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British Airways cancels flights as pilots embark on strike

British Airways cancels flights as pilots embark on strike

  British Airways (BA) pilots began a two-day strike on Monday, grounding nearly all of its flights and disrupting thousands of passengers in a dispute over pay....

French judges blame Air France pilots for 2009 crash

French judges blame Air France pilots for 2009 crash

  French judges have dropped charges against Air France and Airbus over a mid-Atlantic plane crash in 2009 that killed all 228 people on board, blaming the pilots...

Captain of crashed Ethiopian Airline Boeing 737 Max 8 plane not trained, says colleague 

Ethiopian Airlines chief hits at critics, says ‘our pilots are trained on appropriate simulators’ 

The Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, has decried media reports, which suggested that the captain of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines...

Pilots searched for checklist 20 seconds to Lion Air crash

Pilots searched for checklist 20 seconds to Lion Air crash

Indonesian investigators on Thursday said the cockpit voice recorder from a crashed Lion Air Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 jet showed pilots searched for the right checklist in...

Moves to license pilot-less aircraft worry German pilots association

Moves to license pilot-less aircraft worry German pilots association

The new head of Germany’s Pilots’ Association has come out strongly against moves towards licensing pilot-less aircraft. “The highest level of safety can only be...

China Eastern, Japan Airlines to set up joint venture

Japan to enforce mandatory alcohol tests for pilots

Following a series of flight delays caused by drunk or hungover pilots at Japanese carriers, Japan plans to make alcohol tests mandatory for pilots, transport ministry...

Harmattan haze

Harmattan haze: NCAA cautions pilots, airline operators

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned Pilots and airline operators to observe safety precautions in line with Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations...

Boeing, Green Africa Airways commit to $11.7bn aircraft deal

Indonesia crash: Boeing alerts pilots over fuselage sensors

In the wake of last week’s Indonesian jetliner crash, Boeing Co on Wednesday said it had issued a safety bulletin reminding pilots how to handle erroneous data from a...

Aeromexico: Pilots to strike over loss of benefits after crash

Aeromexico: Pilots to strike over loss of benefits after crash

Unionized pilots of Mexico’s largest airline, Aeromexico, on Tuesday said they plan to strike on Oct. 1 over the airline’s decision to suspend some employee benefits...

Airlines make N330.59bn from tickets sales

Drug abuse: NCAA to conduct pre-flight tests on pilots

The House of Representatives has called on the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to conduct regular pre-flight tests on pilots to ensure that they are not under...

NAF graduates 25 student pilots in Kaduna

NAF graduates 25 student pilots in Kaduna

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), says 25 student pilots has graduated at the 401 Flying Training School (FTS) Kaduna in efforts to aid its operational capability. The...

Ryanair

Ryanair hit with first ever pilots strike

By Jite Eriabie  Ryanair failed to avert its first ever pilots strike on Friday as pilots in Germany held a four-hour walkout although airports and the Irish budget...