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Congo Suspends License of Country’s Largest Airline After Crash

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Democratic Republic of Congo has suspended the operating license of one of the country’s largest airlines following a deadly crash that killed at least 83 people last week. Late Thursday, a Transport Ministry spokesman said the move against Hewa Bora was until further notice and pending a government investigation into last Friday’s crash. Congolese […]

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Australia Grounds Budget Airline

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Aviation regulators grounded a subsidiary of Singapore-based Tiger Airways Saturday for violations of safety regulations. Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority said Tiger Airways Australia has twice flown under the minimum allowed altitude. The ban, the first imposed by CASA in Australian aviation history, is for an initial five days. If the company does not address […]

Aviation Industry Introduces New Hi-Tech Security Measures

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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The aviation industry has unveiled a new airport security system that uses iris scanners and other devices to move passengers through checkpoints more quickly. The system was demonstrated Tuesday at the annual meeting of the International Air Transport Association in Singapore. Data obtained in an eye scan at an automated checkpoint is matched with information […]

Industry Group Predicts Plunge in Airline Profits

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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An international industry group predicts that airline profits will plummet this year because of natural disasters, political violence and higher fuel prices. At its annual meeting in Singapore Monday, the International Air Transport Association said airlines will probably earn only $4 billion in 2011, down from $18 billion last year. IATA Director-General Giovanni Bisignani said […]


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