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UK fighter jets scrambled to intercept Russian bombers
Two Russian Bear long-range bombers flying close to UK airspace were intercepted by RAF Typhoon fighter jets, according to Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD).

29.01.2015 09:11

European anti-terror plan wants 42 pieces of data from air travelers
Passengers flying to and from Europe will now be forced to submit a long list of personal details, which can be stored for up to five years. The counter-terrorism plan would record data such as meal preferences and how many flights someone has missed.

28.01.2015 08:36

Friends in high places: Owner of Blair’s private jet one of UK’s richest men
The luxurious private jet used by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and dubbed ‘Blair Force One’ is reportedly owned by one of Britain’s richest men.

26.01.2015 09:13

Malaysia Airlines website ‘Hacked by Cyber Caliphate’
The website of the troubled Malaysia Airlines has sustained an attack by the Lizard Squad – a group allegedly aligning itself with ISIS. “Hacked by Cyber Caliphate” appears on the homepage underneath a picture of a well-dressed lizard in a top hat.

26.01.2015 06:49

3 more planes evacuated in Seattle and Dallas after bomb threats
There seems to be no stopping of fake bomb threats directed at US airlines: two passenger jets landing in Seattle, Washington were evacuated and searched for explosives, while another flight was diverted to Dallas, Texas for similar safety procedures.

26.01.2015 02:37

Russia develops heavy drone, promises S500 missile system by 2017
The Russian military is putting the finishing touches to its very own heavy military UAV. The drone is part of a wider modernization effort, with the cutting-edge flagship S500 missile system coming in 2017.

25.01.2015 08:03

Russian space suit producer unveils 'unique' ejector seat for light planes (VIDEO)
A Russian firm that produces space suits, aircraft pilot pressure suits and other life support systems is looking at introducing a lightweight ejector seat for light aircraft. The system is one-of-a-kind, the producer says.

25.01.2015 14:39

Bomb squads sweep Atlanta airport, fighter jets scrambled after threats on Twitter
NORAD fighter jets escorted two flights to Atlanta airport after authorities received bomb threats via Twitter they deemed “credible”. Bomb squads swept the planes, which landed safely. Passengers were evacuated and questioned.

24.01.2015 21:59

Flight from Paris quarantined in Moscow after suspicion of Ebola on-board
A full passenger plane was quarantined in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport for about 4 hours, after pilots told the ground staff one of the travelers was suffering from suspected Ebola symptoms.

19.01.2015 18:51

Planes carrying VIP passengers may get priority landing at UK airports
Technological advances in air traffic control may soon allow airlines to request preferential landing for their aircraft in the UK, based on the number of high-paying customers on board or those who need to make a connecting flight.

19.01.2015 00:16

US visa waiver program is loophole for extremists, ‘much work’ needed – DHS chief
Amid the heightened terror alert in the EU, authorities in Washington are concerned that extremists who have received training in Iraq or Syria and since returned back to Europe might also try to slip into the US undetected through a visa waiver program.

18.01.2015 01:39

​China to create ‘naughty list’ of unruly travelers
Following repeated complaints over the behavior of Chinese tourists abroad, authorities have decided to create a national database of unruly travelers. Those placed on the list may face problems when trying to book tickets or make reservations.

17.01.2015 20:07