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  1. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Number of people trying to smuggle weapons through Hong Kong airport triples

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Lana Lam

    ... security control points. Last year there were a total of 307 cases of people trying to smuggle weapons onto flights, with 261 of these involving stun guns. In 2012, there were 93 total incidents and 73 in 2011. The number of serious narcotics offences more than doubled to 16 in 2013, compared with six in 2012. As well, wounding and serious assault cases also increased to 18 cases ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific offers improved pay deal in bid to end pilots' dispute

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Simon Parry

    ... levels. However, this is not the case everywhere. The airline has already sought to address these inconsistencies." The statement added that the airline felt "industrial practices ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Would you take off in this? Cathay pilot's pet project almost ready for first flight

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by Ada Lee

    ... "It's just that there is less technical support, and we seldom deal with piston engines as in this case," he said. After the plane has obtained all licences, Cheng hopes to take ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific union says female cabin crew's uniforms 'too sexy'

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:41am by Simon Parry

    ... in incidents of sexual harassment of cabin crew by passengers, which she now estimates to affect each cabin crew member on one in every 10 flights. Asked why she thought cases of sexual harassment ... and protecting us in cases like this … [Inflight managers] should be trained to have a stronger mindset to protect the crew." Choi called for the company to issue specific guidelines on how to deal ...

  5. News - World - AVIATION

    Rolls-Royce accused of sacking jet engineer for whistle-blowing over safety concerns

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 08:49pm by GDN

    ... and behaving unethically". Kurt-Elli, who was Rolls' vibration specialist until he was dismissed in February 2012, said it was his case "that the CEO and yourself [Durrant] conducted ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Hong Kong drone pilot's fine dropped as US authorities plan appeal

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by AFP, DANNY LEE

    ... of the unmanned aircraft are closely following Pirker's case, which they say could shape the development of small drones for civilian use- for instance in newsgathering or for wildlife protection. ... in place that would prohibit this kind of flying," he said. Pirker's lawyer, Brendan Schulman, said the case would have far-reaching consequences for the controversial but fast-growing ...

  7. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Aviation mysteries: the flights that just vanished from the radar

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 05:49pm by Ada Lee

    ... but not unheard of, even in the age of high-technology aviation. The most notable recent case- before the mystery of Flight 370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing- was that of an Air France plane carrying 228 ... the most mysterious case of recent years, a Boeing 727-223 took off from an airport in Angola without clearance and without contacting the tower. The plane headed out over the Atlantic Ocean, never ...

  8. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Malaysia Airlines has previous conviction for 'falsifying passport details to allow passenger on board'

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 11:28am by DANNY LEE

    ... at the time of the 2012 prosecution. “On receiving passenger information at check-in we provide the airline with a directive on whether they can allow the passenger to board or not. “In this case ...

  9. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: The unanswered questions

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 09:33pm

    ... the engines to lose thrust. However, in the case of flight MH370, a mid-air engine failure would have still given the plane about 20 minutes of glide time before descending – more than enough time ... of wreckage? It is not unprecedented for wreckage recovery to take a long time, particularly if the plane disappears in an area outside of radar contact- which may be the case with flight MH370. Air ...

  10. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Two Iranian men identified as stolen passport holders on missing Malaysia Airlines flight

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:17pm by Lana Lam, DANNY LEE and Reuters

    ... [on the case]." Bakak said that the mother of the Iranian teenager had contacted Malaysian authorities after her son did not arrive in Frankfurt where she claimed she was waiting for him. ...




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