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Egyptian president urges Russia to resume flights to resorts

Oct. 16, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Egypt's president urged Russia on Tuesday to resume direct flights to Egyptian resorts as he discussed ways to bolster ties with Russian officials and lawmakers. Moscow suspended the flights after a bomb planted by the Islamic State group brought a Russian passenger plane down over Sinai in...

Safety officials want faster reporting of aviation incidents

Oct. 11, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

Safety officials say a near collision of airliners in San Francisco last year was a few feet from becoming the worst crash in aviation history and underscores the need for faster reporting of dangerous incidents before evidence is lost. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a final report Thursday on...

Dubai airport begins using biometric tech at security

Oct. 10, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Passport control looks a little different in Dubai International Airport — the world's busiest for international travel. That's because the airport debuted a new "smart tunnel" that uses biometric technology, instead of human checks, to allow some air travelers to...

UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions

Oct. 3, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to civil aviation safety. The ruling by the International Court of Justice is legally binding, but the...

Woman who drove across airport runways now facing charges

Sep. 21, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

TETERBORO, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New York woman who breached security at a New Jersey airport and drove her car across two runways has been charged with criminal trespass and other counts. Port Authority police say 31-year-old Ciara Schultz, of Ballston Spa, followed an authorized vehicle through...

Florida student pilot charged with attempt to steal plane

Sep. 20, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old student pilot suspected of boarding a vacant passenger plane at a central Florida airport early Thursday has been charged with criminal attempt to steal an airplane, officials said. The Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating and trying to determine a motive in the...

The Latest: Official says Pakistan court releases Sharif

Sep. 19, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on the release from prison of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law on bail after their sentences were suspended. (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A party aide says Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son in-law have...

Fervent Thai fans of Korean actor overstep airport security

Sep. 19, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Extreme efforts by two Thai female fans to meet their South Korean idol have raised concerns about security procedures at Thailand's main airport. The two women's misadventures were exposed when one posted photos on Instagram detailing how they got into the secure arrival zone at Bangkok's...

Man arrested in extraordinary airport car chase

Sep. 10, 2018 11:11 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Pursued by police vehicles, a man smashed a stolen car Monday into security barriers at two airports in Lyon, southeast France, and then crashed through two glass doors of a terminal and sped onto the runway, before being arrested. The dramatic car chase was captured on amateur video. It...

NTSB says plane flew 200 feet over another in Philadelphia

Sep. 6, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators say a small plane that was aiming to land on a taxiway instead of the runway came within about 200 feet of striking another plane on the ground in Philadelphia. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a preliminary report Thursday on the Aug. 10 incident at...