US officials downgrade Venezuelan aviation safety rating

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. authorities downgraded Venezuela's aviation rating Friday, saying the crisis-torn nation isn't able to meet basic international standards for airline safety. ...

Taiwan's exclusion from ICAO 'defies common sense': AIT head

Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), said Tuesday that Taiwan's exclusion from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is contrary to the spirit of t...

FAA to test whether packed planes affect evacuation time

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The size of your seat and how much legroom you'll get on a future flight could be decided by 720 Oklahomans taking part in a first-of-its-kind test to determine if jam-packed plan...

International partners speak out to support Taiwan joining ICAO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tuesday (Sept. 24) will mark the beginning of the tri-annual conference of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada, which will run through...

5 questions Congress will have for Boeing, FAA this week

The relationship between Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration, which has set the global standard in aviation safety for decades, will come under unprecedented scrutiny this week after two de...

FAA's close ties to Boeing questioned after 2 deadly crashes

For more than six decades, the Federal Aviation Administration has relied on employees of airplane manufacturers to do government-required safety inspections as planes are being designed or assembled....

Taiwan's EVA Air named one of top 20 safest airlines in the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s EVA Air has been named one of the top 20 safest airlines for 2019. Australian safety and product rating agency AirlineRatings.com published its list of t...

Indonesia's crashed Lion Air plane was not fit for flying

The Lion Air plane that crashed in Indonesia in late October shortly after takeoff "was no longer airworthy and it should not have kept flying," investigators said on Wednesday. A prelimina...

Taiwan's EVA Air named best long haul airline in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s EVA Air (長榮航空) won the Best Long Haul Airline Asia award and was ranked 8th in World’s Top 10 Airlines 2019 award by airline safety and product websit...

Indonesia Lion Air crash: Jet had speed indicator problems on last four flights

A Lion Air passenger plane that crashed last week with 189 people on board experienced airspeed indicator problems on its last four flights, Indonesian investigators announced on Monday. Data from th...

Indonesian divers locate crashed Lion Air black box

Teams of divers in Indonesia found one of two flight recorders from Lion Air flight JT610, which went down with 189 people on board earlier this week, an official confirmed on Thursday. It remains un...

Included in House FAA bill: Minimum size for airline seats

The House voted Wednesday to direct the federal government to set a minimum size for airline seats, bar passengers from being kicked off overbooked planes, and consider whether to restrict animals on ...

Power unit cable of China Airlines plane severed by cleaning worker at Taiwan Taoyuan Intl. Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –- A report concerning an incident at Taoyuan International Airport last month, has raised the possibility there may have been an attempt to sabotage a China Airlines aircra...

Appeals court reinstates lawsuit by 3 men put on no-fly list

NEW YORK (AP) — Claims by three Muslim men that their religious rights were violated and they suffered harm when they were put on a nationwide "No-Fly List" after refusing to become FBI informants wer...

EVA Air ranked among top 20 safest airlines for 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For the fifth year in a row, Taiwan's Eva Air has been ranked among the 20 safest airlines in the world out of a pool of over 400 air carriers by AirlineRatings in its repo...