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 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 ...

MH370 kin view latest crash with empathy, envy

Jan 2, 2015

MH370 kin view latest crash with empathy, envy

Images of bodies and wreckage floating in Indonesian waters gave relatives of those lost aboard AirAsia Flight QZ8501 anguish and grief, but they also provided the answers that other families have sought in vain for nearly 10 months. Those with loved ones aboard Malaysia ...

Aviation's white-knuckle year closes with flying colors

Dec 28, 2014

Aviation's white-knuckle year closes with flying colors

If you weren’t already nervous about flying, that may have changed in 2014, a year that stirred our deepest fears about modern jet travel despite shaping up as one of the safest in aviation history. The tragic dramas surrounding Malaysia Airlines, in particular, played ...

Dec 28, 2014

Top news of 2014 left public grasping for answers

by Adam Geller

More than nine months after searchers began scouring the seas for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that vanished with 239 people aboard, the catastrophe defies resolution. The long hunt for clues to Flight MH370′s fate set the tone for many of the headlines that defined ...

Next phase of underwater MH370 search begins

Oct 6, 2014

Next phase of underwater MH370 search begins

The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered a new phase Monday as the underwater search for the aircraft resumed, officials said. Until now, experts had been concentrating on mapping the seabed in the southern Indian Ocean search zone where the plane carrying ...