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Flight MH17 crash probe set to name suspects

Jun 19, 2019 - 11:40 AM

The Dutch-led probe says it will first inform families, and then hold a press conference to unveil 'developments in the criminal investigation' into the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777

Russia's defence ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov (R) and the Chief of the Main Rocket and Artillery Department Lt. Gen. Nikolai Parshin attend a press briefing dedicated to the crash of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane operating flight MH17 in Moscow on September 17, 2018. All 298 people on the Malaysia Airlines flight en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur were killed when a Russian-made Buk missile slammed into the plane over territory held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP

Cebu Pacific orders 31 Airbus planes at Paris Air Show

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:05 AM

The planes that Cebu Pacific ordered, worth $6.8 billion, will allow the airline to 'continue offering the lowest fares' due to improved passenger capacity

NEXT-GEN PLANES. Cebu Pacific buys Airbus A330 new engine option planes from Airbus. Photo from Airbus

Lucio Tan's daughter Vivienne in charge of PAL as Bautista retires

Jun 18, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Vivienne Tan's appointment as Philippine Airlines officer-in-charge comes as the flag carrier accepts the retirement of Jaime Bautista as president and chief operating officer

IN CHARGE. Lucio Tan heiress Vivienne Tan takes charge of Philippine Airlines. File photo from Tan's Facebook page

Ethiopian Airlines rejects 'pilot error' claim in U.S.

Jun 17, 2019 - 10:55 PM

Ethiopian Airlines chief executive Tewolde GebreMariam says criticisms of his crew's actions are 'seriously misinformed,' and that US politician Sam Graves does not 'have the facts in his hands'

DEBRIS. In this file photo, forensics workers comb through the debris at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in Oromia region, on March 14, 2019, 4 days after the plane crashed into a field killing 157 passengers and crew. File photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Cebu Pacific to begin Manila-Shenzhen flights on July 1

Jun 10, 2019 - 11:30 PM

Cebu Pacific's Manila-Shenzhen route will have flights 4 times a week, beginning July 1

BAGGAGE POLICY. Cebu Pacific will be implementing a new check-in baggage policy starting January 15, 2019. Photo from Cebu Pacific

Chinese behind P1.8-B shabu escapes PH authorities via PAL, NAIA

May 30, 2019 - 11:52 AM

Blacklisted Chinese man Zhijian Xu, also known as Jacky Co, escapes through NAIA, baffling police chief-turned-senator Panfilo Lacson

SEIZED. Around 276 kilos of shabu worth P1.8 billion are seized by Customs and anti drug agents at Manila North Harbor in Manila on March 22, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Workers reject 'weak' anti-endo bill

May 29, 2019 - 8:50 PM

(UPDATED) Labor groups argue that some 'strong' provisions in the House version of the anti-contractualization bill should have made it to the measure's final version

ENDING ENDO. Workers from various companies stage a rally calling for the passing of SB 1826 or the Security of Tenure bill at the main gate of the Seante on August 7, 2018. Fle photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

China's big 3 airlines seek 737 MAX payouts from Boeing – reports

May 22, 2019 - 2:34 PM

The reports in various state-run media that China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, and Air China would seek payouts from the American aerospace giant come against the backdrop of an escalating US-China trade war

DOTr to Cebu Pacific: Submit plan to prevent mass flight cancellations

May 15, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Cebu Pacific canceled around 14 flights a day from April 28 to May 10, according to the Civil Aeronautics Board

CANCELLED. Over 400 daily domestic flights have been cancelled by Cebu Pacific from April 28 to May 10. Photo from Cebu Pacific

Myanmar plane in emergency touchdown as landing gear fails

May 12, 2019 - 3:00 PM

All 89 people on board, including 7 crew members, are safe

Canceled Cebu Pacific flights for May 2019

Apr 29, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Operational woes continue to hound Cebu Pacific. More flight cancellations are set for May 2019.

