Latest Aviation safety and security News

Safety officials probing records of work on Southwest jets

Nov. 11, 2019 5:58 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it will speed up inspections of dozens of used planes it bought from foreign airlines after federal regulators threatened to ground the jets because they might not meet all safety standards. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that Southwest agreed to...

Airline says false hijack alarm caused Dutch airport alert

Nov. 6, 2019 5:02 PM EST

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — An accidental hijack warning set off from the cockpit of a plane triggered a big security operation at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Wednesday night, a Spanish airline and Dutch military police said.  Air Europa said in a tweet that the scare that sent emergency services...

The Latest: Carrier: Security alert mistakenly triggered

Nov. 6, 2019 3:23 PM EST

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on a security alert at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A Spanish carrier says a security alert at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport began when a hijacking warning on a plane was accidentally set off. Air Europa said in a tweet Wednesday night...

Carrier says security alert at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport began when hijacking warning was accidentally set off

Nov. 6, 2019 3:13 PM EST
SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — Carrier says security alert at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport began when hijacking warning was accidentally set off.

Dutch military police say all passengers, crew safely off plane in security alert at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport

Nov. 6, 2019 2:43 PM EST
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch military police say all passengers, crew safely off plane in security alert at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

India, Germany agree to boost industrial cooperation

Nov. 1, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Germany agreed on Friday to enhance cooperation in tackling climate change, cybersecurity, skill development, artificial intelligence, energy security, civil aviation and defense production. The two countries signed several agreements, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying...

Qantas rejects calls to ground Boeing 737s on crack reports

Oct. 31, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian airline Qantas on Thursday rejected calls to ground its Boeing 737s after claims that a second aircraft in its fleet was found with a crack in its wing structure. The airline has been inspecting its aircraft following calls this month from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration...

Military wants more rules for turbines near nuclear missiles

Oct. 29, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The military wants North Dakota and four other states with nuclear missile arsenals to consider introducing new rules aimed at preventing conflicts between wind turbines and helicopters that provide security at launch facilities. Department of Defense and Air Force officials outlined...

New York could plan for next federal government shutdown

Oct. 29, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York could plan for the next federal shutdown to make sure residents are able to access public services from food stamps to air traffic safety to tax refunds. Legislators will hear from the public about such possible plans at a public hearing Tuesday morning in the Senate hearing room...

Lion Air crash report points to Boeing, pilots, maintenance

Oct. 25, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian investigators found plenty of blame to go around for a Boeing 737 Max crash that killed 189 people a year ago. They faulted design decisions by Boeing that made the plane vulnerable to failure of a single sensor. They criticized U.S. safety regulators who certified the...