British Airlines and Delta ban ‘hoverboards’ due to safety concerns

Two airlines -- British Airways and Delta -- have banned skateboard-like ‘hoverboard’ self-balancing scooters on their flights because of recent reports about hoverboard battery fires and explosions across the US.

Hoverboards, which are one of the popular gifts this holiday season, are... read more

Gogo launches new in-flight Wi-Fi technology --- ‘2Ku’

On Thursday, in-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo announced the launch of a new in-flight Wi-Fi technology called ‘2Ku.’ The new technology can offer nearly seven-fold faster in-flight Wi-Fi speeds than those currently available in airplanes.

With Gogo already powering the in-flight Wi-Fi... read more

Southwest Airlines Reaches Contract Agreement with Flight Attendants’ Union

In yet another endeavour to appease its staff, the Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has entered into a tentative contract agreement with the union representing its flight attendants in a bid to end the long ensuing mess. The deal will lead to a wage increases and several other possible bonuses... read more

Bombardier to lay off more than 1,750 job employees starting June

On Thursday, Canadian aerospace and transportation company Bombardier confirmed that it will lay off more than 1,750 employees in Canada and Northern Ireland over the coming months.

The company would cut about 1,000 in Montreal, where the company has its main operations while 480 and 280... read more

Larger Aircraft required to Meet rapidly Growing Demand

Aviation market has been witnessing massive growth and capacity constraints at major airports. The future is aircraft with seating capacity of more than 800 passengers to deal with it. Aircraft manufacturer Airbus conducted a global market forecast in Sydney, highlighting the challenge faced by... read more

SkyWest Airlines flight descends 20,000 feet in minutes, three passengers pass out

According to Skywest Airlines, it is investigating the matter in which three passengers lost consciousness on a flight. The flight made an emergency landing in Buffalo after it was reported in the beginning that the pilot ‘acted out of an abundance of caution’ when just one passenger got sick.... read more

US Airlines performed worse last year in terms of on-time arrivals and consumer support

A report revealed that US airlines has given worse performance across the board last year. According to the Airline Quality report, performance of the industry worsened in all four areas reviewed. The areas are as follows, consumer complaints, baggage handling, denied boardings and on-time... read more

Judge issues order to temporary block Allegiant Air pilot strike

On Wednesday, an order was issued by a US judge to temporarily block Allegiant Air pilots from going on strike after they announced the protest on Thursday. According to Allegiant Travel Co, the strike could have affected over 33,000 customers ahead of a holiday weekend and court order will help... read more

United Airlines flight made Emergency Landing after Burning Smell

On Thursday, a flight of United Airlines was diverted to Southern California airport shortly after taking off from Los Angeles. According to reports, the landing was made on the smaller airport due to burning smell that was reported aboard the plane.

While confirming the safe landing,... read more

South Korean prosecutors seek arrest warrant for vice-president of Korean Air Lines

South Korean prosecutors are seeking arrest of the former executive, Heather Cho at Korean Air Lines, who forced a flight to change its route over a bag of macadamia nuts.

On Wednesday, Seoul Western prosecutors said that the arrest warrant would cover charges of violating of aviation... read more

US Military Plans to equip Some Transport Aircraft with New Isolation Chambers

The US military is planning to provide some of its transport aircraft with new isolation chambers with an aim to take as many as 12 people infected with the Ebola virus.

Air Force General Paul Selva, head of the Transportation Command, said this new facility will be accessible in the... read more

FAA will release guidelines for drone users due to safety concerns

Federal Aviation Administration head Michael Huerta said that the agency already has rules set for the use of drones and to prevent them from interfering with large aircrafts. However, there is a need for improvement in the regulation and to educate drone users. In the recent times, more reports... read more


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