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Diplomats Help Push Sales of Jetliners on the Global Market
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 21:22

WASHINGTON — The king of Saudi Arabia wanted the United States to outfit his personal jet with the same high-tech devices as Air Force One. The president of Turkey wanted the Obama administration to let a Turkish astronaut sit in on a NASA space flight. And in Bangladesh, the prime minister pressed the State Department to re-establish landing rights at Kennedy International Airport in New York.

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Air crashes kill 828 people in 2010
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 20:15

The global death toll from air crashes rose by 13% to 828 last year, as the airline industry's improving reputation for safety suffered a "disappointing" year.

Incidents in the Middle East, India and Pakistan accounted for more than six out of 10 aviation deaths last year, as the fatal accident rate worsened from one per 1.5m flights in 2009 - the industry's safest year - to one in every 1.3m flights in 2010.

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Com-Net Installs 72-Screen Video Wall At Port Columbus
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 17:07

Com-Net Software has installed a 72-screen, high definition and full motion video wall in the Port Columbus International Airport ticket lobby. The wall carries flight information display information and advertising.

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Raunchy videos starring Enterprise skipper come to light
Monday, 03 January 2011 23:07

In one scene, two female Navy sailors stand in a shower stall aboard the aircraft carrier, pretending to wash each other. They joke about how they should get six minutes under the water instead of the mandated three.

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Mile High sex club grounded over fears distracted pilots may crash
Sunday, 02 January 2011 19:27

Flight watchdogs have grounded a saucy airline that offers couples the chance to join the Mile High Club - over fears distracted pilots might end up crashing.

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Spirit Airlines Tells Passenger To Stand During Flight
Friday, 31 December 2010 00:50

A Spirit Airlines passenger claims he stood for most of a holiday flight from Chicago to Fort Meyers, Florida because he is too tall to comfortably fit into a seat.

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Teenager gets punched for using iPhone in flight
Thursday, 30 December 2010 23:57

A teenage boy refused to turn off his phone as a Southwest Airlines plane began its initial landing approach, but he didn't get in trouble. Instead, an elderly passenger sitting next to him is the one who had to face being arrested.

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Putin bans aviation officials from taking holidays
Thursday, 30 December 2010 21:54

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has banned aviation officials from taking their New Year holidays after bad weather severely disrupted air traffic at major airports in Moscow.

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Ka-Sat net-dedicated spacecraft launched
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 14:01

The second European satellite dedicated to delivering broadband internet connections has launched successfully.

The six-tonne Ka-Sat lifted off atop a Proton rocket from Baikonur in Kazakhstan at 0351 local time on Monday (2151 GMT on Sunday).

The flight to orbit lasted nine hours and 12 minutes.

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Blizzard flight cancellations push toward 7,000
Tuesday, 28 December 2010 20:34

Nearly 7,000 flights have been canceled since Sunday as a result of the post-Christmas blizzard that blanketed much of the East Coast in snow.

 

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