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Airlines are rethinking flight routes since the downing of Malaysia flight MH17

0 / July 30, 2014 08:09

Major airlines are taking differing stances to flying over Iraq, reflecting the piecemeal approach airlines currently take to flying over conflict zones. Airlines have been rethinking flight routes since the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 earlier this month. Some […]

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ICAO will form air safety task force

0 / July 30, 2014 07:07

The ICAO said it would quickly form a task force on airline safety, noting that while this was complex and politically sensitive, urgent action had to be taken after the recent downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The International Civil […]

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Arizona doctor arrested for pointing a rifle at a woman

0 / July 29, 2014 18:14

An Arizona doctor was arrested on suspicion of pointing a rifle toward a woman and her 17-year-old daughter inside a Phoenix airport terminal. They said Peter Nathan Steinmetz, 54, removed the AR-15 style rifle from a hanging position over his […]

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Military exercises lead to hundreds of flight delays by Chinese airlines

Military exercises lead to hundreds of flight delays by Chinese airlines

0 / July 29, 2014 12:42

Military exercises have become a new headache for Chinese carriers, causing hundreds of flight delays and cancellations just as they are grappling with a sharp decline in earnings. In one of the most serious air disruptions so far, authorities issued […]

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Skymark Airlines cancels $2 billion order for six Airbus A380s

0 / July 29, 2014 11:38

Airbus has terminated an agreement to deliver six A380s to Skymark Airlines after the Japanese discount carrier struggled to raise enough cash to pay installments on the aircraft. The Skymark’s USD2 billion cancellation means that no Japanese carrier will now […]

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US FAA fines Southwest $12 million for safety violations

0 / July 28, 2014 13:56

The US Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a USD12 million civil penalty against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737s it operates. “The FAA views maintenance very seriously, and it will not hesitate […]

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Emirates flights will avoid Iraqi airspace as violence rises

Emirates flights will avoid Iraqi airspace as violence rises

0 / July 28, 2014 12:52

Emirates said on Monday Jul. 28 it will avoid Iraqi airspace, as the government in Baghdad struggles to contain Islamic insurgents who have captured vast areas of the country. After Malaysia Airlines MH17 was downed earlier this month in eastern […]

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Global airlines want “neutral information” on whether to use or avoid airspace over conflict zones

0 / July 28, 2014 11:49

Global airlines will push to get “neutral information” on whether to use or avoid airspace over conflict zones at Tuesday’s meeting of the ICAO and other airline bodies, a European-based airline insider said. The International Civil Aviation Organization, has invited […]

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Rocket hits fuel storage tank in battle for Tripoli airport

0 / July 28, 2014 09:20

A rocket hit a fuel storage tank in a chaotic battle for Tripoli airport that has all but closed off international flights to Libya, leaving fire-fighters struggling to extinguish a giant conflagration. Two rival brigades of former rebels fighting for […]

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Fighting in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed complicates the investigation

0 / July 27, 2014 16:17

Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed has further complicated an investigation as Europe and the United States prepared economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict. At least 13 people were killed in clashes between […]

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Air Algerie MD-83 crash investigation begins

0 / July 27, 2014 16:11

Initial evidence taken from the remote Air Algerie MD-83 crash site indicates that the aircraft broke apart when it hit the ground early on Thursday morning, making an attack appear unlikely. French President Hollande confirmed that early signs pointed to […]

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Family members of those killed on the Air Algerie MD-83 flight grieve

0 / July 27, 2014 16:10

Family members of those killed on the Air Algerie MD-83 flight that crashed in Mali were taken to the wreckage on Saturday to grieve as French President Francois Hollande announced three days of mourning. Hollande ordered that flags on government […]

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Armed mission to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site ruled out

0 / July 27, 2014 15:14

The Netherlands, Australia and Malaysia have ruled out sending an international armed mission to secure the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, the Dutch prime minister said on Sunday Jul. 27. “We concluded there was a […]

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US representative to ICAO hopeful about global system to curb carbon emissions from airlines

US representative to ICAO hopeful about global system to curb carbon emissions from airlines

0 / July 25, 2014 17:29

The new US representative to the UN’s ICAO said he is hopeful its members will be able to agree a global system to curb carbon emissions from airlines. The question of how to reduce emissions from planes brought the European […]

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Do plane crashes happen in threes?

0 / July 25, 2014 16:37

Since AirSafe.com was launched in 1996, the site has tracked fatal events and other significant events involving airline passengers. When these events occur, especially if two occur a just a few days apart, I sometimes get the “Do bad things […]

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Air France-KLM ends temporary traffic diversion in northern Mali

Air France-KLM ends temporary traffic diversion in northern Mali

0 / July 25, 2014 12:06

Air France-KLM ended on Friday Jul. 25 a temporary “precautionary measure” which diverted its traffic away from the site in northern Mali of the crashed Air Algerie airline, the French group said. “Overflights have been resumed, the situation is back […]

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Authorities locate the wreckage of the crashed Air Algerie MD-83

0 / July 25, 2014 08:18

Authorities have located the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed in northern Mali carrying 116 passengers and crew, nearly half of them French, en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria. Regional aviation officials said they had lost […]

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The Air Algerie crash is the third one in less than a week

0 / July 24, 2014 19:23

The Air Algerie MD-83 crash is the third one in less than a week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over Ukraine, and a TransAsia Airways plane crashed off Taiwan during a thunderstorm on Wednesday Jul. 23. International airlines […]

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