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Severe turbulence seen on Air Canada flight will only get worse

An Air Canada plane on a flight from Vancouver to Australia experienced severe turbulence Thursday, injuring 37 passengers, nine of them seriously. However, with the climate crisis, this will become a lot more common in the future.

Chinese carriers seek compensation for Boeing 737 Max groundings

Shanghai - China's official airline association said Friday it will help 13 member carriers seek compensation from Boeing for losses already approaching $580 million due to the grounding of the 737 MAX 8.

Climate change behind dangerous air turbulence for airlines

Sara Nelson, the president of the 50,000 members strong Association of Flight Attendants union, has spoken out on the dangers of climate change and its impact on airlines, airline employees, and travelers.

Boeing, airlines face tough path after 737 MAX grounding

Washington - Days after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 that killed 157 people and led to the plane being grounded worldwide, Boeing and commercial airlines are trying to get a handle on the fallout.

Passengers furious after shutdown sparks hundreds of delays

The federal government shutdown has resulted in delays at major US airports due to a shortage of air-traffic controllers at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Air Canada suffers major app data breach of 20,000 customers

Air Canada has reported on a massive data breach of its app. At risk are thousands of passenger passport details, among other personal details of customers.

EU airlines adjust after Syria missile strike warning

Paris - International airlines said Wednesday they were modifying their flight plans after a warning from Europe's air safety watchdog about potential military strikes on Syria in the coming days.

Airlines settle Twin Towers claim over 9/11 attacks

New York - American Airlines and United Airlines have agreed to a $95.1 million settlement with the developer of the World Trade Center over the September 11, 2001 attacks, ending 13 years of litigation.

Bug in software used by 130 airlines creates check-in chaos

A "network issue" caused worldwide flight delays on Thursday as a passenger management system used by dozens of airlines went offline. A technical problem with the software forced crowded airports to issue manual boarding passes, creating long queues.

Airlines are embracing digital transformation

The airline sector is highly competitive with different carriers seeking new ways to control costs and gain passenger access. This environment makes the sector ripe for digital transformation. We assess some initiatives.

Venezuela becoming pariah for airlines

Caracas - Jeanne Costes was stranded in Caracas for nearly a week, one of thousands of people affected by a withdrawal of foreign airlines balking at Venezuela's unrest and collapsing economy.

Climate change will force airlines to rethink long-range plans

Just last month, airlines in Phoenix, Arizona were forced to cancel some flights because it was too hot for planes to take off. Now, a new study suggests this is going to occur more often as the planet continues to warm.

Brutal heat wave hits U.S. southwestern states this week

The American Southwest is expected to see and feel one of the most brutal and dangerous heat waves seen in many years, with scorching temperatures hitting the triple digits in parts of California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.

Delta says it can't predict when schedule will be back to normal

Atlanta - Delta Air Lines still was forced to cancel nearly 700 flights Tuesday, even as operations began to normalize following a massive computer outage on Monday that stranded thousands of passengers worldwide.

Chinese families of MH 370 victims protest proposed end of search

Beijing - Family members of passengers aboard ill-fated Maylasia Airlines Flight 370 demonstrated outside China's Foreign Ministry on Friday, demanding to meet officials who propose suspending the high-tech search for the jet if it is not found by year's end.

Searchers see end to two-year hunt for Malaysia Airlines MH370

Putrajaya - Countries still looking for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with little success may be getting ready to call off the search.

U.S. airlines expected to begin regular flights to Cuba this year

Havana - Six U.S. airlines have been authorized to begin commercial service to Havana starting later this year for the first time since the 1960s, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday.

Alaska Airlines could wrap up deal for Virgin America by Monday

Seattle - Alaska Airlines appears to be victorious in its bidding war with JetBlue to buy Virgin America, the low-cost cross-country airline founded by flamboyant British billionaire Richard Branson.

New state bill would give cops the freedom to shoot drones down

A new bill introduced in Utah would allow law enforcement to shoot down drones in some situations and would also place limits on drone activity.

Hoverboards banned by multiple airlines

Three of the largest airlines in the United States, United, American and Delta, placed hoverboards on the no-fly list earlier this week.

Family of SF plane crash victim run over by rescuers drops suit

San Francisco - The parents of the young girl accidentally killed by first-responders after she survived a plane crash at San Francisco International Airport have dropped their lawsuit against the city.

Tests on apparent plane debris to begin Wednesday

Toulouse - Plane debris that might be from a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that disappeared without a trace last year will undergo testing by aviation experts beginning Wednesday.

Plane debris could be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight

Washington - Plane debris found in the western Indian Ocean appears to be from a Malaysia Airlines airliner that disappeared with 239 passengers and crew last year.

Aircraft set to get minute-by-minute tracking

A new initiative aims to equip all commercial flights worldwide with technology that would enable minute-by-minute tracking of the plane in times of distress, aiding rescuers and recovery efforts.

