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  1. News - World - AVIATION

    Teen stowaway who survived in wheel well of five-hour flight forces security review

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:36pm by Associated Press in Honolulu

    ... Associated Press in Honolulu The 16-year-old ran away from home on Sunday, jumped over a fence to reach aircraft in San Jose, California, and was found safe more than six hours later at airport in Hawaii Stowaway to paradise survives flight A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport’s tarmac and climbed into a jetliner’s wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1493473/boy-stowaway-survives-cold-inside-wheel-well-us-flight-11500-metres-above
  2. News - China - AVIATION

    Cathay passengers from New York stuck on plane in Zhuhai for 16 hours when hailstorm hit on March 30

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:17am by AP

    ... with the first crew having reached legal work-hour limits. "It was unbelievable," one passenger aboard the Boeing 777 told America's NBC News. "We couldn't get off the plane. ... Associated Press in Beijing Flight from New York diverted in hailstorm, but neither passengers nor crew could leave plane 34 hours to HK- with 16 of them stuck in Zhuhai It's a long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1479328/cathay-passengers-new-york-stuck-plane-zhuhai-16-hours-when-hailstorm-hit
  3. News - China - AVIATION

    Airline in restive Xinjiang begins self-defence classes for flight attendants

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 05:16pm by Zhang Hong

    ... and its budget carrier Dragonair also offer self-defence training. The Civil Aviation Administration of China, the industry watchdog, has established standards for flight training courses, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495159/airline-restive-xinjiang-begins-self-defence-classes-flight-attendants
  4. News - World - AVIATION

    CNN's on-air flight instructor Mitchell Casado is sacked from regular job

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:49pm by AP

    ... for the missing flight. CNN's Martin Savidge and Casado logged many hours reporting from the fake cockpit located at the company's office near the Toronto airport, which has a simulator of the same model as the lost plane. Teixeira said Casado did not come to work on Tuesday when customers had the simulator booked. "This is not the first time. He's been warned before," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1486343/cnns-air-flight-instructor-mitchell-casado-sacked-regular-job
  5. 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

    ... said. The episode caused deep anxiety among passengers as the plane circled for hours off the coast, Malaysian media reported. The plane circled in order to dump fuel, a common practice ... a Dutch traveller as saying. "Some were crying, while most of us had already started reciting prayers." The plane landed safely at 1.56am, nearly four hours after take-off, and all 159 ...

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

    China considers monitoring civilian pilots after disappearance of flight MH370

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:02am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... anomaly persisted. "Our work was at the research stage," Zhuang said. "There was no concrete timetable for implementation." But Zhuang said the disappearance of flight MH370 en ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1493985/china-considers-monitoring-civilian-pilots-after-disappearance-flight
  7. Business - Economy - AVIATION

    Hong Kong's role as air hub doomed unless third runway is built soon

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 02:09pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... will be the diversion of business activity to competing regional hubs. And I can promise you, I turned over every stone I could find: extending airport operating hours; increasing flights per hour from ... to see where synergies might be developed. Each avenue of investigation ran quickly into a dead end: Flights per hour can be increased only gradually, and- because of the location in the shadow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1471249/hong-kongs-role-air-hub-doomed-unless-third-runway-built-soon
  8. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Boeing 777 at centre of Malaysia Airlines disappearance had clocked up 'normal' 20,000 hours' flying time

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 02:09pm by DANNY LEE, Lana Lam, AGENCIES

    ... for 12 years and had logged 20,000 hours in the air, a record experts say is typical for a plane of that age. The Post spoke to Hong Kong pilots with decades of experience behind them, all ... that it could fly for nearly three hours on a single engine in the case of an emergency. Such government approval has enabled airlines to fly routes such as New York to Hong Kong non-stop on the 777. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1443524/lost-malaysia-airlines-plane-had-clocked-normal-20000-hours-flying-time
  9. News - China Insider - AVIATION

    Air China faces heat for allegedly sneaking Red Cross official past closed boarding gate

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:39pm by Amy Li

    ... school and reconstruction work after the 2008 Sichuan projects, but the Red Cross used it instead for a programme to “foster community development”. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1473337/air-china-faces-heat-sneaking-red-cross-official-past-closed
  10. News - World - AVIATION

    Arrests after baggage handlers at Los Angeles' airport stole valuables

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:10pm by AP

    ... the airport. Officials will try to return the seized items to owners. Those arrested were primarily employees or ex-employees of contract companies like Menzies Aviation, and did not work directly ... Police said that while some thieves worked together, most acted on their own, seizing opportunities to pocket items from luggage in transit. Maltez said there was a general culture of acceptance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1459658/arrests-after-baggage-handlers-los-angeles-airport-stole-valuables

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