but leaves thornier issues unresolved. The bill also extends the Federal Aviation Administration’s programs for 14 months at current funding levels. It was approved in the ...

Jun 24, 2016

Taiwan's China Airlines announces strike, disrupting flights to Japan

Taiwan-based China Airlines cancelled some flights to Asia, including Japan, on Friday as its union commenced an “indefinite” strike late Thursday after negotiations with management broke down. China Airlines announced on its website that beginning Friday, all flights departing between 6 a.m. and 10 ...

May 31, 2016

Passenger hurt in sudden decompression aboard ANA plane

A passenger suffered a ruptured eardrum during decompression on an All Nippon Airways flight carrying 170 people last week, the transport ministry said Tuesday. ANA Flight NH561 bound for Kochi Airport took off from Tokyo’s Haneda airport at around 8:20 a.m. Friday but returned ...

AirAsia gets $1 billion offer for its leasing company

May 30, 2016

AirAsia gets $1 billion offer for its leasing company

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AirAsia Bhd., the region’s biggest discount carrier, received an offer valued at about $1 billion to buy its aircraft-leasing company amid a surge in business in the continent. The company’s share prices rose to the highest level in more than a year. The airline ...