Rigorous security checks that today's air travellers may find petty and arbitrary have their roots in an infamous hijack that happened exactly 48 years ago.
On November 24, 1971, a man known as DB Cooper parachuted from an airliner over the north-west US with a cash ransom he'd demanded after threatening to blow it up. He and nearly all the money he extorted were never seen again. The hijacking of Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305 triggered a decades-long FBI investigation and is the only case of its kind never to be solved in the US. The brazen heist generated huge public interest and was celebrated in song, film and literature for years to come.
A 'doomsday' US warplane built to withstand a nuclear attack met its match when a bird strike forced it to land.
Hypersonic planes that promise to fly from Sydney to London in four hours are a step closer to reality after a technological breakthrough.
A Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft has crashed at Yangon Airport in Myanmar. The Bombardier Dash-8 A400 plane, registration number S2-AGQ, skidded off the runway on landing at 6:50pm in May, 8th. Reportedly there were 33 people on board; no fatalities have been reported although a number are said to have been hospitalised.
Boeing says it has developed software fixes for an automated flight-control system on its 737 airliners, which are under scrutiny after two deadly crashes in five months.
Jet Airways grounded a further ten aircraft on April 11, and appears to have suspended all its international flights, which is unsurprising since the airline is only operating 14 aircraft. Indian carriers must operate a fleet of more than 20 aircraft to fly internationally.
Facing mounting pressure, President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration was ordering Boeing 737 Max jets grounded until more information is gathered about the crash of an Ethiopian aircraft.
A Boeing prototype for an unmanned passenger air vehicle (PAV) “successfully” completed its first test flights, marking another milestone of the OEM’s efforts to take a leading position in the development of autonomous transportation and urban mobility.
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Two Daher TBMs—an 850 and 930—completed a milestone journey across Antarctica and over the magnetic South Pole earlier this month. Both flights qualify as first legs in the rarely awarded Polar Diamond Circumnavigator Diploma, recognized by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.
On Dec. 14, technical issues forced a Norwegian Air flight from Dubai to make an unscheduled landing at Shiraz International Airport in the south of Iran. No one was hurt. But the diversion launched a logistical and diplomatic quagmire that has left the aircraft, which had only been in operation for two months, grounded in Iran ever since.
A military cargo plane crashed near the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Monday, killing 13 people.
The man, named as Bruno, became exhausted and suffered an agonizing fall. The team was able to call the emergency services despite being well above cloud level, at a reported altitude of about 7,000 feet.
Pazhoohan Aviation Consulting Firm in cooperation with Tehran Institute of Technology announces that it is going to run aviation training courses in Iran. Applicants can enroll in different courses and receive accredited certificates recognized internationally.
Airport staff are battling freezing conditions to get snow-hit aircraft off the ground. So how do you defrost a Jumbo Jet?
To passengers stranded in Britain's snow-hit air terminals, it might sound like yet another source of delays and frustrations.
But removing and preventing the build-up of ice on the wings and fuselage of an aircraft is absolutely crucial to preventing accidents, says David Learmount, operations and safety editor of Flight Global.
MIAMI — Azul, the Brazilian low-cost, award-winning airline, announced today a heavy expansion to the United States with two new flights from Belo Horizonte (CNF) to Orlando (MCO), and from Belem (BEL) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL).
The new flights will be launched in December 2017, during the peak of the Brazilian high season.
MIAMI — United Airlines (UAL) announced today a new service from Paine Field Airport (PAE) in Everett with six daily flights to their hubs in Denver (DEN) and San Francisco (SFO) beginning in the fall of 2018. This announcement has a historic background since UAL operated the first commercial flight from PAE in 1939, almost 80 years ago.