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Airbus, Coast Guard celebrate 100,000 hours in the air

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An eight-year-old partnership between Airbus and the U.S. Coast Guard has racked up 100,000 hours in the air, which breaks down into thousands of missions and hundreds of lives saved. (www.al.com) Más...

Incident: 60 cm Panel Falls from KLM 777 onto Car on Departure from Osaka, Japan

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A panel weighing around 4 kg fell off a plane shortly after takeoff Saturday at Kansai International Airport and hit a car on a road in Osaka, the transport ministry said. No one was injured by the object. The ministry will send safety inspectors to look into the cause of the mishap, officials said. The panel, about 60 cm long and 1 meter wide, fell from a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plane that took off at 10:40 a.m. Saturday for Amsterdam, according to the Osaka bureau of the Land, Infrastructure,… (www.timesofisrael.com) Más...

UK hotel refuses rooms to Pakistan airliner’s male crew for bugging female guests

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Male crew of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) can’t rent rooms at a UK hotel anymore after they pestered the hotel’s female guests. The persistent men even asked for phone numbers of the women... (www.aviationfigures.com) Más...