ANA boosts 787 in $16.6 billion Boeing shopping spree

| Mar 28, 2014

ANA boosts 787 in $16.6 billion Boeing shopping spree

ANA Holdings Inc. gave Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner a vote of confidence by ordering 14 more of the jets as part of a $16.6 billion shopping spree a year after regulators grounded the composite aircraft. ANA’s 70-plane purchase Thursday tilted toward Boeing, with the ...

French data show possible debris from Malaysia jetliner

Mar 24, 2014

French data show possible debris from Malaysia jetliner

France provided new satellite data Sunday showing possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet as searchers combing a remote part of the southern Indian Ocean tried without success to locate a pallet that could be a key clue in solving one of the ...

Malaysia launches terror probe over vanished jet

Mar 9, 2014

Malaysia launches terror probe over vanished jet

Malaysia on Sunday launched a terror probe into the disappearance of a jet carrying 239 people, investigating suspicious passengers who boarded with stolen passports, as relatives begged for news of their loved ones. The United States sent the FBI to investigate after Malaysia Airlines ...

Feb 5, 2014

Japan, Switzerland sign open skies accord

Japan and Switzerland signed an agreement at their summit Wednesday to liberalize aviation services between the two countries, which could further enhance their economic relations. At a meeting in Tokyo, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Swiss President Didier Burkhalter observed the ambassadors of each ...

Australian teen takes control after pilot faints

Jan 26, 2014

Australian teen takes control after pilot faints

A teenager described on Sunday how he took the controls of a light plane for more than half an hour after the pilot passed out during a joy flight over rural Australia. Troy Jenkins, 19, said the single-engine Cessna 150 was only 10 minutes ...

Jun 12, 2013

'Clip-Air' allows modular plane to link with rail

The model of an adjustable plane boasting wings that can be attached to train compartments is scheduled be shown at the Paris Air Show next week, the Swiss inventors said Monday. The “Clip-Air” project is fresh off the drawing board and features a single ...

Sequestration-linked furloughs spur U.S. airport mayhem

Apr 24, 2013

Sequestration-linked furloughs spur U.S. airport mayhem

After months of inside-the-Beltway drama, the impact of sequestration cutbacks moved to center stage America on Monday as the aviation system was slowed by the furlough of 1,500 air traffic controllers. With about 10 percent of the controllers who direct 23,000 planes a day ...