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U.S. Navy captain says aircraft carrier faces dire coronavirus threat

Apr 01, 2020 - 5:09 PM

The captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt writes a newspaper: 'We are not at war. Sailors do not need to die... The spread of the disease is ongoing and accelerating' because of the ship's 'inherent limitations of space.'

UNDER SIEGE. File photo of the US aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt when it was in Manila Bay on April 11, 2018.

China confirms aircraft carrier sailed through Taiwan Strait

Nov 18, 2019 - 1:33 PM

The carrier crossed the Taiwan Strait on Sunday before entering the South China Sea for 'scientific research tests and routine training,' navy spokesman Cheng Dewei says on an official social media account

TYPE 001A. In this file photo taken on May 13, 2018, China's first domestically manufactured aircraft carrier, known only as 'Type 001A,' leaves port in the northeastern city of Dalian. Photo by AFP

WATCH: PH, U.S. marines hold live fire, air defense drills in Tarlac

Oct 17, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Osprey aircraft, amphibious assault vehicles, and Howitzer guns rock the Crow Valley Gunnery Range as the two countries' marines engage in joint exercises

OSPREY AIRCRAFT were among military assets featured in the live fire and air defense drills of the KAMANDAG 3 joint exercises of the Philippine and US marines on October 17, 2019, in Capas, Tarlac. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler

2 killed as plane hits building in Siberia

Jun 27, 2019 - 3:56 PM

The An-24 aircraft attempts an emergency landing at Nizhneangarsk airport but goes 100 meters off the tarmac, crashing 'into a waste treatment facility building'

CRASH. In this handout picture released by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry on June 27, 2019, firefighters work on extinguishing a fire on an An-24 passenger plane after its emergency landing at Nizhneangarsk airport. Photo by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry/AFP

Wreckage of trainer aircraft found off Mindoro Strait

May 20, 2019 - 5:30 PM

But the Filipino pilot and the Saudi Arabian student pilot remain missing

Taiwan airplane overshoots Kalibo airport runway

Mar 14, 2019 - 8:51 AM

All 121 passengers and 7 crew members of the chartered flight from Taiwan are safe

CHARTERED. Taiwan airplane overshoots Kalibo airport runway Photo by Boy Ryan B. Zabal

U.S. Navy aircraft crashes in Philippine Sea

Nov 12, 2018 - 3:16 PM

The US Navy says the crew 'was immediately and safely recovered'

USS RONALD REAGAN. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. File photo courtesy of US Navy

Senate minority seeks probe into China plane landings in Davao

Jul 09, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Opposition senators file Senate Resolution No. 779, seeking to determine if the 'technical stops' of Chinese military planes in the Philippines violated the 1987 Constitution

PLANE LANDING. Photos of a Chinese military plane landing in the Davao City Airport earlier went viral, fuelling concerns among netizens. Screenshot from Jose Antonio Custodio's Facebook page

WATCH: USS Ronald Reagan docks in the Philippines for the first time

Jun 27, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The USS Ronald Reagan is in the Philippines after sailing in the South China Sea unimpeded

AIRCRAFT CARRIER. USS Ronald Reagan in Manila Bay. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

USS Ronald Reagan in the Philippines after South China Sea patrol

Jun 26, 2018 - 7:51 PM

The USS Ronald Reagan is in the Philippines for 4 days for its officers and crew to 'have some time off,' says their commander Rear Admiral Marc Dalton

AIRCRAFT CARRIER. USS Ronald Reagan just 30 minutes by boat from Manila Bay. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

British engine maker Rolls-Royce cuts 4,600 jobs

Jun 14, 2018 - 6:28 PM

The London-listed company, whose engines are used in Airbus and Boeing aircraft, says the latest cuts would produce $536 million of annual cost savings by the end of 2020

ENGINE MAKER. File photo shows a Rolls Royce Trend 1000 engine exhibited during the Singapore Airshow on February 7, 2018.  Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

LOOK: Philippine Airlines gets 1st aircraft under fleet renewal program

Jun 01, 2018 - 4:25 PM

It is one of the 21 A321neos PAL is getting from Airbus, and will be deployed across the Asia-Pacific region

TWO-CLASS LAYOUT. The Philippine Airlines’ A321neo has 12 business class seats and 154 seats in the main cabin. PAL photo

