A convoy of hearses arrives at the Korporaal van Oudheusdenkazerne in Hilversum, Netherlands, yesterday. It is the fouth day that Dutch and Australian transport airplanes brought the remains from Charkov to the Netherlands, where the identification process will take place. Photograph: EPA

A senior executive with troubled Malaysia Airlines has called for the creation of a new body to decide which flight paths are safe in the wake of the(...)

 Hearses carry coffins containing unidentified bodies from the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 leave the airport  in Eindhoven, Netherlands.  Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Things run as they should in the Netherlands. So at 3.45pm precisely church bells around the country began to ring, tolling solidly for five minute(...)

Relatives of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 react at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. A total of 44 of the 298 killed in the crash, including the aircraft’s 15 crew members, were Malaysian. Photograph: AP Photo

Malaysia was struggling to come to terms yesterday with its second disastrous air crash in five months as authorities in the southeast Asian country (...)

Investigators at the scene of the Manx2 air crash, at Cork Airport in 2011. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Both the families of those who were killed and the survivors of the Manx2 crash at Cork Airport have called on the various regulatory bodies to implem(...)

Malaysian Airline System Bhd. (MAS) aircraft stand at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Real-time tracking of passenger aircraft should be considered by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, a preliminary report on the disappeara(...)

Air chief marshal Angus Houstonlooks on as Commodore Peter Leavy from the Royal Australian Navy answers a question from a reporter during a press conference for the continuing search of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth, Australia. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images

An Australian ship searching for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner has picked up signals consistent with the beacons from aircraft black box(...)

A woman writes a message on a board for family members of passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today. International search planes and ships are heading to an area where a Chinese ship twice heard what could be signals from MH370’s black box locators, Australian search authorities have confirmed. Photograph: Samsul Said/Reuters

Searchers hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane are racing to a patch of the southern Indian Ocean to determine whether a few brief s(...)

 Royal Australian Air Force Loadmasters,  launch a Self Locating Data Marker Buoy from a C-130J Hercules aircraft in the southern Indian Ocean as part of the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Photograph: Leading Seaman Justin Brown/Royal Australian Air Force/EPA

Airlines routinely use satellites to provide Wi-Fi for passengers. But for years they have failed to use a similar technology for a far more b(...)

Wreckage is removed from the scene of the Manx2 air crash at Cork Airport in 2011. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A report into an airplane crash which claimed the lives of six people at Cork Airport in 2011 has identified poor operational decisions by the crew in(...)

There are more than 600 flights a week between China and Taiwan. It is disconcerting to think that decisions about how this is regulated are made without the participation of a major player such as Taiwan.

Air routes are the highways of the skies – designated pathways between points X and Y. Just like their terrestrial counterparts, there are different t(...)

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