April 17, 2018 12:18 AM Missiles shot down over Syria airbases
The US says its military is not active in the area, leading to speculation that Israel is behind the attack. The reports said the missiles had targeted Shayrat airbase in Homs province and Dumair military airport, northeast of Damascus, late on Monday night. State TV said the country's air defences had confronted a new "aggression" but gave no further 8
April 16, 2018 12:20 PM Two pilots are killed as light aircraft collide in mid-air smash over German airfield 'while both trying to land'
At least two people are dead after two small planes collided over an airfield in Germany on Sunday. The collision occurred above Schwäbisch Hall in the southern state of Baden-Württemberg. Initial reports said the aircraft - a hobby aircraft and a microlight plane - were trying to land when they smashed into each other. 'They were on the approach, more I can't
April 6, 2018 11:30 AM Outrage as Down syndrome teen and his family are thrown off an Alaska Airlines flight because he vomited
A woman says her family was kicked off a flight Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle because her brother with Down syndrome vomited. The teen boy was on flight 779 in St. Louis on Monday when the flight attendants asked him and his parents to deplane, according to his sister Meaghan Hess. 'After boarding the flight, Patrick threw up a little and the airline 4
April 3, 2018 2:25 PM Half of European flights face delay after computer failure
The continent's air safety system breaks down, causing problems to flight plans. The continent-wide system which determines when and where planes can safely fly, land and take-off failed at about lunchtime on Tuesday, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) said. Half of flights across Europe face being delayed by the failure 18
April 3, 2018 2:30 AM When drone imperiled New Zealand plane, nobody called police
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - When a drone flew within meters of a landing plane last week, endangering 278 passengers and crew, Air New Zealand responded by saying that such reckless drone operators should be thrown in prison. Other agencies also sounded the public alarm. Air traffic controllers said they were concerned about the increasing numbers 5
March 31, 2018 11:18 AM Want to know where to sit on a plane to minimise the effects of turbulence? The best seats on an aircraft revealed by the ultimate expert – a commercial airline pilot
You may be surprised to learn that not everyone on a flight feels the effects of turbulence in the same way. That’s because there are some parts of the aircraft that shake less as it’s buffeted by the wind. And here, commercial airline pilot Jonny Knowlson – aka Jonny the Pilot, as he’s known on social media – reveals where they are. And more besides 7
March 3, 2018 3:01 AM Airline boss claims expansion of Barcelona airport has been blocked 'because planes are not allowed to fly over Lionel Messi's house'
A Spanish airline boss claims plans to expand Barcelona airport were blocked because 'planes are not allowed to fly over Lionel Messi's house'. Airline executives want to expand the city's El Prat airport with a new runway near the suburbs of Gava and Castelldefels. Until now it has been reported the proposals were turned down for 'environmental and financial 4
February 18, 2018 8:53 AM Dozens dead after plane crashes in southern Iran
An Iranian commercial plane has crashed in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran – killing all 66 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of the southern Iranian city of Yasuj, some 780 kilometres (485 miles) south of the Iranian 12
February 14, 2018 11:56 AM Russia claims its super-manoeuvrable Su-35 is 'second to none in the air'
Russia's deputy defence minister, Yuriy Borisov, has claimed that the "Su-35 is second to none" in the air after battles in Syria. The Sukhoi-35 fighter jet has been designed and produced by Sukhoi Design Bureau and is a single-seat, twin-engine, highly manoeuvrable aircraft. According to the makers of the fighter jet, it is an upgraded Su-27 that was fielded 35
February 10, 2018 9:08 AM The Latest: Lebanon protests Israel's use of its airspace
Lebanon is protesting Israel's use of its airspace to target Syria, saying it will complain to the U.N. Security Council. In a statement Saturday, Lebanon's Foreign Ministry also said it supports Syria's "legitimate" right to respond to Israel's "aggression." The statement said such "aggressive policy" threatens stability in the region. Israel said an Iranian 18