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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 7, 2017

Jul 07, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 7, 2017

2 dead in strong Leyte earthquake

Jul 06, 2017 - 7:40 PM

(4th UPDATE) A woman dies after being hit by falling debris in Ormoc City. A body is also retrieved after a building collapsed in the municipality of Kananga.

2 dead in strong Leyte earthquake

Qatar Airways says flights now exempt from U.S. laptop ban

Jul 06, 2017 - 2:57 PM

It is the latest carrier to meet new rules imposed by Washington in March for direct flights from 10 airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa

Qatar Airways says flights now exempt from U.S. laptop ban

Emirates, Turkish Airlines win exemption from U.S. laptop ban

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:37 PM

They are the latest carriers after Abu Dhabi's Etihad to win a reprieve after Washington imposed new rules in March on direct flights from 10 airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa

Emirates, Turkish Airlines win exemption from U.S. laptop ban

AirAsia jet returns to Australia after suspected bird strike

Jul 04, 2017 - 11:38 AM

The flight from Gold Coast to Kuala Lumpur carrying 345 passengers and 14 crew was diverted to Brisbane airport just north of the eastern city and landed safely

AirAsia jet returns to Australia after suspected bird strike

U.S. lifts laptop ban for Etihad flights

Jul 03, 2017 - 7:32 AM

The decision to lift the ban on US-bound Etihad flights from Abu Dhabi comes after the airline implemented enhanced security measures

U.S. lifts laptop ban for Etihad flights

U.S. to toughen airline security; no laptop ban expansion

Jun 29, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly says evolving terror threats makes it imperative to raise overall security standards, rather than take a piecemeal approach on personal electronics

U.S. to toughen airline security; no laptop ban expansion

Japan airline forces wheelchair-bound man to crawl onto plane

Jun 28, 2017 - 3:53 PM

A passenger, paralyzed from waist down, was forced to crawl up the stairs of a Vanilla Air plane using only his arms

Japan airline forces wheelchair-bound man to crawl onto plane

Flight delayed after Chinese grandma throws coins into plane's engine

Jun 28, 2017 - 1:17 PM

The 80-year-old threw 9 coins at an engine of China Southern Airlines flight CZ380 as she was boarding on the tarmac

Flight delayed after Chinese grandma throws coins into plane's engine

AirAsia plane 'shaking like washing machine' returns to Australia

Jun 25, 2017 - 3:42 PM

The Airbus A330 from Perth to Kuala Lumpur experiences problems about 90 minutes into the journey

AirAsia plane 'shaking like washing machine' returns to Australia

New San Vicente airport in Palawan to boost local tourism industry

Jun 24, 2017 - 9:24 PM

The airport can accommodate only private planes for now, but Mayor Maria Carmela Alvarez says it will operate commercially by the 'last quarter of this year or early next year'

New San Vicente airport in Palawan to boost local tourism industry

Airbus, Boeing eye lucrative maintenance market

Jun 22, 2017 - 12:07 PM

Airbus and Boeing are targeting the service and maintenance market as a means of boosting business, with the global fleet of planes on course to double by 2036

Airbus, Boeing eye lucrative maintenance market

Philippine Airlines orders 7 planes for $235 million

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:50 PM

PAL will buy 7 Q400 turboprops from Canada's Bombardier as it aims to increase its fleet serving smaller islands in the Philippines

Philippine Airlines orders 7 planes for $235 million

Boeing, Airbus to battle it out at Paris Air Show

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:12 PM

The biennial Paris Airshow, which runs to June 25, is expected to attract 150,000 industry professionals from 2,370 companies

Boeing, Airbus to battle it out at Paris Air Show

Gulf air embargo only applies to Qatar companies – UAE

Jun 13, 2017 - 1:17 PM

(UPDATED) The ban does not apply to aviation companies and aircraft not registered in Qatar and the 3 neighboring countries, and which wish to cross their airspace to and from Qatar, they say

Gulf air embargo only applies to Qatar companies – UAE

Gulf crisis threatens Qatar Airways transit business – experts

Jun 12, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Qatar Airways has made Doha a global hub in just a few years, but barring it from Gulf states' airspace threatens its position as a major transcontinental carrier

Gulf crisis threatens Qatar Airways transit business – experts

Huge hole in engine forces China Eastern plane to make emergency landing

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:56 AM

(UPDATED) A China Eastern Airlines passenger plane suffered a serious fault that tore a huge hole in one of its engine casings and forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing in Sydney

