FORMER UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT ATTENDANT PLEADS GUILTY TO MAKING BOMB THREAT AGAINST PLANE
August 27, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A former United Airlines flight attendant has pleaded guilty to making a bomb threat against a United jet flying between London and Los Angeles.
FOUR SUSPECTS DETAINED IN LEBANON OVER KIDNAPPING OF TURKISH PILOTS
August 15, 2013
The Turkish pilots were kidnapped Aug. 9 by a group demanding Turkey use its influence with Syrian rebels, who the country backs, to secure the release of the nine Lebanese Shiites.
FIVE TURKISH AIRLINES PLANES SEARCHED FOR EXPLOSIVES AT ISTANBUL AIRPORT
August 15, 2013
Five planes of Turkey's flag carrier airline, Turkish Airlines (THY), were searched for explosives at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport on the evening of Aug. 14 after a bomb warning.
2 TURKISH AIRLINES PILOTS KIDNAPPED IN LEBANON
August 12, 2013
Gunmen on Friday ambushed a van carrying a Turkish Airlines crew in the Lebanese capital and abducted two of its members, a pilot and a co-pilot, security officials said.
TERRORISM RULED OUT IN KENYA AIRPORT FIRE
August 09, 2013
Kenya pledged to reopen its main airport to all international flights on Thursday night in a bid to reassure travellers that east Africa's transport hub could recover quickly from a fire that left the arrivals terminal a smouldering, blackened shell.
IT’S NEVER BEEN EASIER TO GET KICKED OFF A PLANE
July 25, 2013
Last month, a group of high school students and their chaperones were ordered off a flight to Atlanta for refusing to sit down and turn off their cellphones.
WIDOW OF SEPT. 11 PILOT SEEKS MORE COCKPIT SECURITY
July 17, 2013
WASHINGTON — The widow of a United Airlines pilot who died on Sept. 11, 2001, is lobbying for legislation that would require airlines to install a second security door to prevent would-be hijackers from rushing cockpits. But the move is opposed by the airline industry, which says the existing security measures are good enough.
UNRULY PASSENGER FORCES AIR CANADA FLIGHT DOWN IN HALIFAX
July 16, 2013
An unruly passenger forced an Air Canada flight to London's Heathrow airport from Vancouver to make an unscheduled landing in Halifax early Tuesday.
JUDGE TO DECIDE IF AIRLINES OWE WORLD TRADE CENTER OWNERS UP TO $3.5 BILLION IN DAMAGES AFTER 9/11 ATTACKS
July 15, 2013
A judge who has presided over most of the litigation stemming from the Sept. 11 attacks will decide whether the owners of the World Trade Center can try to make aviation companies pay billions of dollars in damages.
COMPLAINTS PILE UP OVER AIRPORT BORDER GUARDS
July 09, 2013
Dozens of travellers arriving home at Ottawa International Airport have filed complaints about rude treatment and harassment by Canada Border Services Agency officers, including one who allegedly asked a young woman if she was menstruating.
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INTERNATIONAL WINTER OPERATIONS CONFERENCE
Photos and images from the Third International Winter Operations Conference held in October 2013.
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