New York (AirGuide - Airline News Asia / Pacific) May 2, 2010
Air accidents will increasingly be treated as criminal events unless aviation authorities Air accidents will increasingly be treated as criminal events unless aviation authorities can muster a global push to achieve a better balance between the roles of accident investigators and the judiciary, according to a London aviation law specialist. Delegates to a Royal Aeronautical Society conference on the criminalisation of air accidents in London on 28 April were warned that it is becoming more common for criminal prosecutions almost automatically to follow accidents. May 1, 2010
Cathay Pacific, Airbus, Rolls-Royce Cathay Pacific has stopped refuelling its aircraft in Surabaya, pending an investigation into why both engines on one of its Airbus A330-300s experienced problems while en route from the Indonesian city. The aircraft carried out a high-speed landing at Hong Kong on 13 April, with flight-data analysis showing the right-hand Rolls-Royce Trent 700 powerplant had been at idle thrust during the entire approach while thrust on the left-hand engine had "frozen" at 70 percent of maximum. Apr 27, 2010
China Airlines A flight from the Taiwanese capital to the eastern Chinese city of Shanghai was diverted to a nearby Chinese airport Saturday after a passenger told cabin crew his luggage contained explosives. Spokesman Bruce Chen of Taiwan's China Airlines said the plane landed safely at Hangzhou and Chinese authorities took the passenger away for questioning. Chen identified the detained passenger as George Lin and said he was traveling on a U.S. passport. He said that Lin did not appear to have been drinking excessively. Apr 30, 2010
China Eastern Airlines China Eastern Airlines launched a Sichuan branch company in Chengdu Monday to explore further the market potential in western China. From Chengdu, the Shanghai-based carrier has launched routes to Jiuzhai, Kunming, Lijiang, Lhasa, Linzhi, Sanya, Wenzhou and Kangding. It is the fourth domestic airline to open a base in Sichuan Province; the other three are Air China, Sichuan Airlines and Chengdu Airlines. Apr 27, 2010
Emirates Airlines Emirates is offering special roundtrip fares from New York to select destinations in Southeast Asia, starting from USD1,060 in Economy Class. This offer is valid only on scheduled Emirates flight EK 204 from New York (JFK) to five destinations, including Hong Kong (HKG) from USD1,060, Bangkok (BKK)...