The “no fly” zones over Disney amusement parks were put in place after the 2011 terrorist attacks, but it is time to take another look at the flight restrictions.
By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times Attention pilots and flight attendants: For your safety, please fasten your seat belts, note the location of the aircraft’s emergency exits — and be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen to reduce your risk of melanoma. When it comes to the risks of flying, skin cancer may not be […]
Washington (AFP) — The U.S. aviation regulator Monday ordered airlines based in the United States to stop flying over Syria, citing a “serious potential threat” to civil planes, including armed groups with anti-aircraft weapons. “Based on an updated assessment of the risk associated with such operations and the lack of any requests from operators wishing […]
By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Saying Malaysia Airlines needs a “complete overhaul” following two devastating air disasters, the Malaysian government’s strategic investment fund on Friday proposed buying out the approximately 30 percent of the carrier’s shares it does not own and delisting it as a publicly traded company. “The proposed restructuring will […]
Paris (AFP) — U.S. planemaker Boeing said about 533,000 new commercial pilots would be needed worldwide in the next two decades to cater to a growing global fleet. It said 584,000 new maintenance technicians would also be required between 2014 and 2033. “Pilot demand in the Asia Pacific region now comprises 41 percent of the […]