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U.S. aviation chief says Boeing 737 MAX won't be recertified until 2020

Dec 12, 2019 - 12:05 PM

The MAX has been grounded since March following the second of two crashes that killed a total of 346 people

Boeing must do more work on proposed 737 fix – U.S. regulator

Apr 02, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Additional work is needed 'to ensure that Boeing has identified and appropriately addressed all pertinent issues,' says a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman

BOEING 737. Boeing 737 airplanes are pictured on the company's production line, on March 27, 2019 in Renton, Washington. Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFPÂ

Delayed take-off for China's own regional jet

Apr 20, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The ARJ21 s maiden commercial flight is already delayed by 7 weeks

epa02449275 A visitor takes photo on Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) ARJ21 regional jet, as (Comac) unveil is displayed at the 8th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition or 'Zhuhai International Air show 2010' in the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai 14 November 2010. The air show has attracted 600 exhibitors, including Boeing, Airbus, Rolls-Royce Group Plc and Honeywell International Inc., and which runs from 16 to 21 November 2010. China¡¦s J-10 fighter jet, Bombardier Inc. business jets and Airbus¡¦s A380 and with more than 60 aircraft will take part in the air show. EPA/YM YIK

2 Air France flights from US to Paris diverted by 'bomb scare'

Nov 18, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Both aircraft – flight 65 out of Los Angeles and flight 55 out of Virginia – have landed safely

PAL pilot tests paperless scheme starting March 16

Mar 16, 2015 - 11:26 AM

Passengers would have to present to airport security an image of their e ticket on their personal electronic devices such as smart phones tablets or laptops

Grenade found on India PM Modi's back-up jet – reports

Oct 04, 2014 - 8:35 PM

The scare comes after the US Federal Aviation Administration FAA stripped India of its top safety rating citing a lack of safety oversight

BOMB SCARE. Crew members found a defused grenade in Air India Boeing 747, an emergency standby plane for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his recent 5-day US visit. File photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

US flight chaos after Chicago air-traffic control arson

Sep 27, 2014 - 11:06 AM

Almost 2 000 flights were canceled including more than 1 500 from O Hare leaving thousands of frustrated passengers stranded and unsure when they d be able to travel

ARSON. Travelers wait on line to book and reschedule travel plans after flights were delayed or cancelled at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, USA, September 26, 2014. A fire at a nearby Federal Aviation Administration control facility in Aurora, Illinois, USA, reportedly started by a contract employee who was found with self inflicted non-gunshot. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

FAA bans US civilian flights over Iraq

Aug 08, 2014 - 11:59 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration bans all US civilian flights over Iraq just hours after air strikes order by Washington on Islamist fighters

AIR STRIKES. This US Navy handout photo obtained August 8, 2014 shows sailors directing F/A-18E Super Hornets attached to the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on August 1, 2014 in the Gulf. US President Barack Obama said August 7, 2014 he had authorized US air strikes on Iraq and humanitarian supply drops to prevent a "genocide" by Islamist extremists against minorities. Photo by AFP/US Navy/Joshua Card

Airlines cancel Israel flights over Gaza rocket threat

Jul 23, 2014 - 8:02 AM

Prompting the rush of cancellations was a rocket fired from Gaza which according to Israeli police struck north of the airport

FLIGHT STATUS. Passengers check the information board as it changes from English to Hebrew listing cancelled flights (in red) at the departure area of Ben Gurion Airport, in Lod, Israel, outside Tel Aviv, 22 July 2014. Jim Hollander/EPA

How PH aviation transformed from shame to pride

Apr 17, 2014 - 3:24 PM

Burdened by sins of the past CAAP was slapped by sanctions by US and EU authorities Now CAAP is the toast of the town

Malacañang vows to keep Category 1 aviation status

Apr 12, 2014 - 5:13 PM

Malacañang vows to make sure the country complies with international aviation safety standards

Philippine Airlines (PAL) planes at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, Philippines. File/AFP

No more barriers: Cebu Pacific to fly to Europe, US

Apr 10, 2014 - 11:23 PM

The EU lifts its ban on the budget carrier and the US now allows local airlines to launch and expand services to the country

SAFE. Cebu Pacific will be allowed to fly to Europe after complying with global aviation safety standards. File photo from Airbus

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Apr 10, 2014 - 9:29 PM

PH gets a rating upgrade in aviation Sen Santiago urges RH advocates: appeal struck down provisions IMF cuts global growth forecast to 3 6

PH gets US aviation upgrade

Apr 10, 2014 - 10:45 AM

Philippine carriers can now launch and add flights to the US

Philippine Airlines (PAL) planes at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, Philippines. File/AFP

PH failed to get US aviation upgrade?

