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  1. News - World - AVIATION

    European airlines join Emirates in avoiding Iraqi airspace for safety

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Baghdad Airlines avoiding skies over violence-plagued Iraq European airlines and Dubai-based Emirates Airline are rerouting flights over Iraq as a security precaution amid fears that militants with the Islamic State group have weapons ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563602/european-airlines-join-emirates-avoiding-iraqi-airspace-safety
  2. News - World - AVIATION

    Task force on airline safety to be formed after MH17 downing, UN body says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:25pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Montreal The United Nations civil aviation body said it would quickly form a task force on airline safety, noting that while this was complex and politically sensitive, urgent ... they would look at how safety information could be collected and distributed properly. The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 prompted some in the industry to urge the ICAO, which has 191 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562866/task-force-airline-safety-be-formed-after-mh17-downing-un-body-says
  3. News - China - AVIATION

    Air China pilots warn flight safety under threat by unequal pay and lack of rest

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 05:43pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... made the relationship between Chinese and foreign pilots intense, extremely unhelpful to cockpit management and will eventually threaten flight safety," the letter stated. Air China, which is based in Beijing, confirmed to the South China Morning Post yesterday that it was aware of the complaints and they would be dealt with properly to ensure passenger safety. The pilots said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1493607/air-china-pilots-slam-exhausting-shifts-and-unequal-pay-open-letter
  4. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Malaysia Airlines passengers weep, pray as jet turns back in safety scare

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:12am by Agence France-Presse

    ... safety image after the loss of flight MH370. Passengers wept or recited prayers after flight MH192, bound for Bangalore, India, turned back to Kuala Lumpur shortly after it was discovered that a tyre had burst on take-off. "As safety is of utmost priority to Malaysia Airlines, the aircraft was required to turn back to KLIA [Kuala Lumpur International Airport]," the airline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1493411/malaysia-airlines-passengers-weep-pray-jet-turns-back-safety-scare
  5. News - World - AVIATION

    Black week for aviation a reminder of the 'magic of flight and fragility of life'

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:10pm by Reuters

    ... one of its worst weeks in memory. Industry analysts and safety experts say they can find no common themes. Nor do they think the events indicate that flying is suddenly becoming less safe. ... Safety Foundation, an airline-industry-supported non-profit organisation in the United States that promotes global aviation safety. But Beatty said he also found the disasters "a cold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559279/black-week-aviation-reminder-magic-flight-and-fragility-life
  6. 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

    ... was about 100 metres. Conditions were challenging but within the prescribed safety limits, the authority said. More than 200 flights at Taiwanese airports were cancelled earlier in the day. ... disappeared from the radar. Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council is leading the crash investigation, with help from the French manufacturer of the TransAsia plane, Avions de Transport Regional, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1560739/i-closed-my-eyes-and-hoped-i-would-be-ok-passengers-planes-turned-back
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557148/shanghai-london-flight-forced-make-emergency-landing-russia
  8. News - China - AVIATION

    Military exercises cause major flight delays in China as PLA carries out live fire drills

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:38am by Amy Li

    ... Notices on the websites of the national and local maritime safety administrations said exercises would be carried out in the Bohai Sea for eight days from last Friday, in the East China Sea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1560122/another-day-yet-another-delay-chinas-airports-including-shanghai
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - AVIATION

    Death is mercifully quick when a rocket hits an airliner mid-flight

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 03:47am by BLOOM

    ... neck." It appears from public reports that flight MH17 had been struck towards its tail, blowing most of the structure away, said Bill Waldock, a professor of safety science at Embry-Riddle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1559905/death-mercifully-quick-when-rocket-hits-airliner-mid-flight
  10. News - World - AVIATION

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

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

    ... safety concerns Rolls-Royce has been accused of sacking a senior engineer after he blew the whistle on allegations of potentially serious problems with the company's jet engines. Dr Hilmi Kurt-Elli, a senior design engineer, claimed at a British employment tribunal on Tuesday that he was dismissed after raising safety concerns with the chief executive, John Rishton. The company said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457916/rolls-royce-accused-sacking-jet-engineer-whistle-blowing-over-safety

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