Plane in mid-air emergency due to coffee machine

A Trans-Atlantic flight declared a mid-air emergency causing a U-turn and 18- hour delay because crew couldn’t switch off a coffee machine. The crew of the Lufthansa Airbus, travelling from Washington to Munich, were forced […]

UAE bans Samsung Note 7 phones on flights

The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has banned the use of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phones aboard flights operated by national airlines due to concerns over the phone’s batteries catching fire or even exploding. […]

Etihad Airways to increase Australia capacity

Etihad Airways will add three weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Sydney to operate a double-daily schedule from 6 February 2017. The morning departure from Abu Dhabi – EY450 – and the afternoon departure from […]

Unruly passenger incidents onboard aircraft rise

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released figures showing that reports of unruly passenger incidents onboard aircraft increased in 2015. Some 10,854 unruly passenger incidents were reported to IATA by airlines worldwide last year. This […]

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