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Air New Zealand on-duty pilot falls asleep during trans-Atlantic flight

An on-duty pilot fell asleep during a trans-Atlantic Air New Zealand flight on Thursday.

Alaska Airlines flight diverted after captain loses consciousness mid-flight

An Alaska Airlines flight was diverted to Portland, Oregon, after the captain lost consciousness and the first officer was forced to take over, an airline spokesman said.

Cleared for takeoff: 181 Orchard, Singapore

Changi Airport Singapore consistently receives accolades for its excellence as an international airport and a world transportation hub.

Drunk pilot taken off Milwaukee flight

A Chautauqua Airlines pilot was kept off a flight in Omaha, Nebraska, Thursday morning after he failed a blood-alcohol test, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Tourist helicopter crash in Las Vegas

According to a CNN report, a helicopter that was taking passengers on a tour over Hoover Dam near Las Vegas crashed Wednesday evening, killing the pilot and all four passengers, a spokesman for the Na

Asiana Airlines crash may have been a suicide

New details about one of the pilots of the Asiana cargo plane that crashed into the sea off Jeju Island last week have raised questions of whether the Boeing 747 was brought down intentionally.

New airberlin agreement puts 3rd pilot on extra longhaul flights

The collective labor agreement that was agreed on December 22, 2010 was officially accepted today by airberlin, LTU, and VC (Vereinigung Cockpit), the German pilots’ union.

Southern Sudanese woman hired to fly for Ethiopian Airlines

(eTN) - A Southern Sudanese lady has been employed as a pilot by Ethiopian Airlines, now flying as a First Officer, aka co-pilot on B737 aircraft. It is thought that Ms.

Aviation news: Provisional FAA approval granted for Dreamliner pilot training

SEATTLE, WA - The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given provisional approval for pilot training courses of the 787 Dreamliner.

Colgan Air pilot arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography

An airline pilot in Texas has been arrested for possession and distribution of "millions and millions of images" of child pornography including photos and videos of children being sexually abused and

United pilot detained for dropping his pants at Rio airport

SAO PAULO - A United Airlines pilot was briefly detained in Brazil after lowering his pants during a security screening at the international airport in Rio de Janeiro, police said Saturday.

Pilot contract talks stall between United and Continental

CHICAGO and HOUSTON - The pilots of United and Continental, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), say they have run into a roadblock while negotiating a transition agre

Spirit Airlines strike forces more flight cancellations

Spirit Airlines has once again extended its cancellation of flights by another day due to the

Jetstar pilot’s texting during landing investigated

The pilot of a no-frills Australian airline is being investigated over claims he was texting on his mobile phone during landing.

Unlicensed pilot gets off with a light fine

OUDE MEER, Netherlands – A Swedish man who flew passenger jets in countries around Europe for more than a decade without a license was let off with a light fine by a Dutch court on Tuesday.

Air traffic controllers told Ethiopian Airlines’ pilot to change course before...

Beirut, Lebanon - Air traffic controllers in Lebanon were telling the pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines flight to change course shortly before it crashed into the sea, the country's transportation minist

US airline pilot facing jail for being legally drunk

An American airline pilot prepared to fly a plane fly out of Heathrow Airport while three times over the legal drink-fly limit, a court heard.

Flight returns to Halifax after pilot loses consciousness

HALIFAX — A Porter Airlines flight out of Halifax was forced to turn back after the pilot began losing consciousness and the co-pilot quickly took control of the aircraft.

Allegedly drunken pilot suspended by United

CHICAGO - United Airlines has suspended a pilot who was arrested in London on suspicion that he was about to fly a Boeing 767 with 124 passengers while drunk, the airline said on Tuesday.

Pilot terminated after alcohol test wants his job back

DENVER — A Frontier Airlines pilot who was fired after he took an alcohol test whose results came back positive is trying to get his job back.

Arbitrator says American Airlines in compliance with pilot contract

An independent arbitrator has ruled that American Airline's (AA) proposed Joint Business Agreement (JBA) with British Airways and Iberia does not violate its pilot contract.

Drunk Russian pilot denied permission to take off

A drunk Russian pilot was denied permission to take off from Frankfurt airport, police said.

US Airways: Capt. Chesley Sullenberger to fly again

The pilot who guided his crippled jetliner to a safe emergency landing in the Hudson River in January is set to fly again.

Transavia pilot arrested over his role in Argentina’s Dirty War

Argentina took another step towards confronting one of the darkest chapters in its history yesterday with the arrest of a pilot alleged to have played a direct role in “death flights” during the s

Crash pilot ‘broke airline rules’

A plane that crashed into a house killing 50 people was in autopilot when it went down - violating airline policy, an aviation official has said.

Poor training main cause of Russia airline crash

MOSCOW - The chief pilot of a Russian airliner which crashed last year killing 88 people had alcohol in his blood but the primary cause of the crash was poor training, investigators said on Tuesday.

Aircraft manufacturers looking into single-pilot, cruise concept

In 2006, it came to IFALPA’s (International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Association) attention that some aircraft manufacturers were looking into a so-called “Single-Pilot Cruise Concept” (SP

‘Drunk’ United Airlines pilot arrested at London airport

LONDON – A United Airlines pilot was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport on suspicion of being over the legal alcohol limit, police confirmed on Monday.

Tourist boat pilot handed initial charges

PARIS - Judicial officials say the pilot of a large tourist boat is facing preliminary charges in connection with last weekend's deadly sinking of a small boat on the Seine river.