Five die as Russian plane lands on river

Antonov An-24

At least five people reported to be dead after Russian Angara airline passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Siberia after the plane’s engine caught fire A Russian passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing on the Ob River in Siberia on Monday, killing at least five people, officials said. […]

Airport upgrade for the birds? Endangered species hearing held at MA airport

Airport upgrade for the birds Endangered species hearing held at MA airport

Looking to improve pilot safety, ensure motorists do not drive onto its runway, and prevent contamination from water runoff from snow removal equipment, officials are planning a $2 million upgrade for Gardner’s Roderick Bent Municipal Airport. The airport, in Templeton just off Airport Road in Gardner, was built in 1929, at a time when several […]

Eye of Gaia: billion-pixel camera to map Milky Way

Eye of Gaia billion-pixel camera to map Milky Way

The largest digital camera ever built for a space mission has been painstakingly mosaicked together from 106 separate electronic detectors. The resulting “billion-pixel array” will serve as the super-sensitive ‘eye’ of ESA’s Galaxy-mapping Gaia mission. While the naked human eye can see several thousand stars on a clear night, Gaia will map a billion stars […]

British Airways pros top tips to traveling with kids

British Airways pros top tips to traveling with kids

They’re loads of lists out there (including Cheapflights own) as to how best to travel with children. Here’s another, and what gives it gravitas is that it’s compiled by British Airways’ crewmembers – crewmembers who have their own kids. Father of two and senior cabin crewmember Justin Cox suggests: If you’re carrying your own car […]

Air Jamaica: end of an era

Air Jamaica - end of an era

FOR 10 years, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart gave Jamaicans a vision of an ‘on-time, no-line’ airline, confident that in the same way he had built his Sandals hotel chain into the most internationally recognised local brand, he could do the same for Air Jamaica, the national airline. The colourful, often rocky history of Air Jamaica can […]

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia Alliance Goes On Sale

Virgin Australia

AUCKLAND and BRISBANE, 8 July,2011 – Air New Zealand and the Virgin Australia group of airlines today launched their trans-Tasman alliance, with reciprocal codeshare flights on each other’s trans-Tasman networks and applicable connecting domestic services going on sale for travel from July 26.The airlines have aligned fare structures, products and services, so customers on either […]

Plane carrying 112 crashes in DR Congo

127 reported killed by plane crash in Democratic Republic of Congo

A plane carrying 112 people crashed on Friday as it tried to land at Kisangani international airport in Democratic Republic of Congo, Congolese airline Hewa Bora said. “The pilot tried to land but apparently they didn’t touch the runway,” Stavros Papaioannou, chief executive of Hewa Bora airline, told Reuters by telephone. “Fifty-three dead, that is […]

Dubai to invest $7.8b in airport expansion

Dubai to invest $7.8b in airport expansion

10-year plan sees aviation sector contributing massively to economy Dubai: Dubai’s plan to invest $7.8 billion (Dh28.8 billion) in expanding airspace and airport capacity at Dubai International Airport over a 10-year period was on Wednesday approved by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of […]

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