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Global aviation at “low risk” from Ebola outbreak – WHO

Global aviation at “low risk” from Ebola outbreak – WHO

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The WHO says international aviation is at low risk of transmitting the Ebola virus from West Africa. “[The WHO] have been very clear that travel and trade bans are unnecessary,” said Raphael Kuuchi, IATA’s vice president for Africa, speaking in Johannesburg yesterday during the IATA African Aviation Day. “Unless this advice changes we hope that […]

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FAA’s new air traffic control system unstable, less capable than old system

FAA’s new air traffic control system unstable, less capable than old system

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration has begun deploying new computers systems for its air traffic controllers despite warnings that the system suffers from unstable requirements, lacks key safety capabilities and requires training that has yet to be given to workers, a government watchdog warned Monday. The problems with the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) are […]

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Qatar A330 Makes Emergency Landing at Manchester Due to Suspected Bomb Hoax

Qatar A330 Makes Emergency Landing at Manchester Due to Suspected Bomb Hoax

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

An RAF Typhoon fighter was scrambled to escort a passenger plane into Manchester Airport after the crew received a threat about a “device” on board. In what turned out to be a suspected hoax, Greater Manchester Police launched a “full emergency” response as officers did not “know how genuine this threat is”. The plane involved […]

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Passenger Dies at Gatwick Airport of Ebola

Passenger Dies at Gatwick Airport of Ebola

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Airport staff tonight told of their fears of an Ebola outbreak after a passenger from Sierra Leone collapsed and died as she got off a plane at Gatwick. Workers said they were terrified the virus could spread globally through the busy international hub from the West African country which is in the grip of the […]

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FAA Lifts Ban on Flights to and from Israel

FAA Lifts Ban on Flights to and from Israel

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its prohibition on U.S. airlines flying into and out of Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, the agency announced late Wednesday. The FAA decided to lift the flight restrictions effective 11:45 p.m. ET after it “carefully reviewed both significant new information and measures the Government of Israel […]

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FAA Bans U.S. Airlines from Israel Over Rocket Threat

FAA Bans U.S. Airlines from Israel Over Rocket Threat

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Delta Air Lines, United and US Airways each canceled flights Tuesday to Israel because of safety and security concerns, after a rocket attack near Tel Aviv’s airport. At 12:15 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration prohibited U.S. airlines from flying to Ben Gurion International Airport for 24 hours, after a rocket landed about 1 mile from […]

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Delta Suspends Flights to Tel Aviv Due to Rocket Debris Reported Near Airport

Delta Suspends Flights to Tel Aviv Due to Rocket Debris Reported Near Airport

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Delta has suspended service until further notice to and from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv and its New York-JFK hub. Delta, in coordination with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, is doing so to ensure the safety and security of our customers and employees. Delta flight 468, a Boeing 747 from JFK with 273 […]

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LAX Debuts oneworld Lounge, Largest One at the Airport

LAX Debuts oneworld Lounge, Largest One at the Airport

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The new and improved Tom Bradley terminal at Los Angeles International Airport has also gotten a new and improved business and first-class lounge. Qantas, along with oneworld alliance partners Cathay Pacific and British Airways, last month unveiled the new premium class lounge, complete with showers, a bar serving specialty cocktails and coffees, and a taco […]

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UK Airport Security Urgently Tightened Due to ‘Credible Threat’ of al-Qa’ida Bomb Attack

UK Airport Security Urgently Tightened Due to ‘Credible Threat’ of al-Qa’ida Bomb Attack

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Security at UK airports is being immediately tightened after US spies warned of the “credible threat” of an al-Qa’ida terror attack. The measures will involve unspecified additional checks for passengers going through security, and the Department for Transport said the changes in “upcoming days” may not only be restricted to terminals serving flights to America. […]

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How The Boeing 787 Enabled Hainan Airlines’ Beijing-Boston Flight

How The Boeing 787 Enabled Hainan Airlines’ Beijing-Boston Flight

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Between June 9 and June 20, four airlines inaugurated flights from the U.S. to China and Hong Kong, with two of the flights made possible by deliveries of the Boeing BA -0.76% 787 Dreamliner. On June 9, United began thrice weekly 787 service between San Francisco and Chengdu, the first commercial aviation flight ever between […]

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