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  • airline Sep 24, 2019

    Effort to Bring Home Stranded Thomas Cook Travelers Underway

    The British government has flown home the first 14,500 people stranded by the collapse of tour operator Thomas Cook, and is expected to ramp up the repatriation effort to get all the 150,000 U.K.-based customers home in two weeks. The Civil Aviation Authority said Tuesday the first batch of people were flown back after Thomas Cook ceased all operations Monday,...

  • The Associated Press Sep 24, 2019

    Travel Chaos, Jobs Lost as UK Firm Thomas Cook Collapses

    Families stranded, honeymoons and vacations canceled, thousands of workers laid off: The sudden collapse of British tour company Thomas Cook and its network of airlines and hotels sowed chaos for hundreds of thousands of travelers and businesses around the world Monday. Brought down by a variety of factors, including crushing debts and online competition, the 178-year-old travel agency that helped...

  • Brazil Mar 13, 2019

    US Holds Out on Grounding Boeing 737 Jet Model

    The United States remain one of a few nations to not ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from flight following two high profile crashes that killed all passengers onboard in Ethiopia and Indonesia.

  • Brazil Mar 13, 2019

    US Not Joining Other Nations Grounding Boeing 737 Jet Model

    Much of the world, including the entire European Union, grounded the Boeing jetliner involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash or banned it from their airspace, leaving the United States on Tuesday as one of the few remaining operators of the plane involved in two deadly accidents in just five months. The Federal Aviation Administration’s acting head Daniel K. Elwell said...

  • Brazil Mar 13, 2019

    Pilots Have Reported Issues in US With New Boeing Jet

    Airline pilots on at least two U.S. flights have reported that an automated system seemed to cause their Boeing 737 Max planes to tilt down suddenly. The pilots said that soon after engaging the autopilot on Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, the nose tilted down sharply. In both cases, they recovered quickly after disconnecting the autopilot. As described by the...

  • India Mar 3, 2019

    First Lull in Kashmir Since Latest India-Pakistan Escalation

    Residents near the disputed boundary in divided Kashmir region said Sunday it was quiet overnight, their first lull since a dangerous escalation between Pakistan and India erupted last week bringing the two nuclear-armed rivals close to full-out war. Many villagers used the calm in Pakistani-held Kashmir to leave their homes in Chakoti area along the so-called Line of Control, the...

  • India Feb 27, 2019

    Pakistan Says 2 Indian Warplanes Downed, Pilot Captured

    Pakistan’s military said Wednesday it shot down two Indian warplanes in the disputed region of Kashmir and captured a pilot, answering an airstrike a day earlier by Indian fighter jets inside Pakistan and raising tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals to a level unseen in two decades. Within hours Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan went on television urging peace talks with...

  • Chairman Feb 24, 2019

    Hijacking Foiled on Bangladesh-Dubai Flight, Suspect Killed

    A flight bound for Dubai from Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, made an emergency landing Sunday in Chittagong, Bangladesh, after a man attempted to hijack the plane, officials said. The suspect, a Bangladeshi, asked to speak to the country’s prime minister before dying from injuries in an exchange of gunfire with military commandos, officials said. The flight, operated by state-run Biman Bangladesh...

  • China Jul 31, 2018

    Malaysia's Civil Aviation Chief Quits Over Flight 370 Lapses

    Malaysia’s civil aviation chief said Tuesday he has resigned to take responsibility after an independent investigative report highlighted shortcomings in the air traffic control center during Flight 370’s disappearance four years ago. The report released Monday raised the possibility that the jet may have been hijacked even though there was no conclusive evidence of why the plane went off course...

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