Veteran of Taiwan’s air force wins ‘model foster father’ award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Forty-six–year-old Shen Chih-cheng (沈志成) began to provide foster home care to underprivileged children with his wife Tsai Li-fen (蔡梨芬)16 years ago when he was serving ...

Taiwanese crew at AirAsia X forced to change nationality to Chinese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese crew members at Malaysian budget airline AirAsia X have been forced to report their nationality as Chinese for flights to and from China, reports said Sunday. ...

AirAsia captain asks passengers to 'pray' after jet shudders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An AirAsia X flight was forced to turn back after the pilot discovered the plane had a technical issue, with the pilot calling on the passengers to "pray" a...

Banned chemical weapon VX is potent killer that lingers

The banned chemical weapon VX is considered by some experts to be the nastiest of the nasty nerve agents known to exist. With a consistency similar to motor oil, it lingers for long periods in the env...

Banned chemical weapon VX is potent killer that lingers

The banned chemical weapon VX is considered by some experts to be the nastiest of the nasty nerve agents known to exist. With a consistency similar to motor oil, it lingers for long periods in the env...

More flights between Taiwan and Philippines start in November

AirAsia Philippines, a low-cost carrier based in Manila, is scheduled to start regular flights to Taiwan beginning from November. Philippines AirAsia, Inc. said in a statement that its daily Manila...

AirAsia Philippines to launch flights to Taiwan in November

Taipei, Oct. 10 (CNA) AirAsia Philippines, a low-cost carrier based in Manila, is scheduled to start regular flights to Taiwan starting from November. AirAsia Philippines, an affiliate of A...

Eva Air voted among world’s ‘most-loved’ airlines

International air travel review organization Skytrax unveiled the latest survey of the “Most Loved Airlines,” with Garuda Indonesia topping the chart and Taiwan’s Eva Air snatching third place as the ...

Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA:INDONESIA-AIRASIA CRASH -- A rudder control system problem that had occurred 23 times in the previous 12 months coupled with the pilots' response led to last year's crash of an AirAsia plane that...

Indonesia probe: Rudder control problem led to AirAsia crash

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian investigators say a faulty rudder control system and the pilots' response led to the crash of an AirAsia plane last year that killed all 162 people on board.The N...

Bad weather prevents rescuers from reaching Indonesian plane

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Rugged, forested terrain and bad weather Tuesday have prevented rescuers from reaching the site where an Indonesian plane with 54 people on board crashed two days ago. Sm...

Vanilla Air hoping to hit sweet spot with promotional tickets

Taipei, April 24 (CNA) Japanese low-cost carrier Vanilla Air said Friday it will launch a campaign starting 2 p.m. to provide Taiwan-Japan tickets for as low as NT$800 (US$26). The discount off...

AirAsia adding flights between Taipei and Bali

Taipei, March 30 (CNA) AirAsia, Asia's largest low-cost airline, announced that it was expanding service between Taipei and Bali beginning Monday to tap into the vacation travel market. The rou...

No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Flight 370

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discov...

AP Essay: Of a plane still missing, and a planet still vast

BANGKOK (AP) -- The towering Danish ship Kobenhavn set sail from Argentina one December day, bound for Australia with five dozen souls aboard. Eight days later, as it traversed the South Atlantic, it ...