Air safety experts are calling for better pilot training after initial reports suggest that the Air France crash in 2009 may have been the result of pilots’ exacerbating problems after on-board warning systems were activated. Flight 447 was en route to Paris from Brazil when it went down into the Atlantic. All those on board […]
As airlines around the globe feel the effects of rising oil prices, natural disasters and political and social unrest in North Africa and the Middle East, Dubai giant Emirates announces it intends to continue its plans to expand. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum, the state-owned airline’s president, said hundreds of destinations would be added to […]
A fourth attempt by investigators to locate the black box recorders of Air France flight 447 has resulted in success. One of the data recorders has been found, according to France’s BEA. The air accident investigation body says it appears to be in good condition. It is hoped that information stored on the device will […]
Lack of demand has caused Singapore Airlines to announce that it will be scaling back on the number of services to Los Angeles. The airline currently flies seven times a week, but as of 3 May it will temporarily be suspending its Tuesday and Wednesday schedules. An airline spokesman confirmed that the decision had been […]
French officials say that a large piece of wreckage from the Air France flight which crashed into the Atlantic in 2009 has been found. According to France’s transport minister, Nathalie Kosciusco-Morizet, some bodies have also been located and will soon be brought up to the surface for identification. This is the fourth time investigators have […]
There is fresh hope that the black-box flight recorders belonging to an Air France passenger jet that went down in the Atlantic in 2009 might soon be recovered. A fourth search for wreckage has apparently recovered debris which belonged to flight 447, according to BEA, the French air accident agency. The airliner crashed on 1 […]
Special robots are on there way to some of the deepest seas on the planet as a fourth search for the wreckage of Air France 447 gets underway. The project is being jointly funded by planemaker Air Bus and Air France and will cost around $12.5 million. Although being headed up by French accident investigators […]
Lufthansa, one of Europe’s largest airline groups, has confirmed operating profits for 2010 of €876 million. The company’s chief executive, Christoph Franz, said that although the results were encouraging, the year ahead was likely to throw up a number of challenges. He explained that revenues through 2012 would continue to grow as long as there […]
Airlines from around the globe are assuring passengers that they will keep a close eye on the situation in Japan as most continue to operate scheduled services. One of the main fears is that levels of radiation in the atmosphere could become dangerous following explosions at one of the country’s nuclear power plants. German carrier […]
Emirates said it plans to increase the number of cabin crew it employs around the world by 4,000 between 2011 and 2012. The airline has announced that it already employs more than 12,000 stewardesses and stewards and that the most recent recruitment drive is part of wider expansion plans. The carrier currently flies a fleet […]
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