Lizard Squad attacks Malaysia Airlines website, replaces homepage

Hacking group Lizard Squad took control of the Malaysia Airlines website homepage for a while earlier today, replacing it with a high-profile mocking of the disasters that have struck the troubled company in the past year.

Asiana Airlines suspended from using SFO due to 2013 crash

Seoul - South Korea has penalized Asiana Airlines for last year's fatal crash at San Francisco International Airport by barring its jets from landing there for 45 days.

Op-Ed: The real Ebola threat for the U.S. is our Southern border

Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, the commander of the U.S. Southern Command, says the real threat from the Ebola virus coming into the U.S. is not by international flights. The threat would be if Ebola breaks out in Central America.

Jet makes emergency landing after cabin walls buckle

San Francisco - An American Airlines flight from California to Texas was forced to turn around over Nevada and make an emergency landing Monday after walls inside the passenger cabin began to buckle, leaving insulation exposed.

Lost Malaysia Airlines jet flew for hours on autopilot

Canberra - Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 flew for hours on autopilot before running out of fuel over the vast Indian Ocean and crashing, a team of international investigators searching for the plane now believe.

Malaysia did not realize Flight 370 was missing for 17 minutes

Perth - Malaysia Airlines did not realize Flight 370 was missing until 17 minutes after the jetliner disappeared from radar and did not begin searching for the plane for another four hours, authorities said.
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MISDIRECTION: Areas search in 2014 at the start of the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370...
MISDIRECTION: Areas search in 2014 at the start of the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March with 239 passengers and crew.
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STILL LOOKING: An Australian Navy helicopter leaves the HMAS Toowoomba in the southern Indian Ocean ...
STILL LOOKING: An Australian Navy helicopter leaves the HMAS Toowoomba in the southern Indian Ocean to rejoin the search for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.
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Lizard Squad attacked the Malaysia Airlines website  replacing the homepage.
Lizard Squad attacked the Malaysia Airlines website, replacing the homepage.
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The Boeing 777 jetliner that would become Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is seen at OR Tambo Internati...
The Boeing 777 jetliner that would become Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is seen at OR Tambo International Airport in South Africa in 2011.
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Lizard Squad attacked the Malaysia Airlines website  replacing the homepage.
Lizard Squad attacked the Malaysia Airlines website, replacing the homepage.
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Bomb Scare tweets to airlines
Bomb Scare tweets to airlines
SIMILAR: A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 like the one missing over the Indian Ocean is prepared for d...
SIMILAR: A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 like the one missing over the Indian Ocean is prepared for departure from Adelaide Airport in South Australia in 2008.
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British Airways has suspended flights from London to Sierra Leone due to the outbreak of the Ebola v...
British Airways has suspended flights from London to Sierra Leone due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa.
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Passengers disembarking at Vancouver from Lockheed Electra 10A of Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 1939
Passengers disembarking at Vancouver from Lockheed Electra 10A of Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 1939
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U.S. Navy air crewman Clayton Wirth brings up a life jacket found in the Indian Ocean in March durin...
U.S. Navy air crewman Clayton Wirth brings up a life jacket found in the Indian Ocean in March during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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EasyJet Airlines
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Porter Airlines
Porter Airlines
COMBINE: A Boeing 747 jetliner operated by Virgin Atlantic Airways waits on the tarmac at Manchester...
COMBINE: A Boeing 747 jetliner operated by Virgin Atlantic Airways waits on the tarmac at Manchester Ringway International Airport in Manchester, England, in 2005.
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Sailors aboard the Australian Navy ship Ocean Shield deploy the Bluefin 21 underwater search vehicle...
Sailors aboard the Australian Navy ship Ocean Shield deploy the Bluefin 21 underwater search vehicle as part of efforts to find the Malaysian Airlines jet that disappeared March 8 with 239 passengers and crew.
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AWAY: A Southwest Airlines jet takes off from San Jose International Airport in California in 2007.
AWAY: A Southwest Airlines jet takes off from San Jose International Airport in California in 2007.
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The US Navy s towed pinger locator and other ocean search and recovery equipment wait in a cargo pla...
The US Navy's towed pinger locator and other ocean search and recovery equipment wait in a cargo plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on March 24 before being sent to the Indian Ocean to help search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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Airline cleaning crews are given a certain amount of time to clean the interior of a plane before pa...
Airline cleaning crews are given a certain amount of time to clean the interior of a plane before passengers embark.
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The aviation industry is under pressure to reduce emissions
The aviation industry is under pressure to reduce emissions
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Sign posted at Mount Silam last month reads  Pray for MH370  at  Tower of Heaven on Mount Silam.
Sign posted at Mount Silam last month reads "Pray for MH370" at "Tower of Heaven"on Mount Silam.
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