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  1. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Task force on flight tracking to report by December, IATA chief says

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:43am by TIFFANY AP

    ... System (APIS), a flaw that was highlighted by two MH370 passengers using fake passports to board the plane. Sixty governments around the world, including the United States and Britain ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Power failure forces Malaysia Airlines flight to stop in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 12:17pm by Phila Siu, Danny Lee in Malaysia

    ... with a third auxiliary unit at the rear. "The generators are used to power facilities such as televisions, cockpit devices and the aircraft's lights," he said. Malaysia Airlines said that after the breakdown, supply was continued by the auxiliary unit. Consultant group CAPA Centre for Aviation said the Malaysia Airlines fleet of 15 Airbus A330-300s was only two years old. Dr ...

  3. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Land search for Malaysia Airlines plane begins as firm reveals aircraft had no 'issues with health'

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:05am by STAFF AND WIRES

    ... (DCA) and the Ministry of Transport". It said search and rescue teams from Australia, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, New Zealand and the United States ... and the United States. Vietnam, the Philippines and Australia have also deployed vessels not included in these numbers. A Chinese maritime vessel, "China Coast Guard 3411", arrived on the scene ...

  4. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Terror probe launched into missing Malaysia Airlines jet as passenger list is scrutinised

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 11:56pm by Associated Press, Reuters

    ... Keith Zhai, Patrick Boehler, Danny Lee and agencies Search for missing plane is expanded to Malaysia's west coast A terror probe involving the FBI and counterterrorism units from ... with Interpol, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.  Malaysia’s acting transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein said: "Counterterrorism units... from all the relevant countries have been ...

  5. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington and Danny Lee US agency to appeal after drone fine dropped The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is to appeal after a judge threw out a fine against Hong Kong-based Raphael Pirker for operating a drone while filming a commercial in 2011. Pirker was fined US$10,000 and the court decision could open up the United States' skies ...

  6. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Five young children among missing Malaysia Airlines passengers as air search called off

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 09:05am by DANNY LEE, Andrea Chen, AGENCIES

    ... the United States and three from China- were among the 239 people on board. Two French teenagers, aged 14 and 17, were also among the missing, while the eldest flyer was a 79-year-old Chinese ... countries and regions: Malaysia 38; Indonesia 7;  Australia 6; India 5; France 4; United States 3 (including one infant); New Zealand 2, Ukraine 2, Canada 2; Russia 1, Italy 1, Taiwan 1, Netherlands ...

  7. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Qantas chief resets plan to make airline profitable as losses build

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 01:14am by BLOOM

    ... international unit hit A$262 million (HK$1.82 billion) in the six months to December 31, the carrier said on Thursday, wider than those over the preceding 12 months. Joyce abandoned a goal to turn ...

  8. News - World - AVIATION

    Global high-fliers pay up big to stay away from the economy-class masses

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 09:47pm by AP

    ... about 70 per cent of revenue comes from the top 20 per cent of its customers. The special treatment now starts at check-in. American and United Airlines have both developed private rooms ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Lost photo unites fans of old airport

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 04:17am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Man who misplaced group picture taken at Kai Tak in 1973 finds it again on Facebook, leading to a meeting with another enthusiast Lost photo unites fans of old airport A group photograph taken 40 years ago at Kai Tak airport has brought together two strangers with a shared passion for Hong Kong's aviation history. The photo was taken ...

  10. News - World - AVIATION

    Sleeping passenger left aboard United plane for night at Houston airport

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 09:42pm by AP

    ... laughing. "Get me off this plane!" Wagner pleaded. "Stop laughing. It's getting cold." She called United Airlines in Louisiana, where Wagner had boarded his flight to make ... airport. Regional carrier ExpressJet, operating the flight for United, said in a statement that it apologised to Wagner for the inconvenience and that the airline was investigating what happened. ...




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