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A United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) pilot who said he felt tired was descending too steeply when
his plane struck a hillside in Alabama and crashed before dawn last year, according to documents
released by U.S. investigators.
Boeing 787 launch customer ANA reports dispatch reliability of 99.63 percent and 98.51 percent,
respectively for its domestic-service and international Dreamliners, less in each case than its fleet
Major changes to improve the safety of North Sea helicopter operations, including prohibiting
flights in the most severe conditions, have been announced by aviation regulators.
United Airlines says it has become the world’s first carrier to operate an airliner fitted with new
“split scimitar” winglets on a commercial flight.
Innovative 3D-printing (additive layer manufacturing) technology used by Airbus is beginning to
shape the future of aircraft component manufacture for its jetliners.
The U.S. government has warned airlines to pay particular attention to the possibility of terrorists
attempting to hide explosives in shoes, a result of new intelligence, according to two people
familiar with the situation.
Tata Sons’ two airline ventures with Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia Berhad and Singapore Airlines
are unlikely to take flight anytime soon with both start-ups embroiled in securing regulatory