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West Australian Alligator Airways grounded

The Civil Aviation safety Authority has grounded a West Australian charter operator because of worries about the safety of its operations.

Kingfisher cannot afford maintenance, grounds 15 planes

MUMBAI, India - Cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines has grounded 15 aircraft after being unable to meet maintenance and overhaul expenses, a move that could curtail its domestic and international operat

Iron Maiden frontman vows to save Astraeus Airlines

The lead singer of Iron Maiden has vowed to resurrect a Sussex airline which has gone into administration.

Australia’s airline safety regulator grounds Tiger Airways

Tiger Airways international chief executive Tony Davis was expected to fly in for crisis talks with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority this morning over the regulator's decision to ground the Austral

A380 superjumbo damaged, grounded at Le Bourguet

Airbus' appearance at the Paris Air Show has been blighted by misfortune, with two key planes damaged.

United gounds all 96 Boeing 757 jets

United Airlines has grounded 96 Boeing 757 airliners for "unscheduled maintenance," an airline spokesman said Tuesday.

Russia grounds all Tu-154B jets after explosion

MOSCOW – Russia on Sunday ordered all country's carriers to ground Tu-154B aircraft until the cause of a passenger plane explosion on Saturday is determined.

Hijacking threat halts plane just before takeoff

SAN FRANCISCO – An American Airlines flight bound for New York City was halted just before takeoff Thursday after someone called police and threatened to hijack the jetliner, authorities said.

Aviation news: Quebec’s Aeropro appeals grounding

MONTREAL — A Quebec charter airline is appealing a Transport Canada decision to ground its planes because of safety concerns.

British Airways 747 jumbo jets remain grounded as strike goes on

LONDON - A substantial part of British Airways PLC's fleet of Boeing Co. 747 jumbo jets remained grounded Tuesday as a strike by cabin crew entered its second day.

Bomb threat hoax grounds Cape Air flights

HYANNIS — Planes at Cape Air have been grounded briefly after a bomb threat was phoned in to an airline call center in Rockland, Maine. The threat was later determined to be a hoax.

Weather cancellations and delays: Know your options

All of the storms we've had recently have put weather cancellations and delays in the minds of travelers.

US sanctions virtually ground Syrian Air

International tourism to Syria may be burgeoning, but getting there is increasingly difficult due to U.S. sanctions that have essentially grounded Syria’s national airline.

ENAC grounds MyAir

ROME - Italy's civil aviation authority grounded low cost airline MyAir on Wednesday, saying months of financial troubles made the company's service unreliable.

Aviacsa grounded. Third time in a month.

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico has grounded carrier Aviacsa for the third time in a month, saying the airline owes the government 292 million pesos ($22 million) for the use of Mexican airspace.

Mexico grounds airline, deeming planes unsafe

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has grounded the Aviacsa airline temporarily after officials reported irregularities in the maintenance of 25 planes.

China grounds debt-laden East Star Airlines

BEIJING - China grounded East Star Airlines, a small private carrier based in the central city of Wuhan, for being unable to pay back heavy debts and for "poor internal management", a government offic

Airlines idling more planes as they cut capacity

As the global recession reduces air travel, the world's airlines have idled more than 11 percent of their fleets and it's likely to get worse, an aviation consulting firm said Tuesday.

Qantas and British Airways merger talks grounded

SYDNEY/LONDON – Australia's Qantas Airways and British Airways called off talks for a $6.4 billion merger, leaving the British carrier to consider other combinations with European peers as the secto

Greek airline union grounds scores of flights in 24-hour strike

Athens - Greek state carrier Olympic Airlines cancelled around 100 domestic and international flights on Thursday as air traffic controllers and flight crews launched a 24-hour strike in protest again

Spanish airline Clickair to ground 7-8 planes

MADRID - Spanish airline Iberia's low-cost affiliate Clickair will ground seven or eight planes due to expected weak demand during the winter season, a spokesman for the airline said on Thursday.

Grounded space tourist wants $21 million refund

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - A Japanese businessman who trained for a 10-day flight aboard the International Space Station has sued to get his money back, claiming he was defrauded of $21 million by the

Sudan crash airline is grounded

Sudan's national airline has been banned from flying for a month for failing to comply with aviation rules. Sudan Airways has been told that it will not be allowed...

Inspector may have found airline security breach, TSA says

A federal safety inspector who boarded a number of American Eagle jets by grabbing a sensitive instrument, prompting nine planes to be grounded, was looking for security lapses -- and may have found t

Pilot walkouts ground nearly 1,000 Lufthansa flights

BERLIN - German flag carrier Lufthansa was forced Tuesday to cancel nearly 1,000 flights due to warning strikes by pilots working for two of its units, an airline spokeswoman said.

Thai authorities suspend service of budget airline for 30 days on...

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Thai budget airliner One-Two-Go, which suffered a deadly crash last year, will be forced to suspend the bulk of its operations starting Tuesday, the Thailand's Civil Aviation D

Airline grounded for safety violations

REMOTE islands in the Torres Strait are without regular scheduled air services after the aviation watchdog grounded a Cairns airline for safety breaches.

Sudan grounds its national airline

KHARTOUM — Sudan has grounded its national carrier Sudan Airways from Monday because it says the airline does not meet international standards, a civil aviation official said on Sunday.

Sri Lanka’s budget airline grounded by… lack of planes

COLOMBO — Sri Lanka's state-run budget carrier has suspended operations indefinitely because of a lack of planes, an aviation official said Sunday. The budget airline, Mihin Lanka, has been dogged with financial trouble since it began commercial operations last April.

Rising costs reshaping air travel across the USA

Record-high oil prices are threatening to ground millions of travelers who have grown accustomed to flying for fun and business during the past 30 years.