Uber's 'flying taxi' prototypes shown off at Uber Elevate

May 09, 2018 - 11:43 AM

Commercialization of the flying taxis may begin around 2023, and can be summoned on-demand just like a ridesharing car

ECRM-003. Attendees view a subscale sized model of the Uber flying taxi concept eCRM-003 during the second annual Uber Elevate Summit on May 8, 2018 at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, California. Uber won't build the flying taxi itself but aviation company partners will use the eCRM-003 (common reference model) as a framework around which they can build aircraft for the Uber Air aerial ride-hailing service. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Xi Jinping makes surprise visit to fleet in South China Sea drill

Apr 12, 2018 - 10:11 PM

Footage of Xi's visit on state broadcaster CCTV shows the president watching jets taking off from China's sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, and joining sailors for a meal

MUSCLE. File photo of China's sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning.  Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

U.S. carrier on historic Vietnam visit amid sea rift with China

Mar 05, 2018 - 8:15 PM

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson will make a 4-day port call to the central city of Danang for a highly symbolic trip

HISTORIC. The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), the US Navy's nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, pulls into port in Danang on March 5, 2018.  Photo by Chan Nhu / AFP

U.S. flexes muscle in the Philippines amid concerns vs China

Feb 18, 2018 - 8:34 AM

'We wish to continue working closely with the Philippine military,' says Lieutenant Commander Tim Hawkins, USS Carl Vinson public affairs officer

US PRESENCE. The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier of the Philippine Navy arrives in Manila for a routine port call. Rappler photo

UAE accuses Qatar of 'intercepting' 2 passenger planes

Jan 15, 2018 - 7:38 PM

(UPDATED) A spokeswoman for Qatar's foreign ministry denied the accusations. 'The state of Qatar announces that the claims of Qatari fighter planes intercepting a UAE civil aircraft (are) completely false,' Lulwa al-Khater says on Twitter.

Air strikes kill at least 17 civilians in Syria rebel enclave: monitor

Jan 07, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Eastern Ghouta, one of the last remaining opposition strongholds in the country, is the target of near-daily air raids

IN SHAMBLES. This file photo shows a damaged building in the eastern Ghouta area, the target of near-daily air raids. It is one of the last remaining opposition strongholds in the country. AFP photo

World's largest amphibious aircraft takes off in China

Dec 24, 2017 - 3:25 PM

The plane, codenamed 'Kunlong,' has flight capabilities that put all of China's island-building projects in the South China Sea well within range

US ends search for sailors after Philippine Sea air crash

Nov 24, 2017 - 12:17 PM

The decision to abandon the search and rescue comes after two days of operations involving 7 ships from the US Navy and Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force, 3 helicopter squadrons and maritime patrol aircraft

WORKHORSE. A file photo of a C-2A "Greyhound" which is a re-supply workhorse for US aircraft carriers, routinely ferrying cargo, mail and people onto and off the globally deployed vessels. A similar C-2A with 11 people on board went down Wednesday afternoon, November 22, southeast of Okinawa. From wikipedia commons

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Nov 22, 2017 - 7:44 PM

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Two-year-old girl only survivor of Russian plane crash say authorities

Nov 15, 2017 - 7:14 PM

The light aircraft caught fire after crash-landing at around 1 pm local time close to the aerodrome in Nelkan, a village in the Khabarovsk region where air travel is often the only link between remote localities

CRASH. File photo of a Russian light plane which caught fire when it landed.

PAL gets new facility for cabin fire training

Nov 05, 2017 - 7:26 PM

The $300,000 investment features simulated fires in an aircraft cabin replica, with the goal of enhancing cabin crews' skills in dealing with in-flight fires

No-fly zones for drones in Manila, Clark during ASEAN Summit – CAAP

Oct 28, 2017 - 3:53 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines also reminds drone operators of a 2014 memoranda declaring no-fly zones in certain areas such as military training camps and Malacañang

RESTRICTED. Certain areas in Manila and Clark are off-limit to drones for the duration of the ASEAN Summit.

