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Boeing conducts final test flight of 737 MAX with software fix

Apr 18, 2019 - 11:49 AM

CEO Dennis Muilenberg also says test pilots have completed 120 flights totaling more than 203 hours of airtime with the software fix for its planes' anti-stall system

CONTROVERSIAL. File photo of a Boeing 737 MAX. Photo from Wikipedia

Boeing must do more work on proposed 737 fix – U.S. regulator

Apr 02, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Additional work is needed 'to ensure that Boeing has identified and appropriately addressed all pertinent issues,' says a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman

BOEING 737. Boeing 737 airplanes are pictured on the company's production line, on March 27, 2019 in Renton, Washington. Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFPÂ

US warns against using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on planes

Sep 09, 2016 - 2:23 PM

Samsung says it has suspended sales of the Galaxy Note7 recalling 2 5 million units following the reports

NOT ON THE PLANE. Samsung Galaxy Note7 photo from Globe.

US opens up skies for commercial drone operators

Jun 22, 2016 - 8:55 AM

Under the FAA s rules drone operators will be allowed to fly commercial craft weighing less than 55 pounds 25 kilograms during daylight hours

DELIVERY BY DRONE. The "octocopter" delivery drone in action. Image courtesy Amazon

Delayed take-off for China's own regional jet

Apr 20, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The ARJ21 s maiden commercial flight is already delayed by 7 weeks

epa02449275 A visitor takes photo on Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) ARJ21 regional jet, as (Comac) unveil is displayed at the 8th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition or 'Zhuhai International Air show 2010' in the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai 14 November 2010. The air show has attracted 600 exhibitors, including Boeing, Airbus, Rolls-Royce Group Plc and Honeywell International Inc., and which runs from 16 to 21 November 2010. China¡¦s J-10 fighter jet, Bombardier Inc. business jets and Airbus¡¦s A380 and with more than 60 aircraft will take part in the air show. EPA/YM YIK

2 Air France flights from US to Paris diverted by 'bomb scare'

Nov 18, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Both aircraft – flight 65 out of Los Angeles and flight 55 out of Virginia – have landed safely

British Airways plane catches fire in Las Vegas, 2 injured

Sep 09, 2015 - 8:02 AM

2ND UPDATE The Federal Aviation Administration says the fire broke out in the plane s left engine prompting the crew to abort takeoff

Image courtesy Bradley Hampton/Twitter

PAL suspends cargo carriage of lithium ion batteries

May 19, 2015 - 5:51 PM

The suspension of lithium ion battery shipments coincides with the growing number of international carriers banning the shipment of the product

PAL pilot tests paperless scheme starting March 16

Mar 16, 2015 - 11:26 AM

Passengers would have to present to airport security an image of their e ticket on their personal electronic devices such as smart phones tablets or laptops

High-speed fire trucks to be deployed to major airports

Mar 07, 2015 - 3:56 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines receives 13 of 41 brand new fire trucks to replace the ones bought for the country s airports decades ago

Grenade found on India PM Modi's back-up jet – reports

Oct 04, 2014 - 8:35 PM

The scare comes after the US Federal Aviation Administration FAA stripped India of its top safety rating citing a lack of safety oversight

BOMB SCARE. Crew members found a defused grenade in Air India Boeing 747, an emergency standby plane for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his recent 5-day US visit. File photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

US flight chaos after Chicago air-traffic control arson

Sep 27, 2014 - 11:06 AM

Almost 2 000 flights were canceled including more than 1 500 from O Hare leaving thousands of frustrated passengers stranded and unsure when they d be able to travel

ARSON. Travelers wait on line to book and reschedule travel plans after flights were delayed or cancelled at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, USA, September 26, 2014. A fire at a nearby Federal Aviation Administration control facility in Aurora, Illinois, USA, reportedly started by a contract employee who was found with self inflicted non-gunshot. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Cebu Pacific to mount more flights to 5 international routes

Aug 28, 2014 - 5:48 PM

The budget carrier is also set to fly to Kuwait and Sydney in September

Cebu Pacific eyes unused seats for Clark-Hong Kong, Manila-Taipei routes

Aug 21, 2014 - 10:17 AM

The budget carrier is seeking the reallocation of additional entitlements including the unutilized 1 237 seats for Manila Taipei allocated for Philippine Airlines

