Aviation safety
Safety checks ordered for air ambulances across England
Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:34

The-Devon-Air-Ambulance-TrustSafety checks have been ordered on helicopters used by air ambulance services across England after a fault was found.

A crack was discovered on the main rotor hub of a Eurocopter EC135 aircraft in Scotland.

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New Zealand planes to resume service after safety check
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 14:58

Air-New-ZealandMost of the passengers affected after Air New Zealand grounded planes over safety concerns will be able to fly on Tuesday, airline officials say.

At least 5,000 passengers were affected over the last two days when Air New Zealand grounded 11 ATR aircraft of its subsidiary, Mount Cook Airlines.

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Emirates presses Airbus for A380 wing compensation
Monday, 12 March 2012 12:49

Emirates-airlinesEmirates Airlines has said it wants compensation from Airbus, saying it will lose $90m (£57m) while repairing its A380 superjumbos affected by hairline cracks in their wings.

Emirates found cracks on the wings of 10 planes it has already inspected.

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Plane with marijuana on-board invades President Obama's airspace
Monday, 20 February 2012 18:00

The-president-was-flying-above-Los-AngelesA small plane which violated presidential airspace in Los Angeles was found carrying 18kg (40lb) of marijuana.

The Cessna plane was intercepted by two F-16 fighter jets after it strayed into restricted airspace around President Barack Obama's helicopter.

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Airbus investigation into how wing cracks developed
Friday, 17 February 2012 14:00

Airbus chief executive Tom EndersThe head of Airbus has ordered an internal investigation into how wing cracks developed on its flagship A380 passenger aircraft.

Last month, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) ordered inspections after two types of cracks were discovered on a bracket.

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Airbus to inspect all A380 superjumbos for wing cracks
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 17:58

A-380-to-be-inspectedAircraft maker Airbus has been ordered to check all A380 superjumbo planes currently in service after cracks were found in wing components.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has ordered all 68 Airbus A380 superjumbo planes currently in operation to be checked.

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EASA demands A380 wing crack inspections
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 19:20

A380-wings-to-be-checked-for-cracksTwenty Airbus A380s will have to undergo checks for cracks in their wings, the safety regulator has said.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said the planes, a third of the current fleet, would undergo a "visual inspection" for cracks.

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Afghan suicide attack 'kills six' at Kandahar airport
Thursday, 19 January 2012 15:57

Kandahar-AirportAt least six civilians have been killed in a suicide attack at the international airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, officials say.

The attack happened outside the perimeter of the airport, where thousands of foreign troops are based. They appear to have been the target, though Nato says none was killed.

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Call for safety inspection of A380 fleet
Monday, 09 January 2012 11:55

A380 fleetAustralian aircraft engineers have called for the global fleet of Airbus A380 super-jumbos to be inspected immediately for safety after tiny cracks were found in wing parts of some planes operated by Singapore Airlines and Qantas.

"There is no way on God's earth that I would be waiting four years to inspect them," Paul Cousins, the federal president of the Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association, told a New Zealand news organisation.

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Global airline safety up in 2011, Russia down
Sunday, 11 December 2011 14:00

Global airline safetyGlobal airline safety rates, covering total crashes and passenger deaths, have improved by nearly 50 per cent this year over the first 11 months of 2010, the International Air Transport Association said on Wednesday.

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