Airbus to enter into partnership with Canada's Bombardier

Oct 17, 2017 - 8:45 AM

Airbus will take a majority stake in Bombardier's marquee C-Series airliner program as the Canadian firm battles against a stiff tariff ruling in the US

AIRCRAFT IN QUESTION. The Bombardier C-Series plane, which faces preliminary anti-dumping duties of 220% from the US Commerce Department. Photo courtesy Bombardier

Iloilo Airport closed until October 15 – CAAP

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:36 PM

'Runway clearing operations are in progress and additional aircraft lifting equipment has been flown by an Air Force C-130 from Manila via Roxas Airport,' says the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

INCIDENT IN ILOILO. A Cebu Pacific plane appears to have overshot its landing on Friday evening, October 13. Screen shot from Facebook post of JP Janolino Peñol

4 die as French army-chartered plane crashes off Ivory Coast

Oct 14, 2017 - 7:31 PM

(UPDATED) Six other aboard the Antonov aircraft are injured

Cebu Pacific to buy 7 Airbus jets for $812 million

Jun 07, 2017 - 11:03 PM

Cebu Pacific best known for its budget flights says the new planes will start arriving next March

China's homemade passenger jet aces first flight

May 05, 2017 - 5:34 PM

The plane represents nearly a decade of effort in a government mandated drive to reduce dependence on European consortium Airbus and US aerospace giant Boeing

CHINA'S C919. China's home-grown C919 passenger jet lands on its maiden flight at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai on May 5, 2017. Photo by Aly Song/AFP

Made-in-China passenger jet set to take wing

May 03, 2017 - 2:42 PM

China s home grown passenger jet is built to meet soaring domestic travel demand and challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus

FLYING SOON. A mock-up scale model of the proposed COMAC C929, a wide-bodied commercial jet to be made by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), is seen on display during the Zhuhai Air Show in Zhuhai, southern China's Guangdong province, on November 3, 2016. Stringer/AFP

China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier – media

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Analysts say the ship represents a status symbol for Beijing in a contested region but posed little threat to advanced US carriers

In this file photo, China's aircraft carrier 'Liaoning' sits berthed at the naval base in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning province in 2012. File photo by AFP

5 die as light aircraft crashes in Portugal

Apr 17, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The fatalities include the pilot and all 3 passengers – a Swiss and three French nationals – aboard the aircraft and a man at the supermarket warehouse they crashed into at the time

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VLOG: PH Navy welcomes 2 TC-90 trainer aircraft from Japan

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Japan s State Minister for Defense says the Philippines is a politically important nation because it is located in the sea line of communication to Japan

WATCH: Water cannon salute for TC-90 patrol planes

Mar 27, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The TC 90s from Japan complement the air assets of the ill equipped Philippine Navy

PH Navy receives 2 TC-90 patrol planes from Japan

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:59 AM

UPDATED The planes will boost the capability of the ill equipped navy to conduct maritime aerial reconnaissance

NEW PLANES. The TC-90s at the Naval Air Group headquarters in Sangley, Cavite, March 27, 2017. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

China's aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait – defense ministry

Jan 11, 2017 - 12:16 PM

The Liaoning aircraft carrier has not entered Taiwanese waters but has gone into an area covered by its air defense zone according to the island s defense ministry

This file photo taken on an undisclosed date in December 2016 shows Chinese J-15 fighter jets on the deck of the Liaoning aircraft carrier during military drills in the Bohai Sea, off China's northeast coast. Stringer/AFP

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Dec 28, 2016 - 8:13 PM

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China's aircraft carrier passes between PH, Taiwan

Dec 26, 2016 - 5:24 PM

The Liaoning and 5 escorts sails 20 nautical miles outside Taiwan s air defense identification zone ADIZ in the Bashi Channel between Taiwan and the Philippines

This file photo taken on an undisclosed date in December 2016 shows Chinese J-15 fighter jets on the deck of the Liaoning aircraft carrier during military drills in the Bohai Sea, off China's northeast coast. Stringer/AFP

China sends aircraft carrier to Pacific drills for first time

Dec 25, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The Chinese navy drills are seen as a show of strength by Beijing at a time of rising tensions with Taiwan and the United States

This file photo taken on an undisclosed date in December 2016 shows Chinese J-15 fighter jets on the deck of the Liaoning aircraft carrier during military drills in the Bohai Sea, off China's northeast coast. Stringer/AFP

