British Airways resuming services after latest IT meltdown

Business Aug 8, 2019

British Airways resuming services after latest IT meltdown

British Airways said its flights were returning to normal after passengers had to endure cancellations, delays and long lines at London airports as the airline suffered its third major computer failure in a little more than two years. Wednesday's woes are the latest in a ...

U.S. aviation agency details impact of drone sightings on Newark airport

World Jan 24, 2019

U.S. aviation agency details impact of drone sightings on Newark airport

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday that 43 flights into New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport were required to hold after drone sightings at a nearby airport on Tuesday, while nine flights were diverted. The incident comes as major U.S. airports are assessing the ...

Gatwick and Heathrow airports order military-grade anti-drone equipment

World Jan 4, 2019

Gatwick and Heathrow airports order military-grade anti-drone equipment

London's Gatwick and Heathrow airports have ordered military-grade anti-drone defenses after drones caused three days of disruption at Gatwick last month, the airports confirmed late on Thursday. "While I can't go into detail about exactly what we have, I can confirm this was an investment ...

Editorials Aug 9, 2011

Betrayal of child-rearing principle

The ruling Democratic Party of Japan and the two main opposition parties — the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito — struck an agreement on Aug. 4 to introduce an income cap for recipients of the child allowance. From fiscal 2012, child-rearing families whose annual ...