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  1. News - Hong Kong - MH17

    War zone manoeuvres

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by DANNY LEE, Stuart Lau

    ... Ukraine is likely to result in a review of rules for jets flying over war zones, aviation insiders say. Before the downing of the civilian aircraft on Thursday, thousands of jets had flown over ... will have to look with some degree of carefulness as to whether aircraft should be allowed to fly over war and conflict zones," Yates said. Nearly 300 passengers and crew members, mostly from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556551/war-zone-manoeuvres
  2. News - Hong Kong

    US sends aircraft carrier to aid Philippines

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 08:37am by AP

    ... MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United States has ordered an aircraft carrier to the sail to the Philippines to provide assistance in the wake of the devastating typhoon that leveled part of the country with thousands feared dead. A Pentagon state says Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has ordered the aircraft carrier USS George Washington and other U.S. Navy ships "to make best speed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1354129/us-sends-aircraft-carrier-aid-philippines
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Improving airport's efficiency the fastest way to ease air traffic congestion

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:09pm by Albert Cheng

    ... of the two runways. They noted that precious landing and take-off slots had been allotted to low-capacity, narrow-bodied aircraft destined mostly for obscure third- and fourth-tier mainland Chinese cities. This has given rise to an illusion that the two runways are about to be overloaded. Narrow-bodied aircraft flights accounted for 70 per cent of all flights to the mainland. Mainland cities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1555587/improving-airports-efficiency-fastest-way-ease-air-traffic-congestion
  4. News - World - POLAND

    11 die as 'overloaded' plane crashes in Poland

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by AFP

    ... and is in a serious condition," said Justyna Sochacka, a spokeswoman for the emergency services. The light twin-engine aircraft, a Piper Navajo, took off from an airfield in Rudniki near Czestochowa ... due to there being too many passengers on board. Quoting anonymous sources close to the case, the PAP news agency reported that the aircraft could have been overloaded, and temperatures of 27 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548109/11-die-overloaded-plane-crashes-poland
  5. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Two generals, two pilots die as helicopter crashes in Cambodia

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:32am by AP

    ... deputy chief of staff of Cambodia's air force, said the aircraft was a Chinese-made Z-9 helicopter. It was not clear what caused the accident, which police said was a training mission ... a licensed version of France's Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin which can carry nine passengers in addition to a pilot. The aircraft were purchased with a US$195 million loan made to Cambodia in 2011 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554379/2-generals-2-pilots-die-helicopter-crashes-cambodia
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    India to receive Russian-built aircraft carrier, five years late

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 06:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Delhi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Delhi Delhi to take possession of the INS Vikramaditya, an aircraft carrier built in Russia and purchased by India following a very expensive refit Russia will on Saturday hand over a refurbished aircraft carrier to India, five years late and vastly over budget, ending a saga that has strained relations between Delhi and its main arms supplier, an official ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1356834/india-receive-russian-built-aircraft-carrier-five-years-late
  7. News - China - MILITARY

    PLA officials and media tour US aircraft carrier

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 11:41pm by Minnie Chan

    ... senior PLA officers and members of the press aboard the aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, in a gesture aimed at maintaining smooth military ties with China. The media tour was held ... the carrier as it entered waters near the China coast. When asked about China's own aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, Rear Admiral Mark Montgomery, the head of the Washington carrier strike group, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1350315/pla-officials-and-media-tour-us-aircraft-carrier
  8. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Hong Kong's 'hands off' regulations prompt growth in drone flying by amateurs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by DANNY LEE

    ... Yet the remote-controlled aircraft was not being flown by some secretive government agency, or high-budget movie producer. It was simply a man indulging a hobby. Such a scene has become increasingly common as cheaper and more innovative technology makes remote-controlled aircraft affordable to the general public. And it's particularly common in Hong Kong, where amateurs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548079/hong-kongs-hands-regulations-prompt-growth-drone-flying-amateurs
  9. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukrainian troops suffer heavy losses in ambush as MH17 investigators set off for crash site

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:59pm by Associated Press in Debaltseve, Ukraine

    ... the Malaysia Airlines plane came down. The aircraft was brought down in a missile attack last month, killing all 298 people onboard. It is believed up to 80 bodies may still remain uncollected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564262/ukrainian-troops-suffer-heavy-losses-ambush-investigators-set-crash-site
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan considers cheap-loans plan to support military aircraft exports

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 10:36pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Cheap finance plan for military aircraft exports Japan is considering providing low-interest loans from a state-run bank to support exports of aircraft designed ... Industries, and ShinMaywa Industries' US-2 amphibious plane, according to three officials involved. Both companies are looking to export civilian versions of the aircraft, which would allow them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1348609/japan-considers-cheap-loans-plan-support-military-aircraft-exports

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