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U.S. regulators complete test flights on Boeing 737 MAX

Jul 02, 2020 - 4:20 PM

Besides evaluating data from the test flights, regulators still must develop pilot training protocols for the Boeing 737 MAX and inspect newly manufactured aircraft

TEST FLIGHT. A Boeing 737 MAX jet comes in for a landing following a Federal Aviation Administration test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, on June 29, 2020. Photo by Jason Redmond/AFP

Boeing 737 MAX takes to skies for long-awaited test flight

Jun 30, 2020 - 8:30 AM

Though the certification flights are a critical phase, the US Federal Aviation Administration stresses that 'a number of key tasks remain' before the Boeing 737 MAX can return to service

A Boeing 737 MAX jet comes in for a landing following a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington on June 29, 2020. - US regulators conducted the first a test flight of the Boeing 737 MAX on Monday, a key step in recertifying the jet that has been grounded for more than a year following two fatal crashes. A MAX aircraft took off from Boeing Field in Seattle at 1655 GMT, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said. (Photo by Jason Redmond / AFP)

End of Boeing 737 MAX grounding up to individual countries – U.S. FAA

Sep 24, 2019 - 7:00 PM

This statement points to a lack of consensus among regulators on when to clear the Boeing 737 MAX for service

CRISIS. Boeing 737 airplanes are pictured on the company's production line on March 27, 2019, in Renton, Washington. File photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFP

Boeing conducts final test flight of 737 MAX with software fix

Apr 18, 2019 - 11:49 AM

CEO Dennis Muilenberg also says test pilots have completed 120 flights totaling more than 203 hours of airtime with the software fix for its planes' anti-stall system

CONTROVERSIAL. File photo of a Boeing 737 MAX. Photo from Wikipedia

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

British Airways plane catches fire in Las Vegas, 2 injured

Sep 09, 2015 - 8:02 AM

2ND UPDATE The Federal Aviation Administration says the fire broke out in the plane s left engine prompting the crew to abort takeoff

Image courtesy Bradley Hampton/Twitter

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

Cebu Pacific to mount more flights to 5 international routes

Aug 28, 2014 - 5:48 PM

The budget carrier is also set to fly to Kuwait and Sydney in September

Cebu Pacific eyes unused seats for Clark-Hong Kong, Manila-Taipei routes

Aug 21, 2014 - 10:17 AM

The budget carrier is seeking the reallocation of additional entitlements including the unutilized 1 237 seats for Manila Taipei allocated for Philippine Airlines

MORE ROUTES. Cebu Pacific is seeking the reallocation of additional entitlements, including the unutilized 1237 seats for Manila-Taipei by Philippine Airlines. File photo from Airbus

Cebu Pacific passenger volume growth slows in June

Jul 30, 2014 - 11:17 PM

The Gokongwei led carrier and unit Tigerair PH target to service 17 million passengers for the whole year

 SOARING HIGH IN 1H 2014. Despite the passenger volume decline in June, Cebu Pacific posted a 7.6% growth for the first half of 2014. File photo from Airbus

US lifts Israel flight ban as Kerry cites truce 'progress'

Jul 24, 2014 - 1:40 PM

UPDATED As truce efforts mounted Hamas s exiled leader Khaled Meshaal vowed there would be no end to the fighting without the lifting of Israel s 8 year blockade on Gaza

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

Gaza rocket halts Israel flights as foes resist truce efforts

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:31 AM

UPDATED As the violence entered its 16th day neither Israel or Islamist movement Hamas appeared willing to end hostilities despite days of diplomatic efforts to coax them into a truce

UNDER ATTACK. Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Al Shejaeiya neighborhood during a military operation in eastern Gaza City, 22 July 2014. Mohammed Saber/EPA

PAL increasing flights to Hawaii, Guam

Jul 04, 2014 - 9:14 AM

Philippine Airlines will fly 5 times a week to Honolulu starting August and to Guam daily by October

MORE FLIGHTS. Philippine Airlines will fly 5 times a week to Honolulu starting August and to Guam daily by October. File photo from Agence France-Presse

TIMELINE: PH aviation status upgrade

Apr 13, 2014 - 11:15 PM

How did the country manage to get an upgrade after 6 years? Let s look back at the events that led to this development

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

PH may get US aviation upgrade next week

Nov 20, 2013 - 3:09 PM

The upgrade to Category 1 status will allow local airlines to open new routes and mount additional flights to the US

VERY SOON. The Philippines will likely win an aviation status upgrade from US authorities as early as November 25. AFP PHOTO

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

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

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

PAL increases flights to Toronto

Dec 02, 2012 - 1:08 PM

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