• SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, March 27- As investigators probe why a young German pilot deliberately crashed an Airbus A320 passenger jet into the French Alps on Tuesday, pilots and psychologists warn there is no foolproof way to prevent similar incidents in the future. Asian airlines including Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Qantas Airways and Singapore Airlines said...

  • BANGKOK— Thailand is facing bans on new international flights and increased inspections after the International Civil Aviation Organization flagged significant concerns about the country's aviation safety, officials said Friday. Japan has blocked new flights from Thailand following the ICAO decision and South Korea is considering similar measures,...

  • AMSTERDAM— Trains, trams and planes ground to a temporary halt Friday in and around Amsterdam as a huge power outage hit the Dutch capital and surrounding towns. TenneT said the cause was an outage at a high-voltage power station in the town of Diemen, just outside Amsterdam. The national railroad service said that no trains were running in and around Amsterdam.



  • Safety is our priority: Blue Bird   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 11:46 PM ET
    Safety is our priority: Blue Bird

    Driver and customer safety is our utmost priority, says Noni Purnomo, CEO of Blue Bird Group, Indonesia's largest taxi service.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 43 or 1.0 percent, to $44.09. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 26 or 1.4 percent, to $18.52. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 54 or 1.2 percent, to $43.18.

  • NEW YORK— Airline pilots are supposed to be the ones we trust. "In the near term, pilots will be looked at with a bit more suspicion," said former US Airways pilot John M. Cox, now CEO of the consulting firm Safety Operating Systems. Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, aviation security has focused on protecting pilots from passengers— not the other way around.

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Puerto Rico is preparing to welcome the world's two largest cruise ships for the first time next year. The executive director of the island's Tourism Company says Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas will bring an estimated 60,000 passengers to San Juan in 2016. Next year's visits are expected to generate an estimated...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— The commissioner of Connecticut's Transportation Department is outlining priorities in the governor's 30- year plan to overhaul highways, bridges and rail lines. Commissioner James Redeker says the plan for railways includes upgrading Civil War-era tracks and ties and a bridge over the Connecticut River that he describes as the biggest...

  • Leading European budget airlines Norwegian Air Shuttle and EasyJet, along with Air Canada, say they will now require a minimum of two crew members in the cockpit while a plane is in the air. A group representing Germany's biggest airlines, including Lufthansa and Air Berlin, say they plan similar rules. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said the government is...

  • Autopilot: What it can and can't do Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 2:51 PM ET
    Pilot at controls of instrument panel

    CNBC explains exactly what the aircraft autopilot is, how it works and how safe it is.

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 2:20 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 54 or 1.2 percent, to $43.99. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 27 or 1.4 percent, to $18.51. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 44 or 1.0 percent, to $43.28.

  • TORONTO, March 26- Air Canada said on Thursday it is changing its policies to ensure that all flights have two people in the cockpit at all times after initial reports on the Germanwings flight that crashed on Tuesday. He said Air Canada was monitoring the investigation into the crash closely, noting that "at this point the cause is unknown." Fitzpatrick declined to...

  • "The flight deck is capable of accommodating three pilots and there shouldn't ever be a situation where there is only one person in the cockpit," said James Hall, a former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, referring to the "jump seats" in airliners. Hall was head of the safety board in 1999 when the board investigated the crash of an EgyptAir plane...

  • HELSINKI— Europe's third largest budget airline, Norwegian Air Shuttle, says it plans to adopt new rules requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit of a flying aircraft. Norwegian spokeswoman Charlotte Holmbergh-Jacobsson says the new rules will be adopted "as soon as possible" on all commercial flights globally. She said the decision was...

  • Focus now on German cockpit policy: Expert Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    Crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps.

    The cockpit protocol at Germanwings will come under scrutiny as evidence emerges a pilot intentionally crashed Flight 9525, an aviation expert says.

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 95 or 2.1 percent, to $43.58. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 26 or 1.4 percent, to $18.52. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 53 or 1.2 percent, to $43.19.

  • Glance at plane crashes blamed on deliberate pilot action Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:18 AM ET

    —Nov. 29, 2013: A Mozambique Airlines plane crashes in northern Namibia, killing all 27 passengers and six crew. —Oct. 31, 1999: EgyptAir Flight 990 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after taking off from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. —Dec. 19, 1997: SilkAir Flight 185 plunges into a river in Indonesia, killing all 104 aboard.

  • Maersk Line in major container order with China's COSCO Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 9:19 AM ET

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Maersk Line says it has ordered seven ice-class container vessels from Chinese shipyard COSCO as a first step in a $15 billion investment program. The Copenhagen- based company said Thursday it needs new vessels to "grow with the market," and expects to announce more orders this year. Maersk Line is part of shipping and oil group A.P....

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