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Thursday, January 9th, 2014

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Update: ILS turned off in SFO – Asiana incident in San Francisco – Boeing 777 plane crash landed –

Monday, July 8th, 2013
Asiana HL-7742 Boeing 777-200 ER

Asiana HL-7742 Boeing 777-200 ER

By Daniel Arkin, Staff Writer, NBC News

A navigational technology that steers commercial pilots to safe landings was not operational at San Francisco’s airport Saturday when a South Korean airliner came in at an awkward angle and crashed on the runway, officials said.

San Francisco International Airport spokesman Doug Yakel said that a key component of the facility’s instrument landing system that tracks and guides an arriving airplane’s course was turned off.

The airport has turned off the system for nearly the entire summer on the runway where the Asiana flight crashed, according to a notice from the airport on the Federal Aviation Administration’s Web site, Reuters reported. It showed the system out of service June 1-August 22 on runway 28 Left. Click to continue »

Global Airline profits reduced on increased oil prices

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

News reports state that The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a downgrade to its industry outlook for 2012 primarily due to rising oil prices. IATA expects airlines to turn a global profit of $3.0 billion in 2012 for a 0.5% margin. This $500 million downgrade from the December forecast is primarily driven by a rise in the expected average Click to continue »

Air Zimbabwe ceases operations

Monday, February 27th, 2012

News reports state that Air Zimbabwe (UM) has ceased operations, an airline representative confirmed to ATW. The airline failed to secure a rescue plan, AFP reported Friday. Click to continue »

Air Australia collapse leaves 4,000 stranded and scrambling for refunds

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

17 February 2012
News reports state that Budget airline serving Asia-Pacific destinations including Hawaii and Thailand went into voluntary administration and unable to pay for fuel Thousands of passengers traveling from Hawaii to Thailand were stranded Click to continue »