Members of the search and rescue team  at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines  plane crash. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

The cockpit voice recorder and the digital flight data recorder from the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on Sunday have both been recovered fro(...)

The US Federal Aviation Administration said it is set to issue new guidelines to inspect jet engines like the one that ruptured during a recent Southwest Airlines flight. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

US and European airline regulators on Friday ordered emergency inspections within 20 days of nearly 700 aircraft engines similar to the one involved i(...)

Peter Beck, chief executive  RocketLab: “The biggest thing to be done in space has yet to be thought of”

The man behind one of the world’s first rocket launches from a private site has called on Irish spacetech firms to focus on small satellites if they w(...)

Search for missing Coast Guard helicopter crew in  Co Mayo: mechanical failure is the peril most feared by helicopter crews because of its severity. While a twin-engined passenger jet can fly on one engine, the failure of a key helicopter component  often proves fatal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The three most common causes of helicopters crashing are pilot error, lack of fuel, and mechanical failure. The probability of pilot error being a fa(...)

Bjorn Kjos, chief executive of Norwegian Air Shuttle, parent company of Norwegian Air International which  has been attempting to  launch a transatlantic flights service from Ireland since 2014.

The row over Irish-registered Norwegian Air International’s bid for a US foreign carrier’s permit intensified last week when the European Union moved (...)

The ARJ-21 was cleared to fly in China at the end of 2014

China has been one of the biggest buyers of Airbus and Boeing aircraft for many years but, just like in the auto or smartphone industries, the priorit(...)

Honda’s first jet plane completed  its maiden flight today as the company seeks to boost its technological reputation. Photograph: Reuters.

Honda’s first jet plane made its maiden Japanese flight as the company seeks to boost its reputation for cutting-edge technology. The seven-seat aircr(...)

An MQ-1 Predator drone: the lifting of sales restriction is likely to lead to a flood of request for purchases. Photograph: Lt Col Leslie Pratt

The United States government has agreed to sell to more allies armed unmanned aircraft or drones, controversially used in the wars in Iraq and Afghan(...)

Employees work at Alibaba’s headquarters in Hangzhou. The company is making its first trial drone deliveries in China over the coming days. Photo: Bloomberg

Alibaba is making its first trial drone deliveries in China, as e-commerce rival Amazon. com struggles to start a similar program in the US. Asia’s la(...)

Viva is understood to be eyeing opportunities in Costa Rica, Peru and Ecuador

Viva, the airline brand backed by the family of the late Tony Ryan is embarking on a major expansion drive in Central and South America. The group, w(...)

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