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Ryanair levies £5 charge to put suitcase in overhead locker

Airline says charge will speed up boarding but consumer groups fear insurance problems Ryanair giveth and Michael O’Leary taketh away. A little over four years since the Irish airline allowed passengers to carry a second bag on board, passengers were on Monday getting to grips with new rules that meant they either had

Helicopter for utility work crashes into field, killing 2

STONY RIDGE, Ohio (Fox News) - A utility company helicopter has crashed into a snowy Ohio field, killing the two people on board. A witness reported the crash around midday Monday just south of the Ohio Turnpike in Wood County. The county sheriff's office says the aircraft is affiliated with a utility company

Airbus A380, Once the Future of Aviation, May Cease Production

A380’s Days May Be Numbered, Airbus Says The days may be numbered for the world’s largest passenger aircraft. Airbus, the European aerospace group that makes the A380 superjumbo, said on Monday that it would have to end production of the plane if its only major customer, Emirates, did not order more. “If we

Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway in Turkey

A Boeing 737-800 of Turkey's Pegasus Airlines after skidding off the runway downhill towards the sea at the airport in Trabzon, Turkey, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Trabzon Gov. Yucel Yavuz said all 162 passengers and crew on board were evacuated and safe early Sunday. The cause of the accident was

West Africa airlines to save $1bn yearly on Aircraft maintenance

Lagos (Punch) - Stakeholders in the aviation industry have said that Nigerian and West African airlines could save billions of dollars annually on aircraft maintenance with the establishment of Aero Contractors’ Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. The stakeholders made this known at the roll-out of the

IATA confirms healthy airfreight growth for November

Cargo Plane The results are in for November and, as expected, IATA reported that growth in the airfreight industry picked up substantially with the move into peak season, with freight tonne kilometres (FTKs) increasing by 8.8 percent, year-over-year, for the month. While growth remains healthy, and November significantly outperformed October’s still-impressive 5.9