World Mar 8, 2016

ICAO boosts real-time tracking of planes in distress after MH370 disappearance

The U.N.'s aviation agency on Monday announced new requirements for the real-time tracking of civilian aircraft in distress, following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 two years ago. The International Civil Aviation Organization's governing council approved proposals for planes to carry tracking devices that ...

Obama administration targeting airliner emissions

Business Jun 11, 2015

Obama administration targeting airliner emissions

The Obama administration proposed Wednesday to regulate aircraft emissions in much the same way as power plants, saying they are a threat to human health because they contain pollutants that help cause global warming. Using its authority under The Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection ...

World Feb 4, 2015

U.N. officials agree on measures after 2014 aviation calamities

A United Nations agency is hoping to quickly introduce new measures to keep closer tabs on planes following last year's disappearance of a flight over Asia. The International Civil Aviation Organization laid out a proposal Tuesday to improve the tracking of long-haul passenger flights by ...

National / Politics Feb 25, 2014

Japan to raise air defense zone again at U.N. agency

Japan plans to propose taking up the issue of air defense identification zones with the International Civil Aviation Organization as it did last November after China's declaration of an ADIZ in the East China Sea that covers the Japan-administered Senkaku Islands. The ICAO, a U.N. ...