Category Archives: Emergency Services

Fatal TransAsia Airways Crash in Taiwan

A TransAsia ATR 72 airliner has crashed after what is being reported as a failed emergency landing in Taiwan.  The country’s CNA news agency said … More ››

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Pro-Russian Rebels Allow Access to Malaysian Crash Site

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have said they will allow investigators access to the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 which crashed yesterday. … More ››

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Airport Security Focuses Upon Electronic Items

Following last week’s announcements concerning enhanced security checks for US flights, electronic devices are to be subjected to extra security.  The move follows US demands … More ››

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Enhanced Airport Security for US Flights

In response to US Government warnings of a: “credible threat” from new kinds of terrorist bombs, security checks are to be tightened at airports with … More ››

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Manston’s Airport Equipment to be Auctioned

Equipment and infrastructure from the recently-closed Manston Airport in Kent will be sold by auction on July 30-31. The equipment listed for sale by auctioneer … More ››

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Peshawar-bound Airliner hit by Gunfire: Passenger Killed

  One passenger was killed and two cabin crew members injured when a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) airliner was hit by small arms fire when … More ››

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ICAO Safety Report Confirms Excellent 2013 Results

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has released its annual Safety Report, reflecting what it describes as: “very positive global aviation safety outcomes for 2013.” … More ››

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HMSHost is Raising funds for Philippines Disaster Relief

Travellers and shoppers can now donate to relief efforts for the Philippines at participating airport, motorway and shopping centre dining Locations As thousands of victims … More ››

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Major Fire Engulfs Nairobi Airport Terminal

(Photo: REUTERS/Noor Khamis) By Drazen Jorgic (Reuters) A fire engulfed Terminal 1 at Kenya’s main airport on Wednesday (August 7) forcing the closure of a vital travel … More ››

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And Finally…Wellington Saves Albatross

At commencement of the first light inspection of the runway after an overnight storm on June 20/21, members of Wellington’s Airport Operations and Fire Service … More ››

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