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Your next pilot could be drone software

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:00 AM

By combining their enormous amounts of flight data and experience, drone-control software applications are poised to quickly become the world’s most experienced pilots

SAFETY QUESTION. Would you be – or feel – safer if one of these people were a robot? Image from Skycolors/

Dubai airport retains top international spot in 2017

Feb 05, 2018 - 4:21 PM

Dubai airport was the world's busiest for international passengers in 2017 for the fourth year running, with 88.2 million travelers

BUSY AIRPORT. A picture take on September 14, 2017 shows Emirates planes parked at the tarmac at Dubai's International Airport. Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

IATA chief warns about rising cost of airport expansion

Feb 05, 2018 - 2:36 PM

The 'skyrocketing' costs of expanding airport infrastructure must be controlled to keep flight tickets affordable, the boss of airline industry group IATA warns

BUSY TARMAC. Various commercial aircraft are seen parked on the tarmac at the Changi International airport in Singapore on October 31, 2017. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Filipinos start to flock to air, sea ports for Undas exodus

Oct 28, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Airline and airport employees will observe a 'no leave' policy under Oplan Undas

UNDAS 2017. Filipinos wait to board their vessels at the Batangas Port on October 27, 2017. Photo by Philippine Coast Guard Twitter Page

Airlines to post record $40B profit in 2016 – IATA

Sep 22, 2016 - 11:55 PM

The International Air Transport Association also urges Southeast Asian countries to invest in airports and air traffic control systems as passenger numbers rise

A Cathay Pacific passenger plane takes off from the international airport in Hong Kong on August 17, 2016. Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific on August 17 said first-half profit dropped 82 percent from a year earlier, as a Chinese economic slowdown weighs in and the airline faces increasing competition from peers. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

India reforms to bring cheap air travel to millions

Jun 16, 2016 - 1:10 AM

The Indian government overhauls rules dating back to the 1930s and eyes the development of hundreds of dilapidated or underused airstrips

epa05006044 An Indigo plane prepares to land at the Chhatrapti Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, 01 November 2015. EPA/DIVYAKANT SOLANKI

Pilots' last words in flydubai jet crash: 'Pull up!'

Mar 26, 2016 - 5:06 PM

The transcript from the plane says that for the last 6 seconds the only sounds were inhuman screams

62 killed as flydubai jet crashes in southern Russia

Mar 19, 2016 - 10:13 AM

7th UPDATE Russia s Investigative Committee has launched a probe into whether technical problems pilot error or poor weather were behind the crash

DEBRIS. This handout picture taken and released on March 19, 2016 by Russia's Emergency Ministry shows parts of the Flydubai crashed passengers' jet at the airport in Rostov-on-Don. Russian Emergency Ministry handout photo/AFP

Are air passengers just too whiny or are airlines really to blame?

Dec 14, 2015 - 5:51 PM

Lower prices have created much more demand for air travel leading to congestion and more delays by product of the industry’s success So should we pity the airlines or are passenger complaints justified?

WHO: 'Vital' to resume flights to Ebola-hit countries

Aug 28, 2014 - 9:41 PM

WHO has declared Ebola an international health emergency but has insisted repeatedly that trade and travel restrictions are not the answer

Robredo's plane: The Piper Seneca

Aug 19, 2012 - 10:55 AM

DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo was traveling on this aircraft when it crashed on Saturday off Masbate

PAL considers direct flights to India anew

Dec 27, 2011 - 6:15 PM

PAL could restart 6 5 hour direct flights to India as compared to the current nearly 8 hour flight routed through Thailand