The fuselage of a TransAsia Airways passenger plane being lifted out of the Keelung River in Taipei, Taiwan, 4th February 2015. Photograph: EPA/Military News Agency/Handout 0:39

Rescuers used a crane to hoist a TransAsia Airways plane from a river in Taiwan’s capital as they searched for 18 people missing after a crash that ki(...)

An Iraqi Airways aircraft lands at Baghdad International airport on Tuesday: Airlines from at least three countries suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after bullets hit an aircraft operated by budget carrier Dubai Aviation Corp, known as flydubai. Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

Six airlines from the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Lebanon suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after bullets hit an airplane operated by budge(...)

Charlie Flanagan,  Minister for Foreign Affairs: ‘For young people, who are often required to bring their passport book out as proof of age, I am confident that this new card will be a safer, more practical option.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A passport card for travel within the EU is to be made available early next year. Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has backed the initia(...)

People wait at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport after dozens of flights were cancelled. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A British MP has called for bonuses to be “stripped” from the chief of air traffic control after an unprecedented systems failure at the UK’s national(...)

Members of Jamaica’s Marine Police return to port after leaving the site where it is presumed a small US private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica, in Port Antonio yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

A small US private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica last night after veering far off its course toward southw(...)

 Tian Tian in her enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo, as pilots were being asked to avoid flying overthe area so as not to disturb animals during their breeding season, including giant panda Tian Tian. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Pilots were asked to avoid flying over Edinburgh Zoo during the breeding season so as not to disturb the animals, including giant panda Tian Tian.A No(...)

A Flybe Dash 8 located at Birmingham International Airport. File photograph:  David Jones/PA Wire

A captain lost control of a passenger plane after his artificial arm became detached as he was coming in to land, an accident report has said.The de(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan supports the project which began prior to his appointment. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Passport Service is working on a proposal to introduce a new passport card for travel within the EU. Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie F(...)

Iranian soldiers  stand near the tail of a crashed airplane in Tehran today. Photograph: EPA

A Sepahan Air Iran-140 plane bound for Tabas in northeast Iran crashed in a residential area after taking off from Tehran’s Mehrabad airport this mor(...)

Ryanair has cancelled up to 28 flights from Irish airports to and from France, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands due to a strike by French air traffic controllers while Aer Lingus has also warned passengers of lengthy delays.

Ryanair has cancelled up to 28 flights from Irish airports to and from France, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands due to a strike by French air traff(...)