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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    What's good for the civil service is good for Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 05:17am by Howard Winn

    ... Department had revised down its population forecast for 2041 from 8.89 million to 8.47 million. This adjustment appears to have had little impact on the colleagues at the Transport Department. Hong Kong's population in mid-2012 was officially 7.2 million, which is forecast by Census and Statistics to rise to 7.37 million by 2016. Meanwhile, their colleagues at the Transport Department ...

  2. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    Ocean floor search for missing Flight MH370 cut short again by technical problems

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:54am by Associated Press in Perth

    ... retired Australian Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, as the most expensive in aviation history. US Naval personnel have said the drone could take up to two months to scour a 600 square kilometre ... aircraft, three civil aircraft and 11 ships would help in Wednesday’s search, covering a total area of about 55,151 square kilometres in rainy conditions. Authorities have targeted the remote ...

  3. Dirty fuel cause of Cathay Pacific engine failure

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investigators confirmed yesterday. An updated report from the Civil Aviation Department into the incident nine months ago said particles found in the Airbus A330's engines were consistent ... reducing the effectiveness of monitoring pressure. The department said although the findings were tentative, the International Civil Aviation Organisation should 'establish requirements ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    12 people hurt as plane hits 'strong turbulence'

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 08:21pm by Shirley Zhao and Samuel Chan

    ... the airline notified it of the accident. The Civil Aviation Department said it would send officers to look into the cause of the problem and would decide whether an investigation was necessary. ... at the airport to take the injured to hospital, according to a photo posted on the Facebook page of a group of aviation enthusiasts. Cathay said the crew members had already begun treating the injured ...

  5. Business - Companies - INSURANCE

    Missing aircraft sparks interest in aviation insurance

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... sparks interest in aviation cover Mainland travellers have become more keen in buying aviation accident insurance after getting a rude wake-up call following the disappearance of the Beijing-bound Malaysian jetliner with more than 239 people on board. "I didn't consider buying aviation accident insurance every time I travelled by plane, but I will the next time ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - JAKE'S VIEW

    It's time for our civil servants to work on being happy- not miserable

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Time civil servants worked on being happy- not miserable Secretary for the Civil Service Paul Tang Kwok-wai said yesterday: "In the face of demographic challenges arising from an ageing population and a shrinking workforce, the government... considers it an opportune time to examine possible options for extending the working life of civil servants." ...

  7. No change to in-flight rules on lighters, needles

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... flights, including those out of Hong Kong, and US airlines will need to comply with the new requirements. But the Civil Aviation Department said it would not adopt the measure. Hong Kong currently ... needles, onto British airline flights. Hong Kong had no intention of following that move either, said a Civil Aviation Department spokesman. The department consults airlines regularly on in-flight ...

  8. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    Chronological events of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 11:20am by Emily Tsang

    ... disappearing from civil aviation radar, partly explaining why Malaysia expanded search area to include Strait of Malacca two days earlier. 3pm: Malaysian police say one of two passengers using a stolen ... public statement Noon: Hong Kong Immigration Department confirms 45-year-old local woman was on board   MONDAY The largest rescue flotilla in Chinese naval history- four warships and five ...

  9. News - Asia

    Media mobs Phu Quoc Island over sightings of flight wreckage

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:43pm by Phila Siu

    ... by the Vietnamese air force was thought to be remnants from the burst tanks of the missing Malaysian airliner. But test results showed that the slick was bunker oil. On Monday, Hong Kong's Civil Aviation Department said that it had received a report from Cathay Pacific that a flight from Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur had spotted possible debris in Vung Tau province, the southern part ...

  10. News - Asia

    Missing Malaysia Airlines jet ‘may have flown on for four hours’, say US investigators

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:41am by Associated Press

    ... to the hunt, again urging Malaysia to step up the search and make the exchange of information smoother. Malaysia’s civil aviation chief, Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, said Malaysia had not been ... jet was in the air for four after its last confirmed contact, and may have been diverted to an unknown location, it was reported on Thursday. Aviation investigators and national security ...




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