Cebu Pacific: no credit card info accessed in GetGo breach

Apr 26, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Cebu Pacific adds GetGo member points remain secure, albeit locked, until the GetGo application server is fixed

Cebu Pacific's GetGo server breached

Apr 25, 2019 - 2:50 PM

(UPDATED) Hackers' group Pinoy LulzSec claims responsibility for the breach

UNAVAIBLE. Cebu Pacific's GetGo website is currently unavailable. Screengrab from GetGo website

Boeing puts cost of 737 MAX crisis at $1 billion

Apr 24, 2019 - 11:25 PM

The results are the first since the company entered crisis mode with the March 10 crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet, which along with an October Lion Air crash claimed 346 lives

Cebu Pacific resumes Clark flights evening of April 24

Apr 24, 2019 - 6:05 PM

These include flights to and from Hong Kong, Macau, and Cebu

FIXED. The collapsed ceiling at the departure area of the Clark International Airport is fixed as of 6 am, April 24, 2019. Photo from BCDA Group

Philippine Airlines to resume Clark flights on April 25

Apr 24, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Philippine Airlines says its flights to and from Clark for April 24 will remain canceled though airport operations are expected to resume within the day

FIXED. The collapsed ceiling at the departure area of the Clark International Airport has been fixed as of 6 am, April 24, 2019. Photo from Clark International Airport

Review flights as gov't regulates Boracay tourists, airlines told

Apr 21, 2019 - 4:14 PM

'Only tourists with confirmed bookings with accredited hotels and establishments are allowed to cross the island,' the Civil Aeronautics Board reminds airlines

WHITE BEACH. Tourists enjoy the fine sand at White Beach in Boracay Island. Fle photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

American Airlines to cancel 115 flights daily over 737 MAX

Apr 15, 2019 - 4:50 PM

American Airlines' fleet of Boeing 737 MAX planes is grounded until August 19

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 11, 2019 a Boeing 737 flown by American Airlines passes by the Lockheed Martin building as it takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. - American Airlines announced April 14, 2019, it would scrap some 115 flights per day in the coming months because its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX planes is being grounded until August 19. America's leading airline had previously only planned to keep the planes out of commission until June 5, with Boeing facing intense scrutiny after 157 people died in an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash on March 10 -- the second deadly crash involving the aircraft in five months.The global fleet of 737 MAX planes has been barred from flying since mid-March. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

Air strike halts Tripoli flights as thousands flee Libya clashes

Apr 08, 2019 - 11:10 PM

(UPDATED) A security source at Mitiga airport says no side has yet claimed responsibility for the air raid, which hit a runway without causing casualties

CONFLICT. Forces loyal to the internationally-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord are pictured at the entrance gate leading to Tripoli's old airport on April 8, 2019. Photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

Ethiopian crew followed procedure, but unable to control jet – report

Apr 04, 2019 - 5:13 PM

(UPDATED) 'The crew performed all the procedures repeatedly provided by the manufacturer but was not able to control the aircraft,' says Ethiopian transport minister Dagmawit Moges

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES. In this file photo taken on November 28, 2017,an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-700 aircraft takes off from Felix Houphouet-Boigny Airport in Abidjan. File photo by Issouf Sanogo/AFP

Ethiopian 737 pilots followed Boeing guidelines before crash – WSJ

Apr 03, 2019 - 3:48 PM

A Wall Street Journal report says the pilots of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX plane that crashed last month initially took the emergency steps outlined by the manufacturer but still could not regain control

CRASH. In this file photo taken on November 28, 2017, an Ethiopian Airline Boeing 737-700 aircraft takes off from Felix Houphouet-Boigny Airport in Abidjan. - An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed on March 10, 2019, en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi with 149 passengers and eight crew believed to be on board, Ethiopian Airlines said as Ethiopia's prime minister offered condolences to passengers' families. (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP)

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

Ethiopian Airlines crash report due this week – transport ministry

Apr 01, 2019 - 6:26 PM

(UPDATED) Ethiopian foreign ministry spokesman Nebiat Getachew initially said the report would be released Monday, April 1, but the transport ministry, which is in charge of investigations, later says it would still be some days

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES CRASH. Forensics workers comb through the debris at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in Oromia region, on March 14, 2019, 4 days after the plane crashed into a field killing 157 passengers and crew. File photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

ADVISORY: Some PAL flights moved to NAIA Terminal 1

Mar 31, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Philippine Airlines says 'these operational adjustments are being carried out to help minimize passenger congestion'

Boeing anti-stall system is activated in Ethiopia crash – source

Mar 29, 2019 - 3:43 PM

(UPDATED) The findings are based on flight recorder data and represent the strongest indication yet that the system, known as MCAS, malfunctioned in both the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the Lion Air crash in Indonesia

