Aviation safety and security

July 05, 2018 - 5:29 pm
The summer air travel season is shaping up to be the busiest ever, which could mean lengthy lines at U.S. airport security checkpoints. But you can use the faster lanes if you belong to an expedited screening program, which could essentially be free to join with the right credit card. The primary...
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Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, third from left, walks away from the site where a Boeing 737 plummeted into a yuca field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Cuban airliner crashed just after takeoff from Havana's international airport on Friday. (AP Photo/Enrique de la Osa)
May 20, 2018 - 6:56 am
HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. Mexico's government said late...
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Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, third from left, walks away from the site where a Boeing 737 plummeted into a yuca field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Cuban airliner crashed just after takeoff from Havana's international airport on Friday. (AP Photo/Enrique de la Osa)
May 20, 2018 - 4:00 am
HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. Mexico's government said late...
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Rescue teams search through the wreckage site of a Boeing 737 that plummeted into a cassava field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Cuban airliner crashed just after takeoff from Havana's international airport in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
May 19, 2018 - 5:35 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. The plane was barred...
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In this photo taken Monday, May 16, 2018, and released by a passenger who wishes to remain anonymous, ground crew are seen leaving the Sichuan Airline flight that made an emergency landing in Chengdu in southwestern China's Sichuan province. Chinese authorities and Airbus are investigating why the plane's cockpit windshield detached during a flight, forcing an emergency landing in an unusual mishap in one of the world's fastest growing aviation markets. (Passenger via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 4:18 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese authorities and Airbus are investigating why a plane's windshield blew out midflight, forcing an emergency landing, in an unusual mishap for a country with a booming aviation market and exemplary air safety record. Sichuan Airlines flight 8633 was en route from Chongqing,...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2011, file photo, an almost deserted domestic terminal is seen at Sydney Airport, Australia. Australia’s government said Tuesday, May 15, 2018, that it will upgrade airport security around the country and increase police powers in response to an alleged attempt to smuggle an improvised explosive device aboard a flight out of Sydney last year. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
May 15, 2018 - 6:46 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's government said Tuesday that it will upgrade airport security around the country and increase police powers in response to an alleged attempt to smuggle an improvised explosive device aboard a flight out of Sydney last year. The government will spend 294...
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In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018 frame from video, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. A preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that set off a terrifying chain of events and left a businesswoman hanging half outside a shattered window showed evidence of "metal fatigue," according to the National Transportation Safety Board. (NTSB via AP)
April 21, 2018 - 5:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency has tightened a nearly month-old directive ordering inspections of some fan blades in engines like those used on a Southwest Airlines jet involved in a fatal accident. A directive published by EASA late Friday called for inspections within 20 days...
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April 11, 2018 - 10:57 am
CHICAGO (AP) — An aviation security officer fired after forcibly dragging a passenger from a plane last year has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines and the city of Chicago. James Long was one of the officers called to a plane in April 2017 after Dr. David Dao refused to give up his seat. Video...
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April 08, 2018 - 11:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pilots for the company that operates the open-side helicopter flights like the one that crashed last month, killing five, had warned management repeatedly of safety concerns over equipment. The New York Times reports the pilots had concerns about a range of things, from the types of...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech at the Mansion House in London, Friday March 2, 2018. May promised to tell an impatient European Union on Friday what Britain is prepared to give and what it wants to take in a post-Brexit trade deal with the bloc. (Jonathan Brady/Pool Photo via AP)
March 02, 2018 - 9:19 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the negotiations for an agreement on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain is willing to keep similar regulatory standards to the EU after Brexit so goods can keep flowing without tariffs and...
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