Huge hole in engine forces China Eastern plane to make emergency landing

No explosives found on London-bound plane diverted to Germany

Jun 11, 2017 - 4:19 PM

(UPDATED) 3 British men who were on board the plane are taken into police custody for questioning

No explosives found on London-bound plane diverted to Germany

Relatives wait as bodies retrieved from Myanmar plane wreck

Jun 08, 2017 - 12:14 PM

(UPDATED) The commander-in-chief's office says 10 corpses, including 5 children, had been retrieved from the sea since a navy boat discovered wreckage from the plane early Thursday off the coastline near Dawei town

Relatives wait as bodies retrieved from Myanmar plane wreck

Cebu Pacific to buy 7 Airbus jets for $812 million

Jun 07, 2017 - 11:03 PM

Cebu Pacific, best known for its budget flights, says the new planes will start arriving next March

Cebu Pacific to buy 7 Airbus jets for $812 million

Debris found in sea after Myanmar military plane goes missing

Jun 07, 2017 - 8:23 PM

(UPDATED) Most of those on board are thought to be women and children who were traveling from the southern city of Myeik to Yangon

Debris found in sea after Myanmar military plane goes missing

Qatar flight ban begins, first efforts seen to resolve crisis

Jun 06, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Doha's Hamad International Airport was virtually deserted early on Tuesday, June 6. More than 30 flights were shown cancelled on airport television screens and the departures hall was eerily quiet.

Qatar flight ban begins, first efforts seen to resolve crisis

Laptop ban hot topic as airlines meet in Cancun

Jun 05, 2017 - 8:03 AM

The computer bans are looming large over the agenda as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) holds its annual meeting in the Mexican resort city

Laptop ban hot topic as airlines meet in Cancun

COA: Illegal settlers' farming led to more bird strikes at Clark airport

Jun 04, 2017 - 8:51 PM

From just 3 in 2010, the number of bird strike incidents drastically increased to 50 in 2016 alone

COA: Illegal settlers' farming led to more bird strikes at Clark airport

Taiwan acquits 2 over deadly 2014 TransAsia crash

Jun 02, 2017 - 3:11 PM

'The main cause of the accident was because the flight crew did not follow the standard landing procedures,' the Penghu district court says in a statement

Taiwan acquits 2 over deadly 2014 TransAsia crash

Will it ever open? Berliners laugh, cry over long delayed airport

Jun 01, 2017 - 11:52 AM

The BER airport remains unfinished, shuttered and a byword for fiasco in a country usually better known for its engineering prowess and obsession with punctuality

Will it ever open? Berliners laugh, cry over long delayed airport

Malaysia Airlines plane turns back after 'bomb threat'

Jun 01, 2017 - 7:08 AM

(UPDATED) Malaysia transport official: 'It is not a hijack. One disruptive passenger tried to enter the plane's cockpit.'

Malaysia Airlines plane turns back after 'bomb threat'

Taiwan backlash over Emirates flag ban

May 31, 2017 - 3:35 PM

A leaked internal email apparently from an Emirates manager and circulated by local media ordered Taiwanese airline staff to replace the island's flag pin worn on their waistcoats with a Chinese pin

Taiwan backlash over Emirates flag ban

Plane overshoots runway in eastern Indonesia

May 31, 2017 - 12:14 PM

No one was hurt after the Boeing aircraft operated by domestic carrier Sriwijaya Air overshot the wet runway at the airport in Manokwari city

Plane overshoots runway in eastern Indonesia

New Russian jet takes to air in bid to rival Airbus, Boeing

May 29, 2017 - 1:25 AM

The MC-21, manufactured by Irkut Corporation, can carry up to 211 passengers and fly up to 6,000 kilometers

New Russian jet takes to air in bid to rival Airbus, Boeing

U.S. weighs banning laptop computers on international flights

May 29, 2017 - 1:00 AM

The United States' current laptop ban only covers flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa

U.S. weighs banning laptop computers on international flights

BA hopes to resume most flights from London after weekend chaos

May 28, 2017 - 3:24 PM

BA cancelled all its flights out of Heathrow and Gatwick on Saturday, May 27, after the IT failure, which shut down all of the carrier's check-in and operational systems

BA hopes to resume most flights from London after weekend chaos

Business aviation could push growth for PH businesses – expert

May 20, 2017 - 1:13 PM

Philjets founder and managing director Thierry Tea says business aviation opens a country and its businesses to opportunities both locally and globally

