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  1. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Near miss on Danang runway after trainee air traffic controller left in charge

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... of directing a busy runway, aviation authorities said. An air traffic controller who left the trainee to supervise the runway at Danang on June 27 has been suspended and his aviation licence has been ... came within 350 metres of each other and it was only after the Vietnam Airlines pilot informed air traffic control that his plane was still on the runway that the intern realised the error, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554908/near-miss-danang-runway-after-trainee-air-traffic-controller-left-charge
  2. 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 ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Security questioned as crime rises at airport The number of passengers trying to take weapons, mainly stun guns, through Chek Lap Kok more than tripled last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550592/security-questioned-crime-rises-chek-lap-kok-airport
  3. News - World - AVIATION

    US limits on drone use may impede research, some academics say

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:41pm by AP

    ... as they keep them away from airports, fly them below 121 metres and keep the aircraft within sight of the remote-controlling operator at all times. However, commercial operators or people working ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1561240/us-limits-drone-use-may-impede-research-some-academics-say
  4. News - China - AVIATION

    ‘I closed my eyes and hoped I would be OK’: passengers on planes that turned back before Penghu crash relive terror

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:48am by Adrian Wan

    ... it was so scary. I closed my eyes and hoped I would be OK," she said. The control tower at Magong Airport said it received a request from the crashed flight to make a "go-around" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1560739/i-closed-my-eyes-and-hoped-i-would-be-ok-passengers-planes-turned-back
  5. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    Flight curbs in China could hurt airlines, drive airfares up, analysts say

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:48pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Mainland airlines expected to be hit hard by traffic controls that may cut services by 25 per cent over three weeks Investors upset over flight curbs ... Monday. Investors were first rattled by a microblog post from China Central Television's finance channel that 12 airports, including two in Shanghai, would be subject to air traffic control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1557454/flight-curbs-china-could-hurt-airlines-drive-airfares
  6. News - China - AVIATION

    China to face widespread flight delays due to three-week ‘military exercises’

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:03pm by Andrea Chen, Nectar Gan

    ... traffic controls. Xinhua reported that the PLA had organised 10 live ammunition drills for its ground forces at six bases around the country since July 15. Yue Gang, a retired colonel in the PLA, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557191/pla-military-drills-believed-cause-25pc-cut-flights-12-mainland-airports
  7. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Passengers thrown about Hong Kong-bound plane by turbulence

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:26pm by Clifford Lo, LO WEI, Johnny Tam, VICTORIA DUTHIE

    ... sitting at the rear of the plane. "A lot of passengers were scared, but … the crew had it under control and the landing was very good," she said. A Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department spokeswoman said the plane hit "severe turbulence" about four hours out of Hong Kong. "The pilot radioed our control tower saying it was continuing its journey to Hong Kong rather than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555346/22-injured-severe-turbulence-hits-hong-kong-bound-flight
  8. News - World - AVIATION

    Malaysia Airlines passenger jet ‘shot down’ over Ukraine

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:34am by AGENCIES

    ... The Donetsk regional government said the plane crashed near a village called Grabovo, which is currently under the control of armed pro-Russian separatists. The region where the flight was lost has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1555944/malaysia-airlines-passenger-jet-shot-down-over-ukraine
  9. News - China - AVIATION

    Ticket to the market: State-run China Eastern Airlines launches new budget carrier

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 05:31pm by Reuters

    ... for over one-third of the market.” Low-cost carriers, led by Shanghai-based Spring Airlines, account for up to 7 per cent of air travel market in China, compared to Europe, where they control 50 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1544999/ticket-market-state-run-china-eastern-airlines-launches-new-budget
  10. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    China United Airlines converted into budget carrier

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:08am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... there's not a lot of competition in that space," he said. The Civil Aviation Administration of China said in November that it would relax controls on the LCC market and encourage full-service ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1545105/china-united-airlines-converted-budget-carrier

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