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As China pressure mounts, Hong Kong's Cathay sacks 2 pilots

Aug 14, 2019 - 8:13 PM

The airline says one of the pilots is currently involved in legal proceedings, while the other 'misused company information on Flight CX216/12 August'

CATHAY PACIFIC. This file picture taken on August 10, 2014, shows a woman walking past check-in counters for Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific at Hong Kong's international airport. File photo by Dale de la Rey/AFP

German stunt pilot dies in river crash at Polish air show

Jun 15, 2019 - 11:11 PM

Authorities say the plane of the stunt pilot plunged into the water by the riverbank

Want to be a cadet pilot? Cebu Pacific gives you the chance

May 18, 2019 - 2:22 PM

Ready to spread your wings and fly? The search is on for Cebu Pacific's next batch of cadet pilots

145 whales die on remote New Zealand beach

Nov 26, 2018 - 10:02 AM

Half of the whales are already dead and due to the condition of the remaining whales and the remote, difficult to access location, the decision is made to euthanize the remainder

DEAD WHALES. This handout photo taken and released on November 26, 2018 from the New Zealand Department of Conservation shows dead pilot whales on a remote beach on Stewart Island in the far south of New Zealand. Handout photo by the New Zealand Department of Conservation/AFP

Whale dies in Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags

Jun 02, 2018 - 7:02 PM

The pilot whale vomited up 5 bags during the rescue attempt before it died, says Thailand's Department of Marine and Coastal Resources

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/Shutterstock.com

LOOK: Where PET will recount vice presidential votes

Mar 27, 2018 - 2:04 PM

At least 40 independent revisors are ready to begin the recount on April 2

The Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal begins its ballot recount for the vice presidential electoral protest. The PET begins with ballot boxes from Camarines Sur, one of the 3 pilot provinces identified by Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

SEC approves Marcventures' merger with 2 mining firms

Jan 02, 2018 - 5:52 PM

The merger will allow Marcventures to gain control of mineral resource from Bauxite Ore, the main raw material of aluminium

Cebu Pacific launches program to train future Filipino pilots in Australia

Oct 24, 2017 - 4:50 PM

The airline will initially shoulder $25 million to train 250 cadet pilots, who will become Cebu Pacific First Officers and can pay back the investment through salary deductions

6 fun facts: Bb Pilipinas Globe 2017 Nelda Ibe

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Meet the country's bet to the Miss Globe 2017 pageant in Albania

Binibini Send Off for Liz Clinci, Mariel de Leon and Nelda Ibe

WATCH: Crashes and slow-mo drone racing shots in China

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:10 PM

See high speed drones captured in slow motion at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

WATCH: UK drone racer on first-person-view racing and building drones

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:29 AM

Once you ve flown for a week or a few days you forget that you re looking at a screen and it becomes your eyesight and you forget about the controls says XBlades drone pilot Gary Kent

XBLADES. Kent is one of 11 pilots in the multinational team with members from the UK, Poland, Spain and the US. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

FULL LIST: Winners, Billboard Music Awards 2017

May 22, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Twenty One Pilots Drake and Beyonce top this year s Billboard Music Awards

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Rapper Drake (R) accepts Top Male Artist from actor Kate Beckinsale onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Buntut pilot mabuk, Bandara Ahmad Yani gelar tes narkoba kepada kru pesawat

Jan 06, 2017 - 1:06 PM

“Kami tak mau kecolongan setelah ditemukan pilot Citilink yang mabuk saat berada di Bandara Djuanda

Berapa gaji pilot di Indonesia?

