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US fighters to temporarily guard Bulgarian airspace

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 01:14

The Bulgarian government Wednesday allowed 12 US aircraft to temporarily guard the country`s airspace under the integrated NATO air defence system.

Jet Airways flight plunges 5000 feet over Turkish airspace

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 13:26

In a major scare, a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Brussels, carrying around 280 passengers, plunged 5,000 feet while overflying Turkish airspace last week as the commander was asleep and the co- pilot busy with the iPad containing flight information.

Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 23:24

European and Dubai-based airlines have begun re-routing flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution, though Iraq says its skies are safe.

Indian carriers to shun Ukrainian airspace

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 22:09

India`s civil aviation ministry Friday said Air India - which resumed its flights to Moscow after over a decade - and Jet Airways will immediately change their flight paths to avoid the conflict zone of Ukraine.

China intrudes Indian airspace in Pangong Tso, Chushul region

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 15:37

A day after Vice President Hamid Ansari visited Beijing to take part in the 60th anniversary of Panchsheel, Chinese helicopters on Sunday violated Indian airspace in Pangong Tso and Chushul region in Ladakh.

US urges China to avoid tensions in airspace

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 06:19

The United States warned China Thursday against sparking tensions in international airspace after Japan accused Beijing of "dangerous maneuvers" above disputed seas.

Pentagon claims Russian jets violated Ukrainian airspace

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 03:05

US officials Friday said that Russian fighter jets flew into Ukrainian airspace a handful of times over the last 24 hours, in what one called a continued provocation of the heightened tensions in the region.

Jet Airways flight out of contact for 30 mins, causes panic, 2 pilots

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 17:57

A Jet Airways flight from London to Mumbai sparked panic after the aircraft remained out of contact for almost 30 minutes while it was flying over German airspace, barely five days after the mysterious disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines flight last month.

NATO reopens Kosovo airspace for civilian overflights

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 02:18

NATO said Friday it has reopened the upper airspace over Kosovo for civilian traffic 15 years after the war, enabling commercial flights to take more direct routes across the Balkans.

French plane diverted after Russia closes airspace

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 19:43

Air France says a plane carrying 495 passengers and 22 crew was diverted on its way from Shanghai to Paris after Russia announced at short notice that part of its airspace was closed for a military exercise.

China `expels` foreign military planes from airspace

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 16:24

China said it "expelled" foreign military planes from its airspace, first such incident after Beijing unilaterally declared an air defence zone over islands disputed with Japan in the East China Sea.

ICAO evolving agreement on global carbon-reduction programme

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 13:13

In a bid to avoid a trade war in the wake of EU's move to impose carbon tax on all airlines using its airspace, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) is in the process of evolving an agreement on a global carbon-reduction programme to be effective from 2016.