MIKE SINNETT OF BOEING. Mike Sinnett, Boeing Vice President of Product Strategy, makes opening remarks during a press conference in Renton, Washington on March 27, 2019. Photo by Jason Redmond/AFP

Australia and Netherlands in talks with Russia over downed Malaysia jet

Mar 27, 2019 - 6:53 PM

Five countries – Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine – continue to investigate the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine

MH17. A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows wreckages of the Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. File photo by Dominique Faget / AFP

Cathay Pacific to buy budget airline HK Express for $628 million

Mar 27, 2019 - 1:10 PM

With the acquisition, Cathay Pacific would be in control of 3 of the 4 airlines in Hong Kong

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 13, 2019, a Hong Kong Express passenger plane takes off from Hong Kong's international airport. - Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific announced on March 27, 2019 it will buy budget airline HK Express for 628.15 million USD. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

Anti-stall system likely activated in crash – Ethiopian Airlines CEO

Mar 26, 2019 - 8:10 AM

Tewolde GebreMariam says an automatic anti-stalling system specific to the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft was 'to the best of our knowledge' activated on the fatal March 10 crash of Flight ET 302

MOURNING. Mourners of victims of the crashed accident of Ethiopian Airlines react during the mass funeral at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 17, 2019. Photo by AFP

Boeing 787 diverted to New Caledonia with smoke from cockpit – official

Mar 25, 2019 - 4:02 PM

The aircraft flying 256 passengers from Melbourne, Australia, to Los Angeles, touches down safely at La Tontouta airport in New Caledonia's capital Noumea

BOEING 787. A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner taxis to a gate at O'Hare International Airport after taking off from Houston with United CEO Jeff Smisek, Boeing Company CEO Jim McNerney and more than 250 other passengers on board May 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.  File photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

The week in photos: March 16-22, 2019

Mar 23, 2019 - 2:36 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

PARADE READY. Nudists stand in front of a cafe before the start of the Nude Love Parade in San Francisco, California on March 17, 2019. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Ethiopian Airlines crash: What is the MCAS system on the Boeing 737 Max 8?

Mar 18, 2019 - 9:21 AM

The Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) is an automated safety feature on the 737 Max 8 designed to prevent the plane from entering into a stall, or losing lift

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

Funerals for Ethiopia crash victims but little to bury

Mar 17, 2019 - 10:22 PM

Caskets draped in the Ethiopian flag are brought to the cathedral, in a convoy of black hearses accompanied by hundreds of mourners. But it is not clear what the coffins contain.

FUNERAL. Mourners carry portraits of victims of the crashed accident of Ethiopian Airlines during the mass funeral at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 17, 2019. Photo by Samuel Habtab/AFP

Identifying Ethiopia crash victims may take 6 months – airline

Mar 16, 2019 - 10:57 PM

In a document sent to family members of the crash victims, Ethiopia Airlines say DNA result 'will be announced approximately 5 to 6 months from the date the sample is collected'

6 MONTH. Ethiopia Airlines say it will take time for them to send the DNA results of the crash victims. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

The week in photos: March 9-15, 2019

Mar 16, 2019 - 12:45 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CARNIVAL. Costumed revelers perform in a carnival procession on the streets of Strumica, Macedonia, during the great evening carnival on March 9, 2019. Photo by Robert Atanasovski/AFP

France probes 737 MAX black boxes as Boeing halts deliveries

Mar 15, 2019 - 6:12 PM

Investigators will now try to retrieve information from the cockpit voice and flight data recorders, which were damaged in the crash

SEARCH. Forensics workers comb through the debris at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in Oromia region, on March 14, 2019, four days after the plane crashed into a field killing 157 passengers and crew. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Boeing black boxes flown to France as jets grounded worldwide

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:11 PM

France's BEA air safety agency confirms it has received the recorders from the plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10

MOURNING. Family members mourn the victims at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in the Oromia region, on March 13, 2019. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

U.S. grounds Boeing 737 MAX as black boxes flown to France for analysis

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:42 AM

(UPDATED) Ethiopian Airlines says the black box flight recorders from the Boeing 737 MAX 8 that crashed have been flown to Paris for analysis

