Japan Airlines fined $300k over delayed flights

This article was published on: September15,2019 9:43 AM

The US government is fining Japan Airlines $300,000 for delays that trapped passengers on two grounded planes for hours. Under an agreement with the Transportation Department, the airline gets credit for $60,000 spent compensating passengers, and $120,000 will be waived if the airline avoids similar incidents for one year. The department says that after badRead More

Lockheed Martin signs charitable commitment with Maryland University to fund flight experiments

This article was published on: September10,2019 7:29 AM

Lockheed Martin recently signed a $3 million charitable commitment to the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering. The three-year contribution will fund vertical takeoff and landing research conducted at the university’s rotorcraft lab, and high-speed flight experiments up to Mach 8, or 6,000 mph, at the school’s hypersonic wind tunnel. It will also underwrite programsRead More

“There will be a new dawn and a brighter tomorrow very soon,” says Modi

This article was published on: September8,2019 7:39 AM

The apparent loss of India’s first moon lander Vikram has cast a pall on the country’s Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told the nation’s space agency it must forge ahead. In a heartfelt 25-minute speech at the Indian Space Research Organisation’s Control Centre in Bengalaru late Friday (Sept. 6), Modi sought to boostRead More

Oman Air cancels flights amidst Boeing 737 Max suspension

This article was published on: September4,2019 7:44 AM

Oman Air has cancelled more than 300 flights in September because of the ongoing suspension of the Boeing 737 Max, the airline announced. Among the destinations affected are Salalah, Riyadh, Dammam, Jeddah, Madinah, Amman, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Colombo and Karachi. “As a result of the Public Authority for Civil Aviation’s (PACA) directive on the suspension ofRead More

UAE highlights its space program at Aqdar World Summit in Russia

This article was published on: September3,2019 8:02 AM

The UAE Space Agency has concluded its participation in the third Aqdar World Summit, held in Moscow from August 29 to September 1 under the theme ‘Global Empowerment of Communities: Experiences and Lessons Learned’. The summit brought together government officials, experts, academics, decision-makers and youth from around the world. The UAE Space Agency delegation wasRead More

Emirates cancels flights to Florida ahead of Hurricane Dorian

This article was published on: September2,2019 8:55 AM

Emirates Airline said it has cancelled flights to and from Orlando, Florida on Monday due to Hurricane Dorian, which is currently heading northwest in the Atlantic Ocean. Dorian, which is now a Category 4 hurricane, has led to the closure of Orlando International Airport, and is keeping certain areas along Florida’s coast under a tropicalRead More

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