MORE ROUTES. Cebu Pacific is seeking the reallocation of additional entitlements, including the unutilized 1237 seats for Manila-Taipei by Philippine Airlines. File photo from Airbus

FAA bans US civilian flights over Iraq

Aug 08, 2014 - 11:59 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration bans all US civilian flights over Iraq just hours after air strikes order by Washington on Islamist fighters

AIR STRIKES. This US Navy handout photo obtained August 8, 2014 shows sailors directing F/A-18E Super Hornets attached to the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on August 1, 2014 in the Gulf. US President Barack Obama said August 7, 2014 he had authorized US air strikes on Iraq and humanitarian supply drops to prevent a "genocide" by Islamist extremists against minorities. Photo by AFP/US Navy/Joshua Card

Cebu Pacific passenger volume growth slows in June

Jul 30, 2014 - 11:17 PM

The Gokongwei led carrier and unit Tigerair PH target to service 17 million passengers for the whole year

 SOARING HIGH IN 1H 2014. Despite the passenger volume decline in June, Cebu Pacific posted a 7.6% growth for the first half of 2014. File photo from Airbus

US lifts Israel flight ban as Kerry cites truce 'progress'

Jul 24, 2014 - 1:40 PM

UPDATED As truce efforts mounted Hamas s exiled leader Khaled Meshaal vowed there would be no end to the fighting without the lifting of Israel s 8 year blockade on Gaza

FLIGHT STATUS. Passengers check the information board as it changes from English to Hebrew listing cancelled flights (in red) at the departure area of Ben Gurion Airport, in Lod, Israel, outside Tel Aviv, 22 July 2014. Jim Hollander/EPA

Gaza rocket halts Israel flights as foes resist truce efforts

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:31 AM

UPDATED As the violence entered its 16th day neither Israel or Islamist movement Hamas appeared willing to end hostilities despite days of diplomatic efforts to coax them into a truce

UNDER ATTACK. Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Al Shejaeiya neighborhood during a military operation in eastern Gaza City, 22 July 2014. Mohammed Saber/EPA

Airlines cancel Israel flights over Gaza rocket threat

Jul 23, 2014 - 8:02 AM

Prompting the rush of cancellations was a rocket fired from Gaza which according to Israeli police struck north of the airport

FLIGHT STATUS. Passengers check the information board as it changes from English to Hebrew listing cancelled flights (in red) at the departure area of Ben Gurion Airport, in Lod, Israel, outside Tel Aviv, 22 July 2014. Jim Hollander/EPA

Random checks catch 99 tipsy Indian pilots since 2011

Jul 22, 2014 - 12:36 AM

Critics say Indian airlines have been expanding rapidly to meet rising demand while operating on razor thin profit margins and are facing a tough challenge to meet safety regulations

US carriers to avoid Russian-Ukraine border

Jul 18, 2014 - 10:59 AM

US carriers have voluntarily agreed not to operate in the airspace near the Russian Ukraine border

FAA. Screen shot from US Federal Aviation Administration website.

PAL increasing flights to Hawaii, Guam

Jul 04, 2014 - 9:14 AM

Philippine Airlines will fly 5 times a week to Honolulu starting August and to Guam daily by October

MORE FLIGHTS. Philippine Airlines will fly 5 times a week to Honolulu starting August and to Guam daily by October. File photo from Agence France-Presse

TIMELINE: PH aviation status upgrade

Apr 13, 2014 - 11:15 PM

How did the country manage to get an upgrade after 6 years? Let s look back at the events that led to this development

Philippine Airlines (PAL) planes at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, Philippines. File/AFP

No more barriers: Cebu Pacific to fly to Europe, US

Apr 10, 2014 - 11:23 PM

The EU lifts its ban on the budget carrier and the US now allows local airlines to launch and expand services to the country

SAFE. Cebu Pacific will be allowed to fly to Europe after complying with global aviation safety standards. File photo from Airbus

Rappler Newscast | April 10, 2014

Apr 10, 2014 - 9:29 PM

PH gets a rating upgrade in aviation Sen Santiago urges RH advocates: appeal struck down provisions IMF cuts global growth forecast to 3 6

PH gets US aviation upgrade

Apr 10, 2014 - 10:45 AM

Philippine carriers can now launch and add flights to the US

Philippine Airlines (PAL) planes at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, Philippines. File/AFP

PH failed to get US aviation upgrade?

