LATAM Airlines plane crashes on Peruvian runway, two firefighters dead

LATAM Airlines plane crashes on Peruvian runway, two firefighters dead

LIMA, Nov 18 (Reuters) – A LATAM Airlines (LTM.SN) jet collided with a firetruck on the runway as it was taking off from the airport in Peru’s capital Lima on Friday, resulting in the death of two firefighters, the carrier said. Peru’s health ministry said at 7 p.m. (0000 GMT) that 20 passengers were being … Read more

Dutch court sentences three to life in prison for 2014 downing of MH17 over Ukraine

Dutch court sentences three to life in prison for 2014 downing of MH17 over Ukraine

Crash killed 298 passengers and crew Court finds Russian missile downed the plane Convicted men are fugitives, believed in Russia AMSTERDAM, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Dutch judges convicted two Russian men and a Ukrainian man in absentia of murder for their role in the shooting down of Flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 with the … Read more

China shortens COVID quarantine times, eases flight curbs

China shortens COVID quarantine times, eases flight curbs

BEIJING, Nov 11 (Reuters) – China on Friday eased some of its COVID curbs, including shortening by two days quarantine times for close contacts of cases and for inbound travellers and scrapping a penalty on airlines that bring in infected passengers. The new rules were among the 20 measures examined at the first meeting of … Read more

Passenger plane crashes into Lake Victoria in Tanzania, 19 dead, prime minister says

Passenger plane crashes into Lake Victoria in Tanzania, 19 dead, prime minister says

Plane was trying to land at nearby airport – airline Rescuers in boats rush out to save trapped passengers Crash happened amid storms, heavy rain – broadcaster DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 6 (Reuters) – At least 19 people died when a passenger plane crashed into Lake Victoria in Tanzania on Sunday morning while trying to … Read more

Climate activists block private jet take-offs at Schiphol Airport

Climate activists block private jet take-offs at Schiphol Airport

AMSTERDAM, Nov 5 (Reuters) – More than 100 environmental activists wearing white suits stormed into an area where private jets are kept at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Saturday and stopped several aircraft from departing by sitting in front of their wheels. The protest was part of a day of demonstrations in and around the airport … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway posts quarterly loss as stock holdings fall

Berkshire Hathaway posts quarterly loss as stock holdings fall

Nov 5 (Reuters) – Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) on Saturday posted a third-quarter loss, as the conglomerate run by billionaire Warren Buffett said it lost money on its stock investments and from insurance underwriting. The net loss of $2.69 billion, or $1,832 per Class A share, compared with a profit of $10.34 billion, or $6,882 … Read more

Delta Air pilots vote to authorize strike

Delta Air pilots vote to authorize strike

Oct 31 (Reuters) – Pilots at Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) have voted to authorize a strike if negotiators cannot reach agreement on a new employment contract, their union said on Monday. The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), which represents nearly 15,000 pilots at the Atlanta-based carrier, said 99% of those who cast their ballots backed … Read more

Archer Aviation plans to build 250 air taxis in 2025

Archer Aviation plans to build 250 air taxis in 2025

Oct 24 (Reuters) – Archer Aviation Inc (ACHR.N) said it aims to make about 250 battery-electric air taxis in 2025 and scale up production in the following years, after setting a goal of getting its aircraft certified by the end of 2024. “In our first year, we will build 250 aircraft, our second year will … Read more

Airbus eyes Saudi deal for almost 40 A350 jets -sources

Airbus eyes Saudi deal for almost 40 A350 jets -sources

Proposed deal worth around $12 bln at list prices – sources Part of Saudi drive to launch new airline – sources Boeing keen to be part of the deal – sources Final decision depends on top-level political approval Oct 24 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia is in advanced negotiations to order almost 40 A350 jets from … Read more

Korean Air says jet overran runway in Philippines, no injuries reported

Korean Air says jet overran runway in Philippines, no injuries reported

Oct 24 (Reuters) – A Korean Air Lines Co Ltd (003490.KS) jet with 173 people on board overshot the runway at Cebu International Airport in the Philippines late on Sunday, the airline said, adding that there were no injuries and all passengers had evacuated safely. The Airbus SE (AIR.PA) A330 widebody flying from Seoul to … Read more