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TD stops pilots from giving testimony after they raise problems with aviation regulator
# Air Safety
# Air Safety

TD stops pilots from giving testimony after they raise problems with aviation regulator

Oct 4th 2017, 9:30 PM 25,034 Views 20 Comments

The chair of the Oireachtas Transport Committee adjourned the meeting to a later date.

Flying to the US soon? You may soon be banned from using your laptop
# Shut Down
# Shut Down

Flying to the US soon? You may soon be banned from using your laptop

May 10th 2017, 10:30 PM 16,372 Views 45 Comments

Lat month, the US banned passengers on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in eight countries.

It's probably a bad idea to fly to France tomorrow
# Forget Paris
# Forget Paris

It's probably a bad idea to fly to France tomorrow

Apr 7th 2015, 4:14 PM 26,506 Views 19 Comments

Air traffic controllers are going on strike – and lots of flights will be affected.

Both pilots on British based airline fall asleep during flight
# Red Eye
# Red Eye

Both pilots on British based airline fall asleep during flight

Sep 26th 2013, 4:39 PM 25,574 Views 68 Comments

The British Airline Pilots’ Association says the incident comes as “no surprise” to them due to the long shifts and a lack of sleep experienced by pilots.

Man tries to break into cockpit on flight from Australia
# Air Rage
# Air Rage

Man tries to break into cockpit on flight from Australia

Jul 5th 2013, 9:45 PM 22,408 Views 42 Comments

Police say passenger was abusive on Qantas flight yesterday.

PHOTOS: Plane crashes into someone's back garden - and somehow, nobody is injured
# Whoa
# Whoa

PHOTOS: Plane crashes into someone's back garden - and somehow, nobody is injured

Jun 6th 2013, 5:42 PM 11,297 Views 16 Comments

The 76-year-old pilot used a full-plane parachute to ease the landing into a tree in a garden in Cheltenham.

Why was a Boeing 727 deliberately crashed in desert?
# Air Safety
# Air Safety

Why was a Boeing 727 deliberately crashed in desert?

Oct 14th 2012, 9:47 AM 27,208 Views 43 Comments

Experiment for Discovery Channel aims to understand what it takes to survive an air crash.

Qantas flight makes emergency landing after engine trouble
# Qantas
# Qantas

Qantas flight makes emergency landing after engine trouble

Nov 4th 2011, 10:53 AM 695 Views 9 Comments

One of the A380′s four engines shut down during the flight from Singapore to London, forcing it to land in Dubai.

Sharp increase in errors by US air traffic controllers, says watchdog
# US Air Travel
# US Air Travel

Sharp increase in errors by US air traffic controllers, says watchdog

Oct 14th 2011, 11:49 AM 445 Views 2 Comments

A US government report says that mistakes at facilities handling air traffic approaches and departures almost doubled over three years.

Shannon airport reopens following incident
# Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport

Shannon airport reopens following incident

Jul 17th 2011, 4:25 PM 894 Views 5 Comments

No one was injured in the earlier incident involving an Aer Lingus Regional flight.

Shannon Airport closed following technical failure on Aer Arann plane
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Shannon Airport closed following technical failure on Aer Arann plane

Jul 17th 2011, 12:38 PM 4,558 Views 16 Comments

A technical incident involving an Aer Arann plane, which had landed safely, will see Shannon shut until 4pm.

Untrained wife flies plane to safety after pilot husband takes ill
# Autopilot
From The Daily Edge
# Autopilot

Untrained wife flies plane to safety after pilot husband takes ill

May 26th 2011, 9:39 PM 751 Views 0 Comments

A wife with no flying experience is given radio guidance by other pilots after her husband developed breathing problems.

BA flight to Boston stops in Shannon following ‘technical fault’
# Emergency Landing
# Emergency Landing

BA flight to Boston stops in Shannon following ‘technical fault’

May 24th 2011, 8:50 AM 636 Views 0 Comments

A transatlantic flight from London to Boston is forced to land at Shannon, and is set to take off again this morning.

Report vindicates aviation authorities over ash cloud flight cancellations
# Ash Cloud
# Ash Cloud

Report vindicates aviation authorities over ash cloud flight cancellations

Apr 26th 2011, 3:03 PM 546 Views 1 Comment

The ash cloud from Iceland’s (still unpronounceable) Eyjafjallajökull volcano could have caused engines to fail and seriously scratched up windows.

New air traffic control rules after Michelle Obama's plane aborts landing
# US
# US

New air traffic control rules after Michelle Obama's plane aborts landing

Apr 20th 2011, 9:19 PM 1,978 Views 0 Comments

Flight carrying US first lady was forced to abort a landing after air traffic controllers mistakenly allowed the place come too close to a military plane.

US air traffic controller caught watching DVD on the job
Live Apr 19th 2011, 9:09 PM

US air traffic controller caught watching DVD on the job

US aviation chief resigns after air traffic controllers fall asleep on job
Live Apr 14th 2011, 4:25 PM

US aviation chief resigns after air traffic controllers fall asleep on job

American aviation authority demands inspection of all older Boeing jets
# 737s
# 737s

American aviation authority demands inspection of all older Boeing jets

Apr 5th 2011, 9:51 AM 476 Views 0 Comments

The FAA’s order comes as Southwest Airlines finishes inspecting its entire fleet after a panel burst open mid-flight.

Southwest cancels 100 flights as cracks found in three planes
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Southwest cancels 100 flights as cracks found in three planes

Apr 4th 2011, 3:27 PM 1,065 Views 2 Comments

After a hole appears – mid-flight – in the roof of one plane, checks show at least three jets with structural problems.

Pilots' hours to be limited in new EU law
# Pilots
# Pilots

Pilots' hours to be limited in new EU law

Dec 20th 2010, 9:15 PM 384 Views 0 Comments

European safety agency puts forward plans to cap pilot’s duty hours – that’s both flying and waiting time – to a maximum of 14 hours a day, or 12 at night. Pilots’ unions say that is still an exhausting schedule.