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Fire in GE Aviation-made jet engine under investigation

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a Sept. 8 fire that damaged a GE Aviation-made jet engine. The board is joined by the Federal Aviation Administration, The Boeing Company and GE Aviation in looking at what wrong on the British Airways flight at McCarran International...

Too fat to fly? Air India grounds 130 flight attendants for being overweight

For years, airlines have penalized luggage for weighing too much. Now at least one carrier is applying that same logic to its flight attendants. Air India is grounding about 130 of its flight attendants — mostly women — because they are overweight, the company announced...


First Flies to San Diego with British Airways

British Airways today announced that from March 27, 2016, customers in San Diego will be able to fly to London in First class, as the airline introduces its larger, four cabin Boeing 777-300 on to the route. British Airways began daily services between San Diego International and London Heathrow in June 2011. The new aircraft will be able to accommodate 297 customers – 14 in First, 56 in...

Ryanair: New Milan Malpensa Base (No. 73)

Ryanair, Italy’s No.1 airline,announced it will open a new base at Milan Malpensa (No. 73), its 15th in Italy, from 1st December 2015, initially with 1 based aircraft (an investment of $100m) and 4 routes to London Stansted, Comiso, Bucharest and Seville, which will deliver 450,000 customers p.a. and support 450* “on-site” jobs at Milan Malpensa Airport. From 1st December, Rya...

TNT strengthens service to Nordic markets

TNT is strengthening its international express delivery services to the Nordics with improved air connections to Sweden and Finland and additional last-mile delivery capacity in large business centres. With these improvements, which went into effect in August and early September, TNT is expanding the coverage of its international, morning delivery services in Sweden, Denmark, Nor...

American accidentally sends uncertified plane to Hawaii

American Airlines confirms to CNN that it accidentally put anAirbus A321S aircraft -- that was not certified to fly over the Pacific -- on a long-haul flight from Los Angeles to Hawaii, reports Look News which quotes CNN. American spokesman Casey Norton said "someone on the ground" realized the mix-up sometime after AA Flight 31 had departed LAX on August 31st, fil...

CAA to Discipline Two TransAsia Pilots for Negligence

The pilot and co-pilot of a TransAsia Airways plane will be severely disciplined for failing to follow the instructions of air controllers and entering a runway without permission, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Tuesday. The CAA said it will discipline the pilot and co-pilot of the plane for their negligence in early October. According to the Civil Aviation Act, they could b...

Qatar Airways' wins “Up In the Air” Experience award

Qatar Airways' has been awarded the “Up In the Air” Experience award during the Future Global Travel Experience 2015. FGTE 2015, held in Las Vegas from September 9-11, is an independent travel conference focused on the theme of “transforming the passenger experience through customer-focused innovation and collaboration. “We are honored to receive this coveted awar...

Schools Shut, Flights Diverted As Southeast Asia's Haze Worsens

The haze blanketing parts of Southeast Asia worsened as smoke from Indonesian forest fires forced Malaysia to close schools in some states and divert flights, and put Singapore's Formula One race at risk after other outdoor events were canceled. The city-state's three-hour pollutant index surged to 249 as of 9:00 p.m. on Monday, the highest this year and crossing into the "very unh...

FBI: Flight Attendant Created Hoax Forcing Emergency Landing

The FBI says a flight attendant fabricated a story about a suspicious package on a Delta Airlines flight that led to an emergency landing at a North Dakota airport last week. The allegations are included in documents unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court in Bismarck. A complaint charges Justin Cox-Sever with interfering with the operation of an aircraft and communicating false inform...

North Korea says readying satellite, suggesting long-range missile launch

North Korea's space agency is close to developing a new satellite and readying it for launch, state media said on Monday, suggesting it will fire a long-range rocket around a national anniversary next month. North Korea will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of its ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on Oct. 10 and has been expected to launch an upgraded long-range ballist...

Batik Air Indonesia eyes int'l expansion outside of Jakarta

Batik Air (ID, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) is planning to commence international operations out of the tourist town of Manado a CAPA report has suggested. In line with Lion Airlines CEO Rusdi Kirana's comments last year that the Group intends to develop international hubs in the east and west of the Indonesian archipelago, so Batik's long-term strategy is to devel...

Official: No Black Boxes on Crashed Helicopter

A Bell 407GX helicopter crashed in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on Sunday afternoon, and all four people on board were killed. "There are no black boxes on the crashed helicopter, but there are other devices which record the flight data of the helicopter, and the search is under way for the devices," said an official from the Chongqing Civil Aviation Safety Superv...

Flight from Miami to Chicago Diverted to Indiana over Unruly Passenger

A flight from Miami headed to Chicago was diverted to Indiana after a female passenger struck a flight crew member, an airline representative said. The incident occurred around 6:00 p.m. Monday and involved an American Airlines flight #1284, according to the airline representative. The spokesman said a flight crew member was stuck by the woman while restraining her, according to NB...

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Flying with confidence course goes digital - British Airways

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