TORONTO, ON - MARCH 13: An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet approaches the Toronto Pearson International Airport for a landing on March 13, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. U.S. President Donald Trump announced today that all 737 MAX 8 jets would be suspended from use following the recent crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. Several other countries, including Canada, China, and Australia have announced that they would also be grounding the jets. Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP  Cole Burston / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Philippine Airlines offering 30MB of complimentary inflight WiFi

Mar 13, 2019 - 7:26 PM

The current 30 MB data allocation doubles the 15MB limit which began in 2017

Photo from Philippine Airlines


Ethiopia to send black boxes to Europe as questions mount over crash

Mar 13, 2019 - 6:27 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Ethiopian Airlines says it will decide by Thursday, March 14, which country will examine the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder

BOEING. The tail section of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 being built for Ethiopian Airlines is pictured at the company's factory, on March 11, 2019 in Renton, Washington. Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. says 'no basis' to ground Boeing 737 MAX jets after crash

Mar 13, 2019 - 3:36 PM

The US currently refuses to take action against Boeing's best-selling workhorse aircraft

BOEING 737 MAX. A SilkAir Boeing 737 MAX aircraft (background C) is parked on the tarmac of Changi International Airport in Singapore on March 12, 2019 while a SilkAir Boeing 737-8SA (front) taxi on a runway. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Malaysia Airlines could be sold or shut down – PM

Mar 12, 2019 - 7:41 PM

'We will nevertheless be studying and investigating as to whether we should shut it down or we should sell it off or we should refinance it,' says Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Britain leads airspace bans on Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopia crash

Mar 12, 2019 - 7:28 PM

(UPDATED) US regulators have ordered Boeing to make urgent improvements to the model and insisted they will take action if safety issues are detected

BANNED. A SilkAir Boeing 737 MAX aircraft (background C) is parked on the tarmac of Changi International Airport in Singapore on March 12, 2019 while a SilkAir Boeing 737-8SA (front) taxi on a runway. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

United Nations mourns after 21 staff killed in Ethiopia plane crash

Mar 12, 2019 - 10:28 AM

'A global tragedy has hit close to home – and the United Nations is united in grief,' UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says

REMEMBERING THE DEAD. This United Nations handout photo shows UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as he makes remarks at the opening meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women 63rd session on March 11, 2019. Photo by Evan Schneider/United Nations/AFP)

U.N. environment talks open under shadow of Ethiopian plane crash

Mar 11, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Maimunah Sharif, head of UN Habitat, says at least 22 UN employees were among those who died when the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed early Sunday, March 10

SILENCE. People have a moment of silence for the victims, including UN workers, of Ethiopia Airline's crash before the 4th UN Environment Assembly at the UN headquaters in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 11, 2019. Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/

Planes grounded after deadly Ethiopia crash

Mar 11, 2019 - 1:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Investigators recover the black-box flight recorders from the Nairobi-bound jet that crashed early Sunday, March 10, near Addis Ababa

PLANE CRASH. People watch workers at the crash site of a Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines flight near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometers southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 10, 2019. Photo by Michael Tewelde/AFP

Greek man saved from Ethiopia plane crash because he arrived late

Mar 11, 2019 - 8:45 AM

'I was mad because nobody helped me to reach the gate on time,' Antonis Mavropoulos says in a Facebook post entitled 'My lucky day'

LATE PASSENGER. The boarding pass of Antonis Mavropoulos for the ill-fated Ethiopian Air flight he missed. From Antonis Mavropoulos Facebook account

Boeing 737 MAX safety record questioned after two tragedies

Mar 11, 2019 - 7:18 AM

For the second time in less than 6 months, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes minutes after takeoff, killing everyone on board

No survivors as Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes with 157 aboard

Mar 10, 2019 - 6:56 PM

(5th UPDATE) The plane, which was carrying 149 passengers and 8 crew, 'lost contact' 6 minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa

30 injured as turbulence hits Turkish Airlines flight to New York

Mar 10, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The injured are taken to local hospitals, mainly for treatment of bumps, cuts, and bruises

TURBULENCE BEFORE LANDING. A Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 flight from Istanbul to New York is hit with turbulence 45 minutes before landing. Photo from Wikimedia commons

Emotional MH370 families demand answers, 5 years on

Mar 08, 2019 - 4:46 PM

Five years after the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, those demanding answers call for the search to resume

STILL SEARCHING. Relatives of passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 walk to the Foreign Ministry in Beijing on March 8, 2019. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP