Japan steps up security in Kansai region ahead of G20 summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Travelers to Japan’s Kansai region should take heed of security measures that have been put in place by the Japanese government ahead of the G20 Osaka Summit that is...

Chopper crash raises old question: How to secure NYC's skies

NEW YORK (AP) — It was an accident, not terrorism, but this week's helicopter crash on the roof of a midtown Manhattan skyscraper has raised serious security concerns because of the ease with which th...

Pilot killed in crash wasn't certified to fly in bad weather

NEW YORK (AP) — The pilot killed Monday when his helicopter slammed into the roof of a New York City skyscraper was not authorized to fly in limited visibility, according to his pilot certification, r...

Taiwanese officials witness test of Japanese Terra Drone traffic system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A delegation of Taiwanese representatives was in Japan last week to observe tests of drone manufactured by the Japanese corporation, Terra Drone, which hopes to provide th...

APNewsBreak: Nearly all states use drones for range of work

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identify...

Texas FAA flight control center evacuated due to odor

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — At least 100 flights at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport have been delayed after the partial evacuation of a nearby government air traffic control center because of a r...

Taiwan announces freeway traffic control measures for Dragon Boat Festival

Traffic control measures on the nation's freeways will be introduced during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday to help minimize traffic congestion, the Ministry of Transportation and Commu...

Recent airline crashes run against trend toward safer flying

After a long trend toward greater safety in air travel, there has been an uptick in airline accidents and deaths in 2018 and 2019. Many aviation experts regard that recent increase a...

Recent airline crashes run against trend toward safer flying

After a long trend toward greater safety in air travel, there has been an uptick in airline accidents and deaths in 2018 and 2019. Many aviation experts regard that recent increase a...

The Latest: Plane was 'spiraling' before crash in Texas

KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the deadly crash of a small plane in Texas Hill County (all times local): 1:00 p.m. Three witnesses told investigators in cent...

German air traffic control fixes software glitch

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's air traffic control agency says it has resolved a software problem that has forced it to reduce flight capacity over part of the country for the past week. Th...

Mix-up: British Airways plane lands in Scotland, not Germany

LONDON (AP) — The flight on Monday seemed to go perfectly well, until passengers realized that their plane had landed in both the wrong city and the wrong country. The British Airway...

Germany works to fix air traffic control software glitch

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's air traffic control agency says a software issue that has caused disruption for several days won't be resolved until at least midweek. The problem at a contro...

Township in E. Taiwan offers half-price columbarium spaces to reward volunteers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A township in Taiwan’s eastern county of Taitung is offering a bizarre and ghastly way to reward its citizens who volunteer their time and services in the township: ...

Bill to route internet through Russian servers spurs protest

MOSCOW (AP) — Several thousand people have rallied in Moscow to protest legislation they fear could lead to widespread internet censorship for Russian users. The sanctioned rally on ...