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  1. News - China - AVIATION

    Flight from Shanghai to London forced to make emergency landing in Russia

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:15am

    ... measure due to a technical issue detected inflight” and the fuel dump was standard procedure. Virgin added that safety was its top priority. British Olympic diver Tom Daley, 20, was a passenger ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A plane from Shanghai to London was forced to make an emergency landing in Russia on Monday after a technical issue was detected. The Virgin Atlantic Airbus ...

  2. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Drunk Australian sparks hijack fear on Virgin Australia flight to Bali

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Denpasar Aggressive Australian passenger arrested in Bali after sparking false alarm by banging on pilot's door of Virgin flight from Brisbane Hijack fear As drunk Tries to getin cockpit A drunk passenger sparked a hijack alert on a Virgin Australia flight heading for the Indonesian resort island of Bali yesterday when he attempted to break ...

  3. News - China - AVIATION

    Why let doomed plane fly in storm? Relatives berate air chiefs over Taiwan crash

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:15am by Lawrence Chung, Andrea Chen

    ... crash plane fly Bereaved relatives of passengers killed when a TransAsia Airways plane crashed on Taiwan's resort island of Penghu on Wednesday night have one question: who gave ... it did not show enough respect to the families. Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday led a minute of silence in mourning for those killed in the island's deadliest crash in 12 years. ...

  4. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Virgin's Branson issues warning over state support for rival Qantas

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Branson issues warning over help for Qantas British tycoon Richard Branson sounded a warning in full-page newspaper advertisements yesterday about possible Australian government help for national carrier Qantas Airways, urging business to "think twice" about investing in the country. Branson, whose Virgin Australia carrier is in direct ...

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    Couple who survived Taiwan air crash rescued schoolgirl from wreckage

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:15am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Couple who survived tell how they plucked girl from smoking wreckage Military couple Tsai Pei-ju and Yen Wan-ju were on their way back to the navy base on Penghu Island where they are stationed when they boarded flight GE222 at Kaohsiung International Airport. The ill-fated flight ended with them in the mangled remains of the TransAsia Airways ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Dozens of Hong Kong-based Virgin Atlantic cabin crew to lose jobs

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:04am by Charlotte So

    ... in Hong Kong would be laid off. Virgin, controlled by British businessman Richard Branson, said rising costs and a challenging economic environment meant the Sydney route was no longer profitable, ... and British Airways. "The strong are getting stronger and Virgin lacks scale," said Will Horton, senior analyst at Capa, a Sydney-based aviation consultant. "Virgin itself is changing ...

  7. News - World - AVIATION

    British Airways to offer Slow TV on flights out of Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:09am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London Slow TV to be on BA flights out of HK British Airways passengers flying out of Hong Kong will be able to watch a seven-hour film about a Norwegian rail journey in real ... knitting. The airline says Slow TV should appeal to long-haul passengers seeking relaxing viewing. Footage of the rail trip from Bergen to Oslo was a breakout hit in Norway, according to British ...

  8. News - World - AVIATION

    British Airways faces strike threat over junior cabin crew pay

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:09pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London BA faces strike threat over junior crew pay British Airways is facing the threat of renewed strikes after cabin crew said they were prepared to take industrial action after their pay claims were rebuffed. In a ballot last week among members of the so-called mixed fleet- a class of crew on inferior pay that was set up in 2010- 95 per cent of crew who ...

  9. News - World - AVIATION

    Stakes high at Farnborough air show as Airbus chases A350 orders

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:19am by AGENCIES

    ... remains grounded in the United States in an embarrassing setback for the costly programme. It had been due to take part in a British military aviation display, the Royal International Air Tattoo, ... of other uses, from policing and surveillance to sports photography and wildlife monitoring. Associated Press, Agence France-Presse   Russia not invited to Farnborough air show in British protest ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Fred Lam, head of trade development council, to be Airport Authority chief executive

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... at the northern end of the airport island. Lo declined to comment on speculation about a cost overrun on the planned third runway. Reports have said the estimate of its cost has been revised upwards from ...




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