Feb 11, 2014 - 12:53 PM

US authorities still find the Philippine aviation industry unsafe keeping a ban on local carriers according to sources

STUCK AT CATEGORY 2. The Philippines fails to get an aviation status upgrade from US authorities. AFP PHOTO

TechRap: Windows 8.1, OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Nov 04, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Get Google custom URLs use electronic devices on a planes and what s new in Windows 8 1 and OS X 10 9 Mavericks

Portable electronics to be allowed on flights

Oct 31, 2013 - 10:21 PM

Passengers will eventually be able to read e books play games and watch videos on their devices on flight

GADGETS ALLOWED. US aviation authorities say using mobile devices on flight will now be allowed with very limited exceptions. File photo by Stan Honda/AFP

PH may get US aviation upgrade by Oct

Aug 30, 2013 - 5:07 PM

An upgrade by the US Federal Aviation Administration will allow local carriers to mount additional flights to the US

CAAP closely monitoring airline violations

Jul 23, 2013 - 5:37 PM

CAAP steps up efforts to convince the US Federal Aviation Administration to lift a ban preventing Philippine carriers from mounting additional flights to the US

OPENING OF THE SKIES. CAAP is looking towards lifting the US ban for Philippine airlines

PH evaluates: Is Asiana Airlines safe?

Jul 11, 2013 - 4:30 PM

Citing the San Francisco crash involving Asiana Airlines the Philippine government decides to put on hold air talks with South Korea

CRASH. The incident involving Asiana Airline in San Francisco killed 2 and injured over 180. Photo by AFP

Air taxi in Alaska crashes, kills 10

Jul 09, 2013 - 12:37 AM

The Anchorage Daily News reports that the De Havilland DHC 3 Otter airplane was operated by Rediske Air a family owned business

Davao mishap to affect PH aviation status?

Jun 04, 2013 - 6:48 PM

How will the Davao airport mishap affect the global safety status of the Philippine aviation body?

OVERSHOOT. Cebu Pacific flight 5J 971 overran the Davao City airport runway and hit its uncemented portion evening of Sunday, June 2. Photo by Laiza Dale A. Lacida

INFOGRAPHIC: Is 10-M tourists goal possible?

May 10, 2013 - 10:59 PM

There are still major gaps in infrastructure investments and regulation

PH expects US, EU to lift aviation bans in 2013

Apr 24, 2013 - 7:17 PM

Foreign aviation authorities are set to visit the country in May and June

NO BANS. The Philippines expects lifting of aviation sanctions from the US and the EU. AFP Photo

Boeing 787 battery meltdown cause still unclear: NTSB

Apr 24, 2013 - 8:12 AM

US safety officials investigating burned batteries on two Boeing 787s said Tuesday April 23 they are not certain what caused the incidents

The United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner sits a a gate for a tour at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Aquino orders CAAP to get PH out of US, EU watchlists

Mar 25, 2013 - 4:24 PM

After the lifting of significant safety concerns on Philippine aviation the President says the job is not yet over

WORK DOUBLE TIME. President Aquino gave his marching orders to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to work double time for the lifting of the bans imposed by US and EU on local carriers. Photo from Malacanang

Aquino: Brush up on European languages

Mar 16, 2013 - 8:23 PM

The President advises the staff of Solaire Manila Resorts to learn European languages to prepare for an increase in tourists from the region

FAA approves tests of 787 battery fix

Mar 13, 2013 - 10:24 AM

US air safety regulators on Tuesday March 12 approved Boeing s plan to fix 787 batteries for testing a major step forward to get the planes grounded worldwide flying again

The United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner sits a a gate for a tour at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Finally, PH passes aviation safety audit

Mar 04, 2013 - 5:57 PM

This marks the first of a series of steps that will allow Philippine carriers to fly to the US and EU

AVIATION SAFETY UPDATE. Will the Philippine aviation regulator finally receive an upgrade? AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

US investigators eye Dreamliner subcontractors

Jan 22, 2013 - 1:21 PM

US safety investigators will visit Boeing subcontractors this week to test components linked to the battery of a Japan Airlines 787 Dreamliner that caught fire in Boston earlier this month

The United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner sits a a gate for a tour at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Boeing crisis deepens as US grounds Dreamliners

Jan 17, 2013 - 7:26 AM

UPDATED Japan s two biggest airlines had already taken almost half the global fleet out of service but the announcement by the US FAA means 30 of the world s 50 Dreamliners have now been grounded

The United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner sits a a gate for a tour at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

PAL increases flights to Toronto

Dec 02, 2012 - 1:08 PM

PAL plans to offer daily direct Manila Toronto flights in March 2013