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Update: Massive Search Continues for Wreckage from Missing EgyptAir Flight

The disappearance of an EgyptAir jetliner carrying 66 people over the Mediterranean Sea triggered a massive search for evidence amid concern that a deliberate act may have knocked the plane from the sky. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said floating materials …

U.K. Eyes Requiring Drones to Fit Anti-Collision Technology for Aviation Safety

Britain is considering whether civilian drones will have to be fitted with technology intended to prevent collisions with airplanes after a series of near-misses around airports. “The U.K. government and the Civil Aviation Authority are talking to manufacturers about implementing …

Drone Flies Within 20 Feet of Air France Jet Above Paris; Investigation Under Way

A drone came within 5 meters (20 feet) of a potentially catastrophic collision with an Air France plane coming in to land at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, marking one of the closest encounters so far between one of the …

Part from Missing Malaysia Flight 370 Said to Have Been Found off Mozambique

Investigators probing the 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are examining an object found on the coast of Mozambique they suspect came from the missing Boeing Co. 777, a person familiar with the investigation said. The piece turned up …

Airplane Bomb Targeted Western Intelligence Officials: Al-Shabaab Statement

Al-Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for the bombing of a Daallo Airlines airplane, saying in a statement the attack was part of an operation aimed at dozens of Western intelligence officials and Turkish NATO forces flying to Djibouti. An English-language release posted …

Study on Air Traffic Controllers’ Chronic Fatigue Kept Secret

Air traffic controllers’ work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic system, according to a study the government has kept secret for nearly four years. Federal Aviation Administration …

SkyWest Jet Plunge in April Prompts FAA Safety Limits

U.S. aviation regulators imposed unusual speed and altitude restrictions on St. George, Utah-based SkyWest Inc., a regional airline flying for several mainline carriers, after one of its planes temporarily plummeted out of control in April. The Federal Aviation Administration said …

Drone Risks Require More Safety Regulation, IATA Chief Says

The surging popularity of inexpensive radio-controlled airplanes and helicopters raises risks that require a firm response from regulators to ensure safety, the head of a leading commercial aviation trade group told Reuters. “I’m not one who often calls for regulation,” …

Russia Air Safety Record Near Bottom of Global League

Regardless of who is to blame for the death of Total’s boss at the Moscow airport favored by President Vladimir Putin, it reinforces an indisputable fact: Russia’s air-safety record is dreadful and the wave of crashes is not abating. Numerous official investigations and a …

New York Lawmakers Push for Airline Safety Devices

Two U.S. legislators urged the government to study whether American passenger jets should be equipped with devices protecting them against missiles like the one that brought down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine and projectiles fired near Tel Aviv’s airport. U.S. …