Daily Archives: April 7, 2018

Chinese carriers are the new disrupters in air travel

ANYONE who doubts the ambitions of China’s airlines need only look over the plans for Daxing International Airport, which will serve Beijing after it opens in late 2019. It will be the world’s biggest airport by far, with eight runways and room for 100m passengers a year. The new facilities are needed to serve a fast-growing appetite for air travel. ...

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Pilots warned of safety concerns before helicopter crashed in NYC’s East River and killed 5, report says

For months before a helicopter crashed in New York City’s East River, pilots for the company that operated the “doors-open” flight sent emails requesting more suitable safety gear for passengers, according to a report Saturday. The helicopter, chartered for an evening photo-shoot tour, crashed into a frigid East River on March 11, killing the five passengers. They had been unable to free ...

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