Feb 11, 2014 - 12:53 PM

US authorities still find the Philippine aviation industry unsafe keeping a ban on local carriers according to sources

STUCK AT CATEGORY 2. The Philippines fails to get an aviation status upgrade from US authorities. AFP PHOTO

PH may get US aviation upgrade next week

Nov 20, 2013 - 3:09 PM

The upgrade to Category 1 status will allow local airlines to open new routes and mount additional flights to the US

VERY SOON. The Philippines will likely win an aviation status upgrade from US authorities as early as November 25. AFP PHOTO

Portable electronics to be allowed on flights

Oct 31, 2013 - 10:21 PM

Passengers will eventually be able to read e books play games and watch videos on their devices on flight

GADGETS ALLOWED. US aviation authorities say using mobile devices on flight will now be allowed with very limited exceptions. File photo by Stan Honda/AFP

CAAP closely monitoring airline violations

Jul 23, 2013 - 5:37 PM

CAAP steps up efforts to convince the US Federal Aviation Administration to lift a ban preventing Philippine carriers from mounting additional flights to the US

OPENING OF THE SKIES. CAAP is looking towards lifting the US ban for Philippine airlines

Air taxi in Alaska crashes, kills 10

Jul 09, 2013 - 12:37 AM

The Anchorage Daily News reports that the De Havilland DHC 3 Otter airplane was operated by Rediske Air a family owned business

PH expects US, EU to lift aviation bans in 2013

Apr 24, 2013 - 7:17 PM

Foreign aviation authorities are set to visit the country in May and June

NO BANS. The Philippines expects lifting of aviation sanctions from the US and the EU. AFP Photo

Boeing 787 battery meltdown cause still unclear: NTSB

Apr 24, 2013 - 8:12 AM

US safety officials investigating burned batteries on two Boeing 787s said Tuesday April 23 they are not certain what caused the incidents

The United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner sits a a gate for a tour at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

US FAA easing up on e-readers in planes?

Mar 25, 2013 - 5:47 PM

Will the United States relax its rules on e readers in flights?

TECH ON A PLANE. Will the US FAA allow relax its stance on tech on planes?

PH prepares for FAA safety audit

Mar 20, 2013 - 7:00 PM

The US Federal Aviation Administration FAA may conduct an audit of the Philippines for the lifting of the country s Category 2 status

SAFETY AUDIT. The US FAA may lift Philippine sanctions. AFP Photo

Aquino: Brush up on European languages

Mar 16, 2013 - 8:23 PM

The President advises the staff of Solaire Manila Resorts to learn European languages to prepare for an increase in tourists from the region

FAA approves tests of 787 battery fix

Mar 13, 2013 - 10:24 AM

US air safety regulators on Tuesday March 12 approved Boeing s plan to fix 787 batteries for testing a major step forward to get the planes grounded worldwide flying again

The United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner sits a a gate for a tour at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

US investigators eye Dreamliner subcontractors

Jan 22, 2013 - 1:21 PM

US safety investigators will visit Boeing subcontractors this week to test components linked to the battery of a Japan Airlines 787 Dreamliner that caught fire in Boston earlier this month

The United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner sits a a gate for a tour at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Boeing crisis deepens as US grounds Dreamliners

Jan 17, 2013 - 7:26 AM

UPDATED Japan s two biggest airlines had already taken almost half the global fleet out of service but the announcement by the US FAA means 30 of the world s 50 Dreamliners have now been grounded

The United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner sits a a gate for a tour at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

PAL increases flights to Toronto

Dec 02, 2012 - 1:08 PM

PAL plans to offer daily direct Manila Toronto flights in March 2013