Mar 1, 2015

Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia to trial new jet tracking system

Australia is trialing a “world-first” system with Malaysia and Indonesia that increases the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing authorities to quickly react to abnormal situations such as the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. It increases the minimum tracking rate for planes ...

Feb 11, 2015

Malaysia stifles dissent over Anwar's jailing

Malaysian police have detained a cartoonist and are investigating two lawmakers for sedition over tweets and a cartoon condemning the judiciary for dismissing opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s final appeal against a sodomy conviction. Anwar began a 5-year jail sentence Tuesday after the country’s top ...

Feb 8, 2015

Malfunction forces AirAsia X to abort flight

A system malfunction forced the pilots of an AirAsia X flight from Kuala Lumpur to Jiddah to abort the flight and return to Malaysia on Sunday, the AirAsia Group’s CEO said. The incident sparked fresh questions on social media about the Malaysian airline’s safety ...

Feb 6, 2015

Both TransAsia plane engines lost power before Taiwan crash

One of the engines on TransAsia Airways Flight 235 went idle 37 seconds after takeoff, and the pilots may have shut off the remaining engine before attempting to restart them, but the plane crashed before that could happen, Taiwan’s top aviation safety official said ...

Feb 5, 2015

Fast-growing Asian airlines race to find qualified pilots

The deadly crash of a TransAsia plane into a river in Taiwan is again focusing the world’s attention on the safety challenges facing fast-growing Asian airlines. TransAsia has been adding new routes rapidly since the Taiwanese carrier went public in 2011. TransAsia and others ...

Feb 5, 2015

Aircraft in distress to be tracked 'by the minute'

Minute-by-minute tracking of aircraft in distress is set to be introduced next year, airline officials said Wednesday, as the industry aims to prevent a repeat of the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. An international aviation summit in Montreal gave strong ...

Malaysia says MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation

Jan 30, 2015

Malaysia says MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation

Malaysia’s government formally declared still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident on Thursday and said all those on board were presumed dead, paving the way for compensation claims but angering victims’ families still waiting for evidence of the plane’s fate. Civil aviation chief Azharuddin ...

Indonesia military pulls out of AirAsia recovery effort

Jan 27, 2015

Indonesia military pulls out of AirAsia recovery effort

Indonesia’s military on Tuesday withdrew from search and recovery efforts a month after an AirAsia passenger jet crashed, navy officials said. The Airbus A320 vanished from radar screens during bad weather on Dec. 28, less than half way into a two-hour flight from Surabaya, ...