Beginning Jan. 1, pilots flying from the country's 10 busiest airports into the Chinese capital must be qualified to use an instrument landing system on days when smog reduces visibility to around 400 metres, the official China Daily said, citing China's civil aviation regulator.» Read More
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug 15- The cockpit voice and flight data recorders were retrieved on Thursday from the wreckage of the UPS cargo jet that crashed early Wednesday on approach to Birmingham, Alabama's international airport, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board said.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug 15- Investigators combed through the wreckage of a UPS cargo plane for the second straight day on Thursday, hoping to find clues to the crash that killed two pilots outside Birmingham, Alabama's international airport early Wednesday.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug 14- A large UPS cargo plane crashed early Wednesday morning near the airport in Birmingham, Alabama, killing the pilot and co-pilot, the city's mayor said. "I can confirm they were killed in the crash," said Birmingham Mayor William Bell.
Aug 14- A large UPS cargo plane crashed early Wednesday morning near the airport in Birmingham, Alabama, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The United Parcel Service Inc flight 1354, en route from Louisville, Kentucky, to Birmingham, crashed on approach about 6 a.m., according to the FAA.
Aug 14- A large cargo plane crashed early Wednesday morning near the airport in Birmingham, Alabama, NBC News reported. The Federal Aviation Administration said the aircraft was an A330 UPS cargo plane that crashed at 6 a.m. at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, NBC News said.
Aug 7- A US Airways flight from Ireland's Shannon Airport made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport on Wednesday due to an unspecified threat, police and the airline said. "There was some type of threat made, but nothing specified," a spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Police Department said.
Aug 7- A US Airways Group Inc flight from Ireland made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport on Wednesday, the airline said without describing what had prompted the emergency. WPVI television, without citing a source, reported the plane received a bomb threat and said at least three airport buses had parked next to the plane.
AMMAN/ BEIRUT, Aug 6- Syrian Islamist rebels have killed around 200 people in a three-day offensive in the mountain stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite sect and driven hundreds of villagers to seek refuge on the Mediterranean coast, activists said on Tuesday.
SINGAPORE, Aug 1- Garuda Indonesia has delayed the launch of its first direct Jakarta- London service by six months due to the capital's ageing airport in another example of creaking infrastructure hitting business in Southeast Asia's largest economy.
NEW YORK, July 25- U.S. safety investigators said on Thursday that a Southwest Airlines jetliner that crashed at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Monday landed on its front landing gear before its main landing gear touched down on the runway, a landing Southwest said was "not in accordance with our operating procedures."
*UK board urged Honeywell beacons to be switched off. WASHINGTON/ SEATTLE, July 19- Officials investigating the fire on a parked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 are focused on how condensation and increased humidity could have sparked the blaze at London's Heathrow Airport last week, three sources familiar with the probe said.
BOSTON, July 18- A Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner plane operated by Japan Airlines Co Ltd returned to Boston's Logan International Airport on Thursday after a mechanical indicator alert came on, driving Boeing shares 1.7 percent lower. Carol Anderson, a spokeswoman for Japan Airlines, confirmed the move but offered no further details.
The beacons, made by U.S. conglomerate Honeywell, are positioned in the upper rear part of the new, advanced jets, and send a signal that leads rescuers to downed aircraft. Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch is leading the investigation into a blaze that broke out on a parked Ethiopian Airlines jet at London's Heathrow airport last Friday.
July 18- Airlines are keeping Boeing's 787 Dreamliner flying, and are sticking with their orders for the new jet as safety investigators look for what sparked a fire in one of the planes while it was parked at London's Heathrow Airport.
NEW YORK, July 15- Honeywell International Inc said on Monday it was invited by UK investigators to participate in the probe of a fire aboard a Boeing Co 787 that occurred on Friday at Heathrow airport in London.
*Fire damaged Boeing aircraft at London airport on Friday. The fire on the Ethiopian Airlines plane at Heathrow Airport in London and a separate technical problem on a second 787 owned by Britain's Thomson Airways on Friday raised new questions about an aircraft seen as crucial to Boeing's future.
LONDON, July 13- Investigators classified the fire that broke out on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner parked at London's Heathrow airport as a "serious incident" but have found no evidence it was caused by the plane's batteries, Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch said on Saturday.
LONDON, July 13- There is no evidence at this stage of a link between a fire that broke out on a Boeing Dreamliner parked at London's Heathrow airport and the plane's batteries, Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch said on Saturday.
*Boeing says has people working to understand cause. *Boeing shares close 4.7 percent lower. Boeing shares closed down 4.7 percent at $101.87, knocking $3.8 billion off the company's market capitalisation after television footage showed the Dreamliner surrounded by firefighting foam at Heathrow.
*Boeing grounded Dreamliners earlier this year due to battery fires. *Boeing says has people working to understand the cause. Boeing shares tumbled by as much as 7 percent, wiping $5.4 billion off its market capitalisation after television footage showed the Dreamliner surrounded by foam used by firefighters at Heathrow.