Malaysia Declares MH370 An ‘Accident’

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Published: January 29, 2015

Malaysia has declared the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims’ relatives while the search for the plane goes on. The Boeing 777 disappeared on March 8 last year, carrying 239 passengers and crew shortly after taking off from the Malaysian capital of […]

EU Ponders New Airline Data Rules

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Published: January 29, 2015

The European Commission is reviewing plans on sharing airline passenger data to address privacy concerns while still seeking to improve security following militant attacks in Paris. A system for sharing airline travel data among European Union countries put forward by the Commission in 2011 – known as Passenger Name Record (PNR) – has been resisted […]

Libya’s Buraq Air Halts Flights After Crew Killed

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Published: January 29, 2015

Libyan carrier Buraq Airlines has suspended all flights for two days after one of its air crews was killed in an attack on a luxury hotel in Tripoli. It gave no details but a Libyan official has said a French national had been identified by his work identity card. Libyan websites said a crew of […]

Malaysia To Release MH370 Interim Report On March 7

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Published: January 28, 2015

Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation will release an interim report on the investigation into Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on March 7, a day before the one-year anniversary of the disappearance. “It will have details on the technical investigation,” deputy transport minister Aziz Kaprawi told Reuters news agency. This is to abide by a requirement from […]

Boeing’s Profit Rises On Higher Deliveries

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Published: January 28, 2015

Boeing reported a 19 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit, helped by booming demand for commercial aircraft. Boeing’s net profit rose to USD$ 1.47 billion in the quarter from USD$ 1.23 billion a year earlier. Revenue increased by 3 percent to USD$ 24.47 billion. The company forecast operating cash flow of more than USD$ 9 billion […]

Skymark To File For Bankruptcy Protection – Report

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Published: January 28, 2015

Japan’s Skymark Airlines is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection from creditors under Japan’s Corporate Reorganization law, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Skymark, struggling with rising operating costs and intensifying competition from the country’s two big carriers, ANA and Japan Airlines, had projected a record net loss of JPY¬•13.6 billion (USD$ 116 […]

Search For Airasia Crash Victims Could End In Days

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Published: January 28, 2015

Indonesia’s search for dozens of victims still unaccounted for from last month’s crash of an AirAsia passenger jet could end within days if no more bodies are found, a senior government official said on Wednesday. Indonesia’s civilian National Search and Rescue Agency said it would scour the sea for bodies for at least another week. […]

US FAA Sets New Air Safety Rule

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Published: January 28, 2015

The US FAA said on Wednesday it is requiring domestic airlines to put in place proactive safety measures designed to highlight risks, deter accidents and make air travel safer. The rule requires US airlines and freight carriers to submit “safety management system” plans within six months and implement them within three years, the FAA said. […]

Indonesia To Announce New Safety Ratings For Airlines

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Published: January 27, 2015

Indonesia’s transport minister has announced plans to introduce safety ratings for all airlines operating in the country. Ignasius Jonan said airlines would be evaluated every three months and those that got poor safety ratings would be punished. “I want all airlines to follow the rating. We will become the inspector,” Jonan told reporters, declining to […]

Airlines Suspend Baghdad Flights After Shots At Plane

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Published: January 27, 2015

Airlines from at least three countries suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after bullets hit a plane operated by budget carrier flydubai as it was landing at Baghdad Airport. An aviation official and a security official told Reuters news agency that two passengers were lightly injured when three or four bullets hit the body of […]

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