Business aviation could push growth for PH businesses – expert

Rappler Talk: Thierry Tea on the business of private helicopters, jets

May 18, 2017 - 7:28 PM

Thierry Tea, founder and managing director of Philjets, explains that the Philippines' growing business aviation market could help open local businesses to new international deals and the greater global economy

Rappler Talk: Thierry Tea on the business of private helicopters, jets

Family says booted off Delta flight over child's seat

May 05, 2017 - 10:55 AM

'This is a federal offense and then you and your wife will be in jail and your kids will be in foster care,' a crew member is overheard telling Brian Schear when he first refuses to disembark

Family says booted off Delta flight over child's seat

LOOK: Puerto Princesa International Airport's new terminal

May 04, 2017 - 4:31 PM

(UPDATED) The P4.5-billion terminal has a 2,600-meter runway that can accommodate bigger aircraft

LOOK: Puerto Princesa International Airport's new terminal

Made-in-China passenger jet set to take wing

May 03, 2017 - 2:42 PM

China's home-grown passenger jet is built to meet soaring domestic travel demand and challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus

Made-in-China passenger jet set to take wing

Sobbing mother video prompts controversy for American Airlines

Apr 23, 2017 - 11:15 AM

The viral video shows a distraught mother carrying her baby boarding the plane moments after the flight attendant had apparently forcibly taken a stroller from her

Sobbing mother video prompts controversy for American Airlines

United Airlines CEO Munoz won't head board in 2018

Apr 22, 2017 - 8:16 AM

'The Board believes that separating the roles of chief executive officer and chairman of the board is the most appropriate structure at this time,' says United Airlines

United Airlines CEO Munoz won't head board in 2018

United Airlines finally apologizes, as image takes beating

Apr 12, 2017 - 7:56 AM

The apology comes after a torrent of criticism of the carrier's action on a flight Sunday, April 9, and its initial explanation of it

United Airlines finally apologizes, as image takes beating

United passenger dragged off overbooked flight

Apr 11, 2017 - 12:55 AM

The airline says it had asked for volunteers to give up their seats on a Sunday flight bound for Louisville, Kentucky, from Chicago. Police are called after one passenger refused to leave the plane.

United passenger dragged off overbooked flight

Aviation leads high-paying careers list, gov't survey reveals

Apr 09, 2017 - 11:55 AM

The list of highest-paying jobs is led by positions in the aviaiton industry, architecture and engineering, and design, according to the latest Occupation Wages Survey results

Aviation leads high-paying careers list, gov't survey reveals

MIAA, CAAP prepare for influx of Holy Week air travelers

Apr 02, 2017 - 9:28 AM

Airport police will be deployed around NAIA to ensure the safety of air passengers and the smooth flow of vehicular traffic in the area

MIAA, CAAP prepare for influx of Holy Week air travelers

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 28, 2017

Mar 28, 2017 - 9:42 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 28, 2017

U.S., Britain ban laptops on flights from Turkey, Arab world

Mar 21, 2017 - 8:57 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Laptops, tablets and portable game consoles are affected by the ban, but they may still be stowed in the hold in checked baggage

U.S., Britain ban laptops on flights from Turkey, Arab world

Tagaytay air traffic radar fully operational after repair – CAAP

Mar 11, 2017 - 11:50 PM

The maintenance repair is necessary, says CAAP, as the radar will be integrated with satellite-based communications and air traffic management systems that will be launched later this year

Tagaytay air traffic radar fully operational after repair – CAAP

Air India claims record with all-female round-world flight

Mar 06, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Ai India says its Boeing 777 travelled from Delhi to San Francisco and back again with an all-female crew last week, the first time such a flight has circumnavigated the globe

Air India claims record with all-female round-world flight

CAAP opens scholarship program for new aviation professionals

Mar 03, 2017 - 6:46 PM

[PRESS RELEASE] The deadline for submission of application is on March 27

CAAP opens scholarship program for new aviation professionals

Cebu Pacific to resume Surigao flights on March 11

Feb 28, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The airline is sending a team to assess the partially repaired runway of the Surigao Airport, which had been damaged by the February 10 earthquake

Cebu Pacific to resume Surigao flights on March 11

Surigao airport resumes operations

Feb 23, 2017 - 1:08 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines says it would take 4 months to completely renovate the airport terminal, and 9 months to fully restore the entire runway

Surigao airport resumes operations