News tagged with commercial aircraft

US safety board probes case of texting pilot

(AP)—The pilot of a medical helicopter that ran out of fuel and crashed, killing four people, was distracted by text messages when he should have been conducting pre-flight checks, U.S. accident investigators ...

Apr 09, 2013 not rated yet 0

China 'needs 4,960 planes by 2031'

China will need 4,960 commercial planes over the next 20 years, representing a value of $563 billion, the official Xinhua news agency said Tuesday, as air travel demand is expected to increase.

Nov 13, 2012 not rated yet 0