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United flight diverted to remote Midway Island due to odor

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 23:03

A United Airlines flight with 348 people aboard over the Pacific Ocean was forced to land on remote Midway Island because of what authorities said was an electrical odor on board.

Emirates finalises $56 billion order for 150 Boeing 777X planes

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:54

The deal includes purchase rights for an additional 50 airplanes which, if exercised, could increase the value to about $75 billion at list prices.

Ceremony on AI formal induction to Star Alliance on July 11

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 09:49

Ahead of joining the Star Alliance, Air India has virtually completed integration of its systems with that of the group.

AI sending Boeing 777 plane to bring back nurses from Iraq

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 01:56

Air India is sending a Boeing 777 aircraft to bring back 46 nurses and other Indians stranded in strife-torn Iraq.

Boeing outpaces Airbus in plane orders: Data

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 20:53

US aerospace group Boeing left European rival Airbus in its slipstream when booking new plane orders in the first half of the year, figures released today by Airbus showed.

AI puts up 5 more Dreamliners for leaseback

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 19:36

The national carrier has so far taken delivery of 14 of these aircraft and concluded leaseback arrangement for the first seven of those.

NASA, Boeing to develop most powerful rocket for Mars

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 17:31

NASA and Boeing have inked a USD 2.8 billion deal to develop a giant rocket which is set to be the largest and most powerful ever built, paving the way for manned missions to Mars.

Air India to add another Dreamliner on Singapore route

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 12:07

Celebrating its 60th year of flying to Singapore, Air India is adding another Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' aircraft on its Singapore-Chennai-Mumbai sector from next month.

New evidence of MH370 cockpit tampering emerges in probe

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 17:57

Investigators probing the disappearance of Flight MH370 have discovered possible new evidence of tampering with the plane`s cockpit equipment which experts believe could be part of an attempt by hijackers to avoid radar detection.

Airbus poised to revamp A330 with Rolls-Royce

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 16:51

Airbus is set to upgrade its A330 with engines provided exclusively by Rolls-Royce, setting the stage for a bitter new phase in a battle for wide-body jet orders with Boeing`s 787 Dreamliner, people familiar with the matter said.

US missile defense system hits target in key test

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 04:37

The US missile defense system managed by Boeing Co on Sunday hit a simulated enemy missile over the Pacific in the first successful intercept test of the program since 2008, the US Defense Department said.

Flight MH370 families get USD 50,000 in first payouts

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 17:37

Malaysia Airlines` insurer has begun paying the families of passengers onboard Flight MH370 USD 50,000 each in initial compensation three months after the jet disappeared, a government official said Thursday.