Jan 03, 2017 - 2:34 PM

AirAsia Indonesia dilaporkan paling tinggi membayar pilotnya dengan Rp 47 5 juta

Foto dari Qerja.com

Diduga mabuk, ini 'kicauan' pilot Citilink menurut penumpang

Dec 30, 2016 - 10:41 PM

Pilot Citilink yang diduga mabuk telah dipecat dari perusahaan

Citilink jatuhkan sanksi bagi pilot yang diduga mabuk

Dec 30, 2016 - 10:14 AM

Pilot Citilink QG8 00 dibebastugaskan hingga waktu yang tidak ditentukan

ILUSTRASI. CEO PT Citilink Indonesia Albert Burhan (kanan) berbincang dengan General Manager PT Angkasa Pura II Cabang Bandara Supadio Pontianak, Bayuh Iswantoro (kiri), pada 1 Desember 2016. Foto oleh Jessica Helena Wuysang/Antara

Pilot Citilink dikira mabuk, begini kronologinya

Dec 28, 2016 - 3:13 PM

“Dia tergopoh gopoh jadi omongannya tidak jelas dan disangka seperti orang mabuk

Lufthansa cancels 830 flights Friday as pilots strike again

Nov 24, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The Lufthansa pilots going on strike are demanding a pay rise of an average of 3 66 per year retroactive for the past 5 years Lufthansa offers a 2 5 wage hike

LUFTHANSA.Airplanes of German airline Lufthansa are parked at the Franz-Josef-Strauss airport in Munich, southern Germany, on November 24, 2016. Photo by Christof Stache/ AFP

Lufthansa cancels nearly 900 flights over pilot strike

Nov 23, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Out of its roughly 3 000 scheduled flights 876 were cancelled due to the strike affecting some 100 000 passengers the airline also says

LUFTHANSA. Flags with the logo of German airline Lufthansa are pictured asstrike of pilots of German airline Lufthansa goes on at the airport in Frankfurt am Main, on November 23, 2016. Photo by Daniel Roland/ AFP

RAW Deal: An instant classic

Jul 16, 2016 - 3:53 PM

If you re tired of the same old WWE product the Cruiserweight Classic may be just what you re looking for

Kota Ibushi (Japan) puts on a show to defeat Sean Maluta (Samoa). Photo from WWE.com

Co-pilot, flight attendant fail drug tests

Jul 01, 2016 - 9:17 PM

The two work for different airlines

SAFETY CONCERNS. It is absolutely to fly with a co-pilot who takes drugs.

IN PHOTOS: Dozens of whales stranded on coast of Indonesia, 8 dead

Jun 16, 2016 - 2:00 PM

At first there were just one or two whales swimming near the shore and the nature of whales is that if they are sick they will come near the shore

DEAD. Residents and officials gather pilot whales who got stranded in the coast of Probolinggo, East Java. ANTARA/Zabur Karuru

Penerbangan Lion Air kembali normal setelah mogok

May 10, 2016 - 8:06 PM

Belum diketahui apa tuntutan mereka

Maskapai Lion Air di hanggar. Foto oleh Bagus Indahono/EPA

Report blames deadly Air Algerie crash on pilot errors

Apr 22, 2016 - 11:06 PM

The final report on a 2014 Air Algerie airliner crash that killed 116 people says the accident was largely due to the pilots failing to activate the plane s anti icing system

AFTERMATH. A French soldier and a journalist look at debris of the Air Algerie Flight AH 5017 scattered at the crash site in Mali's Gossi region, west of Gao, on July 26, 2014. Photo by Sia Kambou / AFP

Ukraine pilot Savchenko starts refusing all food and liquids

Apr 06, 2016 - 8:10 PM

Nadiya Savchenko is demanding that Russia return her immediately to Ukraine

epa05202454 Former Ukrainian pilot and member of the Ukrainian parliament Verkhovnaya Rada Nadezhda Savchenko makes her final statement during a trial session in a district court of Donetsk, Rostov region, Russia, 09 March 2016. Savchenko faces more than 20 years in Russian prison on the allegation that she gave Ukrainian national forces the coordinates for an attack in which two Russian journalists were killed. Ukraine has appointed Savchenko as a member of its delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), giving her diplomatic immunity. EPA/MAXIM ROMANOV

