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Flying taxi hovers over Singapore, firm eyes Asian expansion

Two-seater vehicle is seen to be the solution for congested capitals.

Boeing has a problem, travellers would pay more to avoid 737...

The 717 MAX is now 'aeroplane non grata'.

Boeing pilots saw MAX system problems in 2016 simulator tests

The flight-handling mechanism believed to be involved in 2 MAX crashes that killed 346 people.

Qantas set to test longest non-stop flight

19-hour journey from New York to Sydney dubbed ‘final frontier in aviation’.

Helicopters at highest risk from drones, report shows

Risks are further increased because helicopters are often flown in urban areas where the margin for error is small.

EasyJet CEO sees more business after Thomas Cook collapse

The airline has begun to expand its package tour business.

US airlines struggle with tariff on Airbus planes

Delta Air Lines called the proposed levy ‘an unfair tax on US consumers and companies.’

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways plans IPO to fuel ambitious takeoff

Carrier hoping fleet expansion will help it take 30% of domestic market next year.

Loke has no power over PSC rate, says ex-transport man

Former deputy transport minister Aziz Kaprawi says it is Mavcom, not the Cabinet, that decides on passenger service charges.

Thomas Cook battles for survival with final creditor meeting

Thomas Cook has been fighting for survival after lenders threatened to back out of a rescue deal.

Thomas Cook has approached UK government for bailout funds

Thomas Cook could leave hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers stranded if it fails to find funds.

Lower PSC rates unlikely to take off over ‘legal complications’

Law requires that any revision of the airport rates must be gazetted by the aviation authority, which is not that simple, says source.

Ethiopian crash victims want 737 MAX documents from Boeing, FAA

Nearly 100 lawsuits have been filed against Boeing by at least a dozen law firms representing families of the Ethiopian Airlines crash victims.

UK aviation watchdog prepares for possible Thomas Cook collapse

The CAA is making contingency plans for the possibility of having to repatriate ‘hundreds of thousands’ of passengers stranded abroad.

UAE regulator not optimistic on Boeing 737 MAX return this year

UAE’s GCAA will conduct its own assessment to allow the MAX to return to the country's airspace.

Airlines body says same PSC rate should apply for KLIA

Board of Airline Representatives Malaysia says treating KLIA differently is against fair competition and a disadvantage for those operating from the airport.

Myanmar’s biggest airport closes after plane skids off runway

There were no injuries reported, but outbound flights had to be delayed and inbound flights suspended.

Iran confirms space centre blast, slams Trump tweet

Iran says no one was killed in the blast and hit out at US President Donald Trump for tweeting about the accident ‘gleefully’.

Despite Spanish cabin crew strike, minimal cancellations, says Ryanair

All customers affected by the strike have been notified and offered either a refund or the option to move their flights free of charge.

Flights cancelled over stray passenger in Munich Airport

The missing passenger, a Spanish man who opened an emergency door in terminal 2, was later found in terminal 1.

Cops detain students, PSM leader during protest at college

AATC says two students were expelled for not paying fees, and says it is not a college but a private training centre.

MAHB hints at sabotage behind KLIA chaos

Airport operator says it 'has not ruled out the possibility that the recent network failure was caused by an act of malicious intent'.

HK unions urge Cathay Pacific to end ‘white terror’

The call comes after the head of Cathay Dragon's Airlines Flight Attendants' Association was dismissed without explanation after managers saw her Facebook account.

Flights cancelled as Taiwan braces for typhoon

Bailu is carrying maximum winds of up to 126 km/h as it approaches Taiwan, and could gain in strength as it moves further along.