Iran signs deal to buy 80 Boeing planes

Dec 11, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Boeing says the deal worth 16 6 billion will support tens of thousands of US jobs directly associated with production and delivery of the aircraft

Farhad Parvaresh (L), Chairman and Managing Director of Iran Air, and Fletcher Barkdull (R), Boeing regional director, sign an agreement in the presence of Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi (C), Minister of Roads and Urban Development, in the capital Tehran on December 11, 2016. Iran Air finalised a contract to buy 80 planes from US firm Boeing, the official IRNA news agency, in the first deal of its kind since the 1979 Islamic revolution.  / AFP PHOTO / STR

Boeing, Airbus trade barbs as China competition heats up

Nov 02, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The two aerospace giants also face competition from homegrown firms backed by Beijing authorities which aim to eventually beat them

The front fuselage of an aircraft is seen at the Airbus Tianjin plant in Tianjin on March 1, 2016. Air China, which is China's third largest carier by passengers carried, on February 29 said it had ordered twelve Airbus A330-300 long-haul wide-bodied jets for 2.9 billion USD. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

US warships arrive in Subic for PH, US war games

Oct 06, 2016 - 2:19 PM

Up to 1 400 US service members based in Okinawa and 500 Filipino soldiers participate in the war games

CebGo propeller plane's wheel catches fire in Cebu airport

Sep 26, 2016 - 9:06 PM

The wheel of the Cebu Pacific aircraft caught fire All 67 passengers are evacuated safely

China to be first trillion-dollar air market – Boeing

Sep 13, 2016 - 8:15 PM

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing says China is expected to add more than 6 800 new aircraft to its commercial fleet by 2035 as passenger traffic is on the rise

People wave Chinese flags as an ARJ21-700, China's first domestically produced regional jet, arrives at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport after making its first flight from Chengdu to Shanghai on June 28, 2016. The ARJ21 -- which stands for Advanced Regional Jet for the 21st century -- is a culmination of a programme that has so far taken 14 years. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Aly SONG

Boeing reports $234M loss after unexpected costs

Jul 28, 2016 - 12:50 AM

These costs include higher expenses for the KC 46 tanker program and for building the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

epa05363313 A man walks past a logo of multinational Aircraft manufacturing company Boeing at Taoyuan airport, in Taoyuan, Taiwan, 14 June 2016. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

Airbus profit lifted by exceptionals

Jul 28, 2016 - 12:30 AM

Orders slide by 27 but the plane manufacturer cites brisk sales at this month s Farnborough Airshow

epa05422053 An Airbus A380 is seen at the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, Britain, 12 July 2016. The Farnborough International Air Show runs from11-17 July. EPA/HANNAH MCKAY

Malaysia Airlines to buy 50 Boeing jets

Jul 27, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The airline s new CEO Peter Bellew describes the Boeing deal as a game changer

epa05443169 Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Chief Executive Officer Peter Bellew (L) and Senior Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific and India for Boeing, Dinesh Keskar (R) pose with miniatures of 737 MAX aircraft models after a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, 27 July 2016. Malaysia Airlines and Boeing announced a deal for 50 737 MAX aircraft, with 25 firm orders and 25 purchase rights. Deliveries will commence in 2019. EPA/AHMAD YUSNI

Farnborough reels as Airbus slashes superjumbo output

Jul 14, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Airbus will halve production of its enormous A380 to one a month beginning 2018 due to weak demand

epa04316926 The Airbus A380 at the Farnborough AIrshow in Farnborough, Hampshire, south east England, 15 July 2014. Airbus state that the company?s widebody product line ? including the next-generation A350 XWB jetliner, is making its Farnborough Airshow debut, and the double-deck A380 ? along with two aircraft from Airbus? best-selling single-aisle A320 Family will beon display at the show wichruns from 14 - 20 July 2014. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Airbus and Boeing face off at rain-soaked Farnborough

Jul 12, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Airbus reveals a 4 4 billion firm order from Virgin Atlantic while Boeing announces that China s Donghai Airlines plans to buy jets worth over 4 0 billion

epaselect epa05420940 Plane enthusiasts watch an Airbus A-380 during a flight demonstration at the Farnborough International Airshow, in Farnborough, Britain, 11 July 2016. The Farnborough International Air Show runs from 11 to17 July 2016. EPA/HANNAH MCKAY