Ukraine pilot's 22-year jail term formally begins

Apr 05, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Nadiya Savchenko will also begin another hunger strike on Wednesday April 6

epa05224043 A Belarussian holds a portrait of Nadiya Savchenko reading ?Free Savchenko? during their gathering in her support in front of embassy of Russia in Minsk, Belarus, 21 March 2016. The Donetsk City Court found Nadezhda Savchenko guilty in assistance of killing Russian TV journalists and started reading the verdict on 21 March. EPA/TATYANA ZENKOVICH

Germanwings probe seeks 'clearer rules' on pilots' mental health

Mar 13, 2016 - 9:30 PM

3rd UPDATE Investigators also recommend that pilots be regularly checked for psychological or psychiatric problems

epa05209234 Arnaud Desjardin, deputy head of the investigations unit dedicated to the Germanwings crash at the Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses (BEA) - the French Aviation Investigation and Analysis Office - presents the final report on the Germanwings air crash the the BEA headquarters in Le Bourget, outside Paris, France, 13 March 2016. The investigators revealed that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had been urged by his doctor to seek psychiatric hospitalisation, just weeks before he is believed to have deliberately crashed Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf into the Alps, killing 150 people on board on 24 March 2015. EPA/IAN LANGSDON

Ukrainians attack Russia embassy, demand pilot's release

Mar 07, 2016 - 3:40 AM

The protesters are furious over the Russian government s refusal to free Nadiya Savchenko

epa05198010 Protesters throw eggs at the Russian embassy building during a protest in Kiev, Ukraine, 06 March 2016. Protesters demanded Russia free former Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko. Savchenko announced on 03 March that she would go on a hunger strike while on trial in Russia for murder, Ukrainian state news agency Ukrinform reported. She faces up to 25 years in prison for allegedly helping kill two Russian state journalists in eastern Ukraine. She is a huge source of national pride in her home country as a poster child for the country's efforts to preserve its territorial integrity. EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO

PAL speaks up on controversial PR 731 Bangkok-Manila flight

Feb 25, 2016 - 2:38 PM

PAL says it s not part of protocol to stop passengers from leaving the plane while it s being fixed

'TARMAC HELL.' Pilot of PAL flight from Bangkok to Manila tells passengers his life is more important than theirs, journalist Inday Espina-Varona says. Screenshot image from Espina-Verona's YouTube video

Stone Temple Pilots accept applications for new singer

Feb 06, 2016 - 10:54 AM

The band seeks a new singer following the death of frontman Scott Weiland in December

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. The band is looking for a new singer following the death of singer Scott Weiland. Screengrab from Instagram/stpband

Plane crash during air show in Indonesia kills two pilots

Dec 20, 2015 - 3:56 PM

A major military air show had been underway this weekend in Yogyakarta

SMOKE FROM CRASH. A plane was seen spiraling to the ground, followed by a dark plume of smoke. Photo from Rappler

Grammy-winning 'grunge' singer Scott Weiland dead at 48

Dec 04, 2015 - 5:05 PM

The former Stone Temple Pilots frontman died in his sleep while on a tour stop in Minnesota

SCOTT WEILAND. The frontman of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver dies in his sleep. Screengrab from Instagram/scottweiland

AirAsia cancels flights, denies pilot revolt to blame

Dec 02, 2015 - 7:09 PM

AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes says flu epidemic among pilots is what caused canceled flights on day AirAsia crash report was released

PILOT REVOLT? Canceled flights trigger rumours that pilots are unhappy with conditions in AirAsia. Photo by AFP

Poor pilot emergency training to blame for AirAsia crash: analysts

Dec 02, 2015 - 2:48 PM

This will have a detrimental impact on AirAsia as a whole

Pilots were said to have risked vertigo by flying at 500-1000 feet above sea water for many hours until they found debris and bodies.  Photo by AFP

AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes on crash probe: 'We will not leave any stone unturned'

Dec 01, 2015 - 4:58 PM

In a series of tweets Fernandes responds to the results of the investigation that blamed system error and crew action

'SCARS.' CEO of AirAsia Tony Fernandes attending a funeral ceremony for Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi, a flight attendant onboard AirAsia flight QZ8501, in Palembang, on Jan. 2. File photo by AFP

What caused AirAsia crash? Faulty control system, crew action

Dec 01, 2015 - 3:36 PM

Repeated problems with the system led to the pilots disengaging the autopilot in stormy weather in a bid to fix the situation and then losing control of the plane

Image apparently showing the back part of the plane on the sea bed. Image from Singaporean Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen's Facebook page

TIMELINE: What happened to AirAsia QZ8501?

Nov 24, 2015 - 5:50 PM

Here is a timeline from the day the plane crashed to other developments leading to the announcement on the investigation s results on Tuesday December 1

Image apparently showing the back part of the plane on the sea bed. Image from Singaporean Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen's Facebook page

17-year-old wants to become Antique’s 1st female pilot

Oct 31, 2015 - 5:58 PM

Don’t just say what you want to be You should do it says 17 year old Antiqueña Maria Angelika Solas Pamiroyan

PRIDE OF ANTIQUE. Maria Angelika Solas Pamiroyan (2nd from right) poses with Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao (center) and Captain Irene Stanon (second from left), among others. Photo provided by authors

VietJet first female co-pilot is Filipino

Oct 08, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Antonette Ortiz Parocha accompanied a friend to the airline but ended up getting the job instead

AVIATRIX. Antonette Ortiz Parocha,of VietJetAir, is the first female pilot of the airline. Photo from CAAP

Lufthansa cancels 1,000 flights as pilots' strike bites

Sep 08, 2015 - 10:57 PM

The German airline says about 140 000 passengers will be affected

IN PHOTOS: Twenty One Pilots meets PH fans

Jul 20, 2015 - 11:00 AM

The group performs at the Ayala Malls over the weekend

PH female pilots: Small in number but steadily growing

Jul 15, 2015 - 3:06 PM

As of the first quarter of 2015 there are 25 certified aviatrixes operating planes across the Philippines records from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines show

Prince William takes off in new air ambulance job

Jul 13, 2015 - 11:02 PM

The Duke of Cambridge second in line to the throne spends three years as a military search and rescue helicopter pilot and goes through months of exams and training to convert to his new civilian role

CBS releases new 'Supergirl' trailer

Jul 09, 2015 - 7:36 PM

The new Supergirl trailer is released as the show s pilot episode is screened at Comic Con

Jessica Cox documentary wins in Vatican film festival

Jul 02, 2015 - 9:54 PM

Right Footed wins Best Documentary in the Mirable Dictu International Film Festival The festival is sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Culture

Twenty One Pilots to perform in Manila

Jun 08, 2015 - 2:16 PM

Details of their two day show here

Awasi kesehatan pilot, maskapai Indonesia harus siapkan dokter penerbangan

Apr 01, 2015 - 7:29 PM

Maskapai penerbangan harus sediakan dokter yang ditempatkan di bandara untuk mengukur tekanan darah dan kadar alkohol kepada setiap pilot

Ilustrasi maskapai Citilink. Foto dari Facebook

BBL prospects, Germanwings pilot, Mayweather-Pacquiao | The wRap

Mar 27, 2015 - 7:43 PM

Aquino announces new prospects for the Bangsamoro Basic Law The Germanwings pilot suffered from depression A boxing announcer says Mayweather Pacquiao could end in a draw

Aquino on Mamasapano, Germanwings pilot, Mayweather-Pacquiao | The wRap

Mar 26, 2015 - 7:48 PM

President Aquino asks for ‘understanding A pilot on the Germanwings plane that crashed was not in the cockpit The Mayweather Pacquiao fight will be on free TV