Feb 13, 2015

Taiwan recovers last missing victim of TransAsia crash

Taiwanese rescuers on Thursday recovered the remains of the last missing passenger in last week’s TransAsia plane crash, bringing the death toll to 43 in the airline’s second fatal accident in seven months. The body of a Chinese national identified as Chen Rentai was ...

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 ...

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, ...

AirAsia jet's alarms 'screaming' before crash: investigator

Jan 22, 2015

AirAsia jet's alarms 'screaming' before crash: investigator

Warning alarms in AirAsia Flight QZ8501 were “screaming” as the pilots desperately tried to stabilize the plane just before it plunged into the Java Sea last month, a crash investigator said Wednesday. The noise of several alarms — including one that indicated the plane ...

Jan 20, 2015

AirAsia jet climbed fast then stalled: minister

An AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month with 162 people on board climbed at a faster than normal speed and then stalled, the Indonesian transport minister said Tuesday. Flight QZ8501 went down on Dec. 28 in stormy weather during what ...

Singapore navy finds fuselage of AirAsia plane in Java Sea

Jan 15, 2015

Singapore navy finds fuselage of AirAsia plane in Java Sea

A Singaporean navy ship has found the crashed AirAsia plane’s fuselage, a 30-meter-long section with a wing attached, in the Java Sea, authorities said Wednesday. Images taken by a remote-controlled vehicle from the ship showed parts of the plane’s wing and words on the ...