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Kenyan cargo plane crashes into building, killing 4 on board

Nairobi - At least four people died when a cargo plane crashed into a building shortly after takeoff on Wednesday from the Kenyan capital's main airport, the busiest in east Africa.

Cockpit 'mismanagement' blamed in Asiana crash

Washington - A mismanaged approach for landing in a highly automated cockpit was the probable cause of last July's crash of a South Korean airliner in San Francisco, US investigators said Tuesday.

Defence minister among five Lao officials killed in plane crash

Bangkok - A Lao military plane crashed on Saturday killing five senior officials on board including the defence minister of the secretive communist country, Thai authorities said.

Is there a global air quality crisis?

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 7 million people died in 2012 due to air pollution. This makes air pollution number-one environmental risk on the planet.

Spain airline Iberia says cutbacks dispute settled

Madrid - Spanish flag-carrier Iberia on Friday settled months of bitter dispute over layoffs and cutbacks by striking a final deal with unions to cut ground staff's salaries, managers said.Management and labour unions representing a majority of ground staff agr...

US fines Asiana $500,000 over San Francisco crash

Los Angeles - US aviation authorities have fined South Korea's Asiana Airlines $500,000 over last year's deadly San Francisco air crash for failing to properly help families of victims, officials said Tuesday.Three passengers died when Asiana Airlines Flight 214 cli...

US fines Asiana $500,000 over San Francisco crash

Los Angeles - US aviation authorities have fined South Korea's Asiana Airlines $500,000 over last year's deadly San Francisco air crash for failing to properly help families of victims, officials said Tuesday.Three passengers died when Asiana Airlines Flight 214 cli...

US fines Asiana $500,000 over San Francisco crash

Los Angeles - US aviation authorities have fined South Korea's Asiana Airlines $500,000 over last year's San Francisco air crash for failing to properly help families of victims, officials said Tuesday.Asiana "violated federal law last July by failing to adhere to t...

Op-Ed: University of Toronto oil sands study excerpts, discussion Special

Scarborough - This is Part 2 of an Interview with Abha Parajulee about the study done with University of Toronto PhD supervisor Frank Wania that sheds light on emissions where oil sands production is occurring.

Op-Ed: University of Toronto researchers share oil sands study results Special

Scarborough - This is an interview with Abha Parajulee about the study done with University of Toronto PhD supervisor Frank Wania: Evaluating Officially Reported Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Emissions in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region with a Multimedia Fate Model.

France charges Yemen airline over deadly 2009 crash

Moroni - France has charged Yemenia Airways with manslaughter over a 2009 crash off the Comoros islands in which 152 people were killed, sources said Wednesday.

US air crash rescuers failed to assist run-over teen: video

Los Angeles - Video footage from the helmet of a rescuer on a plane crash in San Francisco last year appears to show emergency teams failing to assist a teenaged survivor, moments before she was accidentally run over by a fire truck.

This is why cold air smells different

Some smells associated with winter include pine needles, wood smoke and snow. The cold of winter smells different from the heat of summer, and there is a reason for that.

What makes a kettle whistle?

What causes the sound when the water in a kettle on a hob boils and turns to steam? The answer in many physics text books might be wrong, according to a study.

Op-Ed: 10 compositions to celebrate 328 years of Johann Sebastian Bach

Eisenach - Legend. Visionary. Romantic. Genius. These are certainly the terms to describe Johann Sebastian Bach, an 18th century German composer and musician (harpsichordist, violinist and violist). Today is his 328th birthday; it's time to remember his music.

How does the flu virus spread?

The flu virus is known to spread in different ways: direct contact and via the air. New research suggests that airborne transmission is the most important method.

Boeing testing in-flight Internet capabilities with potatoes

Although current frequent travelers won't enjoy the luxury of in-plane internet access, Boeing is officially working on it. There's no mention on when this feature will be implemented on commercial air planes, but it is nice to know it will one day.

Robot bartenders to serve your favorites 30,000 miles in the air

What would you like to drink today? Don't tell me, tell it to the droid that's serving it to you! Thanks to the latest technological advancements, robots are projected to serve drinks on planes.

One solution for combating pollution and oil shortage

Wouldn't it be nice to combat the carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere and the shortage of oil at the same time? Apparently now it is possible with this interesting approach.

EU gives US go ahead for airline passenger data snooping

The EU Parliament has approved a controversial bill that will give the U.S. Department of Home Security access to airline passengers' personal information.

NASA satellites confirm decline in coal power air pollution

Levels of coal produced sulfur dioxide, a major air pollutant, are falling across eastern USA according to a special NASA satellite tasked with measuring the quality of the Earth's atmosphere.

Op-Ed: False hope, Obama and smog

Washington - In an astounding political blunder solidifying his place in US history as a one-termer, Barack Obama announced Friday proposed restrictions on smog and the health of Americans are not as important as corporate polluters and bickering Republicans.

Obama ditches EPA’s stricter smog standards proposal

Washington - As efforts to undermine the Clean Air Act continue, President Barack Obama caved to corporate pressure in announcing Friday he would ditch an EPA clean-air regulation targeting smog, a move he states is due to "regulatory burdens.”

Richard Branson to serve as air hostess on Air Asia X flight

Sir Richard Branson is expected to wear a red dress, heels and make up while working as a flight attendant after losing a bet.

South African Air Force celebrates 90 Years on Golden Wings Special

Pretoria - The South African Air Force (SAAF) has held its only air show this year featuring its 90th anniversary at Swartkop Airfield, home of the SAAF Museum.

South African Air Force vintage planes provide thrills Special

Pretoria - Vintage warplanes have been put through their paces at Swartkop Air Force Station in Pretoria Saturday at the South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum’s monthly Flying Day.

South African Air Force exhibit recalls exploits of Korean War Special

Pretoria - The South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum has opened an exhibit to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War, to which the country sent a squadron of fighter aircraft.

Black Box found in Air India Express Crash

Mangalore - In what is being called the first break into the crash of of the Air India Express, Investigators sifting through the charred wreckage of an Indian passenger plane that have found the cockpit voice recorder. It's being taken to Delhi, India

Missing South African fishermen rescued

Cape Town - The two South African fishermen who went missing off the country’s west coast have been rescued by a combined civilian and military search.

'Massive’ air sea search off S. African coast for 2 fishermen Special

Cape Town - A massive air sea rescue operation is underway off South Africa’s Northern Cape province involving the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), police, the South Africa Air Force (SAAF) and other agencies to find two men missing in a fishing boat.
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